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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

Hogan overhauls Md. medical marijuana commission with new appointments
Gov. Larry Hogan appointed 10 people to Maryland's medical marijuana commission, filling three vacancies and replacing six commissioners whose terms had expired. The 16-member commission, which has been overseeing the implementation of the state's medical marijuana program, has faced criticism from the Legislative Black Caucus and others. Critics said the commission lacked diversity and accused it of using a corrupt process when it issued pre-approved lice nses to 15 growers and processors last year. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Holden Wilen Source Type: news

Hogan overhauls medical marijuana commission with 10 new appointments
Gov. Larry Hogan appointed 10 people to serve on Maryland's medical marijuana commission, filling three vacancies and replacing six commissioners whose terms had expired. The 16-member commission, which has been overseeing the implementation of the state's medical marijuana program, has faced criticism from the Legislative Black Caucus and others. Critics said the commission lacked diversity and accused it of using a corrupt process when it issued pre-approved lice nses to 15 growers and processors… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Holden Wilen Source Type: news

Hogan overhauls medical marijuana commission with 10 new appointments
Gov. Larry Hogan appointed 10 people to serve on Maryland's medical marijuana commission, filling three vacancies and replacing six commissioners whose terms had expired. The 16-member commission, which has been overseeing the implementation of the state's medical marijuana program, has faced criticism from the Legislative Black Caucus and others. Critics said the commission lacked diversity and accused it of using a corrupt process when it issued pre-approved lice nses to 15 growers and processors… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Holden Wilen Source Type: news

Smartphones give young children head lice
Researchers from Oxford University found that 62.5 per cent of young smartphone owners get head lice within a five-year period compared to just 29.5 per cent of those less technologically savvy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Seven effective steps to get rid of lice
In this article, we look at how to get rid of lice, including the most common treatments, how to use them, and how to prevent further infestations. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it lice? Know the symptoms
Lice are small parasites that live on the scalp and feed on human blood. In this article, learn how to check for lice and what to do if you find them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Head Lice vs. Dandruff
Title: Head Lice vs. DandruffCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - May 17, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

29 Tweets That Sum Up The Reality Of Sex After Kids
Having kids changes everything, and that includes your sex life. Indeed, intimacy can be a big challenge for parents, who have to worry about interruptions, scheduling challenges and sleep deprivation. But at least you can laugh about it. Here are 29 funny tweets from parents who know the all-too-real struggle of sex after kids. Being married with children is like being a teenager again. You can only have sex if you sneak around and don’t get caught.— James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn) May 9, 2013 Since becoming parents, the thing my wife and I do naked most often is to fall asleep while discussing the po...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lice and bacteria, partners in parasitism
In this study, they see that bacterial evolution is driven by associations with lice, and louse evolution is tied to their mammalian hosts. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lice and their bacterial sidekicks have evolved together for millions of years
(Florida Museum of Natural History) A Florida Museum of Natural History study provides new insights into the complex, shared history between blood-sucking lice and the vitamin-producing bacterial sidekicks that enable them to parasitize mammals, including primates and humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

47 Tweets From Parents That Sum Up The Nightmare Of Lice Outbreaks
There is perhaps nothing more fear-inducing for parents than receiving the dreaded “LICE” note from their kid’s school. These notorious outbreaks have the power to make even the most level-headed parents want to burn all of their belongings and shave every family member’s head. Many moms and dads vent about their head lice anxieties on Twitter, and some manage to find humor in the bleakness. We’ve rounded up 47 tweets about the nightmare that is a lice outbreak. Try not to scratch your head while reading. Lice is the herpes of kindergarten.— Wonder Kitten (@Tw1tter_K1tten) December 31, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poisoned: Toxic head lice treatment linked to alterations in behavior
(Natural News) It’s every parent’s nightmare: Your son comes home one day and announces that somebody in the school has head lice. You wait anxiously to see if your child is going to be one of the victims, and a few days later find out that indeed he is, and now you will have to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor behaviour is linked to head lice treatments
Pregnant women exposed to pyrethroids - synthetic chemicals used in common pesticides - were more likely to have children who develop social problems, a French study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Inmate Relives Seven-Year Maximum Prison Horror
[New Zimbabwe] According to Jack, they slept on the floor under thin and dirty blankets which inmates opted not to use as they were infested with lice and excreta. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

SCR Regional Highlight: Texas Colonias See Increased Health Problems
Colonias. If you’re from a border state, you may be quite familiar with this word, as it is generally used to describe unsanitary or unsafe housing located along the border between the U.S. and Mexico. In Texas, colonias date back to at least the 1950s; developed as unincorporated subdivisions because the land was agriculturally worthless, they were sold at very low prices to low-income individuals. According to the Texas Secretary of State, colonias are defined as a residential area along the Mexico-Texas border which lacks basic necessities, like potable water, sewer systems, electricity, paved roads and simply saf...
Source: Network News - January 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NN/LM South Central Region Tags: Public Health Rural Health SCR Regional Highlight Texas Source Type: news

