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 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 Covid-19 damages lungs differently from the flu Medical Covid-19 can complicate pregnancy, especially if mom is obese Medical WATCH | Lung disease: the importance of pulse oximeters Diet and nutrition WATCH | Here's how certain foods can do wonders to boost your spirits 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.