Washing Works: Hand-Washing Keeps Kids in School, and Sickness Out

Teaching good hand-washing skills actually improves school attendance rates. School absenteeism causes lots of problems: kids miss out on learning, parents miss work, and sometimes schools lose critical funding. Absences are most commonly caused by illness and...

Australia ‘glacial’ on tackling trachoma

The Australian Doctor 23 January, 2013 Australia has been leapfrogged by developing countries when it comes to eliminating blinding trachoma, a study finds. Despite being the only developed country in the world where trachoma still exists, Australia’s pace in...

Ever-changing flu outwits scientists searching for vaccine

March 4, 2013 12:13 am By David Templeton / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Lifelong vaccines protect against polio, smallpox and rubella, which begs the question of why a long-lasting universal vaccine has yet to exist for influenza. The quick answer: Influenza is one clever...
What is Bog Standard?

What is Bog Standard?

The Bog Standard Campaign is run by ERIC, (Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence), the charity that helps children, their families and heath professionals with childhood bedwetting, daytime wetting, soiling and constipation in England. Bog...
Move in England to Improve School Toilets

Move in England to Improve School Toilets

Bog Standard Part od ERIC Poor school toilets and restrictions on toilet visits can cause or worsen childhood bladder and bowel problems. School toilets also affect children’s happiness and learning. Our Bog Standard campaign aims to: •To increase awareness of...

Survey Finds Hindrances to Hand Washing in Schools

Oct. 12, 2011 — Children need to wash up more often at school, and parents need to set a better hand-washing example. That’s according to a new survey by the American Cleaning Institute, which represents the U.S. cleaning products industry.For the online...

Giant ‘Germnasium’ teaches Aussie kids about good hand hygiene

July 2010 This winter a giant ‘Germnasium’ will be visiting primary schools, sports clubs and community groups around Australia to help teach children about good hand hygiene. It is common knowledge among parents that schools are one of the most common places to pick...