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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...

2012-02-17 08:00:00

Lice Busters, a family-owned lice removal service with over 20 years of industry experience, was recently featured in the movie "I Don't Know How She Does It." Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 Lice Busters, a veteran force in the lice removal industry known for its all-natural products, is promoting its recent Hollywood debut as the go-to lice service in "I Don't Know How She Does It," a 2011 film staring Sarah Jessica Parker. Available online at http://www.LiceBusters.co, the head...


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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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Word of the Day
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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.