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 15, 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

' 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

'Perfect storm' brought sea louse epidemic to BC salmon: University of Toronto study
(University of Toronto) 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 University of Toronto-led study has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mom Recreates Celebrity Parents' Photos And It's Totally Hilarious
A hilarious mom is poking fun at celebrity parents by recreating their Instagram photos with an added dose of reality.  Celeste Barber is an Australian actor, writer and comedian, who has two sons under the age of 6 and two teenage stepdaughters. As such, she knows a thing or two about parenting exhaustion ... and how to find humor in it.  Barber reenacts celebrity Instagram pics, magazine photos and product ads to highlight how far they fall from her reality as a mom and “normal” person. Motherhood- drink, cook, drink, eat, drink, cry, drink, repeat. #celestechallengeaccepted #celestebarber #...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many women think shaving pubic hair is 'hygienic'
Conclusion This study aimed to characterise current pubic hair grooming practices in the US. It found that race, age, educational level and the number of lifetime partners were associated with grooming. The study had a large sample size, which was nationally representative and therefore generalisable to the US population of women. However, cross-sectional studies like this one are unable to confirm a causal link between grooming practices and sexual health, as reported in the media. We cannot know the exact reasons why women choose to employ certain grooming practices. The analysis also only looked at women – result...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medical practice Source Type: news

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?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
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?
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
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