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 22 November 2017 Why is yawning contagious? Why is yawning contagious? Scientists at the University of Nottingham have recently published a study which shows why yawning when someone else nearby does is so very difficult to resist. It turns out that the chain reaction is automatically triggered as a virtually unstoppable primitive reflex in the brain’s primary motor cortex, which is responsible for motor function. Experts refer to infectious yawning as an example of echopraxia – the automatic and involuntary imitation of another individual’s actions and it occurs in other species, like dogs and chimpanzees, too. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle Tired of wearing underwear? Here are 6 things you should know before you go commando Sex Are sex robots healthy for humans? Lifestyle This breathing exercise will get you to hold your breath for over two minutes Fitness Meet Gareth Scott, the gamer breaking stereotypes by helping others get fit Sex Gonorrhoea 101: Everything you need to know about the STI Natural Health Is integrative medicine right for you? From our sponsors Congestion associated with sinuses can ruin your day Tell us of your unusual allergy and stand a chance to win R2 000! WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! FLU SURVEY: Stand a chance of winning R2 000 cash! Live healthier Living with sinusitis » 7 common sinusitis myths you shouldn’t believe Are you using the correct treatment for your sinusitis? How your mucus can be a guide to sinusitis treatment Suffering from chronic sinusitis? Your mucus might help identify the most effective treatment. Sleep better » Most physical activities help you sleep better 10 tips for better sleep 10 reasons you may have insomnia and how fix it Here are 10 reasons why you may have insomnia – along with possible ways to solve the problem.