Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > Health-in-Motion 24 August 2017 It’s never too late to learn how to read It’s never too late to learn how to read – and not just for the most obvious reasons. A team of Indian and German scientists has discovered that the adult brain of completely illiterate people undergoes very profound and beneficial changes when they learn to write and read, resulting in a reorganisation of structures deep in the brainstem and thalamus. The majority of the participants of the study were poor women in their thirties who were unable to recognise a single written word of Hindi, their mother language, before receiving training. 0 More: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Parenting Can you get pregnant from pre-ejaculate fluid? Fitness 5 reasons why old-school aerobics is still the best workout Parenting What’s the best sex position to conceive a baby? Sex Can the Pill lower her sex drive? Your questions answered Lifestyle This is why you have to pee so often in the morning Lifestyle SEE: The science of smartphone addiction From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?