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2012-08-22 06:24:39

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Pharmacal today announced its plans to aggressively market its LYCELLE®( )kit, a safe and highly effective treatment for head lice, just in time for the back-to-school rush. For anxious parents nationwide, the timing couldn't be better since it's the time of year that lice infestations are most rampant. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared the LYCELLE Head Lice Removal kit for sale as a medical device...

2012-08-20 10:23:36

SWIFTWATER, Pa., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that Sklice(®) (ivermectin) Lotion, 0.5% is now commercially available by prescription in U.S. pharmacies for the topical treatment of head lice infestations in patients 6 months of age and older, in the context of an overall lice management program.(1) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120820/NY55765) Head lice cases have been rapidly...

Artificial Intelligence Finds Mutations Faster
2012-08-20 05:57:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In order to fully understand some diseases – how they work, how they spread, response to drugs, etc – researchers have been employing some of the world´s tiniest animals, such as the multicellular fruit fly, nematode, or zebra fish. While this examination by itself is useful, these researchers can make real progress in their studies if they can examine a multitude of animals in order to detect any mutation among...

2012-08-12 23:03:15

Lice Tamers head lice treatment service is expanding. Previously offering only in-home lice removal services, Lice Tamers is opening a full-service lice treatment center in Huntington Station, and will be offering low-cost 'back-to-school" head checks through 8/25/12. Huntington Station, NY (PRWEB) August 11, 2012 September is National Head Lice Prevention Month, and Lice Tamers Head Lice Treatment Service is ready to help. Lice Tamers is set to open their brand new, fully-equipped,...

2012-08-12 23:00:05

Prevalence of infection in raccoons can range to nearly 100% of all raccoons sampled in an area Dixon, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2012 Animal Capture and Removal is reminding residents of the risks associated with raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris porcyonis) and urging everyone to take proper precautions to prevent human infection. Raccoon roundworm can be highly prevalent in certain areas of the state, with infection rates ranging to 100% of all raccoons sampled in some areas. Proper hygiene...

2012-08-02 23:00:42

MyCleaningProducts advised the stocking of Bed Bug Bully to all Olympic-bound travelers. It said that apart from sports enthusiasts from all over the world, bed bugs were also expected to flock the biggest sporting event. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) August 02, 2012 Bed Bug Bully reviews are more than just rambles of good words from satisfied clients. They are also evidence of the high-quality bed bug elimination that can be delivered by the solution. And so to all London visitors,...

2012-08-02 10:21:47

ATLANTA, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Back to school season is upon us, and if you are not careful, you may unknowingly invite pests into your new home, or transport pests from your parents' or friends' homes. Anything from bed bugs to rodents can reside where you do, because they are all looking for the basic necessities--food, water and shelter. Dr. Ron Harrison, entomologist and technical services director at Orkin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc. (NYSE: ROL), has the top 10...

2012-07-24 02:23:36

DAVIS, Calif., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), a leading global provider of natural pest management products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, has filed a patent on the latest discovery from its biopesticide screening platform: a new species of bacteria from a known genus that kills plant parasitic nematodes (also known as roundworms) such as root knot and sting nematodes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120628/SF31203LOGO) "Our...

2012-07-14 23:02:25

A recent study said that bed bug activities are at peak during summer months. To help the public counter the pests safely, green cleaning site GreenBeanBuddy said that everyone should use the non-toxic Bed Bug Bully. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 Bed Bug Bully ingredients are safe. And for that, GreenBeanBuddy recommends the use of it to the public, especially during summer when bed bug infestation risk is at highest. The infestation of bed bugs can actually happen any time of the...

2012-07-12 06:24:35

LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Fairies is offering free lice screenings on Wednesday, July 18 in its national lice treatment salons in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City and Fairfield, Conn., and will deduct 20 percent off its all-natural, proprietary head-lice prevention products. In addition, Hair Fairies will offer free screenings on-site at camps upon request and each participating camp attendee will receive a free lice comb as well. Hair...


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Nematology
2013-09-30 13:49:26

Nematology is the study of nematodes, also known as roundworms, which first began in the nineteenth century. Like many fields of study, nematology began with ancient recordings and descriptions lacked elements of modern science. The oldest record of a nematode occurs in the Pentateuch in the fourth book of Moses known as Numbers. The reference, although not plainly stating roundworms or nematodes, is thought to refer to Dracunculus medinensis, a species that is native to the area near the Red...

Pork Tapeworm, Taenia solium
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), also known simply as a tapeworm, is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species infects pigs and humans in many areas of the world including Africa, Southern Europe, Asia, South America, and some areas of North America. This species can cause cysticercosis in its larval stage, which is one of the major causes of seizures in humans. The pork tapeworm can reach an average body length between 2 to 3 meters, but...

Paragonimus westermani
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...

Lancet Liver Fluke, Dicrocoelium dendriticum
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The lancet liver fluke (Dicrocoelium dendriticum) is a parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is thought to be native to over thirty countries including Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Iran, China, Vietnam, Japan, Ghana, and Nigeria, among many other areas. It is also found in South and North America and in Australia. It is typically found in cattle or other grazing species, so it is thought to prefer a habitat that supports these species. It is similar in...

Chinese Liver Fluke, Clonorchis sinensis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Chinese liver fluke (Clonorchis sinensis) is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It can be found in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Japan, and China and is present in nearly 30,000,000 humans today. It is thought to be one of the world’s most pervading parasites. The Chinese liver fluke requires two intermediate, or secondary, hosts and one definitive, or main, host to successfully complete its lifecycle. The first intermediate host is typically...

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