Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Beware of this flesh-eating superbug > Health-in-Motion 13 September 2017 When do we start developing our language skills? When do we start developing our language skills? Earlier than you might think! A recent study by US linguists who employed non-invasive sensing technology to examine pregnant women found that their fetuses were able to distinguish between someone speaking to them in Japanese and English a month before they were born, probably by noting the rhythmic differences between these languages. The wide variety of sounds to which fetuses are exposed is likely to be important in the development of the brain’s auditory cortex and our very first language skills. 0 More: Daily Dose: Beware of this flesh-eating superbugHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Your answers on this health quiz, will help us guess how smart you are News SEE: Eating 3 healthy meals on a budget Medical You won't believe how far tattoo ink can travel in your body Parenting Should young children own cellphones? Medical How to dice an onion without crying your eyes out Lifestyle Substance abuse? There's an app for that From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Great skin is just a click away! WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS Live healthier Beware! » 7 steps for surviving the flu 'I nearly died at an Adele concert’ How to tell if your doctor's a quack Your health is precious, so you need to be sure your doctor's the real deal. Bathroom etiquette » Less salt may lead to fewer nighttime bathroom trips SEE: 9 more funny bathroom signs Which office bathroom habits are the most important? Can you maintain your professionalism in your bathroom cubicle?