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Language skills are essential to a child’s ability to communicate and develop. These skills enable children to engage with other people and learn from their surroundings and in the classroom.
Background noises don't just cover up conversation, they may actually scramble brain activity

Background noises don't just cover up conversation, they may actually scramble brain activity

Portion of the brain devoted to vision may play a prominent role in processing the spoken word in blind people

Portion of the brain devoted to vision may play a prominent role in processing the spoken word in blind people

Children's organ retention at the Royal Liverpool Hospital (Alder Hey) is frequently muddled and unclear

Children's organ retention at the Royal Liverpool Hospital (Alder Hey) is frequently muddled and unclear

Berkeley searches for AIDS cure in a Samoan indigenous tree

Berkeley searches for AIDS cure in a Samoan indigenous tree

Parents' injury fears stop kids playing sports

Parents' injury fears stop kids playing sports

Should medical knowledge be extended to enhance the lives of those who are already healthy?

Should medical knowledge be extended to enhance the lives of those who are already healthy?

New type of regulatory T cell that reduces asthma and airway inflammation

New type of regulatory T cell that reduces asthma and airway inflammation

Better insight into treating bilingual children who suffer from a stutter

Better insight into treating bilingual children who suffer from a stutter

Tiny babies may face development and behaviour problems

Tiny babies may face development and behaviour problems

New culprit behind the brain injury suffered by stroke victims

New culprit behind the brain injury suffered by stroke victims

Nicaraguan deaf children create a new sign language entirely their own

Nicaraguan deaf children create a new sign language entirely their own

New high-tech pacifier helps babies who are born prematurely

New high-tech pacifier helps babies who are born prematurely

Total abstinence is the only way to protect the unborn baby against Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Total abstinence is the only way to protect the unborn baby against Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Time spent in same-sex activities may advantage boys but disadvantage girls

Time spent in same-sex activities may advantage boys but disadvantage girls

Cars that tell people where to go

Cars that tell people where to go

Knowing which treatments work and which don't is an important first step in improving children's health care, but it's not enough

Knowing which treatments work and which don't is an important first step in improving children's health care, but it's not enough

New research into stimulus-related ear differences from birth may provide improved methods for newborn hearing tests

New research into stimulus-related ear differences from birth may provide improved methods for newborn hearing tests

Babies born to cocaine users fared better when cared for by people who were not their parents

Babies born to cocaine users fared better when cared for by people who were not their parents

Exposure to music helps kids learn

Exposure to music helps kids learn

New IBM technology could bring the promise of personalized medicine one step closer

New IBM technology could bring the promise of personalized medicine one step closer