Just in time for the Christmas office party season (and yes it is the Tikit party in London tomorrow) the American edition of Cosmopolitan magazine has published its guide on how to avoid swine flu in a social setting. Recommendations include…
• No hugging – just give people a squeeze on their upper arms
• No handshakes (or presumably hi-fives) as open hands are viral hotspots – instead merely bump fists
• No lip kissing – instead blow air kisses at people
• Oh, yes, and if you are going to have sex, skip the missionary position and instead go straight into the 'reverse cow-girl' position (see diagram).

No really, this is what Cosmo recommends. Of course some people might suggest that if you're going to have sex, then picking up a cold is the least of your health concerns. We are also reliably informed that the reverse cow-girl plays havoc with photocopiers. And 'no' we don't think 'goofing off' is a euphemism.