Hygiene

How To Prepare for Back To S̶c̶h̶o̶o̶l̶ Germs

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The complaints of a cold, the dread of diarrhea, and vexation of vomiting are all part of a child's growing up process. But one of the keys to a happy school year is to have these unfortunate events happen as infrequently as possible. For that, kids have to be hygienic and stay that way.

Good C-DIFF Agents May Keep Our Homeland Safe

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The date was 2004, and the setting a hospital in Quebec. When BI/NAP1/027 struck, the world was taken aback by an incredible ferocity that infected over 1,700 people and left hundreds dead. But this was only the beginning as TCD and BI/NAP1/027 have since spread worldwide. But what can be done to stop this rogue germ agent?

Back to School: Keep Your Kids Safe From Germs

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgAccording to some advertisements, back to school is the most wonderful time of the year. But for many parents, the dawn of the school year can also mark a much less joyous time, filled with sniffles, coughs, and diarrhea.

How Pneumonia Happens: A Strange Case of Friend to Foe

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Anyone who has suffered from pneumonia -- or witnessed a loved one battle with the illness -- knows how scary the episode can be. The lungs fill with fluid, breathing becomes difficult and at times impossible, requiring hospitalization, and without proper treatment, the consequences can be dire. Like many illnesses, this too can be traced back to a germ.

Swimming Can Be Infectious - How to Stay Healthy

Jason Tetro | Posted 07.19.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Of all the places to which sun seekers migrate, none is as popular as the beach or swimming pool. For many, there is nothing quite like becoming one with the water. Unfortunately, the escape comes with its own challenges, namely that of infections.

Vancouver's LunaPads Breaks Period Taboos, Seeks Oprah's Attention

John F. Gray | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

With Oprah Winfrey speaking in Vancouver on Jan. 24, B.C.-based Lunapads is donating 400 reusable menstrual products to girls in Africa. Using the #Pads4Oprah hashtag, they hope to get Oprah's attention about how providing feminine hygiene products help keep African girls in school.

Men: Improve Your Image in 2013 With These Tips

Leah Morrigan | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Style
Leah Morrigan

Gentlemen, if you're the type to make New Year's resolutions, make 2013 the year you take five simple steps to improve your image and make a better impression in the world. Without spending extra money, you can sharpen your image by following these simple steps, making for a more confident and memorable 2013.

A Master Chef's Tips on Avoiding Germs in Food

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Monti Carlo, who appeared on Season 3 of the hit show MasterChef. I wanted to find out more about Monti's passion for health and food in the hopes of talking about how to have a germ-free lunch. What I learned was that her relationship with germs had been life-long and that food has led her to a wonderfully balanced lifestyle.

London 2012: The Most Hygienic Games Ever?

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.png There has been one more bombshell occurring in London -- though it hasn't quiet made the same kind of headlines as Ye Shiwen . In contrast to all the prognostication of infectious diseases outbreaks and epidemics that could potentially lead to a pandemic, including my own, the reality is that germs have played almost no role at the Games.

New York I Love You, But You're Making Me Sick

Jason Tetro | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg A social event in New York is something that cannot be missed. But it's also the perfect setting to share germs. The centuries of hard work to lessen the impact of germs on human health has worked so well that hygiene itself has been overtaken by other more social concerns, such as a loss of career objectives or the potential for a red carpet photo shoot.

Boys Need Skin-Care Tips Too

Erika Katz | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Living
Erika Katz

When my son came to me with questions about a sudden acne breakout, I realized I had prided myself in spending so much time educating my daughter about great skin care habits and had neglected to do the same for my son. So here are some tips for you to share with your son to help him keep his skin looking and feeling great.

Staying Germ-Free at the Office Takes More Than Washing Hands

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg A recent microbiology study of the office has gone further than any other and provided a path for the improvement of the quality of life in the office environment. The team swabbed offices in three major American cities and found the usual suspects -- fecal bacteria, skin bacteria -- but also identified 500 other types of microbes...

Canada Ranks Fourth In World Hygiene Study

Montreal Gazette | Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada Living

Canadians aren't as careful with personal hygiene compared to fellow nations, according to a new global study on cleanliness and influenza that reveal...