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WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Reading the brain waves that control a person's vocal tract might be the best way to help return a voice to people who've lost their ability to speak, a new study suggests.

A brain-machine interface creates natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a "virtual" vocal tract -- an anatomically detailed computer simu...

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Think of it as another example of a refined palate.

The ability to make speech sounds such as "f" and "v" is due to diet-led changes in humans' bite, researchers say.

The range of speech sounds people can make was generally thought to be fixed since modern humans appeared about 300,000 years ago, but this new study challenges that ...

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Just ahead of Sunday's Grammy Awards telecast, new research shows the voice-saving powers of vocal cord surgeries for 18 Grammy Award-winning singers.

Insights gleaned from those procedures may help everyday Americans with vocal cord issues, the research team say.

For their new study, investigators reviewed laser microsurgery done on ...

TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a breakthrough straight out of the world of science fiction, a team of researchers has used artificial intelligence (AI) to turn brain signals into computer-generated speech.

The feat was accomplished with the assistance of five epilepsy patients. All had been outfitted with various types of brain electrodes as part of their seizure treatm...

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children may suffer delayed language skills if their mothers come in contact with common chemicals called phthalates in early pregnancy, new research suggests.

Phthalates are in countless products from nail polish and hair spray to food packaging and vinyl flooring. As plasticizers, they make things more pliable; as solvents, they enable other...

MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You eagerly await baby's first words and delight at his growing vocabulary. But that excitement may cause you to miss speech problems that should be corrected quickly.

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), many parents don't know common warning signs of speech problems or that they're easier to correct before age...

FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Baby talk may sound silly, but it speeds infants' language development, a new study suggests.

Researchers in Scotland recorded people talking to 47 infants whose language development was assessed at ages 9, 15 and 21 months.

Tots who more often heard baby talk words like bunny or choo-choo developed bigger vocabularies between 9 and 2...

MONDAY, May 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Can't quite spit out the right, uh, word at times? A new study helps explain why.

European researchers analyzed thousands of recordings of spontaneous speech in different languages from around the world. They included English and Dutch speakers as well as conversation from people in the Amazon rainforest, Siberia, the Himalayas and the Kalahari ...

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents don't recognize the signs of speech and language problems in children, or don't know that early treatment is important, a new survey finds.

"Communication disorders are among the most common childhood disabilities -- and they are highly treatable in most cases," said Elise Davis-McFarland, president of the American Speech-Langua...

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Electric zaps can help rewire the brains of Tourette syndrome patients, effectively reducing their uncontrollable vocal and motor tics, a new study shows.

The procedure, called deep brain stimulation (DBS), improved tic severity by nearly half in 171 patients with uncontrolled Tourette symptoms at 31 hospitals in 10 countries.

"That...

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism spectrum disorders probably aren't throwing more tantrums because of a lack of ability to communicate, new research suggests.

Speech and language problems are common in autism. Many children with autism aren't able to speak clearly. Some can't speak at all. But in this study, the researchers found that children with auti...

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Letting a baby or toddler use a smartphone or tablet may lead to delays in talking, a new study suggests.

"Handheld devices are everywhere these days," said principal investigator Dr. Catherine Birken, a staff pediatrician and scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

"While new pediatric guidelines suggest limiting scr...