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 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Diet and nutrition Gluten-free craze: But what about people who really can't have gluten? News Drug users target patients for their medication News Health dept commits to resolve critical ARV shortages before year end Medical Do itchy, burning eyes mean you have an allergy? News Limpopo Department of Health confident of healthcare turnaround Medical Social media posts may hint at depression long before clinical diagnosis From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.