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 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 NEXT ON HEALTH24X Why maintaining a healthy weight before 40 is important 2019-10-16 08:45 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Your noisy knees may be trying to tell you something Medical How does early menopause affect a woman's heart? Lifestyle Studies show you've been feeding your dog the wrong amount of dry food Fitness A guide to good etiquette at the gym Medical How sleep woes may strain your heart Medical Here's what women of every age should know about arthritis Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.