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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 ...

The Summer Of The Mosquito (And What To Do About It)

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Bad news: given the mild winter we just had we're set for one of the buggiest summers on record. Anya even has anecdotal evidence: she just returned f...

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...

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...

Natural Insect Repellents

Posted 10.22.2011 | Green

From Annie B. Bond with The Daily Green: Whether you make homemade insect repellents or buy a safe brand, you can enjoy the outdoors without worryi...

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?

Take a Simple Nutrient? Improve Gulf War Syndrome

Dr. Walter Crinnion | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Walter Crinnion

Those vets with this set of health problems -- often referred to as "Gulf War Illness" -- have not been improving since the end of their service. And their symptoms picture is shared by many others who never served in the military.

Keeping the Skeeters Off

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.04.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The fight against mosquito bites can take many forms, from the myriad sartorial options available (for the fashion-challenged) to the stuff you spray or smooth on to your skin. But which are the safest?

Don't Let Dengue Fever Take a Bite Out of Your Key West Vacation

Amber DeGrace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Amber DeGrace

Be wary of the mosquitoes but don't let them scare you off because you'll be missing out on a bounty full of beauty and many friendly island characters.

The Hidden Cost of the Gulf War

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

While US casualties in Iraq appear relatively low -- 4,100 dead and 35,000 wounded -- the real health costs of Iraq will, as in the case of the First Gulf War, not be known for years.

DEET-Free Natural Insect Repellents

TheDailyGreen.com | Brian Clark Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

To many, biting insects are the very definition of annoying. Plus, mosquitoes and ticks can sometimes carry diseases, from Lyme disease to West Nile v...

Toxic Bug Spray, Better Alternatives

The Daily Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that the DEET used in most mosquito repellents is toxic? If so what problems does it cause? And what are some non-toxic alt...