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HEALTH NEWS: Fist bump for health

Updated: Friday, January 24 2014, 09:02 AM CST
This is fun and it could help you from getting sick or spreading germs.

Turns out the fist bump may be the safest way to greet a friend or colleague during flu season.
  
ABC News worked with scientists at the University of Maryland.
They compared the spread of bacteria when you shake hands, give a high five or share a fist bump.
  
When you shake alot of bacteria passes from person to person.
Bumping fists not so much.
  
And high fives about the same.
So during flu season - think of mixing up the way you say hello.  Click here
HEALTH NEWS: Fist bump for health


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Flu Signs and Symptoms

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

FLU VS. COMMON COLD

Flu Symptoms (more intense than common cold):

  • Fever 
  • Body aches
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Dry cough are more common and intense
  • Chills
  • HeadachesCommon


Cold Symptoms:  
  • Stuffy/runny nose
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever is rare
  • Slight body aches
  • Mild fatigue

Source: Centers for Disease Control

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