Removing Your Pubic Hair Is Linked To A Heightened Risk Of STIs
The Question: Does waxing, plucking or shaving your pubic hair come with added risk for sexually transmitted infections?  Yes, according to new research that links the frequency of pubic grooming with the added risk of certain sexually transmitted infections.  The new study, which surveyed 7,580 nationally representative adults across the U.S., finds that people who practice “extreme grooming” ― removing all of their pubic hair more than 11 times per year ― or “high frequency” grooming ― trimming pubic hair daily or weekly ― have a 3.5- to four-fold heightened risk for co...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Grooming pubic hair linked to increased STI risk
Conclusion This US questionnaire-based study aimed to assess the link between the grooming of pubic hair and lifetime history of STIs. The findings showed that grooming was associated with a higher rate of STIs. The study has strengths in that it included a large number of both men and women with a very small number excluded from the analysis. The team made attempts to make the survey as fair as possible and provided a laptop computer and free internet service to those without access to the internet. They also carried out a pilot survey to make sure it was valid and easy to understand. However there are some important limi...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Abametapir Kills Lice and Eggs in Phase 3 Trials Abametapir Kills Lice and Eggs in Phase 3 Trials
An experimental treatment kills head lice after only one application and, unlike currently available treatments, also kills their eggs, according to new research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - November 2, 2016 Category: Dermatology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Acute poisoning in a child following topical treatment of head lice (pediculosis capitis) with an organophosphate pesticide - Hamad MH, Adeel AA, Alhaboob AA, Ashri AM, Salih MA.
This is a case report of acute organophosphate poisoning in a child treated with topical application of Diazinon-60 (WHO Class II toxicity) for head lice (pediculosis capitis). The patient presented with neurological symptoms and signs. After emergency res... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Lorraine Candy is facing the dreaded back-to-school nits  
Say hello to the ‘super nit’, a dastardly mutant form of head lice. A nit that is practically immune to all chemical killers; a survivor who bounces back more times than X-Men villains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 of the best nit treatments to get parents through this school term
The new school term means parents may be worried about the risk of head lice. Ian Burgess, president of the International Society of Phthirapterists, selects five of the best treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemical Resistant Head Lice Found In Mass.
BOSTON (CBS) – New clothes and a long list for the office supply store are all part of starting the school year. So too are concerns about head lice. The CDC estimates as many as 12 million children are infested every year and experts say it is getting harder to treat. Kerri Verrette of Danvers found that out the hard way when she got a call from her daughter’s school last year. “Hi your child has head lice and you have to go and pick them up,” she said. The phone call wasn’t the worst part. Trying to treat her daughter at home proved to be a real challenge. “[There were] lots of tears...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall lice Source Type: news

"Super lice" not budging with over-the-counter treatments
Prescription medications can get rid of the pests, but they're increasingly resistant to common drugstore treatments (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New'Superlice' Resist Most Over-The-Counter Remedies
But prescription medications can still send the parasites packing Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Head Lice, School Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over-the-counter head lice treatments are likely to fail
A recent review on head lice treatments available in the United States described a marked decline in the effectiveness of permethrin/synergized pyrethrins (collectively pyrethroids), likely due to resistance arising from widespread and indiscriminate use over 30 years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Over-the-counter head lice treatments are likely to fail
(Wiley) A recent review on head lice treatments available in the United States described a marked decline in the effectiveness of permethrin/synergized pyrethrins (collectively pyrethroids), likely due to resistance arising from widespread and indiscriminate use over 30 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 6, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Expert explains why traditional remedies work the best for head lice
Cameron Webb, a clinical lecturer of medicine from the University of Sydney, claims plant extracts may be useful in beating insecticide-resistant head lice - but nothing beats the comb. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most head lice now resistant to common insecticides, new study finds
(NaturalNews) The most popular insecticides used to treat head lice are no longer getting the job done. A new comprehensive study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology finds that 98 percent of chemical treatments no longer kill lice. The now ineffective treatments include... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peyton Manning Children's Hospital suggests Head lice are now 'resistant to 98% of remedies'
Mutations are turning the pests into 'super lice', which cannot be killed by pyrethrins and permethrins, the active ingredients in many over-the-counter remedies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Perfect storm' brought sea louse epidemic to BC salmon
High ocean temperatures and poor timing of parasite management likely led to an epidemic of sea lice in 2015 throughout salmon farms in British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Strait, a new study has found. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news