Medical News Today: What to do about bad breath

Home remedies for bad breath include green tea, herbal rinses, and water. People should see a doctor if their breath does not improve. Learn more about home remedies for bad breath here. Source: Medical News Today,

Remembering Professor Lowell Levin, pioneer of health promotion

WHO/Europe gratefully remembers the pioneering role of the late Professor Lowell S. Levin, who collaborated with and advised the Organization for more than 30 years in the areas of health promotion and improving the impact of policies in other sectors on public health. Source: WHO,

New efficient method for urine analysis may tell us more

Our urine reveals our well-being and how we treat our body. A researcher has developed an effective method of analysis for examining the constituents of a urine sample, using contrast agent, as a cost-effective adjuvant. This can have a major impact on future healthcare. Source: Science Daily,

It's Fab! A hidden touch of antibody

Antibodies are key players in our immune system and have been used as biopharmaceuticals. The collaborative groups including researchers have found previously unknown contact sites in the antibody molecule that are involved in its binding to a cognate receptor, challenging the traditional paradigm of the molecular mechanism of antibody function. Source: Science Daily,

Smart sink could help save water

An experiment with a water-saving ‘smart’ faucet shows potential for reducing water use. The catch? Unbeknownst to study participants, the faucet’s smarts came from its human controller. Source: Science Daily,

Women more likely to have 'typical' heart attack symptoms than men

Women who have heart attacks experience the same key symptoms as men, quashing one of the reasons given for women receiving unequal care. The research puts into question a long-held medical myth that women tend to suffer unusual or ‘atypical’ heart attack symptoms, and emphasizes the need for both sexes to recognize and act on

Family history of diabetes linked to increased bone mineral density

The association between type 2 diabetes and increased fracture risk is well documented. However, little was known about the possible effect of family history of diabetes on bone mineral density (BMD). A study now confirms that a history of first-degree family members with diabetes is linked to increased BMD as well as to insulin resistance.

Insight into cells' 'self-eating' process could pave the way for new dementia treatments

Cells regularly go through a process called autophagy — literally translated as ‘self-eating’ — which helps to destroy bacteria and viruses after infection. Now new research has shed light on the mechanisms behind autophagy and how it progresses — particularly relating to a process called liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS). Source: Science Daily,

Lifestyle counselling and mobile application helped people change their lifestyle

Finnish StopDia study yielded promising preliminary results in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle guidance in a group and application that supports the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits helped participants to reduce their waist circumference and improve their dietary habits. For example, their fruit and vegetable consumption increased. Source: Science Daily,