What Is the Zika Virus Risk for Older Adults?

The severe birth defects in babies born to women suspected of having the Zika virus have received most of the attention about this disease in the news, but the virus also poses a risk to older adults. Researchers have been studying a link between the mosquito-borne virus and developing Guillain-Barre syndrome, a post-infection complication that can lead to temporary paralysis in adults. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently confirmed that link based on two U.S. cases of Guillain-Barre …

Cheap, Easy Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes Away

Is it just my imagination, or are mosquitos getting more plentiful and vicious every summer?  The other day I swatted one feasting on my arm that was nearly the size of a parakeet. That thing could drink Count Dracula under the table. See also: 23 Ways to Save at Home Eliminating standing water around your yard and neighborhood can go a long ways towards controlling mosquitos in the immediate area by denying the thirsty blood-suckers a place to breed. Empty …