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 Does a plant-based diet actually increase metabolism or not? Fitness Lose the winter weight with this 6-move total body workout Workflow Dirty air is deadly, global study confirms Lifestyle WATCH: Scientists reveal the key to longevity Medical Just 2 weeks on the couch starts to damage your body Fitness Fasted cardio is buzzy, but here's what a dietitian and a trainer say you should know Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.