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 11 October 2016 Poison ivy If you’ve ever had a brush with leaves of the poison ivy or similar plants, you know just how painful the resulting itchy rash can be. American scientists have recently discovered that an immune molecule called CD1a causes this skin irritation after contact with urushiol, the 'active ingredient' found in such plants. Let’s hope that their finding brings us a little bit closer to formulating effective medications able to counter these inflammations. It may eventually even shed some light on psoriasis and other serious skin conditions. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News #Health24 ICYMI: Haemorrhoid cream for puffy eyes; 15-year-old getting nude pics; and how many people smoke around the world Lifestyle These are the 6 best tips to stay super healthy during flu season Lifestyle ‘I cut out dairy and gluten and it completely changed my life’ Medical Jada Pinkett Smith reveals hair-loss battle – why does this happen? Medical Baby with ‘water on the brain’ fights to stay alive Medical ‘Facing the possibility of death showed me the value of life’ From our sponsors Win a R1 500 hamper with Alpecin Hypertension Consumer Fact Sheet Understanding diabetes self-management WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Live healthier Mental health & your work » How open are you about mental illness in the workplace? Mental health in the workplace – what you can do to help If you know that one of your colleagues suffers from a mental illness, would you be able to help them at work? Maligay Govender offers some helpful mental health "first aid" tips. Sleep & You » Sleep vs. no sleep Diagnosis of insomnia 6 things that are sabotaging your sleep Kick these shut-eye killers to the kerb and make your whole life better – overnight.