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Bad breath: What causes it and what to do about it

Almost everyone experiences bad breath once in a while. But for some people, bad breath is a daily problem, and they struggle to find a solution. Approximately 30% of the population complains of some sort of bad breath. Halitosis (Latin for “bad breath”) often occurs after a garlicky meal or in the morning after waking.… Read More »

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Drug Prices Are Rising Again. Is Someone Going To Do Something About It?

Many drugmakers have announced price increases with the start of the new year. The new Congress wants to do something about that. And even though both Republicans and Democrats want to address the politically potent issue of drug prices, it is unclear what they might be able to agree on. Battle lines are forming between… Read More »

Viewpoints: Time To Recognize Deadly Mix Of Dementia And Guns; Finally, The Right Message About Vaccines Is Delivered

Editorial pages focus on these public health topics and others. Bloomberg: Dementia And Firearms Make A Lethal Combination Nationwide since 2012, firearms have been used in at least 15 homicides and more than 95 suicides related to dementia, a Kaiser Health News investigation found. This is probably a severe undercount, because dementia often goes undiagnosed.… Read More »