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- Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes, Study Says When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
- Study: Obese Workers Have Shorter Endurance Times, Need Longer Rest Breaks A new study has found that workers who are obese may have significantly shorter endurance times when it comes to performing tasks in the workplace.
- Experts: Food Allergies Are Skyrocketing An explosion of food allergies is unique to America and Europe and no one seems to know why.
- Study: HIV Diagnoses Drop In US, But Increase In Young Gay Men Number of HIV diagnoses among younger gay men increased from 2002 to 2011.
- Butter Making A Comeback As New Study Suggests Health Benefits Researchers from the University of Cambridge in England found butter and other fats like it may not be as bad for us as once thought, and may even have some health benefits.
- CDC: Antibiotics May Have Been Wrongly Prescribed For Influenza New study finds doctors may be giving inappropriate treatments to patients with flu virus.
- HIV-Killing Condom Could Launch In Next Few Months Australian company working with condom manufacturer to combine anti-viral gel with lubricant.
- School Safety Tips For Younger Kids School is back in session, so take some time to go over these important safety tips with your children. This is just the beginning of the conversation, but it's a great place to get started.
- Time-Saving Tips For Healthy School Lunches With creative planning and the right containers, packing a quick and healthy lunch can be as easy as ABC and 123!
- Health Officials Warn Against West Nile Virus in Md. Residents in Maryland are being urged to take measures to prevent the spread of West Nile virus.