Home > Daily-tips Updated 16 July 2013 What’s behind door number one? Are you skittish about using public toilets. Have you ever wondered what to do when you really have to go? 0 Shutterstock Are you skittish about using public toilets. Have you ever wondered what to do when you really have to go?Take action:A study of 51 public restrooms found that the stall closest to the restroom entrance/exit point had the least bacteria (and the most toilet paper). The reasoning behind this was that the first stall probably saw less traffic. This was because of its position and the fact that people wanted privacy away from the entrance. When using a public toilet, you are also advised to stand up before flushing. Flushing produces a fine mist of water containing contagious bacteria and one can catch intestinal bugs and hepatitis from it.Shocking toilet facts(Photo of public toilet sign from Shutterstock) More: Daily-tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Smoking pot? It could cost you your job Medical How a support dog has transformed the life of this boy with autism Medical Mangoes prove why they are considered the 'king of fruits' Medical A healthy lifestyle lowers the odds of breast cancer's return Diet and nutrition A handy guide to portion control - measuring food with your fist Lifestyle Keep moving to keep brain sharp in old age Live healthier Vaping dangers » Why vaping may do your heart no favours US moves to restrict flavoured e-cig sales, ban menthol cigarettes Under pressure, top US e-cig maker pulls most flavoured products from market Friends' vaping could pose danger to kids with asthma In a study, school children with asthma were found to be more likely to suffer an asthma attack after exposure to vapour from someone else's e-cigarette. Protect your skin » Just a little weightlifting can help your heart How to handle incontinence at the gym 10 ways to keep your skin glowing with good health in 2019 Avoid germs at the gym to protect your skin The bacteria, viruses and fungi that cause skin infections love warm, moist places like sweaty exercise equipment and locker room showers.