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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

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium on Dec. 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Rep: Obama-Castro Handshake ‘Becomes A Propaganda Coup For The Tyrant’

It was the briefest of moments, just seconds, two presidents shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries amid a gaggle of world leaders together to honor the late Nelson Mandela.

12/11/2013

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