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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...

2009-09-21 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...

2009-09-14 06:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) announced today the kickoff of S.C.R.A.T.C.H. (School and Community Resources to Avoid and Take Control of Head Lice), a campaign to educate school nurses, students, parents and the general public about the prevention and control of head lice. NASN has teamed up with Sciele Pharma, Inc., a Shionogi company, on the multi-faceted program, which is being launched as children throughout the U.S. head...

2009-09-09 06:55:00

MIAMI, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- It's that time of year -- children are gearing up to go back to school. Fresh from a summer full of fun, they'll be heading into classrooms with good attitudes, new clothes and backpacks stuffed with school supplies. Some, however, will unknowingly be returning to class with their heads crawling with tiny, pesky lice. During September, slated as Head Lice Prevention Month, teachers who stumble upon head lice cases will be dismissing kids from the school...

2009-09-03 08:00:00

ALBANY, Ore., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- At just 31 years of age, and with a first grader in tow, single mom Wendy Langley set out to take on the giants in the head lice industry. The reason? She couldn't, as she says, stand putting a popular but potentially toxic head lice treatment that "smelled like bug spray" on her kid's head to kill lice. Plus, she was constantly terrified the runny liquid would seep into her daughter's eyes. Langley's desire to protect her daughter and other children...

2009-08-05 10:00:00

Sciele Pharma, Inc., a Shionogi Company, today announced the availability of Ulesfia (Benzyl Alcohol Lotion 5%), the first and only prescription medication that kills head lice by asphyxiation without potential neurotoxic side effects. Approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Ulesfia is available now by prescription nationwide in time for peak head lice season as children will shortly be headed back to school. Each year, approximately 6 to 12 million children...

2009-07-14 05:00:00

ATLANTA, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- "Head lice are a huge problem and the numbers of cases continue to increase," stated Tommy Lambert, Founder and President of Headhunters Lice Removal Service. "However as big as the Atlanta area is, when our children had lice, there was just no help available. I knew we had to be a part of that solution." Finding a viable solution was not as easy as Lambert would have thought. "I did a lot of research and finally reached out to Lice Solutions, a nonprofit...

2009-05-13 08:41:00

ROSEMARY REPEL(R) Shows Stellar 92 Percent Effective Rate; First For Non-Chemical Treatment PASSAIC, N.J., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As "super lice" become more resistant to some pharmaceutical remedies, a just released, independent study reveals that the all-natural head lice product line, Rosemary Repel Hair Care, has an over 92% effective rate in preventing lice from infesting hair follicles. In an in-vitro research project using live lice, it was determined that Rosemary Repel Spray,...

2009-05-12 07:00:00

Hair Fairies (www.hairfairies.com) opens new salon to help San Diego's frantic families rid themselves of lice SAN DIEGO, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Fairies, the head lice helpers, (www.hairfairies.com) today announced that it will open the first and only head lice removal salon in San Diego on May 12, 2009. Hair Fairies, in business since 1999, is a nationwide, full service salon dedicated to removing head lice. With salons in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Hair...

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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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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