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2013-03-02 23:03:38

A recent article from Bloomberg.com sheds light on a waxing trend in men and women that is killing off the pubic lice species known as Crabs, but may cause damage and Bacteria infections in the skin. Probiotic Action, creator of the best treatment for acne, shares why waxing may be causing bacterial infections in pores. Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 02, 2013 With summer fast approaching, men and women everywhere are preparing to spend more time baring their skin in the sun. The common practice of...

Hitch-hikers On Birds For Life
2012-05-14 12:07:31

Although chewing lice spend their entire lives as parasites on birds, it is difficult to predict patterns of lice distribution, new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, reveals. Researcher Daniel Gustafsson has studied chewing lice on sandpipers around the world and investigated how host birds' migration patterns affect louse distribution and relationships. With no wings and very small eyes, chewing lice are, by and large, helpless away from their host. Daniel...

On Lice: Two Parasites Are More Alike Than We Thought
2012-04-10 12:56:32

Genetic evidence suggests head lice and body lice may be the same species. This finding is of particular importance because body lice have been known to transmit deadly bacterial diseases, while head lice do not. This study can be found in the journal Insect Molecular Biology. The debate about whether these two forms of lice are the same species or not has had scientists disagreeing for years. The head louse (or Pediculus humanus capitis) is a common enemy in elementary schools and...

2011-01-18 14:25:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Natroba (spinosad) Topical Suspension 0.9% for the treatment of head lice infestation in patients ages 4 years and older. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Head lice are parasitic insects found on people's head, eyebrows, and eyelashes. They feed on human blood several times a day but are not known to cause disease. Head lice are spread mainly by...

2010-12-14 00:01:41

Now Available in Birmingham, Alabama! Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) December 13, 2010 Larada Sciences Inc. announced the availability of the revolutionary LouseBuster head lice treatment in Birmingham, Alabama. This treatment "“ already available in over 24 states - provides a chemical-free way to kill head lice and their eggs using only controlled, heated air. Clinical studies show that the treatment provides a safe, fast and highly effective method to kill all stages of head lice "“...

2009-09-21 12:53:00

PASSAIC, N.J., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Back to School season is here and so are head lice. The reports of lice becoming resistant to the chemical insecticide solutions are all true, and the answer lies in natural solutions, according to the experts. Most lice remedies today, whether over the counter or by prescription, are designed to kill lice but do not remove or kill the Nits (their eggs). At any point those eggs can hatch and there's a brand new case of head lice. With most so called...

2009-04-09 15:46:42

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a new prescription medication for the treatment of head lice (Pediculosis capitis) infestation. FDA officials said they gave Benzyl Alcohol Lotion (5 percent concentration) full market approval as a prescription medication, for use in patients 6 months of age and older. The lotion is the first head lice product approved by the FDA with benzyl alcohol as the active pharmaceutical ingredient. Head lice are a problem that impacts more...

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2009-03-31 09:05:24

Parents and school nurses take note. Lice are a familiar nuisance around the world and vectors of serious diseases, such as epidemic typhus, in developing regions. New research indicates that lice may actually be quite unique in the animal world. In a study published online in Genome Research, scientists have analyzed the mitochondrial genome of the human body louse and discovered that it is fragmented into many pieces "“ a remarkable finding in animals that will surely spark discussion...


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2005-09-08 09:38:13

Head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) are one of the many varieties of sucking lice (singular "louse") specialized to live on different areas of various animals. As the name implies, head lice are specialized to live among the hair present on the human head and are exquisitely adapted to living mainly on the scalp and neck hairs of their human host. Lice present on other body parts covered by hair are not head lice but are either Pubic lice (Pthirus pubis) or Body lice (Pediculus humanus...

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