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4 Your Health: Bilingual students learn faster; MRI's safe for implanted devices.

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MRI testing is safe for patients with pacemakers and other implanted devices that's according to new research from Intermountain Medical Center in Utah.

Scientists followed more than 170 patients with implantable cardiac devices who underwent an MRI. There were no reports of any problems. Even chest imaging did not disrupt the function of pacemakers or defibrillators**.

Bilingual benefits

Children who are bilingual may find it easier to learn additional languages as an adult.

Researchers at Georgetown University assessed a group of college students as they learned a nonsense language. They noticed clear differences in brain activity between bilinguals and those who only spoke English. And tests showed the bilingual students learned the new language more quickly.
 

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