Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children > Health-in-Motion Updated 25 April 2016 Prevent malaria Today marks World Malaria Awareness Day and the question everyone's asking is how to prevent getting bitten in the first place. A hackathon held at Johns Hopkins University looked at this very question and found that one of the most effective ways of using mosquito repellent, besides directly applied to skin, is to treat nets, linen, tents, and sleeping bags and – yes – even clothes and accessories, including shoes, with a suitable repellent. There are many on the market that contain the active ingredient permethrin that can be safely used. Best yet, these fabric sprays are also effective against other mosquito-borne illnesses such as the Zika virus and Yellow fever. 0 More in Newsletters Work-family balance More: Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Sex What switches our sex drive on and off? Medical How older people can prevent harmful drug interactions Lifestyle Healthy diet protects teens against later weight gain Parenting Childhood gardening may encourage fruit and veg consumption Medical Every day 210 people die from heart disease in SA Fitness Working out in the concrete jungle From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.