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 10 April 2018 How many different smells can you adequately describe in words? How many different smells can you not only identify, but also adequately describe in words? Probably not that many. Members of hunter-gatherer communities, by comparison, excel at this. Studies among the Jahai people of the Malay Peninsula show that they find naming odours as easy as naming colours. According to Asifa Majid, a researcher at Radboud University in the Netherlands, "hunter-gatherers' olfaction is superior, while settled peoples' olfactory cognition is diminished" – a cultural adaptation to a modern world in which recognizing different smells is no longer that important. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Mental health How music affects these 4 disorders News SEE: Leech therapy saves woman's nose after botched surgery News Good Sex? Bad Sex? Rad Sex? Lifestyle Here's why you should stay with one doctor for life Fitness How to prevent the 5 most common gym injuries Fitness Use this workout plan to master the superman push-up in under a month From our sponsors Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract ACC 200 works fast to break down mucus Live healthier Contraceptives and you » Scientists create new contraceptive from seaweed Poor long-term birth control training leads to 'accidents' 7 birth control myths you should stop believing Will the Pill make you gain weight? Can you fall pregnant while breastfeeding? We bust seven common myths about birth control. Your digestive health » Causes of digestive disorders 9 habits that could hurt your digestive system Your tummy rumblings might help diagnose bowel disorder With the assistance of an 'acoustic belt', doctors can now determine the cause of your tummy troubles.