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2014-01-31 23:31:42

Most over the counter Head Lice Products contain chemicals and pesticides in order to kill Lice and Nits. It's extremely important to treat lice using an all-natural method. Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Lice Troopers now provides an all-natural one time treatment for removing lice and nits. Most patients purchase chemicals from the local pharmacy when they first learn a family member has a case of head lice. "When choosing which head lice products to use, it’s very...

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...

2014-01-28 08:23:39

OXFORD, England, January 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panama has now approved the next phase of evaluation for Oxitec's sterile mosquitoes as a novel tool to combat the dengue mosquito. The announcement comes weeks after Panama's Health Minister, Javier Diaz, declared that the country was experiencing a 'dengue epidemic'. Concern over Panama's growing number of cases has highlighted the need for new, more effective ways of controlling the dengue mosquito, Aedes aegypti,...

2013-12-30 23:01:16

The current issue of the Journal of Parasitology includes an address by the outgoing American Society for Parasitologists (ASP) President, Eric Loker. In the address, Loker focused on helminth control and explained how the number of people with parasitic infections will likely be greatly reduced in the next few decades. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Helminths, or parasitic worms, are an ongoing public health concern. The number of infections has declined in recent decades and...

2013-12-13 23:04:50

Sacramento families can stop scratching their heads about how to eliminate head lice. The Hair Angels brings their guaranteed Shepherd Method TM of lice removal to Sacramento County. sacramento, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 The Hair Angels, a Southern California based, head lice removal service, today announced their expansion into California’s Sacramento County Community. The Hair Angels is a head lice removal service established in 2008 to eliminate lice in the comfort and privacy of...

Fruit Flies Pickier Than You Think
2013-12-05 19:17:53

Cell Press On your kitchen counter, it might seem as though fruit flies will show up for just about any type of fruit you leave around for them. But when given a choice about where to lay their eggs, those flies will go for citrus most of the time, new work shows. The basis for that seemingly complex food preference is surprisingly simple, according to a report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on December 5. It boils down to a single odorant receptor found on a single class of...

How Mosquitoes Smell Us
2013-12-05 14:31:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many a pleasant summer’s evening has been ruined by the onset of swarms of mosquitoes, and studies have shown that the flying pests are drawn to both the carbon dioxide we exhale and the scent of our skin. A new study, published in the journal Cell, has found that mosquitoes actually use the same olfactory mechanism to detect both carbon dioxide and skin odors. "It was a real surprise when we found that the mosquito's CO2 receptor...

Treatment Target For Public Health Risk Parasite Identified
2013-11-27 10:34:50

McGill University Health Centre In the developing world, Cryptosporidium parvum has long been the scourge of freshwater. A decade ago, it announced its presence in the United States, infecting over 400,000 people – the largest waterborne-disease outbreak in the county's history. Its rapid ability to spread, combined with an incredible resilience to water decontamination techniques, such as chlorination, led the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United Sates to add C. parvum to...

2013-11-13 23:32:17

Lice Troopers is the latest addition to South Florida's business's using an all natural approach to battling head lice. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Help has arrived for South Florida families dealing with what’s often an unmentionable: head lice. Lice Troopers, a new head lice treatment salon at 1005 Kane Concourse, is dedicated to eradication of head lice and education to prevent the insects’ spread or reoccurrence. Jennie Harel, a 30-year Miami Beach resident, has...

2013-11-10 23:03:04

A strain of super lice is going around local schools this year according to CBS News & Jennie Harel, Owner of Lice Troopers. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 10, 2013 They’re not your average lice & nits because most are resistant to the usual chemical treatments sold at the pharmacies. There’s a lot of misinformation on the internet about this and how to get rid of these pesky bugs. Head lice has nothing to do with cleanliness or hygiene. They love clean hair. Like the common cold,...


Latest Parasitology Reference Libraries

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...

Echinococcus multilocularis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Echinococcus multilocularis is a species of tapeworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is one of a few worms that cause echinococcosis, a disease that affects many canid species including wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackals, domesticated dogs. Humans can also contract this disease. Adult members of this species can reach an average length of .2 inches, and like other species of tapeworm, its body is segmented by three proglottids. Its head, or scolex, is equipped with...

Trichinella spiralis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Trichinella spiralis, sometimes known as the pork worm, is a parasite within the Nematoda class. It can be found in pigs, rats, humans, and bears. This worm causes trichinosis in humans, most often from consuming undercooked pork. This species is the smallest within its class, reaching an average body length of .16 centimeters. Females are twice as large as males, displaying a sexual dimorphism. The reproductive organs of females are unique to the species in that the front end holds developed...

Guinea Worm, Dracunculus medinensis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis) is a species of roundworm with the Nematoda phylum. This species is once ranged throughout Asia and Africa, including the west coasts of Africa in Guinea. Although it is not present in this range anymore, the species retains its common name. It was identified in this area by Carl Linnaeus, who discovered the parasite in many merchants along the coast. Its scientific name was also given due to a large population in one area, called Medina. Dracunculus...

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