Why You Should Always Flush Your Toilet With The Seat Down

Leaving the seat up when you flush isn’t just a habit the females in your household find annoying – it’s a sure way to spread germs. Flushing with the seat up is not just inconvenient, it’s downright unsanitary, as the toilet can send bacteria flying all over the bathroom, experts have warned. Faecal matter from the […]

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The Great Bathroom Debate: Paper Towel or Hand dryer?

It’s the age-old question that continues to baffle many of us in the bathroom: when you come to drying your hands, should you reach for the paper towel, or the electric dryer? For some, this decision might be related to hygiene, and for others, drying performance. For many, environmental concerns are also an important consideration, […]

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What to Know About the Germs in Your Home

“You know how Roman cities were buried over time with debris? Same thing happens to bedding.” – Philip Tierno is describing your mattress. And your pillow. And other soft, squishy surfaces. The New York University pathologist and self-described microbe hunter wrote a book called the The Secret Life of Germs. He knows where they are lurking. […]

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Flu shot 2018: Health Minister Steven Miles urges Aussies to get flu jab

HEALTH Minister Steven Miles has made a plea for Queenslanders to get the flu jab as medical professionals derided Australia’s low influenza immunisation rates during last year’s record season. A forum of flu experts at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital today was told just 27 per cent of Australians were vaccinated against the flu […]

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NSW Lifesaving issues safety warning

With high temperatures the forecast for the next few days its anticipated many people will flock to a Shoalhaven beach to beat the heat. For people planning a trip to a Shoalhaven beach the message from surf lifesavers is clear – come, enjoy and cool off at our iconic beaches, but stay safe. Unfortunately, it’s a message that […]

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Australian Paramedics Association backs calls for mandatory first aid kits

From South Coast Registry, 16th January 2017. Jessica McInerney   The Australian Paramedics Association (APA) has backed calls for first aid kits to be compulsory in cars.    Lisa Elmas, the South Coast woman who was first on scene at the tragic Boxing Day crash, is petitioning NSW Roads Minister Melinda Pavey to make fire extinguishers and first […]

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CAN’T FLUSH THIS: 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO STOP FLUSHING DOWN YOUR TOILET RIGHT NOW

CAN’T FLUSH THIS: 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO STOP FLUSHING DOWN YOUR TOILET RIGHT NOW When you flush things down the toilet – they don’t just disappear. Here are 5 things we need to stop flushing down the toilet right now for our oceans. In Australia, what we send down our kitchen, laundry, and bathroom […]

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How to remove a splinter

Splints are common injuries, especially in those undertaking outdoor activities or DIY. If a splinter is embedded deeply, difficult to remove or on a joint then leave it in place and seek medical attention. Removing simple splinters Otherwise, simple splinters can be removed as follows: Carefully clean the area with warm soapy water to minimise […]

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10 Cleaning Myths You Need to Stop Believing—and What to Do Instead

Grandma might have been on the right track with her meatball recipe and love advice, but, boy, was she off base with these cleaning tips. Here’s what you need to stop doing ASAP if you want your home to get really clean. Bleach is best Sorry to burst your cleaning bubble: Though most people associate […]

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Women’s handbags contaminated with more bacteria than average toilet, test finds.

Women carry their bags just about everywhere they go, but it turns out that they could be toting more than just their everyday essentials. Instead, handbags have been listed as one of the worst places for germs by household experts and could be making you sick. According to a new guide by the domestic gurus […]

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