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Mosquitoes 'put off biting' by human diet drugs

Mosquitoes 'put off biting' by human diet drugs

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Scientists say they may have found a way to reduce the appetite of blood-hungry mosquitoes, by giving them human diet drugs.This left them feeling full and bloated and put them off biting, US researchers said.They said the technique could be used to prevent illnesses such as Zika, yellow fever and malaria.But their research is still in its early stages, the study in the journal Cell reports.The researchers, from Rockefeller University in New York City, conducted their experiments on Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Female mosquitoes of this species - who are the only ones who bite - are fiercely attracted to human beings, because their blood contains the protein they need to produce their eggs.Once fed, that attraction to humans goes aw...
30 Healthy Foods That Could Wreck Your Diet

30 Healthy Foods That Could Wreck Your Diet

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Can you really get too much of a good thing? When it comes to fruit, maybe. All fruits are full of vitamins, water, fiber, and antioxidants, but some naturally contain more sugar (and therefore calories) than others. Figs, mangoes, grapes, bananas, and cherries are among the sugariest fruits.Tip: Chances are, fruit is NOT making you fat (read why here). Still, you can't eat unlimited quantities and then be surprised when the scale ticks upward. Most women should stick to two servings of fresh fruit a day. Let's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com
Celebrity ads for diet aids should be banned, says top doctor

Celebrity ads for diet aids should be banned, says top doctor

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Social media companies should ban "damaging" celebrity-endorsed social media ads promoting weight loss aids, England's top doctor has said.Some celebrities with large followings are promoting products such as diet pills and detox teas on social media.Prof Stephen Powis, NHS medical director, argues these products have a damaging effect on the physical and mental health of young people.He is also urging influential celebrities to act "responsibly".Prof Powis said: "If a product sounds like it is too good to be true, then it probably is. "The risks of quick-fix weight loss outweigh the benefits, and advertising these products without a health warning is damaging. "Highly influential celebrities are letting down the very people who look up to them, by peddling products which are at best ineff...