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 Mental health in the workplace: A third of South Africans resign from their jobs because of a bad boss 2019-11-15 21:45 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical How could your 'sense of purpose' affect your health? Medical How to protect yourself against short- and long-term sun damage Medical Why antibiotics are not recommended for most toothaches Diet and nutrition Here's how to handle the heat and enjoy spicy foods Diet and nutrition How to shed belly weight fast Medical WATCH: Quitting dairy has these effects on your skin 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.