The Best Health Breakthroughs for November 2013

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The Best Health Breakthroughs for November 2013

A dirty secret about hand-washing, and more of the latest research you need to stay healthy.

Men are lazy latherers, say Michigan State University researchers who found that 50% of guys in public college restrooms didn't use sola, 35% just gave their mitts a quick rinse with water, and 15% of the slobs didn't wash their hands at all.

Loo-goers spent an average of six seconds at the sink; the Centers for Disease Control advises soaping up for 20 seconds—say, two verses of “100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.” And blow off the hot-air blower and opt for more-hygenic paper towels (the skin/paper friction actually removes germs).

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