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Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes, say scientists

In this undated photo provided by Prifysgol Aberystwyth University researchers David Whitworth, left, and Sara Mela, pose for photo in the lab at Prifysgol Aberystwyth University in Aberystwyth, Wales. According to results published online Monday, July 28, 2014, in the American Journal of Infection Control the researchers found that the knocking of knuckles, fist bump, spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does. (AP Photo/Prifysgol Aberystwyth University)

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

No burgers at some China McDonald’s over food scare

Customers sit at a McDonald's restaurant in Hong Kong Friday, July 25, 2014. McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken filet burgers off the menu after a U.S.-owned supplier in mainland China was accused of selling expired meat. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

McDonald’s outlets in Beijing and Shanghai have yanked their flagship burgers off the menu after a key US supplier recalled products made by its Shanghai factory, which is alleged to have used expired meat.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Twin air disasters threaten Malaysian tourism push

Petronas Twin Towers. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

An unprecedented second major aviation disaster in four months could further associate Malaysia with calamity in the eyes of travelers, observers warn, putting the tropical destination’s vital tourism sector at risk.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Sex tax’ also applies to tantric massage–German court

Monika Kochs posing for a picture in her massage parlor where she offers tantric massages in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany. AFP

Tantric massages provide sexual pleasure and are subject to the same tax levied on brothels and swinger clubs in a German city, a state court said Monday.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Legalizing sex work would slash HIV toll—study

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Scrapping laws that ban sex work would slash the number of HIV infections over the next decade, according to a study presented at the world AIDS forum on Tuesday.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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