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2014-02-26 08:29:03

Fewer Moms are Aware of Prescription Treatments for Head Lice Compared to OTC Yet Those Who Used an Rx Report Greater Satisfaction SWIFTWATER, Pa., February 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although head lice are a common problem in families with school-aged children,(1,2,3) a new national survey reveals that despite 60% of moms - including 85% of those who have experienced head lice in their household as an adult(i) - saying they know the facts about head lice, many still appear to be confused when...

Claim That Teen Selfies Cause Head Lice Epidemic May Be Nonsense
2014-02-25 08:30:21

[ Watch the Video: Do Selfies Spread Lice? ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Posing with your friends for a selfie may seem harmless enough, but at least one expert suggests that such innocent behavior could be more harmful than one may think. While teens everywhere smoosh their heads together to get the perfect picture, they could be unleashing an army of head lice upon each other’s scalps. This is the claim of lice-treatment expert Mary McQuillan, who...

2014-02-24 07:54:55

Barbara K. Kennedy, Penn State University 23 February 2014 — Two teams have independently discovered that a single regulatory protein acts as the master genetic switch that triggers the development of male and female sexual forms (termed gametocytes) of the malaria parasite, solving a long-standing mystery in parasite biology with important implications for human health. The protein, AP2-G, is necessary for activating a set of genes that initiate the development of gametocytes -- the...

2014-02-17 23:23:22

New policy to counter bed bugs set to be approved in Lawrence City, said a report. My Cleaning Products suggested a pesticide-exempt bed bug spray to help the residents clear the pest without risking their health. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 A new law against bed bugs was proposed in Lawrence City in Kansas. In fact, it was already set to be approved, said a report from ljworld.com. In response to it, My Cleaning Products recommended a pesticide-exempt bed bug spray to also...

2014-02-06 23:27:08

Bed bugs persist in Snohomish County Work Release Center, a report said. To help get rid of them for real, My Cleaning Products suggested the use of an effective and pesticide-exempt bed bug spray. Everett, WA (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 Bed bugs continue to plague the work release center of Snohomish County. And stating that anyone else could face the same recurring problem, My Cleaning Products recommended a pesticide-exempt bed bug spray to help the public get rid of the pest at oncel. A...

2014-01-30 23:34:29

FetchRx recently installed an Auto-Reorder Program for all pet medications. Features of this system allow pet owners to automatically reorder at the customer’s desired interval. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 FetchRx, an online pet pharmacy and supply company based in Asheville, North Carolina, has recently installed an Auto-Reorder Program for all pet medications. Features of this system allow pet owners to set medications such as heartworm preventatives, flea and tick...

2014-01-30 23:33:13

After any vacation its important parents and schools screen kids for head lice. After this winter's school break, Lice Troopers have detected many cases of head lice in schools. (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 When families travel to family and friends on their vacation, sometimes they get more than they bargained for. Head Lice are easily transferred to close friends and families on vacation and may have returned home along with the happy memories. The National Pediculosis Association...

2014-01-19 12:20:22

Important guideline revisions made by both parasite-focused organizations address heartworm prevention, treatment and diagnosis; and include information about FDA approval of the first-ever treatment for circulating microfilaria SHAWNEE, Kan., Jan. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterinarians wanting to keep their heartworm protocols up to date should check out the latest information from the American Heartworm Society (AHS) and the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), say...

2014-01-17 11:22:44

Schistosoma mansoni and its close relatives are parasitic flatworms that affect millions worldwide and kill an estimated 250,000 people a year. A study published on January 16 in PLOS Pathogens identifies a new part of the molecular pathway that controls parasite movement. And because coordinated movement is essential for the schistosome life cycle in its human host, this protein is a promising new drug target. "We know that many anti-parasitic drugs act on the worm's nervous system", says...

2014-01-15 23:02:57

Introducing AirAllé™, a patented lice treatment by Larada Sciences that is extremely effective. The firm is the only provider of the FDA-cleared heated air device that kills lice and nits (eggs) in a one-time treatment. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Many companies believe the economic recovery is moving at a slow pace, but not Larada Sciences. The company has been expanding, and aggressively working with entrepreneurs and investors across the country who wish to...


Latest Parasites Reference Libraries

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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