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Mosquitoes

Hawaii Braces Itself For A Potential Zika Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living

The mosquito-borne Zika virus could hit Hawaii especially hard if it arrives in the Aloha State, according to an expert from the Centers for...

How Zika Could Affect Your Travel Plans

SmarterTravel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

The Zika virus continues to spread and is drastically affecting countries throughout Central and South America, as well as Mexico. At a press confer...

What You Need To Know About The Zika Virus

Vincent Racaniello | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Vincent Racaniello

The rapid spread of Zika virus through the Americas, together with the association of infection with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, have propelled this previously ignored virus into the limelight. So what is this virus and where did it come from?

The American Zika Virus Threat: What You Need to Know

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Zika virus (Zv) infects people via daytime mosquitoes carrying it, and rarely via sex with infected partners. Mosquitoes can bite infected people and then bite others, transmitting Zv to new people.

Climate Change This Week: Solar Job Boom, US Blizzard Gloom, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.27.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Save and regrow tropical forests -- says an expert, as nations continue to curb carbon emissions.

Mexico Approves The World's First Dengue Fever Vaccine

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living

The first-ever vaccine for dengue fever --  a viral illness spread by mosquitoes that sickens up to 400 million people worldwide each year -...

What Everyone Needs To Know About Hawaii's Dengue Fever Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.10.2015 | Healthy Living

HONOLULU -- An outbreak of dengue fever on Hawaii's Big Island has grown into the largest episode of the mosquito-borne illness in the state since the...

Mutant Mosquitoes Are Resistant To Malaria, Scientists Say

Associated Press | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.24.2015 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove — using a groundbreaki...

This Perfume Actually Repels Mosquitoes, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.12.2015 | Science

Here's something to keep in mind for the next mosquito season. If you don't have access to an insect repellent containing the common active ingredien...

Summer Bugs: Who Lives, Who Dies

Robyn Passante | Posted 08.05.2015 | Parents
Robyn Passante

Summer is that time of year when I open my home unwittingly to all kinds of unwelcome guests. No, I'm not talking about my kids' friends; I'm talking about bugs. Lots of bugs. Squishy bugs, flying bugs, crunchy bugs, angry bugs, bugs with agendas.

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 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.