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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...

2012-04-10 02:26:26

MINNEAPOLIS, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- They're creepy, they're crawly - and they're much more than an inconvenience. Ask any mom who has ever had to deal with head lice and she will tell you, they wreak havoc on the household. Until now, moms have had to rely on harsh, chemical-laden over-the-counter products to get rid of the little buggers, but now there is a new choice. Ladibugs Hair Care - the first 100 percent chemical-free head lice product line - is now available at more than...

2012-04-04 06:26:43

LOS ANGELES, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Fairies national salons, dedicated to head lice removal are the safe solution for frantic families and will offer free screenings in all salons on April 16. With spring, more children are outdoors in team sports, a key breeding ground for spikes in head lice. Hair Fairies salons in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City and Fairfield, Conn., use only proprietary natural, non-toxic lice products are based on botanical...

Image 1 - Scratching The Surface Of Social Interaction
2012-03-26 02:28:28

It can be difficult to uncover the behavior of small, shy, nocturnal primates like the brown mouse lemur (Microcebus rufus), especially in the dense rainforests of Madagascar where this lemur lives. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Ecology shows that the social interactions of brown mouse lemurs can be monitored by mapping the transfer of tagged lice. Brown mouse lemurs are the only known host of the parasitic louse Lemurpediculus verruculosus. The lice...

2012-03-02 09:23:00

LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Fairies wants clients to say goodbye to winter and head lice with its fresh botanical blends that are non-toxic and organic. With head lice increasingly virulent this winter, Hair Fairies is devoted to lice removal in its national salons in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City and now Fairfield, CT. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110928/LA76758LOGO) Just in time for spring, Hair Fairies' proprietary...

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...

2012-02-10 09:17:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Fairies, a national network of full-service clinical lice removal salons, announced today that its newest salon will open on March 1 in Fairfield, Connecticut. Founded in 1999, Hair Fairies has treated more than 500,000 clients successfully, and currently employs more than 50 full and part-time trained specialists at its established salons in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. The new lice removal salon...

2012-01-31 08:42:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Fairies wants clients to "leap" ahead in February with three discount offers in its San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York City salons. With head lice increasingly virulent this winter, Hair Fairies' national full-service clinical salons devoted to natural head lice treatment will offer 25% off lice removal services for clients who must repeat treatments within six months, to clients who refer other clients or to clients...


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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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