‘Pupils need hand-washing lessons to cut drug resistance’

7th of October 2015
‘Pupils need hand-washing lessons to cut drug resistance’

Schoolchildren should be taught how to wash their hands properly in order to tackle the growing threat of drug-resistant bacteria, say UK health officials.

Draft National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for England recommend that teachers demonstrate the correct use of soap and water to their students.

The guidelines come as

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How do you smell? Fragrance conference addresses age-old question

6th of October 2015
How do you smell? Fragrance conference addresses age-old question

In today's world, your doctor is likely to ask you how you feel when you vist. In the past, however, a doctor was more likely to ask himself how you smell - fragrant or foul?

In his presentation to the forthcoming IFRA UK Fragrance Forum at the Royal Society, Professor Jonathan Reinarz, a specialist in the History of Medicine at the

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Pest infestations cost businesses billions worldwide

5th of October 2015
Pest infestations cost businesses billions worldwide

A new report commissioned by Rentokil and produced by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), found that pest infestations cost businesses worldwide 7.8 billion euros in operating costs in 2014 alone, with a further 15.9 billion euros in lost revenues due to effects such as closure of premises, reputation damage and negative

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Understanding social media

2nd of October 2015
Understanding social media

Marketers often struggle with the best way in which to integrate their business with new technology and how best to stay front of mind. It feels as though there are new types of social media platforms appearing every week, but not all of these will be relevant to you, nor your customers. Christopher Nicholas at SumwotSocial offers some

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Stone countertop features antibacterial surface treatment

2nd of October 2015
Stone countertop features antibacterial surface treatment

An antibacterial coating that can be applied to granite and other stone surfaces has been developed by a quarry and stone curator.

Made in Italy by Antolini, A Zerobact is intended for use on hard surfaces in food preparation areas.

"The A Zerobact treatment prevents the growth of bacteria and mould on natural stone making it safe to consume

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Untrained cleaning industry has high cost in New Zealand

1st of October 2015
Untrained cleaning industry has high cost in New Zealand

The release of new figures from the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in New Zealand showing the cleaning industry is costing it NZ$4.5 million (2.6 million euros) further reinforces the need for the introduction of a training standard for commercial cleaners says the country's largest privately owned commercial cleaning company.

"The

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