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Can marigold extract be used in mosquito repellent ointment?

I am doing research on mosquito repellent as a part of my college project. I have found various sources of marigold being used as insect repellent such as the following link- https://www.ncbi.nlm....
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What is the solution for Chikungunya?

In India many of the people are hugely affected by Chikungunya disease and doctors couldn't wipe out this disease here. In our locality almost every household has some Chikungunya patients. Is there ...
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Mosquito repellent using vaporized camphor - Health Issues

I live in a tropical region and have mosquito problems in the evening. We normally use the commercial mosquito repellent liquid vaporizers. But these are said to be toxic in long term usage. So I was ...
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Other than complications related to pregnancy, does zika pose any adult health risks?

Mosquito bites have a host of potential issues. If there is no chance I will become pregnant, should the potential for zika cause me anymore concern about mosquito bites then all of the other things ...
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Can a mosquito bite transmit STD's?

STDs include just about every kind of infection. Bacterial STDs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Viral STDs include HIV, genital herpes, genital warts (HPV), and hepatitis B. Trichomoniasis ...
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Does papaya really work against Dengue, Malaria and other mosquito borne diseases?

Papaya leaves have long been considered a natural cure for Dengue and Malaria. And at the same time many say it's an old wive's tale with no scientific proof. The plant does contain phytochemicals (...
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Can ingesting a mosquito make you sick?

I just accidentally ate a mosquito. I am afraid, what if the mosquito just drank blood of a HIV infected person, will I get the infection too, or some other disease?
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What diseases can be spread by mosquitos?

I heard that the chance of contracting HIV from mosquitos is highly improbable, but I'm wondering about other incurable, chronic, or crippling diseases. I know malaria and the west nile virus can be ...
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