germs http://michiganradio.org en How long do you wash your hands? Be honest. http://michiganradio.org/post/how-long-do-you-wash-your-hands-be-honest <p>This morning, Rebecca Williams reported on <a href="http://msutoday.msu.edu/_/pdf/assets/2013/hand-washing-study.pdf">the MSU research</a> that found we are still falling down on the job when it comes to washing our hands.</p><p>I say "still" because these kinds of studies <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/27/health/27wash.html?_r=0">have been done in the past</a>.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:35:34 +0000 Mark Brush 12989 at http://michiganradio.org How long do you wash your hands? Be honest. Most of us are slackers when it comes to hand washing http://michiganradio.org/post/most-us-are-slackers-when-it-comes-hand-washing <p>New research finds men are dirtier than women, but not by much.</p><p>Health officials say that washing your hands is the best thing you can do to avoid getting sick.</p><p>When it comes to putting that into practice, studies have found that a lot of us <em>say </em>we do a good job, but researchers found most of us don’t do anywhere near as good a job as we should.</p><p>Carl Borchgrevink is an associate professor in the School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University.</p><p>“We found that people do not wash their hands as much as they should… or to be blunt… there’s a lot of dirty hands out there,” he says.</p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:03:39 +0000 Rebecca Williams 12983 at http://michiganradio.org Most of us are slackers when it comes to hand washing