PHILADELPHIA: The entrepreneur in the business of fighting lice
PHILADELPHIA — As the wife of an elementary school principal and the mother of three boys, Sharon Rizzuto has heard many horror stories about lice — those tiny, wingless, parasitic insects that like to find a home and lay eggs in kids’ hair. Lice infects an estimated 6 million to 12 million children a year, according to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Knowing all about the angst the insects can cause, Rizzuto said a booth operated by Lice Clinics of America caught… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Montco clinic is not nice to lice
As the wife of an elementary school principal and the mother of three boys, Sharon Rizzuto has heard many horror stories about lice — those tiny, wingless, parasitic insects that like to find a home and lay eggs in kids’ hair. Lice infects an estimated 6 million to 12 million children a year, according to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Knowing all about the angst the insects can cause, Rizzuto said a booth operated by Lice Clinics of America caught her eye when… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

PostDoc Project Plan invites collaborators to study how plant lice cope with variability
(Pensoft Publishers) While Climate change steadily takes its toll, organisms fight it in various ways. Possibly, such is the case of plant lice, which evoked the curiosity of Jens Joschinski. He is interested in studying to what extent plant lice are affected by unpredictable and variable climate when switching their reproductive mode from asexual to sexual. Seeking collaborators and a host institute, he published his PostDoc Project Plan in the open access journal Research Ideas and Outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 20, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rash alert: 'Sea lice' actually baby jellyfish
Sea lice. Beach lice. Seabather's eruption. Pika-pika. Ocean itch. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Sea lice" stinging swimmers off Florida Panhandle beach
Stinging jellyfish larvae, almost invisible to the human eye, can leave an unmistakable sting and get trapped in swimsuits (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Sea lice' are actually not-so-cute baby jellyfish
Sea lice. Beach lice. Seabather's eruption. Pika-pika. Ocean itch. Those are just some of the names given to a rash caused by a minuscule creature that often invades summer waters in Florida and the Caribbean, pestering swimmers with nasty bumps and sometimes flu-like symptoms. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Race Delusion: Lies That Divide Us
Jack Moreh, Learning and Education - Brain Functions Development Concept David Livingstone Smith is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of London, Kings College, where he worked on Freud's philosophy of mind and psychology. His current research is focused on dehumanization, race, propaganda, and related topics. David is the author of seven books and numerous academic papers. His most recent book Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave and Exterminate Others (St. Martin's Press, 2011) was awarded the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf award for nonfiction...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Honolulu schools to let kids with lice stay in class
Experts say it's unnecessary and unfair to keep children out of school for head lice, but parents aren't happy with the decision (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finding the Origin of Human Disease
We're still trying to eradicate diseases that have plagued humans for centuries. References to malaria, for instance, have been found in recorded history in 2700 BC China. Riaan Rifkin, a prehistoric archaeologist, together with geneticists at the University of Pretoria, South Africa gets down to the root of origins of human disease pathogens in sub-Saharan Africa, the cradle of mankind. He and his team are trying to pin down the origins of human disease and establish a sub-Saharan African disease baseline that precedes the exodus of Homo sapiens from Africa 65000 years ago and, perhaps, to also assist in the discovery of ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Zoo We Bear
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog, Medical Discovery News Bacteria and viruses live on and in us as part of our normal flora or microbiome. In fact, microbes outnumber our own cells by 10 to 100 to 1. But there are even more creatures that we share our lives with, parasites and vermin. That sounds disgusting, vermin? Really? Studies of these creatures are actually quite revealing about human evolution and migration. For example, all of us harbor a mite that lives in the hair follicles on our faces called Demodex folliculorum. They are tubular in shape with iddy biddy legs and live deep in our follicles. Somewhere ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Meet The Tiny Critters Thriving In Your Carpet, Kitchen And Bed
Dust mites, gall wasps and book lice don't bite, but they might make you wheeze. Scientists found about 100 types of arthropods wiggling or munching skin flakes in typical homes. Take a look. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josh Cassidy Source Type: news

Headline: Lets talk head lice
Any one can get head lice and they can be easily treated, but it does require a consistent approach Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Kerrie Schofield Tags: Children ' s health Family health Dermatology Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Blog: Lets talk head lice
Any one can get head lice and they can be easily treated, but it does require a consistent approach Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Kerrie Schofield Tags: Children ' s health Family health Dermatology Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Super lice: Should I be worried about these treatment-resistant pests?
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Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Popular girls' have fewer lice, at least in the monkey world
Female Japanese macaques at the center of their social network had less lice thanks to the extra grooming they receive from their many friends. This was especially true during winter when macaques mate and during summer when they give birth, report investigators. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Popular girls' have less lice -- in the monkey world
(Kyoto University) Female Japanese macaques at the center of their social network had less lice thanks to the extra grooming they receive from their many friends. This was especially true during winter when macaques mate and during summer when they give birth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 11, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Head Lice No Cause for Panic, Expert Says
Title: Head Lice No Cause for Panic, Expert SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/7/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/8/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - March 8, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Head Lice No Cause for Panic, Expert Says
But ask your pediatrician if a prescription remedy is needed (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head Lice No Cause for Panic, Expert Says
But ask your pediatrician if a prescription remedy is needed Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Lice (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head Lice No Cause for Panic, Expert Says
MONDAY, March 7, 2016 -- Most parents have at one time or another received the dreaded school notice: a case of head lice has been detected in your child's class. But, an expert says, there's no need to panic. Head lice don't carry diseases or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 7, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

