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 07 July 2016 Can you consciously decide to suppress a memory? Can you consciously decide to suppress a memory? It appears so. When scientists asked study subjects to forget certain random words that were presented to them together with associated images, they seemed to flush the related pictures that would otherwise have aided them in remembering the words out of their brains. This may be the way we subconsciously stifle certain memories. It also means that individuals may be able to learn how to forget unpleasant past experiences by changing how they think about the context in which they occurred. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical 'Game changer' tuberculosis drug cures 8 in 10 Lifestyle Bad news: Your chocolate Labrador won't live as long as other Labs Medical A staggering 30 million Americans now have diabetes Medical Could even high-fat dairy be good for you? Diet and nutrition Brain's 'self-control' centre may be key to weight-loss success Medical Going deaf – a story of gradual hearing loss From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Healthy gut » IBS – 4 symptoms that extend beyond your stomach When you think of IBS, symptoms that come to mind include diarrhoea, constipation and gas. However, there are other symptoms that extend beyond your stomach. Sex health » Do you feel sad after sex? This is why and what you can do about it A new study published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy has revealed that 41% of the men surveyed had felt sad after sex in the previous four weeks.