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 October 2017 Mortally afraid of spiders? There may be a solution to that. Mortally afraid of spiders? There may be a solution to that. A team of US scientists has recently come up with a new treatment to selectively eradicate specific phobias related to bad memories by weakening the connections between the nerve cells in the brain which cause such memories to develop in the first place. Using a technique called optogenetics to reduce the connection between neurons, they were able to manipulate the trigger mechanisms of phobias by suppressing bad memories that are detrimental in people’s everyday lives, while retaining positive memories. 0 NEXT ON HEALTH24X The 12 best natural remedies for a cough, according to doctors 2019-09-08 21:00 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Diet and nutrition Can rooibos tea really help you to lose weight? Lifestyle WATCH: How your period is making other people rich Medical Does a salt water gargle do anything for a sore throat or nah? Lifestyle Smartphones may leak more radiation than expected Medical 6 foods that can cause inflammation Diet and nutrition Fighting stunting and obesity with food Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.