What is 'super lice' and how can you treat it?
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Source: CNN.com - Health - March 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super lice are probably coming! But first, the hype
Head lice are a lousy part of the school year or summer vacation for an estimated 6 to 12 million children in the United States every year. Infestations can lead to itchy scalp, irritability and poor sleep. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Super lice' outbreak hits 25 states
Shawn PriceLOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- An outbreak of so-called 'super lice' has hit 25 states, forcing parents to deal with a bug that can't be killed by most over-the-counter medications. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: How to Get Rid of Super Lice
For many people, hearing the word "lice" is enough to make them start itching. Unfortunately, infestations of head lice are common. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 6 to 12 million infestations happen in children ages 3 to 11 in the U.S. each year. And, according to Mayo Clinic experts, certain strains of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 3, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mutant lice are probably coming! But first, the hype
Head lice are a lousy part of the school year or summer vacation for an estimated 6 to 12 million children in the United States every year. Infestations can lead to itchy scalp, irritability and poor sleep. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almost a million Tinder users are infected with pubic LICE! Got an itching for a hookup?
(NaturalNews) Nobody wants to spend too much time looking for the right partner, so many turn to social media and dating apps like Tinder to find and evaluate potential suitors. It's as easy as swiping left or right. Tinder can be fun and exciting as an application, but things change... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tinder app users numbering 750k are infested with pubic lice, scientist warns
Dr Cameron Webb, a scientist at the University of Syndey, says there is no evidence waxing has made pubic lice extinct. He says they are still rife, with 1 to 2 per cent of the population infested. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Itchy, embarrassing infestation: Scientist claims 750,000 Tinder members have PUBIC LICE
THOUSANDS of people are infected with pubic lice, and that includes three quarters of a million of Tinder users. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Invasion of Super Lice
SALT LAKE CITY. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It’s bad enough for the estimated 12-million parents who hear every year their child has a head full of lice. But this school year, the story gets worse: so-called super lice have taken over half the country and are resistant to over-the-counter treatments. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - January 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tea Tree Oil for Head LiceTea Tree Oil for Head Lice
What is the evidence that tea tree oil can prevent or treat head lice? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 21, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Hundreds of Insect Species Are Living in American Homes
Even “clean and normal” American homes are crawling with an average of about 100 species of arthropods, or insects and spiders, a team of researchers found. The researchers scoured 50 houses in North Carolina and found at least 579 species overall, the most common of which were flies, spiders, beetles, ants and book lice, according to the study published in the journal PeerJ on Jan. 19. The team of entomologists found the species by looking from floor to ceiling in each room. Matthew Bertone, an entomologist at North Carolina State University, who worked with researchers at the California Academy of Sciences an...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauren French Tags: Uncategorized North Carolina Research Source Type: news

Hundreds of tiny spiders, lice and more crawling through US homes, study says
Researchers scoured 50 houses and found they were inhabited by 579 types of arthropods in study thought to be first of its kindIf you’re ever feeling lonely at home, you can now rest assured that you are far from alone. The average home is crawling with more than 100 species of invertebrates, such as spiders, lice and centipedes, according to research conducted by US scientists. In what’s thought to be the first study to quantify exactly what is scurrying or flying around the standard American home, researchers scoured 50 houses and found they were inhabited by 579 different types of arthropods, as well as huma...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Milman Tags: Biology Spiders Insects US news Science Environment Source Type: news

Lice Clinics of America Opens New Treatment Center in Gilroy
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - January 16, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Contextualising our clamour for ‘progress’ versus that of the Romans | Letters
The “civilised Romans”, despite their baths and sewage system, have been assessed as no freer from disease than the barbarians they scorned (Lice, fleas and tapeworms: the horrible history of the Romans, 8 January). I wonder whether modern Britain would fare any better if judged by academics in a couple of thousand years. Will they find that our obsession with cleanliness, evidenced by myriad shampoos, cleansers and deodorants, left us prey to the fearful ravages of the ubiquitous trisclosan; that the sewage sludge which found its way on to agricultural land exposed us to the noxious effects of heavy metal...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 13, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Infectious diseases Roman Britain UK news Medical research Microbiology Science Fertility problems Health Society Source Type: news

