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Two men fist-bump in greeting to avoid shaking hands. (Photo credit: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

07/28/2014

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Is Your Handshake As Dangerous As Smoking?

A commentary in the Journal Of The American Medical Association says it’s time to say goodbye to the handshake greeting in a health care setting.

05/22/2014

The spread of a puzzling respiratory virus in the Middle East and beyond is not a global health emergency despite a recent spike in cases, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

10,000 Germ Species Live In And On Healthy People

Scientists have mapped just which critters normally live in or on us and where, calculating that healthy people can share their bodies with more than 10,000 species of microbes.

06/13/2012

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