Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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 NEXT ON HEALTH24X 'Help! My baby's cough sounds like a dog's bark' 2019-08-24 10:00 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical WATCH - Why loud chewing has kept this man from talking to his family for years Diet and nutrition Can rooibos tea really help you to lose weight? Lifestyle WATCH: How your period is making other people rich Medical Does a salt water gargle do anything for a sore throat or nah? Lifestyle Smartphones may leak more radiation than expected Medical 6 foods that can cause inflammation Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.