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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...

2009-05-13 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...

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2009-03-31 09:05:24

Parents and school nurses take note. Lice are a familiar nuisance around the world and vectors of serious diseases, such as epidemic typhus, in developing regions. New research indicates that lice may actually be quite unique in the animal world. In a study published online in Genome Research, scientists have analyzed the mitochondrial genome of the human body louse and discovered that it is fragmented into many pieces "“ a remarkable finding in animals that will surely spark discussion...

2009-03-17 08:00:00

EASTCHESTER, N.Y., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- FRIED LICE: "You don't have to be such a nitpicker" now has new meaning. Lice Safe, a progressive upstart manufacturing company, is set to introduce the latest in delousing technology. The technology uses the standards set at The Center for Disease Control "CDC" website. The guidelines are clear in stating: "to kill lice and their eggs/nits you must use heat in excess of 130 degrees." Lice Safe was able to adapt a design and secure it with the...

2008-12-31 13:39:22

A suburban Chicago school district no longer sends children home if staffers find louse eggs, or nits, in the kids' hair, saying the policy was an overreaction. Students now will be removed only if their scalps harbor live lice, Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 officials said. We felt that that was in keeping with the recommendations of the medical profession, Supt. Sally Pryor told the Chicago Tribune. We also felt it was important for children to be in school, she said. The no nit policy...

2008-10-03 03:00:25

By Wes Woods II SAN DIMAS - Modernization efforts of local schools were detailed with photos and presentations Wednesday night at the Bonita Unified School District board of education meeting. Two schools, Allen Avenue and Gladstone Elementary schools, were two weeks behind schedule, but the board and project managers did not appear concerned. Board president Chuck Coyne said he was not concerned and told project manager Roy Combs of Bernards that "we've seen you catch up two weeks"...

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2008-02-07 14:45:00

Lice from 1,000-year-old mummies in Peru may unravel important clues about a different sort of passage: the migration patterns of America's earliest humans, a new University of Florida study suggests."It's kind of quirky that a parasite we love to hate can actually inform us how we traveled around the globe," said David Reed, an assistant curator of mammals at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the UF campus and one of the study's authors.DNA sequencing found the strain of lice to be...

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2006-03-29 13:18:51

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Scientists working to eradicate infestations of lice in packs of interior wolves said it might be a losing battle. "We already know lice is part of Interior Alaska now, but can it be managed? That's the question," said Craig Gardner, a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks. "I think it's going to be tough." Canine lice have been spreading in Alaska's wolf population since first being found on wolves on the Kenai Peninsula in the early...


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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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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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