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Latest Head-louse infestation Stories

2010-06-21 14:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A global research team led by scientists from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) today published a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describing the sequencing and analysis of the body louse genome. Lead author, Ewen Kirkness, Ph.D., JCVI, directed the sequencing and gene-finding efforts in the project. Detailed analysis of the genome was then conducted by a large international group of 71 scientists,...

2010-05-04 08:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Larada Sciences Inc. announced the availability of the revolutionary FDA-cleared and CE-marked LouseBuster(TM) device, which provides a new, chemical-free way to kill head lice and their eggs using only controlled, heated air. Clinical studies show that the device provides a safe, fast and highly effective method to kill all stages of head lice - including lice eggs*! To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2010-03-04 13:00:00

Dermatologists address the growing incidence of parasitic infestations linked to skin and hair problems MIAMI, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If simply the thought of bedbugs, scabies and head lice makes you feel a little itchy, imagine how those affected by these common infestations feel when they learn what has been creeping around them and causing symptoms such as intense itching, red bite marks or irritated scalps. Even less comforting is the fact that some parasitic infestations...

2010-02-24 10:20:22

New FDA approved treatment is safe and effective in children as young as 6 months old A new non-neurotoxic treatment for head lice has been found to have an average of 91.2% treatment success rate after one week, and to be safe in humans from six months of age and up. This is the finding of a study published today in Pediatric Dermatology. Benzyl Alcohol Lotion 5% (known as UlesfiaTM) works by suffocating lice, a method which has been attempted by treating with household items such as...

2010-01-29 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Fairies, the head lice helpers, today reaffirmed its commitment to placing social conscience over short term profit. The nationwide Hair Fairies salons offer free guidance on safe, all natural ways to eliminate head lice. The Hair Fairies website offers a simple step-by-step "Do It Yourself" guide to head lice elimination. The company believes that the best way to beat the recession is to put the customer first. The Hair Fairies approach has drawn...

2010-01-25 17:05:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Fairies, the head lice helpers, today announced a plan that's tough on head lice, but easy on the wallet. The self-help initiative will deliver free counseling on safe, non toxic ways to eliminate head lice. The Hair Fairies website will offer a simple step-by-step tutorial to help families help themselves. A free Hotline is available to answer parents' concerns over head lice infestation. In a challenging economic climate, getting rid of head lice...

2009-12-03 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Fairies, the head lice helpers (www.hairfairies.com), announced today that Santa Claus will be helping out every Saturday in their nationwide salons during December. Santa will listen to children's wish lists, and hand out festive candy cane and good cheer. As the Hair Fairies technicians take care of the head lice, the kids can have their photo taken with a smiling Santa. During Hanukkah, Hair Fairies Salons will also be giving out dreidels (toy...

2009-11-25 07:15:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Fairies, the head lice helpers (www.hairfairies.com), announced that it will ring in the holiday season with a Thanksgiving Nit Zapping(TM) giveaway. The first 100 callers to the Head Lice Hotline at 1-877-285-0069 will receive their choice of a free, all natural, Nit-Zapping(TM) shampoo, cream or prevention oil. In addition, Hair Fairies will offer 50% off its whole range of safe, non-toxic products throughout December. More seasonal discounts are...

2009-09-22 13:48:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether your kids are heading back to grade school, high school or college, they'll be facing a slew of health risks - many of which can be minimized with a little planning and prevention. Physicians at The Polyclinic in Seattle recommend some simple steps to keeping kids healthy and safe: Get your kids immunized for childhood diseases Vaccines are available for many serious childhood illnesses like chicken pox, measles, polio and Hepatitis B, and most...

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...


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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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.