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

Treatment-resistant "super lice" are spreading
As kids head back to school, there's increasing concern about the spread of head lice resistant to common over-the-counter treatments (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Super lice" a concern as kids return to school
Parents are worried about the spread of head lice resistant to over-the-counter treatments (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute 8/28/2015
https://youtu.be/SKmnk5b0aeA In today's Mayo Clinic Minute with Vivien Williams: We look at why head lice are in the headlines, the results of  a Mayo Clinic study on vitamin D and obese kids, plus the link between green space and good sleep. Click here for more on the Mayo Clinic vitamin D study and here for the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 28, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Selfies cause head lice, US paediatrician warns
Selfies have sparked an explosion in the number of head lice cases among teenagers,a group of US paediatricians has warned. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - August 27, 2015 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

'Mutant' Lice More Hype Than Headache
(MedPage Today) -- Treatment failure doesn't equal clinical resistance (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - August 21, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Morning Break: Mutant Head Lice, Guns and Public Health, Coke and Friends
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 21, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Head lice: researchers identify widespread resistance to common treatments
Researchers reveal that 25 out of 30 US states, head lice populations have become 100% resistant to common medications containing the insecticides pyrethroids. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Head Lice: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
In light of news on the widespread resistance of head lice to common treatments, MNT looks at how to spot head lice and possible treatments that can be used to get rid of them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Clinic in Petaluma Kills Pesticide-Resistant Lice
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinic in Kansas City Kills Pesticide-Resistant Lice
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinic in New City. Rockland Kills Pesticide-Resistant Lice
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinic in Birmingham Kills Pesticide-Resistant Lice
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinic in Westchester Kills Pesticide-Resistant Lice
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinic in Sacramento Kills Pesticide-Resistant Lice
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinic in Warwick, RI Kills Pesticide-Resistant Lice
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinic in Tuscaloosa Kills Pesticide-Resistant Lice
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinic in Glenwood City Kills Pesticide-Resistant Lice
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinic in Chicago Kills Pesticide-Resistant Lice
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinic in West Palm Beach Kills Pesticide-Resistant Lice
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinic in Alamitos, CA Kills Pesticide-Resistant Lice
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinic in Austin Kills Pesticide-Resistant Lice
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinic in Fremont Kills Pesticide-Resistant Lice
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heated Air Kills Super Lice
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Yes, mutant lice are probably coming
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Source: CNN.com - Health - August 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mutant Lice May Resist Drugs, But Experts Say Don't Panic
Researchers report lice with potentially drug-resistant mutations in 25 states. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What To Do If Your Child Has Head Lice
BOSTON (CBS) — Head lice is the most common condition passed from child to child, other than the common cold, and as many as 1 in 4 elementary school children has been infested at a given time. Anyone who has a child with lice knows how difficult they are to get rid of and one reason is that over-the-counter medications used to treat them are becoming less and less effective. In fact, experts recently announced that 25 states, including Massachusetts, now have head lice resistant to topical creams and lotions like permethrin. One good thing is that lice do not carry disease, so even though a nuisance, they are not go...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall lice Source Type: news

New lice infestation now resistant to treatment
With students heading back to school, there's a health warning for parents (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six alternative ways to eliminate nits
As scientists find head lice are becoming immune to common treatments, we bring you some other suggested ways to get rid of the pesky things (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: tea tree oil head lice shampoo treatment cures resistant garlic how to get rid of mayonnaise nits Source Type: news

Drug-Resistant Head Lice In At Least 25 States, Report Finds
BOSTON (CBS) – Drug-resistant head lice are now in 25 states, including Massachusetts, according to new research. Related: What To Do If Your Child Has Head Lice The findings, presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston Tuesday, show that people have been treating the bug with over-the-counter medications for so long that the lice have become immune to it. “We are the first group to collect lice samples from a large number of populations across the U.S.,” researcher Kyong Yoon said. “What we found was that 104 out of the 109 lice populations we tested had high levels of ge...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen American Chemical Society Dr. Mallika Marshall lice Source Type: news

Heading Back To School? So Are Drug-Resistant Lice
The buzz from this week’s American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in Boston is a report that lice in at least 25 states have become resistant to the most commonly used treatment, pyrethroids. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 19, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone Source Type: news

Mutant head lice resistant to treatments
Scientists have found that lice in 25 states across American have developed a resistance to some of the most popular over the counter treatments for children suffering from the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States
Title: Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 StatesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/18/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/19/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 19, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Mutant lice are probably coming! But first, the hype.
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Source: CNN.com - Health - August 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mutant lice are 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: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head Lice Alert
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Head Lice, School Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news