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 02 August 2017 The reality of the so-called placebo effect is well established. The reality of the so-called placebo effect is well established. US Scientists have discovered that it works for the emotional impact of romantic rejection, too. They monitored the brain activity of volunteers who had recently undergone an "unwanted romantic breakup”. When participants were given a nasal spray which – they were told – could reduce emotional pain, they felt less emotional distress when shown a picture of their ex and areas of their brain associated with feel-good chemicals like dopamine became more active, while others linked to rejection quieted. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Diet and nutrition The world is getting fatter and fatter Lifestyle ‘I conquered my fear of heights by climbing to the top of a 15-metre high wall’ Medical Gum disease can be prevented Lifestyle 15-year-old girl: ‘I chatted with a stranger who sent nude pictures of himself’ Medical Are you going deaf or do you just need to unblock your ears? Lifestyle 5 ways to get your road rage under control 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.