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Latest Head-louse infestation Stories

2012-08-22 06:24:39

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Pharmacal today announced its plans to aggressively market its LYCELLE®( )kit, a safe and highly effective treatment for head lice, just in time for the back-to-school rush. For anxious parents nationwide, the timing couldn't be better since it's the time of year that lice infestations are most rampant. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared the LYCELLE Head Lice Removal kit for sale as a medical device...

2012-08-20 10:23:36

SWIFTWATER, Pa., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that Sklice(®) (ivermectin) Lotion, 0.5% is now commercially available by prescription in U.S. pharmacies for the topical treatment of head lice infestations in patients 6 months of age and older, in the context of an overall lice management program.(1) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120820/NY55765) Head lice cases have been rapidly...

2012-08-12 23:03:15

Lice Tamers head lice treatment service is expanding. Previously offering only in-home lice removal services, Lice Tamers is opening a full-service lice treatment center in Huntington Station, and will be offering low-cost 'back-to-school" head checks through 8/25/12. Huntington Station, NY (PRWEB) August 11, 2012 September is National Head Lice Prevention Month, and Lice Tamers Head Lice Treatment Service is ready to help. Lice Tamers is set to open their brand new, fully-equipped,...

2012-07-12 06:24:35

LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Fairies is offering free lice screenings on Wednesday, July 18 in its national lice treatment salons in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City and Fairfield, Conn., and will deduct 20 percent off its all-natural, proprietary head-lice prevention products. In addition, Hair Fairies will offer free screenings on-site at camps upon request and each participating camp attendee will receive a free lice comb as well. Hair...

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...

2012-05-08 06:31:09

LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Fairies is offering free lice screenings Saturday, May 12 to any mom at its national salons located in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City and Fairfield, Conn. Also, patrons who visit and complete a survey at the Fairfield lice treatment salon during the month of May will be eligible to win a family pass for six months of free screenings. Hair Fairies is dedicated to head lice removal and is the safe solution...

2012-05-02 02:28:09

LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Nit Picky, Inc. a professional head lice removal company announced their first annual Head Lice Treatment Giveaway, worth up to $5000 in professional head lice treatments and lice products to elementary schools in California, Colorado, Oregon, New York and Nevada, within the company's service areas. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120502/CG98839) The program was founded as a resource for school teachers, nurses and administration...

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...

2012-04-10 02:26:26

MINNEAPOLIS, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- They're creepy, they're crawly - and they're much more than an inconvenience. Ask any mom who has ever had to deal with head lice and she will tell you, they wreak havoc on the household. Until now, moms have had to rely on harsh, chemical-laden over-the-counter products to get rid of the little buggers, but now there is a new choice. Ladibugs Hair Care - the first 100 percent chemical-free head lice product line - is now available at more than...

2012-04-04 06:26:43

LOS ANGELES, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Fairies national salons, dedicated to head lice removal are the safe solution for frantic families and will offer free screenings in all salons on April 16. With spring, more children are outdoors in team sports, a key breeding ground for spikes in head lice. Hair Fairies salons in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City and Fairfield, Conn., use only proprietary natural, non-toxic lice products are based on botanical...


Latest Head-louse infestation Reference Libraries

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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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