Personal grooming
Personal grooming (also called titivating and preening) is the art of cleaning, grooming, and maintaining parts of the body. It is a species-typical behavior.
Individual animals regularly clean th...
11 Slightly Horrifying Facts That Will Stop You Biting Your Nails
Unless you love sucking up 10 million germs a day, ofc. Fingertips are hives of nastiness, and are home to various types of bacteria, fungus, and YEAST (eww). One particularly prevalent germ found und...
How important is washing your hands properly?
Washing your hands properly could save lives. Bugs (microbes) such as bacteria and viruses can easily be spread by touch. They may be picked up from contaminated surfaces, objects or people, then pass...
Washing Hands in Hot Water Wastes Energy, Study Says
The United States wastes energy equal to the fuel demand of Barbados on a practice with no proven health benefit: washing hands in hot water rather than cool, a study says.
Hygiene
In response to the rise in the number of cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) reported in the United States, Mexico and around the world, the Department of Heal...
Hygiene
Hygiene (which comes from the name of the Greek goddess of health, Hygieia), is a set of practices performed for the preservation of health. Whereas in popular culture and parlance it can often mean m...
Social grooming
In social animals, including humans, social grooming is an activity in which individuals in a group clean or maintain one another's body or appearance. A related term, allogrooming, indicates social g...
Anal cleansing
Anal cleansing is the hygienic practice of cleaning the anus after using the toilet, especially after defecation.The anus and buttocks may be cleansed with toilet paper or similar paper products, espe...
11 Slightly Horrifying Facts That Will Stop You Biting Your Nails
Unless you love sucking up 10 million germs a day, ofc. Fingertips are hives of nastiness, and are home to various types of bacteria, fungus, and YEAST (eww). One particularly prevalent germ found und...
Wound licking
Wound licking is an instinctive response in humans and many other animals to lick an injury. Dogs, cats, small rodents and primates all lick wounds. Saliva contains tissue factor which promotes the bl...
Food and cooking hygiene
Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. This includes a number of routines that should be followed to avoid...
Earwax
Earwax, also known by the medical term cerumen, is a yellowish waxy substance secreted in the ear canal of humans and other mammals. It protects the skin of the human ear canal, assists in cleaning a...
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a disinfection method that uses ultraviolet (UV) light at sufficiently short wavelength to kill or inactivate microorganisms. It is used in a variety of ap...
Islamic dietary laws
Islamic jurisprudence specifies which foods are ḥalāl (حَلَال "lawful") and which are ḥarām (حَرَامْ "unlawful"). This is derived from commandments found in the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, as well...
Douche
A douche /ˈduːʃ/ is a device used to introduce a stream of water into the body for medical or hygienic reasons, or the stream of water itself.Douche usually refers to vaginal irrigation, the rinsing o...
Wudu
Wuḍūʾ (Arabic: الوضوء‎ al-wuḍūʼ  [wʊˈdˤuːʔ]; Persian: آبدست‎ ābdast  Urdu: وضوء‎ / ALA-LC: wuz̤ūʾ [wʊzuː]; Turkish: abdest ; Bengali: ওযু ozū...
Enema
An enema (/ˈɛnəmə/; plural enemata or enemas) or clyster, is a fluid injected into the lower bowel by way of the rectum.The most frequent use of an enema is as a cleansing enema (also called a soapsu...
Hand washing
Hand washing or hand hygiene is the act of cleaning one's hands with or without the use of water or another liquid, or with the use of soap for the purpose of removing soil, dirt, and/or microorganism...
Food safety
Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. This includes a number of routines that should be followed to avoid...
Washing
Washing is a method of cleaning, usually with water and often some kind of soap or detergent. Washing both body and clothing is an essential part of good hygiene and health.Often people use soaps and...
Foot odor
Foot odor (or foot odour) is a type of body odor that affects the feet of humans and is generally considered to be an unpleasant smell.
The main cause is foot sweat (also see focal hyperhidrosis)....
Islamic toilet etiquette
The Islamic faith has particular rules regarding personal hygiene when going to the toilet. This code is known as Qadaa' al-Haajah. Eating any food while on the toilet is strictly forbidden.Issues of ...
UV water disinfection
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a disinfection method that uses ultraviolet (UV) light at sufficiently short wavelength to kill or inactivate microorganisms. It is used in a variety of ap...
Islamic cleanliness
Hygiene is a prominent topic in Islam. Islam has always placed a strong emphasis on personal hygiene. Other than the need to be ritually clean in time for the daily prayer (Arabic: salat) through Wudu...
Body hygiene kit
A body hygiene kit (bathroom kit, sponge bag, toilet bag, toilet kit, toiletry bag, toiletry kit, travel kit, wash bag, washbag, wet pack) is a small container (bag/case/kit) which holds body hygiene/...
Food hygiene
Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. This includes a number of routines that should be followed to avoid...
Personal hygiene
Hygiene (which comes from the name of the Greek goddess of health, Hygieia), is a set of practices performed for the preservation of health. Whereas in popular culture and parlance it can often mean m...
Nasal irrigation
Nasal irrigation or nasal lavage or nasal douche is the personal hygiene practice in which the nasal cavity is washed to flush out excess mucus and debris from the nose and sinuses. The practice is ge...
Hair care
Hair care is an overall term for parts of hygiene and cosmetology involving the hair on the human head. Hair care will differ according to one's hair type and according to various processes that can b...
Sterilization (microbiology)
Sterilization or sterilisation is a term referring to any process that eliminates (removes) or kills all forms of life, including transmissible agents (such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, spore forms, e...
Shower
A shower is a place in which a person bathes under a spray of, typically warm or hot, water. Most showers have temperature, spray pressure and adjustable showerhead nozzle settings.The simplest shower...