The Scan by 2 Minute Medicine®: The Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease, the Silent Killer, a Holiday Blizzard and an HIV Vaccine on the Horizon

The Scan by 2 Minute Medicine® is a pop-culture medical newsletter and exclusive benefit for 2 Minute Medicine Plus subscribers. The Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Story: Chris Hemsworth recently took to Instagram to inform fans that he will be taking a break from his career following the results of a genetic test. The actor, best … Read more

Alzheimer’s progression in Down syndrome appears similar to other genetic, early onset forms of the disease

newsrelease Monday, December 12, 2022 NIH-funded study suggests people with Down syndrome may benefit from Alzheimer’s disease treatments. Amyloid plaques—protein clumps that are one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease—occur at roughly the same level in the brains of people with Down syndrome who have Alzheimer’s as they do in people with forms of hereditary, … Read more

Genetic predisposition to ADHD can predict risk of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease

Genetic predisposition to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can predict cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease later in life, revealed an analysis published today in Molecular Psychiatry by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers. Although recent large epidemiological studies have hinted at a link between ADHD and Alzheimer’s, this is the first to tie genetic risk of … Read more

Ultraprocessed food may contribute to dementia, study says

Editor’s note: Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious expert-backed eating lifestyle that will boost your health for life. CNN — We all eat them — ultraprocessed foods such as Frozen pizza and ready-to-eat meals make our busy lives much easier. Besides, they are just darn … Read more

Alzheimer’s new drug: Experimental drug lecanemab appears to slow progression of disease in clinical trial, raises safety concerns

The experimental drug lecanemab shows “potential” as an Alzheimer’s disease treatment, according to new Phase 3 trial results, but the findings raise some safety concerns because of its association with certain serious adverse events. Lecanemab has become one of the first experimental dementia drugs to appear to slow the progression of cognitive decline. The long-awaited … Read more

Improve memory as you age by eating more flavonols, study says

CNN — Eating more flavonols, antioxidants found in many vegetables, fruits, tea and wine, may slow your rate of memory loss, a new study finds. The cognitive score of people in the study who ate the most flavonols declined 0.4 units per decade more slowly than those who ate the fewest flavonols. The results held … Read more

Genetic Testing Revealed Chris Hemsworth’s Alzheimer’s Risk & Here’s What It Can Tell You

Chris Hemsworth revealed some shocking news to his fans this month, saying he is taking a break from acting after finding out he has a high risk of Alzheimer’s disease. the Thor actor got the news after getting a genetic test done while filming his new Disney+ documentary series Limitless. In an interview with Vanity … Read more

Should You Get Genetic Test Like Chris Hemsworth?

Share on PinterestActor Chris Hemsworth revealed that he has learned from a recent genetic test that he has a high Alzheimer’s risk. Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images Chris Hemsworth has discovered he may be at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. A genetic test revealed that Hemsworth has two copies of the APOE4 … Read more

High Blood Pressure May Contribute to Neurotic Behavior in Some People

Share on PinterestA new study suggests that high blood pressure may contribute to anxiety and neurotic personality traits. Maskot/Getty Images Recent research suggests that high blood pressure may lead to an increase in neurotic behaviors. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a risk factor for heart attack, stroke, and other health issues. Hypertension was responsible for … Read more

Chris Hemsworth discovers he has rare genetic makeup that significantly increases risk of Alzheimer’s disease: “My biggest fear”

Chris Hemsworth’s new show with National Geographic on DisneyPlus is “a mission to live better for longer.” But because of that show, he has come face-to-face with his “biggest fear” – that he might develop Alzheimer’s disease. During one episode of the show, the 39-year-old “Thor” actor underwent genetic testing to learn more about his … Read more