FDA Approves Xeglyze (abametapir) Lotion for the Treatment of Head Lice
HYDERABAD, India& PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE) July 27, 2020 --Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. today announced approval of Xeglyze (abametapir) lotion, 0.74%, a 505(b)(1) NDA by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The approval... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - July 28, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's Laboratories gets USFDA nod for Xeglyze lotion, used for lice treatment
Dr Reddy's Laboratories said it is working to commercialise this product through partners. In a regulatory filing, Dr Reddy's Laboratories announced it has received "approval of Xeglyze (abametapir) lotion... by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA)". (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trench Fever Appears In Colorado, How It Spreads Via Human Body Lice
Trench fever may sound like a strong desire to live in trenches. But it isn't. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science Editors' Pick editors-pick business pharma Source Type: news

Ministers have struggled to wear a mask. Do they think it makes them look weak? | Catherine Bennett
The chancellor missed an opportunity to deliver a life-saving message along with Wagamama ’s chickenWhatever he has done to Wagamama ’s previously enviable reputation, Rishi Sunak has demonstrated that, even in one of those countries where the leadership is also a recognised disease vector, somehygiene failures can stillshock.We might be resigned to a clammy-looking Boris Johnson transmitting virus between hand, home and lectern; to a health secretary who, also ignoring his own advice, sneaks up behind colleagues in his deadly pink tie; or to a chief adviser who seems positively inspired by the plague-spreading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Catherine Bennett Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Rishi Sunak Politics Hygiene Health Society Infectious diseases Science Epidemics World news Source Type: news

Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Now?
WHO delivered medical supplies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Congo in April 2020. Credit: World Health Organization (WHO)By Lawrence SurendraBANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 4 2020 (IPS) In the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic, the much-anticipated 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) of the WHO concluded without any major controversies or disagreements. The landmark WHA resolution to bring the world together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, co-sponsored by more than 130 countries, and adopted by consensus, called for the intensification of efforts to control the pandemic, and for equitable access to and fair distribut...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lawrence Surendra Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Parasite Drug Shows Early Promise Against COVID-19 Parasite Drug Shows Early Promise Against COVID-19
In a lab setting, the anthelmintic ivermectin, a drug used for decades to treat head lice, scabies, and other parasitic infections, killed the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in less than 48 hours.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Parasite Drug Shows Early Promise Against COVID-19 in Vitro Parasite Drug Shows Early Promise Against COVID-19 in Vitro
In a lab setting, the anthelmintic ivermectin, a drug used for decades to treat head lice, scabies, and other parasitic infections, killed the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in less than 48 hours.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 8, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Parasite Drug Shows Early Promise Against COVID-19
Doctors also prescribe it to treat head lice, scabies, and other infections caused by parasites. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can my head lice save us all? | Stewart Lee
At a time when we can feel sympathy even for Boris Johnson, my collection of toxin-resistant nits should give us hope“Am I right in remembering you cultivate a colony of head lice in your cellar, Lee?” Nicola Bridgens, former artist in residence at London Zoo, for whom I once provided the voice of a depressed black widow in an insect house installation, called me, coveting myPediculihumanuscapitis.Ten years ago, my little boy had nits. But if Paley ’s divine watchmaker exists, my precocious son argued, then he engineered lice to live in human hair. They were merely following their natures, so we should no...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Stewart Lee Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Stewart Lee Culture Comedy Boris Johnson Michael Gove Science Source Type: news

Lessons From the Future: Advice From People Who Have Been Living With the Threat of COVID-19 for Weeks
Before COVID-19 swept across western Europe and caused schools and bars to close across the United States, it threatened East and Southeast Asia. Millions of Americans and Europeans are now learning to cope with changes to their daily lives brought on by coronavirus precautions—changes that have been a reality since January or February across mainland China and in places like Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. For weeks, in many places across Asia, children have been home from school, employees have been working from home and people have been learning to conduct their lives amid the outbreak. With that in mind, here ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

Bedbugs (Bed Bugs) vs. Lice
Title: Bedbugs (Bed Bugs) vs. LiceCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - February 18, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Lice vs. Fleas
Title: Lice vs. FleasCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/29/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/29/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - January 29, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Traditional Chinese medicinal plant yields new insecticide compounds
(American Chemical Society) For hundreds of years, practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have used an herb called Stemona sessilifolia as a remedy for parasitic infections, such as those caused by pinworms and lice. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have identified 10 compounds that might be responsible for the herb's effectiveness. But there's a twist: The insecticides are produced by symbiotic microbes that live within the plant's cells -- not by S. sessilifolia itself. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Women may be put off by beards out of fear of LICE and fleas, study claims
Women in the US were quizzed on their facial hair preferences and those who were squeamish about hair-borne pests were least keen on beards, the University of Queensland study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists cite parasite factor in beard attractiveness debate
Scientists say women who are more repulsed by lice are less likely to find beards attractivePrince Harry sports one, Justin Trudeauhas recently grown one, and Brian Blessed ’s is almost its own being. But are beards attractive? As the old adage goes: “Depends on the man, depends on the beard.”Now researchers have found there might be another factor: whether a potential partner fears there might be something living in it.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Men's facial hair Science UK news Fashion Source Type: news

Women repulsed by lice and fleas less likely to find beards attractive - study
Whether facial hair boosts men ’s pulling power or is a turnoff has long been a matter of contentionPrince Harry sports one, Justin Trudeauhas recently grown one, and Brian Blessed ’s is almost its own being. But are beards attractive? As the old adage goes: “Depends on the man, depends on the beard.”Now researchers have found there might be another factor: whether a potential partner fears there might be something living in it.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Men's facial hair Science UK news Fashion Source Type: news

Long-Term Insecticide Exposure Tied to Heart Disease
Pyrethroids, found in mosquito repellents, pet sprays and lice shampoos, may increase cardiovascular risks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Heart Pesticides Smoking and Tobacco Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Some Dinosaurs Had Lice
Researchers have determined that some dinosaurs had lice. NPR's Scott Simon talks with paleontologist Chung Kun Shih about this exciting yet revolting discovery. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family Focus: When To Keep Your Sick Child Home From School
BOSTON (CBS)- It happens to every parent. Your child wakes up with a cough, a rash, or pink eye and now you’re forced to figure out if you should send them to school or daycare, or keep them at home. It’s rarely convenient to keep your kids at home. Many parents work and don’t have back-up childcare so deciding whether you need to pull your child from school is a hard one, but it’s not always necessary. Dr. Mallika Marshall shared some general guidelines to help you decide: Stay Home Fever over 101 degrees Strep throat Diarrhea Recurrent vomiting Mouth sores Weeping skin sores But there are some c...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local cold season Family Focus sending kids to school Sick Children Source Type: news

Head lice: Three key signs you have nits and how to get rid of them
HEAD lice can be uncomfortable and leave people feeling self-conscious. While head lice cannot be prevented, knowing the warning signs is important to address it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lice Non-Treatments: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Dawn Davis has some tips on what not to try when treating lice. To listen, click the link below. Lice non-treatments (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 6, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries 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 Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 3, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Home remedies for lice: Effectiveness and prevention
Research into whether home remedies can eliminate lice is ongoing. Here, learn what the current evidence says, when to seek medical treatment, and how to prevent a lice infestation from spreading. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Lice? Don’t lose your head over them. Just focus on your child’s scalp.
As summer camps begin, here are some helpful facts about the hardy but generally harmless critters. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Sanders Source Type: news

Lice and Scabies: Treatment Update Lice and Scabies: Treatment Update
Get up-to-date on the latest developments in the treatment of lice and scabies.American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

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

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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