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Two men fist-bump in greeting to avoid shaking hands during the cholera crisis in Harare on Decemeber 13, 2008. Zimbabwe's crumbling infrastructure has helped spread the disease across the country, as broken water and sewage pipes have left many neighbourhoods without clean drinking water or adequate sanitation. (credit:  ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Says Fist Bumps Are Less Germy

The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads far less bacteria than a typical handshake, researchers report. It seems to be the wisest greeting, especially during cold and flu season.

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Two men fist-bump in greeting to avoid shaking hands during the cholera crisis in Harare on Decemeber 13, 2008. Zimbabwe's crumbling infrastructure has helped spread the disease across the country, as broken water and sewage pipes have left many neighbourhoods without clean drinking water or adequate sanitation. (credit:  ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Doctors: Fight Illness With “Fist-Bumps” Over Handshakes

A way to develop trust, the handshake is the universal sign of a deal. But some healthcare facilities are now urging their employees to do away with the handshake.

05/22/2014