Young salmon may leap to 'oust the louse'
(Simon Fraser University) A study by Simon Fraser University aquatic ecologists Emma Atkinson and John Reynolds reveals that young salmon may jump out of water to remove sea lice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to identify lice bites
Lice are external parasites that live on the skin. Most lice are harmless to overall health, but they do cause tiny bites, which can be bothersome. In this article, learn how to identify lice by sight and by the part of the body affected. We also describe the difference between lice bites and bed bug bites. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes head lice?
Head lice have existed on humans for thousands of years. These otherwise harmless parasites can cause itchiness and discomfort. In this article, learn about the causes of lice, which groups of people are most at risk, and what treatments are available. We also explore symptoms and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Sea lice reported on Florida beach
Sea lice – microscopic pests that cause rashes underneath bathing suits – have been reported in the Pensacola area (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother considered shaving daughter's head to beat lice
Joanne, 30, from Hampshire tried seven different remedies on six-year-old Poppy's hair, including three different lotions that claim to eradicate head lice over the course of three weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Kinds of Bug Bites You Might Get This Summer — and What to Do About Them
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Gardner / Health Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Insecticide-Treated Clothing May Help Protect Against Ticks
BOSTON (CBS) — We’re heading into a particularly bad tick season and many people are looking for ways to protect themselves from the disease-carrying critters. Now a new government study finds that insecticide treated clothing may help do the trick. The insecticide, permethrin, is used to treat head lice and scabies. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control found that ticks placed on clothing pretreated with permethrin were more likely to become sluggish, fall off and were less capable of biting. Experts say the amount of insecticide applied to clothing is unlikely to be harmful, so if you work outdoors o...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV ticks Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Ampio Updates Regulatory, Clinical and NYSE Activities
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 12, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE) today announces the Company has begun preliminary discussions with the Food and Drug Administration on details of the Biologics Lice... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Ampion, osteoarthritis, albumin (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Head lice lotion used on thousands of children could catch fire
At least 10 people in Britain have suffered serious burns in the last decade after head lice lotion set their hair alight. Eight children and adults were seriously burned after using brand Hedrin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug safety update: Head lice eradication products: risk of serious burns
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a drug safety update: Head lice eradication products: risk of serious burns if treated hair is exposed to open flames or other (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 9, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Head lice treatment: Prevent a nits infestation by washing your hair with this oil
HEAD lice and nits can be an unpleasant experience, causing itchiness and an uncomfortable feeling on a person ’s head. They’re small insects that feed on blood from a human scalp, but treatment usually just involves shampoo or a special comb. If you want to prevent infestation, studies have proven using a specific oil can keep them at bay. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Footage captures lice wriggling in bus passenger's hair
It is unknown where the video was filmed, but a Facebook page from the Mexican state of Coahuila was the first to share it. The video was originally posted in August 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nits warning - THREE causes of head lice infestations
LICE and nits can cause an itchy scalp, and may make you feel like something is crawling in your hair. These are the ways you may be at risk of head lice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head lice - do YOU wash your hair regularly? This is why you’re still at risk
HEAD lice treatments include lotions or sprays, and they usually kill all of the insects within a day. But, this is why you ’re still at risk of nits if you regularly wash your hair. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head lice treatment: Three ways to prevent nits and an infestation returning
HEAD LICE, also known as nits, are small insects that feed on blood from a human scalp and live in hair. They can cause itchiness and an uncomfortable feeling, but what ’s the best form of treatment and how can you prevent an infestation in the first place or one returning? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head lice treatment: Don’t use shampoo or protection spray without doing THIS first
HEAD lice are a normal part of life and there is nothing to be embarrassed, worried or ashamed about. While you may think you have tried every trick in the book to get rid of the infestation, there are several reasons why still be causing you and your child to itch and scratch. Here ’s how to get rid of them for good. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impetigo can be caused by head lice - use this method of treatment to avoid infection
IMPETIGO is a highly contagious skin infection that causes red sores. Anyone can get it, but it can also be the result of a head lice infestation. Using this treatment method for nits can reduce the chance of an impetigo rash and banish head lice and eggs at the same time. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head lice warning: FIVE common signs of nits - are you infected?
NITS are tiny brown insects that live in human hair. Signs of head lice infestation include itchy heads and finding tiny white eggs in your hair. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head lice treatment: What does it mean if nits don’t clear?
HEAD LICE, also known as nits, are small insects that feed on blood from a human scalp. While they can cause itchiness and an uncomfortable feeling, treatment - usually shampoo or a special comb - doesn ’t need to be prescribed by a GP. But what does it mean when the lice don’t clear? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head lice warning: Signs of infestation include difficulty sleeping - are you at risk?
NITS are tiny parasitic insects that feed on human blood while living in hair. Head lice are easily spread, but a tickling feeling on your head or difficulty sleeping could be signs of the parasites. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head lice warning: SIX unusual signs that you have nits
NITS are tiny parasitic insects that feed on human blood while living in hair. Head lice are easily spread, but a tickling feeling on your head or difficulty sleeping could be signs of the parasites. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lack of hygiene to blame: New research suggests it was fleas and body lice on humans that caused the “black death” of 50 million Europeans in the 14th century – not rats
(Natural News) The Black Death of 1348 wiped out half the population of London within 18 months — with the city seeing five bodies placed on top of one another in a mass grave. The vicious plague eradicated about 50 million people in Europe, which was equivalent to a third of the continent’s population at the time. Back in early times,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black Death spread by humans, vindicating rats
One of the worst pandemics in human history, the Black Death, along with a string of plague outbreaks that occurred during the 14th to 19th centuries, was spread by human fleas and body lice, a new study suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black Death spread by human fleas and lice, research shows
The Black Death, which killed thousands throughout Europe in a pandemic stretching from the 14th to 19th century, was likely spread by parasites such as fleas and lice carried on the human body. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'
Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nuvo Pharmaceuticals (Ireland) Limited Acquires U.S. Product Rights to Resultz(R) from Piedmont Pharmaceuticals LLC
Resultz was FDA cleared in May 2017 Company now owns Resultz product rights globally Opens access to ~US$255 million head lice market MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 15, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Nuvo Pharmaceuticals Inc.™ (Nuvo or t... Biopharmaceuticals, Acquisitions Nuvo Pharmaceuticals, Piedmont Pharmaceuticals, Resultz, isopropyl myristate (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

