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I revisited my 23andMe results that can now tell whether you may have an increased risk of cancer — here’s what it was like

The Food and Drug Administration now lets 23andMe provide reports on whether you have certain risk factors for diseases including cancer. Here's what I found.
A movie theater replica features films that were shown on the big screen in the 1950s.

Fake 1950s-era towns are popping up across the US to help dementia patients — take a look

5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer's, and the number is expected to rise to 14 million by 2050. A San Diego-based nonprofit is creating faux towns resembling the '50s and '60s, which can help with patients' quality of life and cognitive function. The first Town Square has opened outside San Diego.

Lowering your blood pressure could lower your risk of dementia, according to a study of 9,000 people

In a study of more than 9,000 adults with an increased risk of heart problems, participants who were able to lower their blood pressure to 120 mmHg saw a 19% reduction in the risk of mild cognitive impairment.

A company that’s taking a new approach to tackling Alzheimer’s is moving into human trials after raising $133 million

Biotech startup Alector is getting ready to put its first batch of neurodegenerative drugs into humans after raising an additional $133 million. Alector is developing treatments that harness the body's immune system to tackle conditions like Alzheimer's, and other forms of dementia.
Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie hoisting the Stanley Cup.

Washington Capitals player gives a heartfelt tribute to his father, who is battling Alzheimer’s disease, after winning the Stanley Cup

T.J. Oshie, whose father is battling Alzheimer's disease, said after winning the Stanley Cup that while his dad does not remember much anymore, "This one will stick with him forever."
Jordan Michelle vapes a CBD oil made from hemp at the Cannabis World Congress Conference.

23 health benefits of marijuana

From promoting appetite in chemo patients to potentially protecting the brain from trauma caused by a concussion, there are plenty of medical marijuana uses.

There’s now even more evidence linking bad sleep with signs of Alzheimer’s

Adults with healthy memories who've had disrupted circadian rhythms (or sleep cycles) have protein buildups that can serve as an early sign of Alzheimer's.

Researchers are turning to diabetes treatments to find potential Alzheimer’s breakthroughs

Therapies used for diabetes could be key to understanding and treating Alzheimer's disease and other conditions related to aging.

6 factors that could increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Here's what recent scientific research has found about the factors that could increase your risk of Alzheimer's and cognitive decline.