Just one sick person in the office means HALF of the communal surfaces are contaminated by lunchtime

Just one sick person in the office means HALF of the communal surfaces are contaminated by lunchtime Some of the likeliest germ hotspots include doorknobs, photocopier and lift buttons and the office fridgeEmployees far more likely to get ill from touching surfaces rather than someone sneezing near themBut simple interventions such as hand washing, wipes and hand gel can drastically reduce the risk of infection By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 15:57 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:43 GMT, 1 February 2013 We've all had that sinking feeling when a stoic colleague turns up to work coughing and sneezing.

Want to avoid the vomiting bug? Disinfect your sink now!

Want to avoid the vomiting bug Disinfect your sink now! | UPDATED: 01:33 GMT, 4 December 2012 Thousands of people are currently battling the winter vomiting bug — and the chances are that if you haven’t got it yet, then you soon will.

The kitchen sponge is 200,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat – and could even lead to PARALYSIS

The kitchen sponge is 200,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat – and could even lead to PARALYSISThere are 10million bacteria per square inch of a kitchen sponge and 1m per square inch on a dish clothBacteria found on them can cause Guillain-Barre syndrome, which can lead to loss of movement <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 14:32 GMT, 20 November 2012 </p> <p>It may come as a surprise to the houseproud and 'clean freaks' among us but the kitchen sponge is one of the dirtiest places in the home – 200,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat.

Four million Bumbo Baby Seats recalled after two dozen reports of skull fractures in infants

Four million Bumbo Baby Seats recalled after two dozen reports of skull fractures in infants Scores of other injuries reportedBabies said to be able to wiggle out of the seatsSecond wave of recalls due to safety risks Consumers urged to call Bumbo for free repair kit

Brushing your teeth after meals can actually damage them

Brushing your teeth too soon after meals can seriously damage them, warn dentists Brushing within 20 minutes can corrode teethDrives corrosive acids 'deep into teeth, dentists warnWaiting an hour can protect teeth | UPDATED: 16:15 GMT, 4 June 2012 Many people brush more than the recommended number of times per day – especially after a rich meal Many people brush more than the recommended number of times per day – especially after a rich meal.

Dental filling of the future kills bacteria and regenerates tooth

Open wide! Dental filling of the future kills bacteria and regenerates tooth Filling contains calcium phosphate nanoparticles that rebuild tooth minerals | UPDATED: 09:44 GMT, 4 May 2012 The dreaded trip to the dentist to replace a worn-out filling could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a dental breakthrough.