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.
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
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

Treatment-Resistant Lice Are Now In 25 States
Just in time for the new school year, head lice have become literal superbugs.   Lice have developed a high level of resistance to the most common over-the-counter treatments in 25 states, according to research presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. "If you overuse a product, over time, the selection pressure will cause insects to develop resistance to it," Kyong Yoon, an assistant professor of biological and environmental science at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and lead author of this ongoing research, told a group of journalists.  Head lice are most commonly treated with...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lice in 25 states are resistant to over-the-counter treatments
Stephen FellerBOSTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Head lice populations in 25 states are resistant to the active ingredient in many over-the-counter treatments recommended by doctors and schools. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States
Prescription drugs are still effective, however (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super head lice warning as scientists discover almost all species are resistant to treatments
As the new school term looms, parents will be alarmed to know that nits are increasingly resistant to the most popular treatments (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: hair full marks headlice scabies treatment combing infestation fleas nits mousse Source Type: news

America's Lice Are More Powerful Than Ever This Year
Head lice might be a bit harder to nit, er, nip in the bud this year: A study out of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsvillle finds the pests have developed resistance to popular over-the-counter medications in at least 25 states. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States
Prescription drugs are still effective, however Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Head Lice (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lice resistant to common treatments in many states
As head lice develop resistance to over-the-counter treatments, what should parents do? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are We All Potentially Evil?: A New Dramatic Film Based on the Stanford Prison Experiment Reveals Why Good People Turn Bad
The barbaric acts of ISIS in the Middle East and elsewhere (including lone wolf acts here and in Europe) have renewed the use of an adjective most commonly affiliated with Nazis--evil. In fact, British Prime Minister David Cameron evoked Hitler in his recent speech outlining a five year plan to combat Islamic extremism, starting with the acknowledgment that it is an ideology, and "Like so many ideologies that have existed before--whether fascist or communist--many people, especially young people, are being drawn to it. So we need to understand why it is proving so attractive." Another way to say it is this: why d...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Enough to make your skin crawl! Woman horrified after doctors removed more than 20 lice… that were living in her EYE
A woman in China got a nasty shock when she discovered that she had lice living in her eye. Ms Zhang initially thought that she had an infection after her left eye began itching and seeping discharge. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Common Drug Eruptions in Children?
Patient Presentation A 4-year-old female came to clinic because of a rash for 24 hours. The pruritic rash began the evening before with a few red spots on her trunk. She had slept well, but this morning they were spreading and enlarging in size on her trunk, neck and extremities and did not seem to come and go. She also had a fever and her mother thought that she wasn’t moving as well and seemed to be sore. The patient had been started on cefaclor 9 days earlier for an ear infection and upper respiratory tract infection symptoms. She had previously taken penicillins and cephalosporin antibiotics without any problems...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 27, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Po-Lice Products Now Available For Sale at RevNutrition.com
Po-Lice, a company offering a natural and innovative method to protect hair against head lice, announced its line of products is now up for sale on RevNutrition.com, a popular online retail site...(PRWeb July 20, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/07/prweb12853393.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lice Clinics of America Opens New Treatment Center in Mankato
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - July 14, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pesticide Chemicals, Brain Issues in Kids Linked?
Pyrethroids are chemicals commonly used in products aimed at killing insects, head lice, and fleas on pets. They were created to replace now-banned chemicals in insecticides and other products. But new research is raising questions about their safety as well, linking them to brain development issues in children. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My Q and A With Roger Ekirch on the Way We Sleep, and How It's Changed Over the Centuries
Roger Ekirch is a professor of history at Virginia Tech and the author of At Day's Close: Night in Times Past. He is also a leading scholar on segmented sleep -- the idea that for much of history people slept into two separate chunks separated by a waking period, as opposed to a single span of sleep. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on "normal" insomnia, how technological advances have changed the way we sleep, and why in many ways we're living in a golden age of sleep. 1) How was the waking time between the two sleeps spent? In myriad ways, from the spiritual to the profane, in addition to more ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

WHO agency says insecticides lindane and DDT linked to cancer
LONDON (Reuters) - The insecticide lindane, once widely used in agriculture and to treat human lice and scabies, causes cancer and has been specifically linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Illustrated case report of phenol exposure
Phenol 3.5 out of 5 stars Phenol Toxicity Following Cutaneous Exposure to Creolin®:A Case Report. Vearrier D et al. J Med Toxicol 2015 Jun;11:227-231. Abstract This paper is worth looking at for the excellent color photographs of the partial thickness skin burns induced by exposure to Creolin®, which contains carbolic acid (phenol), sodium hydroxide, and isopropanol. A 9-year-old girl was brought to the emergency department because of respiratory distress and unresponsiveness. Symptoms came on quickly and started within 4 minutes of the mother pouring 8 oz Creolin® over the patients hair in an attempt to g...
Source: The Poison Review - June 18, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical coagulative necrosis creolin phenol surface burn Source Type: news

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Libido, Lice and Drinking to Excess
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 6, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: TOBY BILANOW Tags: Quizzes medicine and health Featured Source Type: news

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Libido, Lice and Drinking to Excess
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TOBY BILANOW Tags: Quizzes medicine and health Featured Source Type: news

