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Mosquito Bites

The Strange Reason Women Get Chikungunya More Than Men

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.08.2016 | Healthy Living

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - “Lazy mosquitoes” are the reason why women, who tend to spend more time at home than men, are more likely to...

Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People And Not Others?

Little Things | Jade Walker | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living

Did you know the mosquito is actually the most deadly animal in the world? According to the World Health Organization, mosquitos — which spread viru...

A Super Simple Way To Keep Mosquitoes At Bay

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 06.15.2015 | HuffPost Home

Whether your propensity to attract mosquitoes is in your genes or not, the pesky bugs are a real summertime buzzkill. Bug spray and citronella are ...

If Mosquitoes Love You, It's In Your Genes

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.01.2016 | Healthy Living

When mosquito season rolls around, people light citronella candles, slather themselves with repellant and cover up as much skin as possible to protect...

This 12-Year-Old Invented A Robot That Could Help End Malaria

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact

David Cohen understands that mosquitoes aren't just pesky annoyances -- they're global killers, too. That's why the 12-year-old from Dallas invent...

11 Reasons You Should Hate Mosquitoes Even More Than You Already Do

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer & Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green

Now that summer is in full swing, our worst outdoor enemy is back with a vengeance. That’s right, mosquitoes. They swarm your barbecues and evening ...

Why Your Skin Is So Attractive To Mosquitoes

Posted 12.06.2013 | Healthy Living

While the exact reasons for why some people are more attractive to mosquitoes than others is still a mystery, scientists do know that mosquitoes are a...

Meredith Melnick

LOOK: What's Really Inside Your Bug Spray? | Meredith Melnick | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living

It's the height of summer -- and if you've been spending more time outdoors lately, chances are you've got a few (or more) bug bites to show for your ...

Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Some People More Than Others

Quora | Posted 09.30.2013 | Science

Each person (and other animal) exudes a cocktail of carbon dioxide and other emanations, and we also emit heat. Mosquitoes may discern any of us as human beings, but some of us will have a more attractive signature than others.

Ask Healthy Living: Do Mosquitoes 'Like' Some People More Than Others?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Hav...

We Tried 11 Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

Posted 06.30.2016 | HuffPost Home

Getty Images Reach for the calamine lotion, it's mosquito season. Mosquitoes are out in full force right now because warm weather allows a mosq...

WATCH: How To Prevent Mosquito Bites, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Posted 08.22.2013 | Home

Is there any way to prevent mosquito bites? Health expert Dr. Nancy Snyderman shares her advice on fending off these pesky insects. Check out more...

14 Natural Ways To Treat Mosquito Bites

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living

Mosquitoes can carry life-threatening diseases, but for many people, torturous itchiness feels like more of a threat. While there are plenty of way...

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could Help Fight Malaria

Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.14.2012 | Green

Researchers have created another model of a genetically modified mosquito that could help stop the insect from spreading malaria, according to a press...

The City Where You're Most Likely To Get A Mosquito Bite Is...

Posted 05.01.2012 | Healthy Living

This year's unseasonably warm winter means that bugs usually killed by the cold have hung around -- and they're hungry. As temps continue to rise, mos...

Does Bug Spray Do More Harm Than Good?

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 09.28.2011 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Protecting yourself from bites is important, but if the repellent annoys the mosquito, have you ever wondered if it can also hurt you?

Mosquito Prevention 101

Patch | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living

Worldwide, mosquitoes can transmit a wide variety of diseases, including encephalitis, malaria and Yellow Fever, and more are on the radar of the Cent...