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Giant mosquitoes on the rise in parts of SoCal – but they’re not mosquitoes

LANCASTER, Calif. (KABC)– Have you seen more of those huge mosquitoes buzzing around lately? Officials say the big pests are on the increase – but they’re not mosquitoes.The Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District (AVMVCD )has been getting many calls from homeowners about them. District entomologist Karen Mellor states those annoying bugs are really crane flies.”Crane flies look just like mosquitoes , but are rather a bit bigger. The excellent thing is that they do not bite or cause any illness. They can be very frustrating, especially in large numbers,” Mellor said in a press release.Recent weather conditions…

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LAD Suffering From Rare Weight Gain Illness Competes In Triathlons To Fight It

An eight-year-old boy who suffers from a rare illness that means he constantly gains weight is attempting to combat the disease by competing in triathlons. Jake Vella, suffers from the deadly hormonal illness, known as ROHHAD (rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysregulation, hypoventilation and autonomic dysregulation), which less than 100 people have been diagnosed with. The condition makes Jake, from Malta, put on weight despite eating healthily, exercising and living a normal life. As of yet, nobody who has suffered from the condition has lived past their twenties and doctors are unsure what age Jake will live until. In spite…

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Casa Bonita recognized for public health

Casa Bonita (Photo: Wikipedia) DENVER – Congratulations to Casa Bonita! The Denver institution was recognized as the 2016 Public Health Champion of the Year from Jefferson County Public Health. Every year, Jeffco Public Health honors those who help prevent illness and promote health while demonstrating heroism in their community. The categories range from Ensuring Safe and Healthy Childcare for Homeless and Low-Income Families to Assuring Food Safety which Casa Bonita was recognized for. On March 30, 2017, Jefferson County Public Health recognized Casa Bonita as the 2016 Public Health Champion of… https://t.co/MH63E4qfdT — Casa Bonita Denver (@CasaBonitaDen) April 4, 2017…

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White House to Be Lit in Blue in Honor of Autism Awareness

The White House will light up in the color blue Sunday evening in honor of World Autism Awareness Day. “I invite all Americans to Light it Up Blue, which Melania and I will do at the White House,” President Trump said in an announcement Friday, according to The Hill. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER “I call upon all Americans to learn more about the signs of autism to improve early diagnosis, understand the challenges faced by those with autism spectrum disorders, and to do what they can to support individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families,” he added….

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If You Want To Be Happy Then You Should Go For A Nap, Apparently

Good news for everyone who loves a bit of shut eye, it’s turns out that napping is the key to happiness. It was already known that sleep boasts a number of health benefits, including increasing productivity and protecting against heart disease, but now scientists have claimed that brief naps have their own, unique advantages. Professor Richard Wiseman, from the University of Hertfordshire, said: “Previous research has shown that naps of under 30 minutes make you more focused, productive and creative, and these new findings suggest the tantalising possibility that you can also become happier by just taking a short…

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