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Team Seeks Source Of Body Louse Pathology
2014-01-11 08:29:23

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign A new study seeks to determine how one parasitic species can give rise to two drastically different outcomes in its host: The human body louse (Pediculus humanus) can transmit dangerous bacterial infections to humans, while the human head louse (also Pediculus humanus) does not. A report of the new study appears in the journal Insect Molecular Biology. "Body louse-transmitted diseases include trench fever, relapsing fever and epidemic...

2014-01-08 17:11:35

A new study compares the relative rate of molecular evolution between humans and chimps with that of their lice. The researchers wanted to know whether evolution marches on at a steady pace in all creatures or if subtle changes in genes – substitutions of individual letters of the genetic code – occur more rapidly in some groups than in others. A report of the study appears in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The team chose its study subjects because humans, chimps and their...

2013-12-13 23:04:50

Sacramento families can stop scratching their heads about how to eliminate head lice. The Hair Angels brings their guaranteed Shepherd Method TM of lice removal to Sacramento County. sacramento, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 The Hair Angels, a Southern California based, head lice removal service, today announced their expansion into California’s Sacramento County Community. The Hair Angels is a head lice removal service established in 2008 to eliminate lice in the comfort and privacy of...

2013-11-13 23:32:17

Lice Troopers is the latest addition to South Florida's business's using an all natural approach to battling head lice. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Help has arrived for South Florida families dealing with what’s often an unmentionable: head lice. Lice Troopers, a new head lice treatment salon at 1005 Kane Concourse, is dedicated to eradication of head lice and education to prevent the insects’ spread or reoccurrence. Jennie Harel, a 30-year Miami Beach resident, has...

2013-11-12 23:30:48

Lice Troopers recommends using garlic extract to prevent head lice. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Lice Troopers recommends parents use Kyolic Garlic Extract each morning to help prevent their children from contracting lice. The Garlic Extract tricks the lice into thinking the hair is dirty. Head lice only like clean hair. Lice have a strong sense of smell. With as little as one to two drops in the hair each morning, it will keep the lice away. Head lice do not fly or jump. They...

2013-11-10 23:03:04

A strain of super lice is going around local schools this year according to CBS News & Jennie Harel, Owner of Lice Troopers. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 10, 2013 They’re not your average lice & nits because most are resistant to the usual chemical treatments sold at the pharmacies. There’s a lot of misinformation on the internet about this and how to get rid of these pesky bugs. Head lice has nothing to do with cleanliness or hygiene. They love clean hair. Like the common cold,...

2013-11-08 23:01:30

Lice Troopers offers an all new natural head lice removal treatment for those suffering in the South Florida region with the head lice outbreak. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Did you know that head lice can lay up to 10 eggs per day? These little eggs are more commonly known as nits and are roughly the size of a pinpoint. Because of the rapid growth rate and contagious nature of head-lice, it quickly becomes a very itchy headache for parents with small children. Parents that are...

2013-11-07 23:20:45

Lice Troopers Clinic uses all-natural conditioner, baking soda to fight head lice without the use of chemicals or pesticides. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Lice Troopers in Bal Harbour has an all-natural cure to fight head lice. No longer do the chemicals work to kill and eradicate head lice according to Jennie Harel. Yahoo health also featured an article on April 12, 2013, on the new super lice that have grown resistant to the chemicals. Most Lice have become resistant to most...

2013-09-17 23:29:56

As part of its CombFirst! Campaign, The National Pediculosis Association provides a list of red flags to help parents recognize misinformation when seeking assistance on lice treatment and prevention online. CombFirst! is in honor of National Head Lice Prevention Month which kicks off each September to last all year long. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 The National Pediculosis Association (NPA) celebrates 30 years of service this month. To extend its CombFirst! Campaign and...

2013-09-03 23:28:17

Head lice outbreaks are very common at the beginning of the school year. Lice Tamers wants to help parents and schools take the guess work out of lice detection so kids can get treated quickly, and parents can breathe a sigh of relief. Melville, NY (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 As summer comes to a close and kids return to school, they may be carrying more than just books. Head lice outbreaks are very common at the beginning of the school year, but often go undetected or even worse, are...


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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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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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