Ultra-Clean Homes Can Trigger Childhood Cancer, Study FindsA groundbreaking study into what triggers cancer has found that children who are "too hygienic" and are kept away from other kids were at greater risk for developing leukemia.
Report: Almost Everything We Do to Avoid Germs is UselessIf you're obsessively compulsive about using hand sanitizer, or you classify yourself as a germaphobe who avoids public surfaces at all costs, a new report might surprise you.
Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes, Study SaysWhen it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
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.
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.