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 23 August 2016 Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running. A study involving laboratory mice has shown that the concentration of a protein called cathepsin B, which increases in the blood following a run, promotes the growth of neurons in the brain. According to researchers, an increase in cathepsin B levels in humans who exercise regularly for several months can be linked to improved performance in complex recall tasks, like drawing from memory. So if you want to bolster your mental capacity, put in some time on the gym treadmill. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news 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’ News Meet the dog that’s allergic to humans Diet and nutrition Here’s exactly how to make your fast food choices healthier News KZN Health Department breaks world record for Pap smears Parenting This is why your kids are sleeping less these days 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.