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Fist Bump Less Germy Than A Handshake

Posted On July 28, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Fist bumping may be good for your health. A new study shows that bumping fists transmits significantly fewer bacteria person to person than shaking hands. One of the authors of the study says that for the sake of improving public health, people should adopt the fist bump as a more hygenic alternative…

Ebola Takes Toll On Doctors

Posted On July 28, 2014

(Boone, NC) -- Two health care workers from North Carolina's Samaritan's Purse charitable organization are being treated in West Africa after testing positive for Ebola. Samaritan's Purse says Doctor Kent Brantley of Texas is undergoing treatment, and Nancy Writebol of North Carolina also tested positive. West Africa is experiencing the worst outbreak of the deadly…

BYU Joins Genetic Research Company To Improve Alzheimer’s Treatment

Posted On July 28, 2014

(Provo, UT) -- Scientists from BYU are joining with a Utah company to find ways to improve treatment and early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Reid Robison is the CEO of Tute Genomics, the company teaming up with BYU.   Robison says they will be working towards a future where doctors can tailor treatment for each…

Synthetic Pot Blamed For Increase In NYC ER Visits

Posted On July 28, 2014

(New York, NY) -- Emergency room visits related to synthetic marijuana use are up 220-percent in New York City. City health officials say the fake pot is getting people dangerously high. More than a dozen people have been hospitalized after smoking imitation weed and suffering seizures and hallucinations in the past week alone. The stuff…

State Will Use Drug Linked To Botched Injections

Posted On July 28, 2014

(Richmond, VA) -- The state of Virginia will continue to use one of the drugs tied to three botched executions around the country. A Virginia prison system spokesperson says the state has not considered stopping the use of a drug called midazolam. It's one of three drugs used by Virginia during lethal injections. The sedative…