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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...

2010-01-29 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...

2010-01-25 17:05:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Fairies, the head lice helpers, today announced a plan that's tough on head lice, but easy on the wallet. The self-help initiative will deliver free counseling on safe, non toxic ways to eliminate head lice. The Hair Fairies website will offer a simple step-by-step tutorial to help families help themselves. A free Hotline is available to answer parents' concerns over head lice infestation. In a challenging economic climate, getting rid of head lice...

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2009-12-24 11:48:21

Norwegian salmon is a popular holiday treat for many, but the fish is threatened by a small parasite that is spreading quickly among wild and farmed salmon. According to an AFP report, fish farmers have recently noticed an increase in Lepeophtheirus salmonis, a tiny sea louse that feeds on salmon's skin and mucous membranes. The alarming rate of parasitic infestation has risen threefold since last year. The louse, which is naturally present in the sea, poses no threat to human consumption....

2009-11-25 07:15:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Fairies, the head lice helpers (www.hairfairies.com), announced that it will ring in the holiday season with a Thanksgiving Nit Zapping(TM) giveaway. The first 100 callers to the Head Lice Hotline at 1-877-285-0069 will receive their choice of a free, all natural, Nit-Zapping(TM) shampoo, cream or prevention oil. In addition, Hair Fairies will offer 50% off its whole range of safe, non-toxic products throughout December. More seasonal discounts are...

2009-09-21 12:53:00

PASSAIC, N.J., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Back to School season is here and so are head lice. The reports of lice becoming resistant to the chemical insecticide solutions are all true, and the answer lies in natural solutions, according to the experts. Most lice remedies today, whether over the counter or by prescription, are designed to kill lice but do not remove or kill the Nits (their eggs). At any point those eggs can hatch and there's a brand new case of head lice. With most so called...

2009-09-14 06:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) announced today the kickoff of S.C.R.A.T.C.H. (School and Community Resources to Avoid and Take Control of Head Lice), a campaign to educate school nurses, students, parents and the general public about the prevention and control of head lice. NASN has teamed up with Sciele Pharma, Inc., a Shionogi company, on the multi-faceted program, which is being launched as children throughout the U.S. head...

2009-09-09 06:55:00

MIAMI, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- It's that time of year -- children are gearing up to go back to school. Fresh from a summer full of fun, they'll be heading into classrooms with good attitudes, new clothes and backpacks stuffed with school supplies. Some, however, will unknowingly be returning to class with their heads crawling with tiny, pesky lice. During September, slated as Head Lice Prevention Month, teachers who stumble upon head lice cases will be dismissing kids from the school...

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...


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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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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.