TyraTech 2.0: Why the company ’s going all in on animal health
Following a deal worth as much as $17.5 million to sell its cornerstone human head lice treatment Vamousse to U.K.-based Alliance Pharma, Morrisville ’s TyraTech is shifting gears to focus solely on its animal health business. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

TyraTech 2.0: Why the company ’s going all in on animal health
Following a deal worth as much as $17.5 million to sell its cornerstone human head lice treatment Vamousse to U.K.-based Alliance Pharma, Morrisville ’s TyraTech is shifting gears to focus solely on its animal health business. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

What this small Morrisville company intends to do with $17.5M
Morrisville ’s TyraTech could fetch as much as $17.5 million – including $13 in cash upfront – for the sale of its Vamousse product for the treatment of head lice in humans. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Acrobatic Lice (FREE)
By the Editors Here is the most clicked-on article we featured from NEJM Group this week, in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Trying on Halloween costumes could give you head lice
Doctors see an increase in head lice during the Halloween season. The crawling bugs travel from items including wigs and masks such as what Heidi Klum wore when she was Jessica Rabbit in 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Downside of Cancer Ads;'Quit Wrecking My Health Care;' Lies About Lice
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 9, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Morning Break: Downside of Cancer Ads; Quit Wrecking My Health Care; Lies About Lice
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - October 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

