Health :: #153
By Stacy Everett from Bowling Green USA.
Washing your hands may seem rather unsophisticated compared to today's medical advances, but it works. Washing your hands reduces the rate of bacterial and viral infections by 1/3 to ½, and gastrointestinal infections by 80%. "Frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infectious disease," say the Centers for Disease Control.
You should wash your hands before, during, and after food preparation; before eating; after using the bathroom; and after touching pets, animals, or waste of any kind. To wash your hands: apply soap and rub your hands together vigorously for 10-15 seconds not forgetting under your finger nails, rinse and dry your hands after.
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