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Latest Head-louse infestation Stories

2011-08-04 07:00:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's back-to-school season and for many families, that means new morning routines, homework and head lice. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/shionogi/50422/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110804/MM45457 ) Each year, approximately 6 to 12 million children in the U.S. are infested with this common, six-legged critter that feeds on human blood. After weeks...

2011-07-28 00:00:59

Effective and non-toxic treatments, such as Quit Nits Complete Head Lice Kit, can kill head lice and prevent re-infestation without exposing children, babies and pregnant or nursing mothers to pesticide risks. Ideal for back to school season, The Quit Nits Complete Lice Kit contains a 4 fl. oz. bottle of Advance Lice Treatment Cream to eliminate head lice and their eggs, and one easy-to-use Everyday Preventative Spray (1 fl. oz.) to prevent re-infestation. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 27,...

2011-07-11 07:30:00

HORSHAM, Pa., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a study sponsored by Topaz Pharmaceuticals Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, scientists from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst presented data showing that a 0.5% ivermectin (IVM) cream formulation was active against lice eggs from permethrin resistant head lice. The data were presented in a poster presentation on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology in...

2011-06-07 07:30:00

HORSHAM, Pa., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Topaz Pharmaceuticals Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted for filing the New Drug Application (NDA) for the use of ivermectin topical cream as a treatment for head lice infestations in children and adults. "This filing represents the transition of the Company from the development phase as we are now preparing to commercialize our lead product...

2011-05-20 00:00:30

Lice Knowing You, Inc. announces the grand opening of their new lice treatment salon in Beaverton and celebrates with free head lice checks. Portland, OR (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 Lice Knowing You, Inc, the Pacific Northwest's premier head-lice removal company, announces the grand opening of their new lice treatment salon in Beaverton, OR. The first salon of its kind in Oregon, Lice Knowing You (LKY) staff are trained and certified head lice removal experts that specialize in head lice removal,...

2011-05-02 07:00:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Venture-backed pharmaceutical company Hatchtech Pty Ltd has enrolled the first subjects for its Phase 2b clinical study to confirm the efficacy of its novel head lice treatment DeOvo(TM). This Phase 2b trial will evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of two dose levels of a single application of DeOvo compared to vehicle. It will conducted in approximately 132 healthy subjects with head lice infestation, 2 years of age and older in...

2011-02-23 00:00:41

Fairy Tales Hair Care, the creators and leaders in professional children's hair care is now being distributed by SalonCentric. The #1 Rosemary Repel Lice Prevention line will now be available through the Loreal distribution network consisting of 3,800 salon professionals, 1,240 distributor sales consultants and more than 757 stores in the U.S. Passaic, NJ (PRWEB) February 21, 2011 Fairy Tales Hair Care, the creators and leaders in the professional children's hair care market, is pleased...

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...

2011-01-07 18:37:00

A new University of Florida study following the evolution of lice shows modern humans started wearing clothes about 170,000 years ago, a technology which enabled them to successfully migrate out of Africa. Principal investigator David Reed, associate curator of mammals at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the UF campus, studies lice in modern humans to better understand human evolution and migration patterns. His latest five-year study used DNA sequencing to calculate when clothing...

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 "“...


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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