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Harsh life experiences appear to leave African-Americans vulnerable to Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, researchers reported Sunday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London. Several teams presented evidence that poverty, disadvantage and stressful life events are strongly associated with cognitive problems in middle age and...

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN One in three Americans doesn't get enough sleep, and 45% of the world's population doesn't, either. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls that a "public health problem," because disrupted sleep is associated with a higher risk of conditions including diabetes,...

TIME Health -- Regular exercise may offer some protection against Alzheimer's disease, even for people who are genetically at risk, according to recent research. In the study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, people who did more moderate-intensity physical activity were more likely to have healthy...

Ten mini-grants encouraging innovation and experimentation in small-scale projects were given by the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment. The competitive grant program is open to UW–Madison faculty, staff and students. Ira Baldwin, a longtime UW teacher, researcher and administrator, served as dean of the...

Congress Delivers Historic Alzheimer's Research Funding Increase for Second Consecutive Year. The Alzheimer’s Association has just confirmed that Congress has included our requested $400 million Alzheimer’s research funding increase at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the FY2017 funding bill.  Upon approval, this will become...