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Did you know? – Phone facts

April 2016

  Our phones are an essential accessory in our life. We use and carry them all day long, bring them everywhere even in the most intimate places. According to a street survey conducted by a local University, it was found that 9 out of 10 people use their smartphone in the restroom. Phones are a

How to stop the spread of germs in school?

February 2016

 Like many public places, germs are thriving in schools. The close interaction between kids makes it easy for germs to spread among them. Once one kid is sick, you don’t have to wait long until many other fall sick too, leading to absenteeism from the students and teachers. Kids, especially the smaller one may not be aware

All you need to know about the Zika virus

February 2016

  Zika virus is now becoming a matter of concern as more and more people are getting infected all around the world. The virus is spread to people by mosquitoes from the Aedes species. These mosquitoes also transfer diseases like dengue and chikungunya. Mosquitoes can give the virus by biting someone already infected and then

Hand sanitizing steps

February 2016

  Using Hand Sanitizers keep your hands germ free! We recommend the following Hand Sanitizing Steps prescribed by World Health Organization (WHO). Duration of entire procedure – 20-30 seconds. Note: If hands are visibly soiled, they should be washed with soap and water before applying Hand Sanitizers  Source:  WHO. 2015. Hand Hygiene: Why, How & When?.

How to protect your baby against germs? [infographic]

January 2016

Children catch between six to ten colds per year. When you have an infant, keeping him away from illnesses is hard. Children under 3 months are especially vulnerable, parents should be very careful to protect their babies during this period. Germs are everywhere and you can’t completely avoid them. As a parent, it’s easy to

MRSA: origin, symptoms and prevention

October 2015

  MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) is a type of bacteria resistant to several widely used antibiotics such as penicillin and methicillin. It is considered as a superbug and can be difficult to treat. How did MRSA become resistant? Originally, Staphylococcus infections were sensitive to penicillin. MRSA first appeared in the 1960s. The misuse and overuse of

How to protect yourself against the haze?

October 2015

  The haze in Singapore has been back for several weeks. It is not an exceptional event, for almost every dry season, outbreaks have occurred. Thick grey smog coming from Indonesia floats over the island causing people to stay indoors, closure of schools and unhealthy levels of pollution. Singapore’s air quality even reached hazardous levels

Soap in public restroom can contaminate your hands

September 2015

Washing your hands with soap and water is the best way to prevent the spread of illnesses and the transmission of germs according to The Centers for Disease and Prevention. It should be done regularly, for at least 30 seconds, and especially after going to the restroom. During the day, you pick up germs and touching

How to make your child wash hands?

September 2015

Children are always moving around and touching everything around them. While you can’t stop their curiosity, you can prevent them from being sick and teach them the right way to protect themselves. Washing your hands might seem natural for you but it may not be the case for your kid who may not understand the

Norovirus: symptoms and prevention

September 2015

Norovirus is the most common type of gastroenteritis, causing stomach or intestinal inflammation and many outbreaks of Norovirus occur all year long from contaminated food. Each year, in the United States, norovirus affects around 20 million cases of acute gastroenteritis according to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Norovirus is contagious and outbreaks are

Should you put hand sanitizers in your office?

September 2015

When someone is sick in the office, you don’t have to wait long until everyone starts getting symptoms of illness. Only one person or surface infected is enough to make everyone sick. A group of researchers applied samples of a virus, bacteriophage MS-2 which is similar to Norovirus, the most common cause of gastrointestinal illness,

Protect yourself: Wash your hands

August 2015

You have probably been advised that regularly washing your hands is essential. People wash their hands when they are visibly dirty, but tend to forget that they can harbour invisible particles even when they seem clean. Disturbingly, only 60% of women and 38% of men clean their hands with soap and water after using the

How to keep your gym clean?

July 2015

  People join gyms to be healthier and maintain a good body shape but they might actually end up with some infections considering that gyms are a hot spot for germs. Ensuring a safe and clean environment for your members is important for their safety and for you. Multiple disease causing germs are present in

All you need to know about hand sanitizers

July 2015

Hand sanitizers are increasingly popular and with virus outbreaks occurring frequently like the recent MERS-CoV currently happening in Korea, their use have become a common and effective way to prevent infection and the spread of germs. Hand sanitizers are convenient; they don’t require particular settings to install and can be put on table tops or

MERS-CoV: All you need to know [infographic]

June 2015

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Since May 2015, the virus has reached Korea, making it the largest known outbreak of MERS outside the Middle East. The virus is particularly dangerous to people who have underlying medical conditions and have a high fatality rate

HFMD, Hand Foot and Mouth Disease: Prevention

June 2015

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a disease caused by many different viruses. It is generally mild but complications can occur affecting the lungs, nervous system and the heart. The virus is highly contagious, and present all year round in Singapore. Children and infants, especially below 5 years old, are the most affected, but

How do germs spread? [infographic]

May 2015

Germs are everywhere, even in our body and spread quickly. Every time you come into contact with a surface, you pick up germs, whether it is from an object you touch or through a hand shake. Not all germs are harmful but the more exposed you are to them; the greater chance you have to

Why do we wash our hands? [Infographic]

May 2015

Hand Hygiene, as simple as it is, plays an essential part in keeping an individual healthy. Many people claim to wash their hands after going to the washroom but actually don’t. Washing hands is necessary and should be done thoroughly during at least 40 seconds several times per days. The infographic below will show you why it

Germs you carry on your hands

April 2015

  The average person’s hands carry at least 3,000 different germs. Germs easily get onto hands in everyday life’s operations. Touching your phone, your keyboard, a doorknob, a hand-shake…, or more obviously by coughing or sneezing in your hands. Harmful bacteria as E.Coli and Salmonella can also hop onto the surface of your hands while