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3 hrs ago |

Study shows fist bumps don't spread as many germs as handshakes

According to a new study, President Obama's fist bumps are more hygienic than the normal handshake, or even a high-five.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Health

3 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Handshakes Transmit Bacteria, Fist Bumps Are Better; But Washing Hands Is Always Best

Handshakes may be the most traditional way to say hello, but they are also one of the easiest ways to pass bacteria.


Related Topix: World News, Ceredigion County, Wales, United Kingdom, Health

3 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Forget the handshake: fist bumps are 'more hygienic'

Knocking fists together - known as a fist bump or dap - has been used as a greeting or congratulatory gesture in the sports and rap worlds for many years.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

6 hrs ago | CiteULike

Single chain Fab (scFab) fragment.

The connection of the variable part of the heavy chain and and the variable part of the light chain by a peptide linker to form a consecutive polypeptide chain was a breakthrough for the functional production of antibody fragments in Escherichia coli.


Related Topix: Health

10 hrs ago | The First Post

Why fist-bumps are healthier than handshakes

Researchers at Aberystwyth University analysed which hand greetings passed on the most germs.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Ceredigion County, Wales, Health

13 hrs ago | Nashua Telegraph

E. coli can't live free or die in our rivers; N.H. standards are unusually strict

New Hampshire, it is fair to say, is not known for imposing overly strict environmental standards - "Live Free or Die," and all that.


Related Topix: Health, New Hampshire, Nashua, NH, Manchester, NH

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Star Press

Study: Fist bumps are less germy than handshakes

It is also a very germy way to greet your fellow humans, much worse than a couple of more casual alternatives, a new study shows.


Related Topix: World News, Ceredigion County, Wales, United Kingdom, Health

BBC News

Fist bumps 'cleaner than handshakes'

Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales have shown that a shake transfers more bacteria than other forms of hand-on-hand action.


Related Topix: Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Lansing State Journal

Editorial roundup: State should welcome Chinese investors

The state -- and Detroit -- should encourage that interest by pursuing an aggressive strategy to attract foreign job creators.


Related Topix: Michigan, Michigan Government, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Health

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Toward a safer food supply

For more than 35 years, the Food and Drug Administration has viewed the widespread use of antibiotics in animal feed with concern.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Health

Medical News Today

Could a probiotic prevent obesity?

Between 1980 and 2008, the prevalence of worldwide obesity more than doubled. In the US alone, almost 35% of adults are obese.


Related Topix: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Medicine, Pharmacology, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Diabetes, Health

Sat Jul 26, 2014

South China Morning Post

Russia's consumer protection agency files lawsuit against McDonald's over food safety

Russia's consumer protection agency has filed a lawsuit against McDonald's for allegedly selling food that does not meet legal standards.


Related Topix: Food Science, World News, Russia, Asia, Health

Star Tribune

Lake Calhoun beach closed temporarily due to E. coli concerns

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board temporarily closed Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun after weekly tests of the water quality Thursday found the bacteria exceeded state guidelines.


Related Topix: Health, Weather

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Vanderbilt study links yogurt, weight control

All those skinny actresses in commercials gushing at the thought of eating yogurt instead of desserts actually may have a point.


Related Topix: Vanderbilt University, Health, Pharmacology

Scientific Blogging

Look At The Biosaline Patterns Formed By E. Coli In Salt

Researchers have detected a previously unknown interaction between microorganisms and salt.


Related Topix: Health, Biology, Science, Europe, Spain, World News

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Dining alfresco

It's the time of year when many of us enjoy cooking outdoors-in parks, campgrounds and back yards.


Related Topix: Food Science, Health


Food safety tops list of concerns for end-of-summer barbeques

Don't say goodbye to summer with a barbeque that makes everyone sick! KITV4's Ashley Moser sets the table for some healthy eats.


Related Topix: Food Science, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Health

Fri Jul 25, 2014


How to enjoy your barbeque without getting sick

Nothing says summer better than food on the grill. But, nothing can turn a great barbeque into a terrible barbeque like a meal that makes everyone sick.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Health, Food Science


Fecal Bacteria Contaminates Many Anchorage Waterways

Test results from samples at Cuddy Park pond. The blue dots are E. coli It's a beautiful day in midtown, and Thom Eley of the Anchorage Waterways Council circles the perimeter of a pond in Cuddy Park with his intern Robert Veeh.


Related Topix: Health

Water boil alert in Bloomfield, Montclair untouched

A recent "boil water" advisory in the Township of Bloomfield had some Montclair residents worried about their own drinking supply, but according to municipal Water Bureau Director Gary Obszarny, Montclairites can relax.


Related Topix: Montclair, NJ, Bloomfield, NJ, Health