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Researchers Find Evidence Of Zika In A New Kind Of Mosquito

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian researchers on Thursday said they found signs of the Zika virus in a common mosquito that is a separate species f...

What The U.S. Could Learn From Cuba About Ending Zika

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living

Cuba has successfully held off the Zika epidemic and in the process all but eliminated Dengue fever and other mosquito-carried illnesses, state-run me...

Zika mosquito control innovations should not replace tried and tested methods

Utibe Effiong | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
Utibe Effiong

Why new-fangled mosquito controls should not replace tried and tested methods.

Turns Out Mosquitoes Are Even More Horrifying Up Close

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.10.2016 | Science

Chances are, you already aren’t a fan of mosquitos. They kill more human beings than any other animal on the planet (yes, even including other human...

Preventing the Spread of Zika Requires Addressing Poverty

Jonathan Patz | Posted 04.29.2016 | World
Jonathan Patz

Communities in the US with sanitation, improved housing, and air conditioning are less likely to be exposed to Zika or any other vector-borne diseases, like dengue fever or West Nile virus.

Zika and the Brain

Medical Discovery News | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

Women who are pregnant or want to become pregnant in the near future should avoid Zika-infected areas, and men who've traveled to Zika-infected area should refrain from unprotected sex. Currently, there are not any treatments or vaccines for Zika, so hang on, we are in for a bumpy ride this summer and beyond.

Malaria Researchers Reveal 'Time Bomb' Breakthrough

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.22.2016 | Science

In what's being called a breakthrough in the war on malaria, an international team of scientists has discovered that a mutation that makes parasites r...

The Northeast Is Also At Risk For Zika Mosquitos This Summer

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.01.2016 | Healthy Living

If you thought Florida and Texas were the only states that had to worry about Zika virus this summer, think again. On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for ...

Sexually Transmitted Zika Highlights Brazil's Rampant Inequality

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.06.2016 | Healthy Living

On Friday, scientists detected Zika virus in both urine and saliva for the first time, classifying the virus in the bodily fluid samples as "active." ...

El Salvador Urges Women To Delay Pregnancy Until 2018 Over Zika Fears

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador on Thursday urged women in the Central American nation to avoid getting pregnant until 2018 to avoid their childr...

Hawaii Baby Contracts The First Case Of Zika Virus In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 01.16.2016 | Healthy Living

HONOLULU -- Hawaii and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials confirmed Friday that a mother and newborn baby on the island of Oahu...

What You Need To Know About The Zika Virus | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Mindy Weisberger Published: 12/16/2015 10:51 AM EST on LiveScience Infections with Zika virus, which is carried by mosquitos, are on the rise acro...

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Get A Mosquito Bite

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living

It's the height of summer, and naturally we're going on hikes, camping trips and hanging out in our backyards. And the mosquitoes are loving it. On wa...

New LED Lights Could Play Huge Role In Ending Malaria

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact

Researchers have pinpointed a potentially impactful weapon in the fight against malaria: LED light. The deadly disease killed an estimated 584,000 ...

Is It Working?

Rich Siegel | Posted 02.01.2015 | Comedy
Rich Siegel

Soon, my buddy Paul will be making online site reservations for our July 4th camping trip. That's seven months away, you say. Yes it is, but here in Southern California, the land of too many fucking people, you have to plan ahead. If you don't, you'll be pitching a tent between a bear box and the campground dumpster.

Ducklings All Ditches United

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

On one of my bike rides, I came across one of my favourite topics: baby ducklings! Squeaky brakes and a firm jump immediately brought me at duck level...

Brazil To Unleash Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

IFLScience | Justine Alford | Posted 07.26.2014 | World

When you think about the deadliest animal in the world, what immediately springs to mind? Sharks? Hippos? Crocodiles? While these animals may look the...

A Day in the Life of a Field Biologist: The Itch-and-Scratch Complex

Meg Lowman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Science
Meg Lowman

I love insects, which is probably why I became a scientist, focusing on these extraordinary critters and their relationships with plants in the forest canopy. But insects also love me -- and a recent research trip to Ethiopia proved no exception.

While He's Waiting

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 06.16.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Some people are great achievers. They have numerous interests and can always be found working on one stimulating project or another.

Mosquito Populations Are Booming This Year

Posted 07.25.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: You're not imagining that high-pitched whine in your ear or the itch on your arm. Mosquito populations acr...

My Father Died From West Nile Virus in NYC

David Mager | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
David Mager

Last summer my father fell ill and fell down and hit his head, taking out much of one tiled wall in his bathroom. Although he was still conscious and ...

5 Mosquito Myths BUSTED

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living

Have plans to attend a Memorial Day BBQ this weekend? Along with the jean shorts and flip flops, you may have to break out mosquito repellant. Yes, al...

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Bloodsucking 'Mosquito' Video

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment

Who knew the Yeah Yeah Yeahs could be so literal? The video for the band's newest single, "Mosquito," has debuted, and it features, well, a mosquito. ...

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' New Album, Mosquito

Julie Kocsis | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Julie Kocsis

Though there are a few tracks that never seem to find themselves and become stand-outs, most of the tracks on Mosquito feel fully developed and diverse, yet cohesive as a whole.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Head 'Under The Earth'

Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are back in a big way. The band, led by singer Karen O, is releasing its fourth studio album later this month, and with it, co...