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2011-04-08 15:35:25

Researchers say 1 damaging parasite can be used to eliminate another more difficult-to-manage parasite on hens, ultimately benefiting egg producers With the Easter holiday season coming up soon, egg consumption is expected to rise temporarily. But are hens in egg farms producing the maximum number of eggs they can? "Parasites such as fowl mites that commonly infest hens can reduce egg production by five percent or more," says Bradley A. Mullens, a professor of entomology at the University of...

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2011-04-06 13:51:03

A new study louses up a popular theory of animal evolution and opens up the possibility that dinosaurs were early "“ perhaps even the first "“ animal hosts of lice. The study, in Biology Letters, uses fossils and molecular data to track the evolution of lice and their hosts. It offers strong evidence, the researchers said, that the ancestors of lice that today feed on birds and mammals began to diversify before a mass extinction event killed off the dinosaurs about 65 million...

2010-12-14 00:01:41

Now Available in Birmingham, Alabama! Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) December 13, 2010 Larada Sciences Inc. announced the availability of the revolutionary LouseBuster head lice treatment in Birmingham, Alabama. This treatment "“ already available in over 24 states - provides a chemical-free way to kill head lice and their eggs using only controlled, heated air. Clinical studies show that the treatment provides a safe, fast and highly effective method to kill all stages of head lice "“...

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2010-12-06 07:55:00

Head lice shrivel in study as device hits the market Four years after the LouseBuster prototype made headlines when research showed the chemical-free, warm-air device wiped out head lice on children, a new study reveals that a revamped, government-cleared model is highly effective. "For a louse, it's like sticking your head out a window at 100 miles an hour; they're going to get dried out," says University of Utah biology Professor Dale Clayton, senior author of the study and a founder of...

2010-12-05 00:13:32

LoveBugs guarantees to free their clients of head lice discretely and safely, without resorting to the harsh chemicals and pesticides found in most commercially available lice-removal products. They combine personal attention with a non-toxic, environmentally safe technique, invented in Greece over 40 years ago. (Vocus/PRWEB) December 03, 2010 Lafayette, CA (Vocus) December 3, 2010 -- Head lice happen. They happen regardless of cleanliness or affluence. They are as prevalent as the common...

2010-12-01 00:28:51

SmartNutra, Inc recently announced the release of its updated formula for Clearlice that is part of its all-natural, comprehensive lice and nits treatment system. This new formula is the latest result of an ongoing, worldwide search for the most powerful, natural ingredients to use in eliminating even the most troublesome, recurring head lice and nits. Boca Raton, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) November 30, 2010 Florida based company, SmartNutra, Inc. recently announced the release of its updated...

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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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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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.