Home > Lifestyle > EnviroHealth > News News All sections in Environmental Health » 21st Century Life » FAQs » Animals » Climate and pollution » Hazards and disasters » EnviroHealth News » Green Tips Why mosquitoes bite us Researchers have learned more about how mosquitoes detect skin odour, and these new findings could lead to better repellents and traps. Start A Health24 blog » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Test Are you envirohealth savvy? » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Sirens of the Lambs Bugs in your bed Benefit of bees underestimated Bees have a much greater economic value than is widely known, according to a scientific probe into strawberry-growing. Rip currents biggest killer in Australia University of New South Wales research shows that rip currents claim more lives in Australia on average each year than bushfires, floods, cyclones and sharks combined. Phthalates in plastics linked to premature birth A study suggests that chemicals called phthalates, found in plastics and cosmetics, may be linked to a higher risk of preterm birth. High tungsten levels may raise stroke risk People with high levels of the metal tungsten, which is widely used in consumer items like cell phones, are at increased risk for stroke. Pesticides tied to endometriosis Two pesticides are associated with an increased risk of endometriosis, a common health problem that occurs in reproductive-age women. “ Latest comment on Health24 Tinkie Benadie says... Should I take pro-biotic flora with this? 90% of the doctors are all guilty in not giving their patients pro-biotic flora with antibiotics. I don't know when I can and when not. I... Co-Amoxiclav ” Global warming threatening marine life Global warming is causing a silent storm in the oceans by acidifying waters at a record rate, threatening marine life from coral reefs to fish stocks. Wind turbines are killing bats More than 600 000 of the mammals may have died in 2012 in the United States. Air pollution linked to low birth weight European women exposed to even low levels of urban air pollution during pregnancy may be at heightened risk of having a low-birth weight baby. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Grief » Phases of grief Culture and grief Grieving in holidays How do you deal with grief? There is no right way of coping with death. The way a person grieves depends on the personality of that person and the relationship with the person who has died. Weight loss » Healthy snacking Weight and heart Texting and weight 10 tips to lose weight Need to shed some weight? Get rid of those extra kilos for good with these 10 expert weight loss tips, compiled by Health24's DietDoc, Dr Ingrid van Heerden.