Trial of improved procedures for driver licence testing by occupational therapists - Catchpole J, Di Stefano M, Mestroni K.
A draft manual for the Occupational Therapy Driving Test had previously been developed via a consultation process, setting out detailed specifications intended to improve the validity and reliability of the test and its consistency with other VicRoads lice... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What do lice look like?
It is easy to confuse head lice with many other conditions. In this article, learn about what head lice and their eggs look like, as well as how to treat them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

VIDEO: Head Lice Up Close, And All Too Personal
Claws of the louse that afflicts human scalps fit neatly around a single human hair. Louse eggs stick to hair shafts with a sort of glue. Maybe the best remedy for you and the kids? Comb, baby, comb.(Image credit: Josh Cassidy/KQED) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gabriela Quir ós Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating Head Lice Safely
-- More than 6 million American children aged 3 to 11 get head lice each year. Because children often play closely, lice can travel from child to child. For children with head lice, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises parents: Apply... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What do skin infections look like?
A skin infection occurs when parasites, fungi, or germs such as bacteria break into the skin. Some examples of these invaders include scabies, the herpes virus, and lice. Here, learn more about skin infections and what they look like. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

University of Utah biologists experimentally trigger adaptive radiation
(University of Utah) Using host-specific parasites isolated on individual pigeon 'islands,' the scientists showed that descendants of a single population of feather lice adapted rapidly in response to preening. They found that preening drives rapid and divergent camouflage in feather lice transferred to different colored rock pigeons. Over four years and 60 generations, the lice evolved heritable color differences that spanned the full color range of the lice genus found on 300 bird species worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 5, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Head Lice
-- Lice are typically spread by direct head-to-head contact, and less often can be spread by sharing clothing or belongings such as backpacks, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Once head lice fall from a host, they can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to tell the difference between lice and dandruff
Lice and dandruff may look similar but have very different causes and treatments. In this article, learn how to tell them apart with visual aids, as well as about the treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Female penises evolved twice in bark lice
(Hokkaido University) In a group of bark lice, a penis has evolved twice -- in the females. In their nutrient-scarce environment, 'seminal gifts' are an incentive for females to force mating, leading to the co-evolution of female penises and male vaginas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Self-reported distraction-related collisions: mundane distractions are reported more often than technology-related secondary tasks - Prat F, Gras ME, Planes M, Font-Mayolas S, Sullman MJM.
The present study investigated self-reported distraction-related collisions and near-misses, both as a driver and a passenger. Data were gathered from 426 semi-structured interviews and the results were weighted according to the distribution of driver lice... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Flea-borne typhus spreads across Los Angeles area
A rise in typhus, a bacterial disease spread by lice or fleas, has hit the Los Angeles area, and public health officials are sounding the alarm. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: What are Typhus Fevers?
The group of diseases is spread to humans through bacteria from fleas, lice, and chiggers. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Schools will face a head lice epidemic this winter due to the NHS axing treatments, charity warns
A change in guidance, which was rolled out over the summer to save the NHS £100 million a year, means GPs cannot routinely prescribe treatments that cost just £4.92 a time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish lice could be early indicators of metal pollution in freshwater
(University of Johannesburg) Water quality in rivers and dams is decaying all over the world, and metal pollution is a major factor. Meanwhile, freshwater resources are very limited. A tiny fish louse shows promise as a sensitive early indicator for metal pollution in freshwater. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 23, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

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 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV ticks Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight National DNA Day is coming up next week on Wednesday, April 25. National DNA Day is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2018! Students, teachers and the public can learn more about how advances in genetics and genomics have changed people’s lives and what the future holds. If your library is participating in, or hosting an event for National DNA Day, Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach activities that are happening in Pennsylva...
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 25, 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