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 15 November 2016 Advice for those who like their food spicy hot Here’s some advice for those who like their food spicy hot: have some ginger with your chillies. Some studies have suggested that capsaicin, the chemical compound that gives chilli peppers their kick, may cause stomach cancer. But recently, research using mice has shown that 6-ginergol, the fragrant compound in ginger, could counteract capsaicin's potentially harmful effects. The scientists conducting the research believe that if the capsaicin of chillies and the 6-gingerol of ginger are consumed in combination, they could actually lower the risk of cancer. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle US soldier receives world's first penis and scrotum transplant Diet and nutrition Africa needs to address multiple food issues to end hunger News Your neighbour's backyard chickens might carry salmonella risk Diet and nutrition 10 of the most extreme and dangerous weight-loss methods News ‘I feel so honoured I was able to help save his life’: Daughter donates kidney to dying father News Mysterious illness turns energetic pole dancer into a fatigued ‘gran’ From our sponsors WIN a R2 000 beauty voucher! Understanding diabetes self-management Fed up with the Phlemings? Let’s chat diabetes and erectile dysfunction Live healthier FYI » When the flu turns deadly Why the flu makes you feel so miserable Could a deadly flu strain hit SA this winter? Following an intense flu season in the US and UK, should we be worried about our own upcoming flu season? Alcohol and acne » Dagga vs alcohol: Which is worse? SEE: Why you are drinking more alcohol than you realise Does alcohol cause acne? Some foods can be a trigger for acne, but what about alcohol? Dermatologist Dr Nerissa Moodley weighs in.