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How to do laundry to kill and prevent athlete's foot fungus?

Edit: COVID and your laundry If you're worried about SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus) or COVID, you're looking at the wrong post. Instead, please see a related question of mine and the answer I've ...
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Disinfecting laundry — that of a likely COVID patient, or of any other possibly-infectious individual

Edit: COVID and your laundry In April, a Texas biomedical scientist published an article about COVID and clothing. She suggested that, during the COVID pandemic, it's usually fine to just do laundry ...
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Have there been any studies on how long COVID-19 remains infectious on various types of cloth?

This study looked at various surfaces including cloth which was not otherwise specified. They stated it lasted 2 days. Other studies have said 3 days for plastics so if you have natural or synthetic ...
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Wearing a corset

1. Does wearing a corset have any disadvantages? Yes. The wearing of a corset for extended periods of time to maintain or reduce waist size is called tightlacing. It is commented (though nowhere I can ...
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Should I sleep with my bra on?

To answer your question with the best quality evidence would require a double blinded prospective controlled study. Clearly that's not going to happen. But we do have a case control study looking at ...
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Itchy Shins! Footwear or Shin Splints?

Shin splints is dull, burning or throbbing pain (not itch) on the inner (medial) side of the shin in one or both legs. It appears at a certain time after onset of an exercise and typically resolves ...
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Replacing bedding and underwear for hygienic reasons

I agree with the comments in that article. It's rubbish. Does the NHS toss their bedding every few years?? To get rid of dust mites Wash bedding weekly. Wash all sheets, blankets, pillowcases ...
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Health Benefit of Social Nudity - Testicular Torsion Prevention?

Testicular torsion occurs when the spermatic cord to a testicle twists, cutting off the blood supply (a condition called ischemia). The most common symptom is the rapid onset of acute testicular pain ...
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How can I obtain "activated oxygen bleach"? I hear that it can help people to disinfect their laundry.​

Summary OxiClean products don't contain a bleach activator, so they aren't very good at disinfecting laundry. Here are a few popular products which include activated oxygen bleach: In the US, you ...
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Use of fire retardants in fabric

Adding flame and fire retardends to clothing garments is possible, but it is not standard in the clothing industry. Those chemicals are usually reserved for specialty application, like race driving ...
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