Spraying DDT to combat the Zika Virus would be "misguided and reckless," says Dean Lynn Goldman. "There are many pest control measures that potentially can be used, many of which are far more effective, now and in the long term, than DDT." Zika virus: Is DDT an option? - CNN.com
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GWSPH Dean Lynn Goldman says 'more research is needed to understand other mosquito populations & learn whether DDT use will be effective' in fighting the Zika Virus. “You have to be using the right weapons for the right mosquito,” says Goldman. “Firing at any mosquito we see is not going to be useful.” Why Bringing Back DDT to Fight Zika Mosquitoes Could Backfire
After the delayed response to Ebola, “The W.H.O. took a very serious hit to their reputation,” said #GWSPH Professor Ron Waldman. “They do have to be mindful of the politics, but they have to get the science right, too. They don’t have much room for slip-ups.” Zika Virus a Global Health Emergency, W.H.O. Says
'The new body types have the potential to impact both girls and boys' expectations of body image, says #GWSPH Visiting Professor Florence Williams, adding that it's important for young boys to understand women's bodies come in all shapes and sizes because "they grow up expecting girls' bodies to look a certain way."' Barbie's new shapes: Tall, petite and curvy
Hypothermia season is upon us. When temperatures reach 32 degrees or below, DC issues a Hypothermia Alert. DC residents who are homeless feel the impact of this the most. You can help. Contact the Shelter Hotline at email@example.com, (202) 399-7093, 211, or 1-800-535-7252 (for toll-free calls from a pay phone) when you see a person who is homeless who may be impacted by extreme temperatures. DC Department of Human Services - Hypothermia Alert & Shelter Information
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An update: Metro rail will close at 11pm Friday for the weekend, and Metro bus service will suspend service beginning at 5pm Friday. Details: http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=6029 Campus Advisories | The George Washington University