Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Eczema? Would you consider taking a bleach bath? Parenting Countries that ban spanking see less teen violence News Mom’s life is ruined after mystery sickness makes her look anorexic Parenting Breast milk may boost preemies' brain development Parenting Could same-sex couples have babies with shared DNA? Study hints it's possible Diet and nutrition Is canned or frozen produce bad for me? From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.