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You may have thought emptying the bin, keeping the floor clean and the counters clear was enough to keep your home bacteria free – well think again!

Here are some things in the home you should be cleaning but probably aren’t.

1. Hairbrushes/toothbrushes/make-up brushes
Anything that goes in your mouth or on your skin in any way will benefit from regular cleaning.

2. Shopping bags
Your resuable shopping bags should be thrown in the washing machine or wiped out about once a week to get rid of any nasties.

3. The phone
Whether it be your mobile or a landline, you speak into it on a regular bases so wipe it down. Also, those with touch-screens are texting and then pressing the phone to their faces. If that’s not a way to transfer bacteria to your face then we don’t know what is!

4. Shower curtain
To get rid of any mildew throw your shower curtain into the washing machine.

5. Any door or press handle
Everything you touch with your hands could benefit from a clean. Door handles, press handles, oven knobs etc.


A new study found that people who live in colder climates are at a higher risk of becoming obese and it’s not because they eat their weight to survive the cold weather.

Scientists believe that the reason for this is that the bacteria responsible for increasing someone’s chances of becoming obese live in the lowest temperatures.

In the study of over 1,000 people from 23 countries, it was found that those who live further from the equator have more of the bad bugs and less of the fat-busting ones – how unfortunate!

Lead author of the study said:  “We found a trend that humans living in colder regions tend to have more obese-associated gut microbial community compared to warmer regions.”

This means that the body adapts to colder climates by increasing body fat, so is anyone up for an extended trip to Aussie?

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