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2009-09-14 06:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) announced today the kickoff of S.C.R.A.T.C.H. (School and Community Resources to Avoid and Take Control of Head Lice), a campaign to educate school nurses, students, parents and the general public about the prevention and control of head lice. NASN has teamed up with Sciele Pharma, Inc., a Shionogi company, on the multi-faceted program, which is being launched as children throughout the U.S. head...

2009-05-13 08:41:00

ROSEMARY REPEL(R) Shows Stellar 92 Percent Effective Rate; First For Non-Chemical Treatment PASSAIC, N.J., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As "super lice" become more resistant to some pharmaceutical remedies, a just released, independent study reveals that the all-natural head lice product line, Rosemary Repel Hair Care, has an over 92% effective rate in preventing lice from infesting hair follicles. In an in-vitro research project using live lice, it was determined that Rosemary Repel Spray,...

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...

2009-04-09 15:46:42

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a new prescription medication for the treatment of head lice (Pediculosis capitis) infestation. FDA officials said they gave Benzyl Alcohol Lotion (5 percent concentration) full market approval as a prescription medication, for use in patients 6 months of age and older. The lotion is the first head lice product approved by the FDA with benzyl alcohol as the active pharmaceutical ingredient. Head lice are a problem that impacts more...

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...

2008-07-17 12:01:18

Sciele Pharma, which develops branded prescription products, has announced that the FDA has issued an approvable letter for the head lice treatment. Sciele Pharma is working closely with Summers Laboratories and the FDA to provide additional information that was requested.

2005-08-06 14:54:07

Fine combing of wet hair is far more effective than current over the counter chemical treatments for eliminating head lice, shows research published online by the BMJ today. Head lice are parasites that usually infest the scalps of school age children. Current treatments include over the counter insecticide products or fine tooth combing of wet hair using a specially developed "Bug Buster" kit. However, chemical resistance is a problem, while wet combing is unproved as a treatment. The...


Latest Treatment of human head lice Reference Libraries

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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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