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Latest School head lice policy Stories

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...

2011-07-28 00:00:59

Effective and non-toxic treatments, such as Quit Nits Complete Head Lice Kit, can kill head lice and prevent re-infestation without exposing children, babies and pregnant or nursing mothers to pesticide risks. Ideal for back to school season, The Quit Nits Complete Lice Kit contains a 4 fl. oz. bottle of Advance Lice Treatment Cream to eliminate head lice and their eggs, and one easy-to-use Everyday Preventative Spray (1 fl. oz.) to prevent re-infestation. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 27,...

2010-12-07 07:00:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Topaz Pharmaceuticals Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced the completion of two Phase 3 clinical trials that studied the use of ivermectin topical cream as a potential treatment for head lice. These trials were conducted according to a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) agreement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "Parents and caregivers are looking for safe and effective treatments for head lice,"...

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2010-12-06 07:55:00

Head lice shrivel in study as device hits the market Four years after the LouseBuster prototype made headlines when research showed the chemical-free, warm-air device wiped out head lice on children, a new study reveals that a revamped, government-cleared model is highly effective. "For a louse, it's like sticking your head out a window at 100 miles an hour; they're going to get dried out," says University of Utah biology Professor Dale Clayton, senior author of the study and a founder of...

2010-07-28 07:00:00

HORSHAM, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Topaz Pharmaceuticals Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, announced positive results of studies of topical ivermectin cream, which it is developing as a potential treatment of Pediculus humanus capitis (head lice). In a Phase 2 dose-ranging study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology in Portland, OR, this novel topical formulation produced a statistically significant eradication of live lice as compared...

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...

2009-05-12 07:00:00

Hair Fairies (www.hairfairies.com) opens new salon to help San Diego's frantic families rid themselves of lice SAN DIEGO, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Fairies, the head lice helpers, (www.hairfairies.com) today announced that it will open the first and only head lice removal salon in San Diego on May 12, 2009. Hair Fairies, in business since 1999, is a nationwide, full service salon dedicated to removing head lice. With salons in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Hair...

2009-03-17 08:00:00

EASTCHESTER, N.Y., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- FRIED LICE: "You don't have to be such a nitpicker" now has new meaning. Lice Safe, a progressive upstart manufacturing company, is set to introduce the latest in delousing technology. The technology uses the standards set at The Center for Disease Control "CDC" website. The guidelines are clear in stating: "to kill lice and their eggs/nits you must use heat in excess of 130 degrees." Lice Safe was able to adapt a design and secure it with the...

2008-12-31 13:39:22

A suburban Chicago school district no longer sends children home if staffers find louse eggs, or nits, in the kids' hair, saying the policy was an overreaction. Students now will be removed only if their scalps harbor live lice, Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 officials said. We felt that that was in keeping with the recommendations of the medical profession, Supt. Sally Pryor told the Chicago Tribune. We also felt it was important for children to be in school, she said. The no nit policy...

2008-10-03 03:00:25

By Wes Woods II SAN DIMAS - Modernization efforts of local schools were detailed with photos and presentations Wednesday night at the Bonita Unified School District board of education meeting. Two schools, Allen Avenue and Gladstone Elementary schools, were two weeks behind schedule, but the board and project managers did not appear concerned. Board president Chuck Coyne said he was not concerned and told project manager Roy Combs of Bernards that "we've seen you catch up two weeks"...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.