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Did You Know that Colonialism is responsible for the spread of malaria?

15 Feb 2019

Malaria is an infectious disease caused by a single-celled parasite that multiplies in human red blood cells as well as in the intestines of the Anopheles mosquito, the insect that transmits the...

Deet Me Up: How Best to Repel a Mosquito

20 Mar 2017

When it comes to protection from mosquitoes, opinions are abuzz.  Burn citronella candles.  Wear repellant bracelets.  Douse yourself with Avon's Skin-So-Soft.  Eat garlic.  Take vitamin B1...

Homeopathic Mosquito Repellant-Concentrated Bunk

20 Mar 2017

In the view of the vast majority of scientists, and certainly mine, any claim that homeopathic preparations have an effect beyond placebo is pure bunk. Homeopathic solutions are diluted to an...

Forbes: Dr. Schwarcz comments on whether natural products can protect us from mosquitos with West Nile Virus

Published: 19Jul2013

Almost 40,000 people in the United States developed West Nile virus last year and 1,549 died because of it. Compare that to 1999, the first year the disease was seen in North America, when only 62...