• Never: 22 percent
If you leave a rug around your toilet, you may be stepping in more than you think. The Doctors asked how often people washed their bathroom rugs and found:
Weekly: 25 percent
Once a month: 25 percent
Every other week: 28 percent
A test on a rug found a presence of E.coli, staph and
coliform bacteria, which is found in fecal matter, but not in any a significant or dangerous numbers. To keep your bathroom rug from harboring the bacteria, make sure to wash it regularly.
Tips for a Germ-Free Bathroom
Remove your shoes. If you step on rugs with your shoes, you may bring in bacteria or mold spores.
Always flush with the lid down. Polluted water can contain e-coli and other bacteria, and spray on everything.
• When you clean the bathroom, don't forget to sanitize doorknobs and toilet handle.
Pattern baldness in both men and women is caused by hormones, but there are other roots, as well. Stress and excess weight can cause hair loss due to the extra insulin in the body.
Twenty-five percent of men begin balding by age 30, and 65 percent go bald by age 60. Similarly, 25 percent of premenopausal women suffer hair loss as do 38 percent do of postmenopausal women.