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2 hrs ago | Newkerala.com
India's leprosy elimination programme has not been "successful" and it will take at least 40 years to completely eliminate the disease from the country, an international expert has said.
6 hrs ago | New York Magazine
Fist-bumps: They're not just a cool thing the president does and a weirdly potent symbol of cultural panic .
7 hrs ago | Breitbart.com
Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found.
10 hrs ago | CBS News
Fist bumping, a form of greeting popularized by President Obama , spreads significantly fewer germs than the more traditional alternative, according to a new study.
10 hrs ago | RedOrbit
The traditional handshake is increasingly being replaced as a welcoming gesture by the fist bump , and that might be a very good thing, researchers from Aberystwyth University in Wales claim in a new study.
10 hrs ago | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls
Our society dictates that when meeting someone new the polite thing to do is shake their hand.
12 hrs ago | Medical News Today
Scientists at Duke Medicine have found an immunologic mechanism that makes broadly neutralizing antibodies in people who are HIV-1 infected.
17 hrs ago | Digital Post Production
Mark Crislip, MD has been practicing Infectious Disease for over 23 years in the Pacific Northwest.
A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.
Using rubber gloves and a thick layer of the potentially deadly bacteria E.coli, scientists exchanged handshakes, high fives and fist bumps before working out which greeting gesture was the cleanest.
Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs.
It isn't the tumor that kills up to a third of cancer patients, according to a new study, it's the indirect effects triggered by a process that is heavily studied not to fight cancer, but to fight obesity: the conversion of white fat tissue into brown fat tissue.
While it was previously reported that a new mosquito threat came only from those who were returning travelers from areas like the Caribbean, that has changed.
Late blight, a fungal-like pathogen that affects potato and tomato crops, has been confirmed on Long Island for the sixth consecutive year.
Based on what I write, you'd think I was all about vaccines and thoroughly mocking the ignorance of the antivaccination world.
The news that a doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone has contracted the infection spotlights the selfless work of health care workers on the front lines of the outbreak.
Members of Doctors Without Borders wear protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, Guinea on July 23, 2014.
Updated: Mon Jul 28, 2014 06:31 pm
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