Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > 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: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Sex Are you having the right amount of sex for your health? Medical SEE: How much liquid can a condom hold? Medical Should I tell my employer I have epilepsy? News QUIZ: Guess the people behind these medical discoveries? Lifestyle 7 reasons why too much salt is bad for you Lifestyle Can you really use coconut oil to treat acne? From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?