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Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes: Study

Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes: Study

British researchers conducted an experiment that suggested that fist bumps are a cleaner way for people to greet each other, The Associated Press reported. The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only...

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 06:12 AM EDT

Second American Diagnosed With Ebola in Liberia

Second American Diagnosed With Ebola in Liberia

A second U.S. citizen working in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, a charitable organization working in the county said on Sunday, the Associated Press reported.

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 10:09 PM EDT

The Case for Legalized Marijuana

The Case for Legalized Marijuana

On Sunday, The New York Times became the largest U.S. newspaper to support decriminalizing pot on the federal level.

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 11:50 PM EDT

U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

A 33-year-old American doctor helping fight Ebola in Liberia's capital has come down with the hemorrhagic fever, Reuters reported.

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 07:55 AM EDT

New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization

New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization

In a big win for legal weed, The New York Times on Saturday called for an end to the federal government's ban on marijuana, NBC News reported.

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 03:26 PM EDT

Pharmacists Say Generic Drugs Prices Are Skyrocketing

Pharmacists Say Generic Drugs Prices Are Skyrocketing

Generic drugs are supposed to save you money, costing less than their brand name counterparts. But as News4's Doreen Gentzler reports, prices of these medications are skyrocketing, putting a strain on not...

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