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Mosquitoes

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

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.24.2015 | 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 i...

World's First Malaria Vaccine Gets Green Light From EU Drug Regulators

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - The world's first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it ...

How To Tell If A Bug Bite Needs Medical Attention

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living

The Question: When does a bug bite require serious medical attention? The Answer: Sometimes that pesky mosquito bite just needs a little hydrocorti...

On Freedom and Independence: 11-Year-Old Boys

Lorri Horn | Posted 07.04.2015 | Parents
Lorri Horn

Eleven-year-old city boys camping, ride bicycles freely as we once did, up and down the cul-de-sacs, no helmets, no curfews, no limits. Coming and going as they please, a first taste of freedom and independence. Mine comes in only to water and feed, dropping his bike at the base of the cabin.

6 DIYs to Remedy the Summer Heat

Rachel Hollis | Posted 06.24.2015 | HuffPost Home
Rachel Hollis

As much as I love soaking up the sun, the summer heat takes a toll on my hair and skin. That's why I've come up with six DIY's perfect for the whole family.

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 ...

Fighting Malaria Is Going to Take More Than Just Nets

Utibe Effiong | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Utibe Effiong

In January, the New York Times highlighted how insecticide treated nets meant to protect people from mosquitoes and malaria are now being used to haul fish in Africa. Among those using these nets to catch fish, hunger today is a bigger risk than malaria tomorrow.

If Mosquitoes Love You, It's In Your Genes

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.05.2015 | 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...

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 ...

Four-Star Girl

Cynthia Catania | Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Cynthia Catania

At what point, I wonder, did I become a princess? Have I always been this dependent on my comforts and amenities? Is this why people take backpacking holidays between college and adulthood? I do believe one needs at least one star rating per decade on earth. I'm definitely a four-star girl.

Pick Your Poison

Clare Richardson | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Clare Richardson

Combating malaria is a tricky tradeoff in Mozambique. The mosquito-born illness is the leading killer of children, and the CDC-supported ministry of health is aiming to change that with a door-to-door campaign to spray the insides of homes with repellant.

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...

Mysterious Ring Discovered at Deceased Woman's Estate Division

Aimee Heckel | Posted 11.08.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

What was Geraldine Deal doing with that hippie ring? It wasn't her style.

Lynne Peeples

Climate Change Threatens The Newest Prescription For Children: Time Outdoors

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green

Luisa Maria Vasquez Cruz received an unusual prescription last year from her pediatrician: Spend more time playing outside. Dr. Robert Zarr, her pe...

I'm Irresistible... to Mosquitoes

Roz Warren | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Instead, over time, I've learned some coping skills. When I'm outdoors, I keep moving. It's harder for The Enemy to attack a moving target. Stop and smell the roses? No can do. If I pause, even for a moment, I'm brunch.

An Easy, Free Way to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Bruce Lubin | Posted 10.04.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bruce Lubin

Nothing can ruin a backyard get-together faster than a swarm of mosquitoes. So, each summer, we prepare to do battle: body sprays, yard sprays, citronella candles...yet even with all these expensive weapons we still end up covered in bug bites!

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 ...

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...

Myths About Bug Spray... Debunked!

The Active Times | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

A few weeks ago we discussed the best bug sprays for protecting your skin this summer. After chatting with three different dermatologists the conclusi...

Beat the Bite: The Best Bug Sprays

The Active Times | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

It's that time of the year. Those sweet summer months where we put away our chunky jackets and spend our days savoring the outdoors. But, anyone who h...

Beleaguered Plaquemines Town Is Slated for a Borrow Pit

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

The Plaquemines Parish Council gave the go-ahead Thursday to Woodland Borrow Pits, LLC in New Orleans to excavate clay on Highway 23's west side across from the African American community of Ironton.

Abigail Wise

You're Putting On Your Bug Spray All Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Abigail Wise | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living

'Tis the season for picnics, bonfires and camping, but along with the sunshine and fresh air come insects. Not only are they annoying and their bites ...

PHOTOS: Ever Seen A Mosquito Emerge From Its Pupa?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green

As it turns out, a bloodsucking, disease-spreading creature can also be also surprisingly majestic. Entomologist and photographer Alex Wild capture...

Ticks, Fleas, Mosquitoes -- Oh My! Protecting Your Dog Against External Parasites

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Ticks, possibly the least lovable of all the multi-legged creatures, get very busy in spring. Like their warm-blooded meals, they enjoy the cooler temperatures of spring and fall, so here we are in the midst of a seasonal tick outbreak. A tick uptick, if you will.

Bill Gates Wants To Launch His Own Version Of Shark Week With The Actual Deadliest Creatures

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.02.2014 | Impact

No, not lions, tigers or bears -- the deadliest creatures on earth are mosquitoes. Bill Gates has been getting the message out on the minuscule ser...