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 09 December 2016 3D printing is a rapidly developing technology 3D printing is a rapidly developing technology with a growing number of real-world applications. In the not-too-distant future, bioengineers hope to use it to print tailor-made artificial bones that may be used to replace or mend bones shattered in accidents or destroyed by cancer. Scientists have already created so-called ‘hyperelastic’ 3D-printed bones that work pretty well in monkeys and rats. It’s probably only going to take a few more years before similar synthetic bones can be safely implanted in human patients. 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 Medical Coronavirus morning update: Global demand for test kits, clarity on hotspots, and soldiers cleared Medical Alzheimer's gene linked to severe Covid-19 risk Medical Some countries seeing fewer flu cases due to coronavirus lockdown measures, research shows Medical Human trial of a coronavirus vaccine shows safe and promising results 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.