Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 02 October 2017 3-D printing is likely to become increasingly important in medicine The technology of 3-D printing is likely to become increasingly important in medicine. In the USA, doctors recently created two artificial pieces of skull bone for a patient undergoing surgery following a traumatic brain injury. The patient's own skull could not be used because it was infected. Doctors employed a CT scan to create a digital model and from this, two separate implants were printed out of a plastic known for its biocompatibility, strength and stability, which formed a perfect fit in the patient’s skull. 0 NEXT ON HEALTH24X Latest on Covid-19 testing in SA: Public sector backlogs more than 6 days – an expert tells us more 2020-05-26 12:03 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Coronavirus in SA: All the confirmed cases Medical Latest on Covid-19 testing in SA: Public sector backlogs more than 6 days – an expert tells us more Fitness WATCH | Stretches to help your body and mind during lockdown Medical Covid-19 damages lungs differently from the flu Medical Covid-19 can complicate pregnancy, especially if mom is obese Medical WATCH | Lung disease: the importance of pulse oximeters Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.