An unwell child can contaminate half the class at playtime: study

8th of November 2013
An unwell child can contaminate half the class at playtime: study

A child with an infectious illness can contaminate more than half their playmates in less than an hour of outdoor activities, according to a study.

And any child coming home from school has a 50-50 chance of having been contaminated by disease-causing germs.

The study, commissioned by soap brand Safeguard, aimed to determine the rate of germ

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World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) to hold April congress in New York

7th of November 2013
World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) to hold April congress in New York

The World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) will hold its 20th congress next April in New York.

The content has been organised around three 'big ideas' that are designed to help contractors grow their businesses over the coming years - strategy, health and people.

Keynote speakers include Peter Diamandis, coauthor of the New

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Toilet-themed restaurant opens in USA

6th of November 2013
Toilet-themed restaurant opens in USA

A restaurant believed to be America's first toilet-themed restaurant has opened just outside Los Angeles.

The washroom has been brought into the dining room, with customers sitting on lavatories instead of chairs while they eat.

And the toilet theme does not end there. The food at the Taiwanese restaurant is served in miniature ceramic toilet

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C difficile and norovirus key concerns for infection control professionals

6th of November 2013
C difficile and norovirus key concerns for infection control professionals

Clostridium difficile and norovirus appear to be the main causes of concern for infection control professionals as we enter the winter months according to a recent survey.

Conducted at Infection Prevention 2013, it revealed that 48 per cent of respondents highlighted C difficile as the primary cause of concern and 36 per cent highlighted

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‘Reusable carrier bags could present a food poisoning risk’

6th of November 2013
‘Reusable carrier bags could present a food poisoning risk’

Supermarket "bags for life" may present a food poisoning risk according to leading bacteriologists.

Foodborne diseases expert Professor Kofi Aidoo says reusable plastic bags would "have to be cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis to avoid the risk of food poisoning".

"Vegetables that come into contact with the inside of the bags could

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Man teaches cat to use human toilet

5th of November 2013
Man teaches cat to use human toilet

A cat lover in the UK has amazed animal experts by teaching his pet to use a human toilet.

Luke Evans says he got fed up with his cat Salem using a smelly litter tray in his second floor flat. So he trained nine-month-old Salem to go to the toilet in his bathroom by offering cheese-flavoured treats as a reward.

Evans said: "A lot of the time we

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