In The News: School of Public Health

Family Handyman

With summer outdoor activities in full swing, everyone’s looking for ways to keep mosquitoes, flies and other pests at bay — and Irish Spring soap is a perennial trending solution. In this YouTube video, the host places a bar on the porch, rubs it on doors and tables, puts grated flakes in various locations and dissolves it in water to spray plants and her own skin.

Nevada Current

Unlike her stealthy common cousin, the female yellow fever mosquito prefers to feed on humans and doesn’t wait for nightfall to take a bite. Aedes aegypti, an aggressive urban mosquito commonly known as the yellow fever mosquito, was first identified in four North Las Vegas zip codes in 2017. By 2022, the yellow fever mosquito was found reproducing in eight more zip codes in Southern Nevada.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Richard Oxborough plucked a vial of human blood from the rack on his lab bench. The UNLV researcher warmed the blood and fed it to a colony of mosquitoes. The critters won’t be quite as voracious as normal because Oxborough didn’t have the chance to starve them, he quipped.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13

While mosquitoes can be annoying to humans, they can also be dangers for our four-legged friends. As a dog owner, it's something I haven't had to really worry about living here in the desert ..... at least until now.

AARP

Doug Hairgrove and Warren “Woody” Wood were together for 65 years. They met in college in 1959, worked side by side for more than three decades at a Southern California junior high school and got married in 2008 at their desert home in Palm Springs, California.

Forbes

Whether you’re having a backyard cookout or camping with your family, nothing puts a damper quite as fast as biting insects like mosquitoes, flies and ticks. To help keep bites at bay, the best bug repellents contain safe and proven effective ingredients—and last for hours. For example, our top recommendation, the Ranger Ready Insect Repellent Spray, has an odorless formula that uses 20% picaridin and lasts for up to 12 hours.

Indica News

With heat waves breaking records this summer in various parts of the world, it has become imperative that we become aware of the signs of heat exhaustion and take proper steps to avoid it. Heat exhaustion occurs when the body overheats (gets too hot) and cannot easily restore its normal temperature if left untreated and the underlying conditions not corrected. A common cause is excessive physical activity or staying for prolonged periods of time in hot and humid weather conditions. During physical activity or exercise, the body starts to lose water through sweating and that can lead to dehydration which is a common contributor to heat exhaustion.

Scripps

More mosquitoes in Southern Nevada are testing positive for West Nile virus than ever before, and a new species in the region is making it harder to get rid of the pests.

The Daily Guardian

The word yoga as defined in Sanskrit is Yög meaning, ‘union.’ The word is usually used in mathematics to denote the mathematical function of addition or the summing of any two numerals. The Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines yoga as “a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation.” To the uninitiated mind this definition of yoga serves no purpose and, on the contrary, presents confusion to the true significance and reason of yoga.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13

More mosquitoes in Southern Nevada are testing positive for West Nile virus, but that isn't the only concern. The populations of certain mosquitoes are exploding here, which is why many of us are getting more bites compared to years past.

India Currents

Dr. Manoj Sharma, a Professor of Social and Behavioral Health and Internal Medicine answers queries on anorexia nervosa and how to help your loved ones.

KSNV-TV: News 3

A Children's Day celebration took place at City Hall on Sunday. City Council and North Las Vegas Mayor Pamela Goynes-Brown hosted several children in partnership with the UNLV Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy.