hand hygiene

  • Why is hand hygiene so important?

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 8 April 2019

    Homes, offices and even cars can be comfortable places for bacterial growth. The good news: regular handwashing remains your best defence against infection.  “The science is clear: washing your hands

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  • Are you washing your hands all wrong?

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 4 October 2018

    Washing your hands is one of the simplest and best things we can do to prevent the spread of germs and foodborne illnesses. But many people either just don’t wash their hands regularly or don’t wash their hands properly.

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  • A visual guide to proper hand hygiene techniques [infographic]

    Home slider

    Posted on 5 July 2018

    Our hands are big transmitters of microorganisms (germs) which is why most infections are preventable through good hand hygiene. Here’s how it’s done…

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  • Hand hygiene: 5 things dirtier than your toilet seat

    Magazine

    Posted on 23 April 2018

    Germs and bacteria lie in wait in some unexpected places. Here’s how to find and eliminate them before they sneak up on you with our tips on effective general and hand hygiene.

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  • Hand hygiene should be an Epic focus during the drought [infographic]

    Cape Epic

    Posted on 19 March 2018

    Completed over eight grueling days, the Absa Cape Epic is undoubtedly one of the world’s most recognised extreme races. With 650 teams participating, Mediclinic has taken into consideration the growing requirements for water in a resource stressed environment as well as the health threat this poses to riders.

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  • Hiding in plain sight [infographic]

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 9 April 2017

    Do you really know how clean your home and office is and which everyday items harbour the most bacteria? This infographic can help you.

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  • How your body reacts to flu [infographic]

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 28 June 2016

    Have you ever wondered what the difference between a cold and the flu is, whether going out with wet hair will make you sick or how your body fights off the flu virus? We have the answers.

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  • Hand hygiene: surfaces

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 31 May 2016

    Keyboards, elevator buttons and door handles are some of the dirtiest surfaces you’ll encounter. But how long do germs really live on these surfaces?

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  • Hand hygiene: travelling

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 27 May 2016

    When you’re travelling – especially by plane – your chances of catching a bug are quite high. (Think about it: you’re stuck in a smallish space with hundreds of other people.) Keeping your hands clean will radically reduce your risk. Here are five tips to keep you healthy.

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  • Clean hands [infographic]

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 26 May 2016

    Although you may wash your hands properly and regularly, drying them also also plays a very important role in preventing the spread of bacteria.

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  • Hand hygiene: the germs you carry

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 19 May 2016

    You’re going to want to wash your hands after reading this. Researchers have found that the human hand harbours – wait for it – at least 3 000 different bacteria, belonging to more than 100 different species.

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  • Hand hygiene: what to look for in a handwash

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 10 May 2016

    Hand wash, hand sanitiser or soap? Antibacterial or alcohol-free? Liquid or foam? With so many choices, it’s hard to know which one is best. We asked a Mediclinic practitioner to talk us through it.

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  • Hand hygiene for kids

    Children (1 to 12 years)

    Posted on 5 May 2016

    Healthy habits are best learnt when you’re young. One of the most important, life-saving habits you’ll ever learn is how to wash your hands properly, keeping you safe from germs. A Mediclinic paediatrician talks us through the why, when and how of keeping your hands clean.

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  • Hands up for hygiene!

    Magazine

    Posted on 10 June 2015

    How often do you wash your hands? Effective hand hygiene is a personal responsibility – and an important everyday way of protecting your own health and that of everyone you come into contact with.

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  • 3 hand-washing myths, busted!

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 26 May 2015

    How often do you wash your hands? How do you know when they’re clean? We bust three myths about hand washing.

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  • Clean hands can save lives: part one

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 13 May 2015

    There are many kinds of viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi – in short, germs – that cause illnesses. The problem is that germs are easily spread, which can have devastating effects in the case of potentially harmful infectious diseases.

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  • World Hand Hygiene Day

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 5 May 2015

    Did you know the average person touches their face around 16 times per hour? That means whatever germs your hands have touched will can enter your system via your nose, mouth, skin, eyes etc. Since bacteria multiply rapidly in warmth and moisture, the human body can be a breeding ground for bacteria.

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  • Tips for strengthening your immune system

    Nutrition

    Posted on 1 April 2014

    A healthy immune system is important for a healthy body. Here’s what you can do to strengthen yours.

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