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Quick Steps to Being Mosquito Free This Summer

Minh Chau | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Minh Chau

In a couple of days I'll be kicking off 60-plus days of trekking through Central and South America. Unlike my trips through less tropical climates, I've placed more focus on decreasing the probability of coming back looking like a pin cushion for mosquitoes.

Where to See the World's Most Dangerous Animals

The Active Times | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

Name three dangerous animals. If you're the average person in America, your list probably includes sharks, snakes, bears or maybe even mountain lions. While all of these animals are efficient killing machines in their own right, three of them (guess which!) should barely register as a threat.

Mumbai: Jenn Goes Jain

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 04.10.2013 | Travel
Jennifer Schwab

As a person of East Indian descent, but an American through and through by birth and upbringing, I have always wanted to journey to the motherland to explore my Jain heritage.

Lynne Peeples

Fog Of War: Critics Question Success Claims Of Aerial Pesticide Spraying Against West Nile | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.18.2012 | Green

Massachusetts boasted a 60 percent kill rate. Vermont claimed up to 69 percent. And, in Texas, a preliminary report suggested that aerial spraying of ...

Bats Respond to Global Warming, More Females

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

In March 15,000 warm temperature records were shattered across the United States. In addition to disrupting plants, it turns out that these warm temperatures profoundly impacted pregnant bats.

West Nile: What You Should Know

Ilya Bernstein, R.N. | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Ilya Bernstein, R.N.

The New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) reported Monday that the city's first West Nile viral infection of 2012 has been confirmed in a Staten Island man.

Don't Get Personal

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 10.02.2012 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

If you can't share your watermelon, stay home. Don't come to my picnic.

Lynne Peeples

The Mosquito Wars: As West Nile Risks Rise, So Do Pesticide Attacks | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green

It's raining from the skies above Sacramento, Calif., and Miami. It's blasting out the back of trucks in Chicago and shooting from backpack-mounted gu...

'Green News Report' - July 24, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.23.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly fl...

The Drought's Silver Lining

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | Green

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kan., July 18 (Reuters) - Something good is coming out of one of the worst droughts in the United States ...

Lynne Peeples

Dreading Dread Skeeter: Is Expanding Pest Control Business Exposing Kids To Toxic Pesticides? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.26.2012 | Green

Dread Skeeter poses on the cover of the coloring book, a backpack-mounted pesticide spray gun in his hand and muscles bulging under his T-shirt. A few...

Does Your Favorite Mosquito Bite Remedy Really Work?

Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Earlier this week, we highlighted a number of natural ways to treat mosquito bites. You had so many suggestions for remedies we left off our list t...

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

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

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...

Natural Ways To Prevent Mosquito Bites

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living

By now you've probably heard the bad news: We're in for a buggier summer than usual. Pests that usually would have died in the cold instead spent the ...

Death By Chocolate For Malarial Mosquitoes

Posted 05.29.2012 | Green

From Lauren Cox, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor: You can slather on the DEET and light citronella candles this summer, but you still divulge your lo...

Fighting Malaria Is a Full Time Job

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 04.23.2012 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

April 25 is World Malaria Day. It is a time to celebrate the progress made in the fight against this disease, but it also time to renew our commitment to eradicating the killer of at least 650,000 people worldwide in 2010.

My Journey Of Discovery In Ghana With Malaria No More UK

Aloe Blacc | Posted 04.19.2012 | Home
Aloe Blacc

Until a few weeks ago the thought of getting malaria had never crossed my mind as I'm fortunate to live in a US city where malaria is not a problem. Even when I travel to tropical areas like my parents' home country of Panama where mosquitoes eat me alive, I'm not worried as malaria is no longer present in that part of the country. This is a stark contrast to my recent trip with Malaria No More UK to Ghana, West Africa, where malaria affects the entire population of 24 million people and is a leading cause of death amongst young children. The charity has released a short film today about my trip - I went to learn as much as I could about malaria and the work happening to make sure every home in the country has a mosquito net by the end of this year.

Coal Smoke and Planetary Fever: As the Climate Changes, a Deadly Disease Is on the Rise

Daphne Wysham | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Daphne Wysham

I recently returned to my childhood home in India for a final walk down memory lane. But in ways unexpected, it brought home to me how our planetary fever is inflicting a deadly fever on those least to blame for it.

Hungry Mosquitoes Fly Farther Than You Think

AP | By ARTHUR MAX | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green

RODERWOLDE, Netherlands -- How far does a mosquito fly? Harry Boerema wants to know. Boerema lives near a drainage project, where Dutch authorities a...

How Does DEET Work? Study Says It Confuses Insects

AP | By MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- For almost 50 years, people have used insect repellents containing DEET. But scientists still argue about how the stuff works. Does it dr...

Lynne Peeples

Surprising New Dengue Weapon: Vaccinating Mosquitoes With Bacteria To Protect People | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

Dengue fever is on the rise around the world. As traditional folk dancers teach prevention in India, hospitals in the Philippines desperately add beds...

WATCH: Creepy Close View Of Mosquito Sucking Blood

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 10.14.2011 | Green

We're not quite sure why YouTube user "darkschihuahua" decided to film these blood-sucking insects instead of swatting them away, but we're intrigued ...

Thelon Expedition: Mosquitoes Rule the Tundra

M. Sanjayan | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
M. Sanjayan

There are two constants on the Thelon Expedition: paddling six to eight hours each day, and the biting bugs. Black flies and mosquitoes are everywhere.