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‘Baby talk’ helps infants learn words, study finds

‘Baby talk’ helps infants learn words, study finds

Science
Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Speaking "baby talk" to infants not only helps parents and caregivers connect with the young ones in their charge, but it may also help babies learn to make words, a study published Friday by the journal Speech, Language and Hearing found. Mimicking the sound of a smaller vocal tract clues babies into how words should sound coming out of their own mouths, the researchers said. "It seems to stimulate motor production of speech, not just the perception of speech," study co-author Matthew Masapollo said in a press release. "It's not just goo-goo ga-ga," said Masapollo, an assistant professor of speech, language and hearing sciences at the University of Florida in Gainesville. The way adults instinctively speak to babies, using a higher pitch, slower speed and exaggerated pr...
Biden to talk up health insurance cost cuts in visit to Ohio

Biden to talk up health insurance cost cuts in visit to Ohio

Health
President Joe Biden is going to Ohio to showcase health insurance cost cuts at what may be the best time for Democrats to talk up the Affordable Care Act since it became lawBy ALEXANDRA JAFFE and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated PressMarch 23, 2021, 4:59 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleWASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden will showcase health insurance cost cuts in a speech in Ohio Tuesday during what may be the best time for Democrats to talk up the Affordable Care Act since it became law.Biden's COVID-19 relief bill pumps up “Obamacare” premium subsidies to address longstanding problems of affordability, particularly for people with solid middle-class incomes. More taxpayer assistance means, in effect, that consumers who buy their own policies through ...
Larry King: Veteran US talk show host dies aged 87

Larry King: Veteran US talk show host dies aged 87

Entertainment
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Alexei Navalny ‘can talk again’ as ‘police protection stepped up’ after poisoning

Alexei Navalny ‘can talk again’ as ‘police protection stepped up’ after poisoning

World
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny is reportedly able to speak again as he continues to make progress in his recovery from his suspected novichok poisoning.The fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin is being treated at a Berlin hospital after falling ill last month during an internal flight in Russia. His police protection has also been stepped up in anticipation of having more visitors as his condition improves in the German capital, according to Der Spiegel magazine. Image: Mr Navalny is being treated at the Charite hospital in Berlin "Der Spiegel and Bellingcat understand that Navalny can speak again and can likely remember details about his collapse," the publication wrote, crediting its investigative website partner....
Despite virus, Pompeo in Israel to talk West Bank annexation

Despite virus, Pompeo in Israel to talk West Bank annexation

World
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Israel for meetings with Benjamin Netanyahu and the prime minister's new governing partner, Benny Gantz, to discuss Iran, the coronavirus and Israel's possible annexation of parts of the West BankBy ILAN BEN ZION Associated PressMay 13, 2020, 9:57 AM5 min read5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleJERUSALEM -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Wednesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Israel's plans to annex parts of the West Bank, as Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian teen in a clash with stone-throwers in the occupied territory. Pompeo arrived at a tense time, as Israeli troop searched for the killers of a soldier killed a day earlier by a brick dropped from a rooftop during an army raid of...