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 29 September 2017 Steaming fish is better than boiling it If you are concerned about harmful chemicals that might be present in fresh fish, steaming the fish is better than boiling it. That’s the conclusion drawn by Spanish scientists who found that certain biotoxins which are harmful to various bodily organs are transferred into water used for cooking fish. Their experiments show that steaming freshwater fish for over two minutes lowers the concentration of the toxic compound cylindrospermopsin by as much as 26%, whereas boiling only reduces it by 18%, exposing anyone eating the fish to a greater risk. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Fitness 6 women share the craziest thing they've done to hit 10 000 steps Diet and nutrition "Getting to grips with my emotional eating habit made me lose 28kgs — and now I'm a personal trainer" Medical Less TV, more activity may mean extra years free of heart disease and stroke News Second wave of hormone shortage a crisis in SA transgender community Sex STD rates continue to rise in the US News The project that’s generating an income for people with disabilities Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.