Scientists researched the top-rated sunblocks on Amazon.com and found that 40 percent of them came up short in terms of doctor-recommended standards. Often the reviews focused on superficial qualities such as texture or smell instead of whether it was actually effective.
Scientists have developed a genetic test that can help identify people who are at unusually high risk of developing symptoms of dementia as they age. The test only underlies how complex truly predicting someone's risk for Alzheimer's is, but it's “an important first attempt," experts say. In other news, biotech executives are bringing back the practice of self-experimentation, researchers find that adults cannot regrow cartilage and patients are taking calculated risks with medical marijuana.
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Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman from Rhode Island, and Newt Gingrich, who was once the House Speaker, are advancing policies to combat this national crisis.