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2010-09-08 07:15:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Fairies, the head lice helpers, today announced free school screenings for head lice. The super smart Back to School special means stress relief for educators and families across the country. In an initiative designed to help people get their lives back, Hair Fairies will screen schools free of charge. Other Back to School specials include free all natural nit-zapping shampoo for first time treated clients, as well as attractive online product...

2010-08-17 08:45:00

TORONTO, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/lice-squad-canada/new-medical-device-in-the-war-against-head-lice /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: The photo accompanying this social media release is also available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/ SOURCE LiceSquad Inc.

2010-07-28 12:37:00

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials of Zippity Doo's(TM), in favor of the just-issued new guidelines on lice, are emphasizing that the best way for parents to deal with the problem of lice is to prevent it altogether. "We agree with the recommendation that 'no healthy child should be excluded from or allowed to miss school time because of head lice,'" said Zippity Doo's representative Lorraine McNamara. "We also believe that children do not have to get to the stage where they are...

2010-07-28 07:00:00

HORSHAM, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Topaz Pharmaceuticals Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, announced positive results of studies of topical ivermectin cream, which it is developing as a potential treatment of Pediculus humanus capitis (head lice). In a Phase 2 dose-ranging study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology in Portland, OR, this novel topical formulation produced a statistically significant eradication of live lice as compared...

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2010-06-22 07:21:22

Like an unwelcome houseguest or itinerant squatter, the human body louse shows up when times are bad and always makes them worse. Now a multi-institutional team reports that it has sequenced the body louse genome, an achievement that will yield new insights into louse "“ and human "“ biology and evolution. The study, which also sequenced the genome of a microbe that lives inside the body louse, appears in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Thanks to its tenacity, the...

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...


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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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