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When it comes to spreading germs, new research finds a fist bump is better than a handshake. The study from Wales found a fist bump also spreads less bacteria than a high-five. Researchers say fist bumps are likely more sanitary because there is a smaller surface area in contact between two hands. CBS News' Omar Villafranca reports.
As scientists learn more about brown fat, they're discovering it may bring significant health benefits
How germy are popular ways of greeting? Study compares handshakes, high-fives and fist bumps, and finds a big difference
Deadly, incurable disease keeps popping up in various places, limiting options for managing the crisis; health care workers increasingly in harm's way
Leading pediatrician's group says prescription Synagis should not be given to so many kids; drugmaker fires back
Researchers in the UK found a fist bump spread fewer germs than shaking someone's hand or giving a high-five. Plus, childhood cancer survivors may have an increased risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Danielle Nottingham reports on the day's top health stories.
N.C.-based doctor had been working with Ebola patients in Liberia; as Liberian doctor killed by spreading, incurable disease, situation getting "more and more scary," official says
A study examines the relative happiness of U.S. cities - how did yours fare?
Support groups offer help for those who just can't throw anything away, a condition now classified as a mental disorder
On July 27, 1965, President Johnson signed legislation requiring labels warning of the hazards of smoking
Advertisements touting the health and medicinal benefits of tobacco products, featuring reassuring doctors, cute babies, and cartoon characters
Passenger fell ill on a flight, possibly exposing many others before he died
Three-year-old Auguste Majkowski's parents didn't think anything could help their deaf child's hearing abilities until an experimental new procedure involving a surgical implant became available for the first time. CBS News' Danielle Nottingham reports.
Wearable tech that keeps tabs on your shuteye may be a good start in your quest for a better night's rest
Emmett and Owen Ezell and their parents celebrated with a visit to the hospital where the boys were separated
A lot has changed since the U.S. banned gay men from donating blood at the height of the AIDS scare in the 1980s; why is the policy still in place?
People who work rotating shifts are at an increased risk of developing type two diabetes. Also, a common blood thinner used to prevent blood clots in pregnant women is ineffective. Marlie Hall has some of the day's top health stories.
Pesticides used to get rid of weeds and insects have doctors divided on their safety
Prosecutors in Northern California issue arrest warrant for uncooperative patient who may be contagious and could put others at risk
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says HPV vaccination rates for adolescent boys and girls in the United States remains unacceptably low, despite a slight increase since 2012. The human papillomavirus or HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. CBS News' David Begnaud reports.