Obstetrics & gynaecology

Language barrier blocks epidural use in childbirth: study

(HealthDay)—Language barriers may help explain why Hispanic women in the United States are less likely than white women to receive an epidural for pain relief during childbirth, a new study finds.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Early exposure to language for deaf children

(Medical Xpress) -- Most agree that the earlier you expose a child to a language, the easier it is for that child to pick it up. The same rules apply for deaf children.

Medical research

At a loss for words

Research into aphasia - the inability to speak or write well-formulated sentences and words - is strong at the UA. Researchers have received $2 million toward the study of the condition.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Trouble with sentences may predict Alzheimer's

(Medical Xpress) -- Having trouble finding the right word to say is a known side effect of healthy aging. But older adults with early Alzheimer's disease may find it especially difficult not only to find words but also to ...

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