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On Lice: Two Parasites Are More Alike Than We Thought
2012-04-10 12:56:32

Genetic evidence suggests head lice and body lice may be the same species. This finding is of particular importance because body lice have been known to transmit deadly bacterial diseases, while head lice do not. This study can be found in the journal Insect Molecular Biology. The debate about whether these two forms of lice are the same species or not has had scientists disagreeing for years. The head louse (or Pediculus humanus capitis) is a common enemy in elementary schools and...

2011-08-17 00:00:03

The National Pediculosis Association ® (NPA) kicks off another Comb First! campaign for back-to-school this September. The goal is to help families and communities control head lice without exposing themselves and their environment to pesticides and other toxic chemicals. Newton, MA (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 The non-profit National Pediculosis Association (NPA) has been the annual sponsor of National Head Lice Prevention Month since 1985. NPA initiated Comb First! to help communities...

2011-08-04 07:00:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's back-to-school season and for many families, that means new morning routines, homework and head lice. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/shionogi/50422/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110804/MM45457 ) Each year, approximately 6 to 12 million children in the U.S. are infested with this common, six-legged critter that feeds on human blood. After weeks...


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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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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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