Fist bump safer than handshake

Will there be a new method of greeting old friends and colleagues at the next pharmacy conference, or regular customers in your pharmacy? 

Maybe there should be, on public health grounds, after researchers determined that the more informal fist bump distributed around 90 per cent less bacteria than the standard handshake.

UK researchers analysed gloves coated in non-pathogenic E. coli bacteria, which they tested on three different greetings - shaking hands, high-fiving or fist-bumping – while the other recipient wore sterile gloves.

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