Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion 22 September 2017 Mastering a musical instrument or a new language is easiest when we’re young. Mastering a musical instrument or a new language is easiest when we’re young and tends to get increasingly challenging as we get older. But recently US researchers have discovered that limiting the activity of the chemical messenger compound adenosine in a part of the brain called the auditory thalamus may extend our ability to learn such skills well into adulthood. According to Stanislav Zakharenko, one of the study’s authors, "These results offer a promising strategy to extend the […] window in humans to acquire language or musical ability...". 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical New test may soon be available for diagnosing TB in kids Medical What happens to my body during an allergic reaction? Fitness The fastest way to build cycling endurance Fitness 30-minute weight-loss workouts for runners Medical Selective hearing: how humans focus on what they want to hear Medical 5 ways to boost your immune system in summer From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.