Observatory: Parasitic Infections Common in Roman Times
Despite advances in sanitation, Romans were often infested with lice, tapeworms and more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SINDYA N. BHANOO Tags: Hygiene and Cleanliness Roman Civilization Parasitology (Journal) Parasites Piers Mitchell Source Type: news

Backyard chickens harbor greater diversity of ticks, mites, and lice than farm-raised chickens
Backyard chickens may live a sweeter life than chickens on commercial poultry farms, but roaming green grass and scratching real dirt exposes these birds to a different suite of parasites than those found in most commercial facilities. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Backyard chickens harbor many parasites
(University of California - Riverside) Backyard chickens may not live as good of a life as most people think. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have found backyard chickens are more likely than chickens on commercial chicken farms to be infested by ectoparasites, which are parasites such as fleas, lice and mites that live on the exterior of an organism. Their work was published online today in the Journal of Medical Entomology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 11, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What did the Romans ever do for us? Lice, fleas and bacterial infections
Study finds that despite hot baths and public lavatories, the Romans spread disease and parasites across the empireWhat did the Romans ever do for us? Despite all the hot baths and smart multi-seat public lavatories, the surprising answer turns out to be lice, fleas, bed bugs, bacterial infections from contamination with human faeces, and 25ft-long tapeworms, a misery spread across the empire by the Roman passion for fermented fish sauce.“It seems likely that while Roman sanitation may not have made people any healthier, they would probably have smelled better,” said Piers Mitchell, an expert on ancient disease...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 8, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Archaeology Roman Britain Science UK news Source Type: news

Video reveals what a PUBIC LOUSE really looks like
A 56-year-old man went to see doctors in Nice, France, after suffering from severe itching for three months. Doctors found he had pubic lice and he was treated by shaving his hair and applying cream. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lice Clinics of America Opens New Treatment Center in West Hartford
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - December 8, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Woman becomes anaemic after infestation of HEAD LICE sucked her blood
A 22-year-old woman from Saudi Arabia was found to be severely anaemic but her deficiency couldn't be explained at first. Doctors then discovered it was due to head lice sucking her blood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting head lice effectively with plasma
Once head lice have attached themselves to hair follicles, they can deftly evade detection and are therefore hard to kill. Infestations of these bloodsucking parasites are commonly dealt with using chemicals and a specialized nit comb. Researchers are now developing a technological comb that can reliably eliminate head lice using plasma with no biocide agents or chemicals. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 6, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

In Case You Missed the Show: #MayoClinicRadio Podcast 10/24/15
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio podcast 10-24-15 On Mayo Clinic Radio, pediatric oncologist Dr. Shakila Khan explains how stem cell transplantation works. Also on the program, dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis has advice on what to do when your child comes home with head lice. And thorough handwashing is still the best way to prevent getting a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 26, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The Magic of Summer Camp
At summer camp, you will find children in search of counsellors as if they are godlike beings, capable of healing all wounds and bandaging all torn friendships. You will find the whisper of pines, children's laughter, windblown hair, sunkissed skin, a constellation of freckles, hot sand on your toes, the rush of water on your skin, a symphony of crickets, the echo of an eerie loon call, a crack of thunder, the collecting of raindrops, the smell of rugged earth after a storm, canoe paddles slashing the water's edge, the setting sun, the warmth of a fire, the ooey-gooey taste of s'mores, and the leftover remnants of chocolat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lice Clinics of America Opens New Treatment Center in Daphne, AL
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - October 17, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scratching your head over lice? You're not alone, but experts say don't panic
Head lice have long been a source of distress for parents. And with recent news of burgeoning resistance to over-the-counter treatments, those worries are escalating. "Please help!!!" read one recent post on Babycenter.com from a mother concerned about an infestation in the waist-length hair of... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Sohn Source Type: news

Video shows terrifying case of lice ever
The footage, which has no doubt been causing parents of school-age children to reach for a comb, demonstrates what happens if an infestation is left untreated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oh how lovely: Drug-resistant HEAD LICE now plaguing U.S. children
(NaturalNews) U.S. officials are warning that drug-resistant head lice are extremely likely to be heading to a school district near you this year, HealthDay News reported recently.So far, at least 25 states have reported drug-resistant head lice, which do not respond to common... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don’t pull your hair out over head lice
So-called “super-lice” are big news now, just in time for children to go back to school. While that news may be somewhat overblown, as any parent who has been through one will tell you, a lice infestation can be a time-consuming and worrisome health issue. One of the bigger concerns for parents is that if their child is diagnosed with lice, they will have to stay home from school or daycare, something that recent guidelines have stated is NOT the case. Here are six important facts about lice to keep in mind: Anyone can get lice. Lice are not related to cleanliness. Anyone can get lice if they are in prolonged...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 7, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: All posts Health & wellness Dr. Susan Laster lice Source Type: news