Czech scientists say they found cure for stuttering

13-02-2010

Scientists from the medical school of Palacký University in Olomouc, Moravia, say they found a cure for stuttering, the daily Mladá fronta Dnes reported on Saturday. The scientists found out that the speech disorder is caused by an obstruction in the lungs which can be removed by relaxing the respiratory tract. Medical school’s Josef Pešák said this can be achieved by inhaling a drug called Formoterol. Some 60 million people around the world suffer from stuttering; experts assume their number has increased by one third over the last two decades.