The Checkup: The Latest on Lice
The pediatric role in recent years has largely been to reassure, to beg for calm, and to try to get kids back to school as quickly as possible. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Lice Children and Childhood Hair Education (K-12) Parenting Pesticides Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Acrobatic Lice / Pelvic Exam for Bleeding During Pregnancy? / California Neurology Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 65-year-old man presented with a … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Head lice WARNING: Increasing number of parents REFUSING to treat infestations
BRITISH children are suffering from severe head lice infestations because parents refuse to treat them, an expert has claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heath Tip: Getting Rid of Head Lice
-- Head lice infections are common among school-age children, but with the proper treatment, you can get rid of both the bugs and their nits (eggs). The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Remove clothing before starting the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Children are suffering serious head lice infestations
Parasitologist Ian Burgess, director of the Medical Entomology Centre in Cambridge, warned parents' relaxed attitudes were contributing to an increase in serious infestations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents reveal they've tried vodka to banish head lice
EXCLUSIVE: A staggering 8 per cent of parents have tried vodka in a desperate bid to treat their child's nits, according to a survey of British parents. One in ten have also been told to try mayonnaise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Climate change could wipe out a third of parasite species, study finds
Parasites such as lice and fleas are crucial to ecosystems, scientists say, and extinctions could lead to unpredictable invasionsClimate change could wipe out a third of all parasite species on Earth, according to the most comprehensive analysis to date.Tapeworms, roundworms, ticks, lice and fleas are feared for the diseases they cause or carry, but scientists warn that they also play a vital role in ecosystems. Major extinctions among parasites could lead to unpredictable invasions of surviving parasites into new areas, affecting wildlife and humans and making a “significant contribution” to the sixth mass ext...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Climate change Insects Wildlife Conservation Science Environment Animals World news US news Source Type: news

Treating and Preventing Head Lice
Head lice. Learn how to check for them, how to treat them, and how to avoid having them in your home. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: White pubic hair: Four possible causes
White pubic hair is part of aging. However, it can also be a symptom of other conditions, such as pubic lice or vitiligo. Find out more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Aug. 25, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From InspireMD’s Swiss distribution deal to CoreLink’s stackable guide wire launch, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. InspireMD announces Swiss distribution deal InspireMD announced in an Aug. 25 press release that it has signed an agreement with 1a Medical to distribute the CGuard EPS (Embolic Prevention System). The new distributor is one of the leading medical distributors in Switzerland and plans to help launch the CGuard there. 2. EarlySense and SleepMed partnered for sleep apnea EarlySense and SleepMed are have forged a p...
Source: Mass Device - August 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Laboratory Instruments/Laboratory Supplies Research & Development Surgical CoreLink EarlySense InspireMD Life Spine Inc. Medovex MedTech Prollenium SleepMed TechCa Source Type: news

Former Dutch government minister to lead tainted egg probe
The Dutch government has appointed a former justice minister to lead an investigation into the illegal use of a pesticide to treat laying hens for lice infestations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Teen Hospitalized After Sea Bug Attack
Sea "lice" attack boy while swimming. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Aug. 7, 2017
Sea "lice" attack boy while swimming. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lice On The Plane: Grounds For Grounding Passengers? It Happened To One Family On Delta
Delta last weekend kicked a family of five off of a flight because flight attendants " diagnosed " the middle child with the itchy scalp as having head lice. But a top lice expert says Delta greatly overreacted. Head lice infestation isn't a disease, and, he said, it's not even clear the boy had them. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Rubin, Contributor Tags: NYSE:DAL Source Type: news

Piedmont Pharmaceuticals gets FDA approval for lice kit
Piedmont Pharmaceuticals has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a lice removal kit, the Greensboro company said Tuesday. With the FDA’s approval, Piedmont Pharmaceuticals is considering options — including a commercial partner — to launch the product in the United States, the company said. The lice removal kit is already sold outside of the U.S. The product, called RESULTZ Lice& Egg Elimination Kit, kills and removes head lice. The product is pesticide-free … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Morrisville company to split into two entities
Morrisville ’s TyraTech (AIM: TYR, and TYRU) – which trades on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange – is looking for growth through a new licensing deal and plans to split into two separate entities. The company – known for its Vamousse head lice treatments sold in major retailers like Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid – announced this week that its joint venture with American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE: AVD), called Envance Technologies, has inked a development and licensing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news