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 14 June 2017 Ever tried to remove a tick from your calves? If you’ve ever tried to remove a tick from your calves, you’ll know just how firmly they attach themselves to their victims. Using science, we may just be able to turn that incredible ability to our advantage. Ticks excrete a cement-like substance to attach themselves to human skin and a team of Austrian scientists is studying South African ticks, hoping to recreate this sticking power in an artificial tissue adhesive that could be used to, among other applications, bond ligaments and tendons to bone without the use of metal. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Oral care: The limitations of just brushing alone Medical Cancer making life difficult for a poor Vhembe family Medical What do blind people see when they take LSD? Medical Newer breathing tube might save more cardiac arrest patients Medical Malaria reported in Limpopo – is this an outbreak? Medical A vaccine to prevent acne? It may be possible one day 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 Looking younger » Can maple leaves help you look younger? New research has found that maple leaf extract can help you look years younger. Killer foods » Wild mushrooms a 'silent killer' Health practitioners are warning people to stay away from wild mushrooms.