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 12 May 2017 Lungs are responsible for respiration We all know that the lungs are responsible for respiration, supplying the body with oxygen and removing carbon dioxide. Now US scientists have shown that they have another, rather unexpected function, being involved in maintaining healthy blood by producing a large proportion of the platelets necessary for blood clotting. The researchers discovered that the lungs can also restore the production of blood when the stem cells of the bone marrow, which have up until now been thought to be the main source of new blood, are depleted. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Making the most of that fast food meal Medical Why am I getting hot flushes? Mental health Here’s why dagga can be dangerous if you have a mental disorder Medical Cancer survivor receives new tongue made from her leg – and the first thing she eats is KFC Medical Sub-Saharan Africa makes most progress against HIV – UNAIDS Diet and nutrition The kind of scary things that can happen to your body when you eat gluten 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.