Hand drying and hygiene

Huang et al., write in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, The transmission of bacteria is more likely to occur from wet skin than from dry skin; therefore, the proper drying of hands after washing should be an integral part of the hand hygiene process in health care. This article systematically reviews the research on the hygienic efficacy of different hand-drying methods. A literature search was conducted … Continue reading Hand drying and hygiene

Olympian Vegetarians

Source: The Guardian 30 July 2012 Lizzie Armitstead was just 10 years old when she told her parents she wanted to become a vegetarian. Yesterday, she won Great Britain’s first medal of the Olympic Games, taking silver in the gruelling 87-mile road cycling race, no less. I was brought up as vegetarian from birth and have been a long distance runner for most of my adult … Continue reading Olympian Vegetarians

Gastronomy

René Redzepi: ‘What we eat matters. There’s no conflict between a better meal and a better world’ Source: The Observer, Sunday 14 August 2011 My father, a Muslim immigrant in Denmark, has had all the typical working-class jobs. He’s lugged heavy crates as a greengrocer, driven people around Copenhagen at night in taxis. He has cleaned stacks of dirty glasses and espresso cups. In fact, it … Continue reading Gastronomy