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 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Diet and nutrition Is canned or frozen produce bad for me? News Hand hygiene – how clean are your hands really? Parenting Could same-sex couples have babies with shared DNA? Study hints it's possible Medical Add asthma to list of possible causes of childhood obesity Medical Feeling down during spring? Blame your seasonal allergies News UP student wakes up from 11 week coma: ‘We’ve been surprised by how strong she is’ 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.