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 NEXT ON HEALTH24X 8 strains of coronavirus circulating around the world 2020-04-03 11:33 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Coronavirus 101 – here's what you need to know Medical Coronavirus in SA: All the confirmed cases Lifestyle Ageism affects people around the globe Medical Why physical distancing is important - but an expert thinks the '2m rule' may not be enough Medical Lab discovery offers promise for treating multiple sclerosis Mental health New finding challenges old notions about dyslexia 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.