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Fist bumps a cleaner alternative to handshakes

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:23pm
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.
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"Brown fat" may help fight obesity, diabetes

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:32pm
As scientists learn more about brown fat, they're discovering it may bring significant health benefits
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The healthiest way to say hello

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:57pm
How germy are popular ways of greeting? Study compares handshakes, high-fives and fist bumps, and finds a big difference
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Ebola outbreak spreads confusion, fear in medical community

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:49pm
Deadly, incurable disease keeps popping up in various places, limiting options for managing the crisis; health care workers increasingly in harm's way
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Pediatricians clash with maker of drug for babies

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:28pm
Leading pediatrician's group says prescription Synagis should not be given to so many kids; drugmaker fires back
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Handshake vs. fist bump: Which spreads more germs?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:33pm
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.
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American doctor in West Africa contracts deadly Ebola virus

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 1:22pm
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
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​Passage: The happiest and unhappiest cities

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 6:26pm
A study examines the relative happiness of U.S. cities - how did yours fare?
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Seeking help for hoarding

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 6:00pm
Support groups offer help for those who just can't throw anything away, a condition now classified as a mental disorder
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​Almanac: Cigarette package warnings

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 4:48pm
On July 27, 1965, President Johnson signed legislation requiring labels warning of the hazards of smoking
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Outrageous vintage cigarette ads

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 2:24pm
Advertisements touting the health and medicinal benefits of tobacco products, featuring reassuring doctors, cute babies, and cartoon characters
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Ebola outbreak spreads to fourth country

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 8:38pm
Passenger fell ill on a flight, possibly exposing many others before he died
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Experimental surgical implant helps deaf child hear

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 8:19pm
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.
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How do sleep trackers work?

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 5:44pm
Wearable tech that keeps tabs on your shuteye may be a good start in your quest for a better night's rest
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Formerly conjoined twins celebrate first birthday

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:42pm
Emmett and Owen Ezell and their parents celebrated with a visit to the hospital where the boys were separated
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Controversy over ban on gay men donating blood

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:04pm
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?
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Health risk for shift workers

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:05am
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.
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Lawn chemicals can stay in body for "years, even decades"

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:39am
Pesticides used to get rid of weeds and insects have doctors divided on their safety
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Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:13pm
Prosecutors in Northern California issue arrest warrant for uncooperative patient who may be contagious and could put others at risk
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CDC urges more teens to get HPV vaccine

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:39pm
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.
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