Medical News Today daily newsletter - 23 March 2014

Dear kostik,

Welcome to today's Medical News Today newsletter, containing the most recent headlines from your chosen news categories.

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** ALCOHOL / ADDICTION / ILLEGAL DRUGS News **

Exercise and occasional drinking may protect against visual impairment
http://mnt.to/l/4mjd
By 2020, 4 million people in the US will have sight loss that cannot be corrected by glasses. A new study assesses what lifestyle behaviors may reduce risk of visual impairment.

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** ALZHEIMER'S / DEMENTIA News **

Evaluating and monitoring participants' reactions to learning of higher Alzheimer's disease risk status
http://mnt.to/l/4mgy
A new clinical trial will soon begin testing whether early medical intervention in people at risk for Alzheimer's can slow down progression of disease pathology before symptoms emerge, as...

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** AUTISM News **

Language development aided by social feedback loop
http://mnt.to/l/4mgG
Verbal interactions between parents and children create a social feedback loop important for language development, according to research forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the...

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** CANCER / ONCOLOGY News **

Study identifies gene fusion as likely cause of rare type of thyroid cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mgz
In a scientific first, the fusion of two genes, ALK and EML4, has been identified as the genetic driver in an aggressive type of thyroid cancer, according to a study by the Translational...

Quality of life good 10 years after esophagectomy and gastric pull-up
http://mnt.to/l/4mgt
Long-term
survivors after esophagectomy with gastric pull-up can enjoy a satisfying meals and good quality of life according to a new study from a team of researchers at the University of...

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** DEPRESSION News **

Social groups alleviate depression
http://mnt.to/l/4mgD
Building a strong connection to a social group helps clinically depressed patients recover and helps prevent relapse, according to a new study.

Vitamin D supplements 'do not reduce depression'
http://mnt.to/l/4mfS
Past research has hailed vitamin D supplements for reducing depression. But a new study, led by Columbia University Medical Center, suggests the supplements do no such thing.

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** ENDOCRINOLOGY News **

Study identifies gene fusion as likely cause of rare type of thyroid cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mgz
In a scientific first, the fusion of two genes, ALK and EML4, has been identified as the genetic driver in an aggressive type of thyroid cancer, according to a study by the Translational...

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** EYE HEALTH / BLINDNESS News **

Exercise and occasional drinking may protect against visual impairment
http://mnt.to/l/4mjd
By 2020, 4 million people in the US will have sight loss that cannot be corrected by glasses. A new study assesses what lifestyle behaviors may reduce risk of visual impairment.

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** FERTILITY News **

New DNA test offers miscarriage clues
http://mnt.to/l/4mgF
New research shows an alternative DNA test offers clinically relevant genetic information to identify why a miscarriage may have occurred years earlier.

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** GASTROINTESTINAL / GASTROENTEROLOGY News **

Quality of life good 10 years after esophagectomy and gastric pull-up
http://mnt.to/l/4mgt
Long-term
survivors after esophagectomy with gastric pull-up can enjoy a satisfying meals and good quality of life according to a new study from a team of researchers at the University of...

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** GENETICS News **

New DNA test offers miscarriage clues
http://mnt.to/l/4mgF
New research shows an alternative DNA test offers clinically relevant genetic information to identify why a miscarriage may have occurred years earlier.

Study identifies gene fusion as likely cause of rare type of thyroid cancer
http://mnt.to/l/4mgz
In a scientific first, the fusion of two genes, ALK and EML4, has been identified as the genetic driver in an aggressive type of thyroid cancer, according to a study by the Translational...

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** HIV / AIDS News **

Improved understanding of antibodies that may cut risk of HIV infection
http://mnt.to/l/4mgw
What immune response should a vaccine elicit to prevent HIV infection? Two studies published online bring scientists closer to answering this question by identifying previously unrecognized...

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** IMMUNE SYSTEM / VACCINES News **

Improved understanding of antibodies that may cut risk of HIV infection
http://mnt.to/l/4mgw
What immune response should a vaccine elicit to prevent HIV infection? Two studies published online bring scientists closer to answering this question by identifying previously unrecognized...

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** LYMPHOMA / LEUKEMIA / MYELOMA News **

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia: Editorial published by North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute doctors
http://mnt.to/l/4mgB
Two North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute doctors, world-renowned for their research in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), weigh in on a German study of a new drug therapy for CLL in the New England...

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** MENTAL HEALTH News **

Vitamin D supplements 'do not reduce depression'
http://mnt.to/l/4mfS
Past research has hailed vitamin D supplements for reducing depression. But a new study, led by Columbia University Medical Center, suggests the supplements do no such thing.

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** NEUROLOGY / NEUROSCIENCE News **

Impaired new learning identified in patients with Parkinson disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mgs
Kessler Foundation scientists collaborated with colleagues in Spain to study memory and learning in patients with Parkinson Disease (PD).

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** NUTRITION / DIET News **

Vitamin D supplements 'do not reduce depression'
http://mnt.to/l/4mfS
Past research has hailed vitamin D supplements for reducing depression. But a new study, led by Columbia University Medical Center, suggests the supplements do no such thing.

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** PARKINSON'S DISEASE News **

Impaired new learning identified in patients with Parkinson disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mgs
Kessler Foundation scientists collaborated with colleagues in Spain to study memory and learning in patients with Parkinson Disease (PD).

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** PEDIATRICS / CHILDREN'S HEALTH News **

Language development aided by social feedback loop
http://mnt.to/l/4mgG
Verbal interactions between parents and children create a social feedback loop important for language development, according to research forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the...

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** PREGNANCY / OBSTETRICS News **

New DNA test offers miscarriage clues
http://mnt.to/l/4mgF
New research shows an alternative DNA test offers clinically relevant genetic information to identify why a miscarriage may have occurred years earlier.

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** PSYCHOLOGY / PSYCHIATRY News **

Language development aided by social feedback loop
http://mnt.to/l/4mgG
Verbal interactions between parents and children create a social feedback loop important for language development, according to research forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the...

Social groups alleviate depression
http://mnt.to/l/4mgD
Building a strong connection to a social group helps clinically depressed patients recover and helps prevent relapse, according to a new study.

Evaluating and monitoring participants' reactions to learning of higher Alzheimer's disease risk status
http://mnt.to/l/4mgy
A new clinical trial will soon begin testing whether early medical intervention in people at risk for Alzheimer's can slow down progression of disease pathology before symptoms emerge, as...

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** REHABILITATION / PHYSICAL THERAPY News **

Impaired new learning identified in patients with Parkinson disease
http://mnt.to/l/4mgs
Kessler Foundation scientists collaborated with colleagues in Spain to study memory and learning in patients with Parkinson Disease (PD).

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** SENIORS / AGING News **

Exercise and occasional drinking may protect against visual impairment
http://mnt.to/l/4mjd
By 2020, 4 million people in the US will have sight loss that cannot be corrected by glasses. A new study assesses what lifestyle behaviors may reduce risk of visual impairment.

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