Well: New Tactics for Battling Head Lice
The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its advice to doctors on how best to treat children and families affected by head lice. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 1, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Hair Lice Shampoos and Hair Products Parenting Featured Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Well: New Tactics for Battling Head Lice
The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its advice to doctors on how best to treat children and families affected by head lice. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Hair Lice Shampoos and Hair Products Parenting Featured Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Well: New Tactics for Battling Head Lice
The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its advice to doctors on how best to treat children and families affected by head lice. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 1, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health Hair Lice Shampoos and Hair Products Parenting Featured Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Minor ailment scheme doesn't provide free Calpol for all
"Thousands discover Calpol has been free on NHS 'for years' as mum's Facebook post goes viral," the Daily Mirror reports. This and other similar headlines were prompted by a post made on the social networking site Facebook. In the post, it was claimed that all medicines for children were available for free on the NHS as part of the minor ailment scheme. "I was in Boots yesterday buying Calpol and happened to complain to the cashier how expensive it is. She told me, to my amazement, that if you register your details with them under the minor ailments scheme that all medicines for children ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Medical practice QA articles Source Type: news

For spider monkeys, social grooming comes with a cost
Social grooming, or helping others to stay clean and free of lice and other ecto-parasites, has long been associated with hygiene and good health in wild primates. In the process of picking out ecto-parasites, however, the groomers may be picking up internal ones, a new study finds. The results of the study on critically endangered brown spider monkeys show that physical contact is associated with the spread of several common gastrointestinal parasites. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fire disaster caused by LPG tanker explosion at Lice in Diyarbakır (Turkey): July 21, 2014 - Zengin Y, Dursun R, Içer M, Gündüz E, Durgun HM, Erbatur S, Damar Ö, Guloglu C.
A disaster can be defined as a situation where the affected society cannot overcome its own resources. Our aim was to present the case of a fire disaster caused by a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tanker-based explosion on the Diyarbakır-Bingöl road in Li... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Lousy sockeye are lousy competitors
A key discovery has been made regarding Fraser River sockeye's vulnerability to sea lice. Their recently published research indicates that juvenile Fraser River sockeye salmon that are highly infected with sea lice are 20 percent less successful at consuming food than their lightly infected counterparts. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lousy sockeye are lousy competitors
(Simon Fraser University) With major funding from several groups, including NSERC, an SFU doctoral student has made a key discovery regarding Fraser River sockeye's vulnerability to sea lice. Their recently published research indicates that juvenile Fraser River sockeye salmon that are highly infected with sea lice are 20 percent less successful at consuming food than their lightly infected counterparts. The study appears online in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Should kids with head lice stay in school?
Many parents are scratching their heads over guidance from a leading pediatricians' group (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents concerned over new head lice guidelines
Experts now say kids who have lice should be allowed to stay in class, but some parents are worried. CBS Dallas station KTVT's J.D. Miles reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids With Lice Shouldn’t Miss School, Says American Academy Of Pediatrics
BOSTON (CBS) – A leading group of pediatricians is issuing new guidelines on the treatment and management of head lice. Lice do not carry disease and aren’t dangerous. However, most schools require that kids be free of lice and free of nits (lice eggs) before returning to class. Now the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is saying children should not miss school just because they have lice, pointing to the fact that lice usually don’t spread between kids simply because they’re in the same classroom. That’s because lice don’t jump, they crawl, so it really takes head-to-head contact to ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: bostonwebintern Tags: Education Health Local News Syndicated Local American Academy Of Pediatrics Dr. Mallika Marshall Head Lice Kids School Source Type: news

Lice Shouldn't Keep Kids From School, Doctors Say
By: Rachael Rettner Published: 04/27/2015 04:30 AM EDT on LiveScience Head lice are annoying, but they don't actually make people sick, and children with the condition should not be kept away from school, according to new guidelines from a leading group of pediatricians. The guidelines, from the American Academy of Pediatrics, say that although head lice can cause itching, they are not known to spread disease, and the insects are not very likely to spread from one child to another within a classroom. Rather, it is usually direct head-to-head contact that spreads lice. For this reason, "no healthy child should be ex...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Say Head Lice Should Not Bar Kids From School
American Academy of Pediatrics also gives advice on best medicines to treat infestation (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Say Head Lice Should Not Bar Kids From School
Title: Doctors Say Head Lice Should Not Bar Kids From SchoolCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/27/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/27/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - April 27, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

What is Jacquet Diaper Dermatitis?
Discussion The differential diagnosis of diaper dermatitis is usually fairly easy with irritant, fungal and bacterial causes being the most common. These are usually easily treated with resolution. When it is not improving then the differential must be expanded and other disease processes must be considered. These again usually include problems that are relatively easily treated such as scabies, lice or tinea. Other much less likely conditions in this age group would be syphilis or granuloma inguinale. Other signs or symptoms need to also be considered as Crohn’s disease, histocytosis or acrodermatitis enteropathica ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 27, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

AAP Issues Updated Guidance on Managing Head Lice (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued an updated clinical report on the management of head lice.Among the key take-aways: Pediatricians may educate schools that children … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 27, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Daisy Goodwin claims she's a magnet for nits
Daisy Goodwin has has problems with head lice since she was 19 and says she's suffered with the itchy parasites at least 100 times since then. A nit is the egg sac laid by female lice on human hair shafts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head lice prevention: What works, what doesn't?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - April 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Welsh NHS board tells patients to buy your OWN drugs
Betsi Cadwaladr health board, has asked GPs to reduce 'unnecessary prescribing of simple medications', including painkillers, laxatives, vitamins, hayfever and head lice treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head lice: What parents need to know
Earlier this year, a Springfield toddler suffocated as her family attempted a home treatment for head lice. The case is a tragic reminder that anyone can get lice, no matter your income, the way you clean your home or how many pets you own. But there are recommended ways to treat an infestation. Are there natural or home remedies that work? There are some who claim that mayonnaise or petroleum jelly can be used to coat the head and smother the lice. This has not been proven effective, and even the most well-behaved of young children will not sit with goop on their heads for the recommended 20 hours while wearing a shower c...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 4, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat Powers Tags: Diseases & conditions head lice Source Type: news

Health Tip: Getting Rid of Head Lice
Title: Health Tip: Getting Rid of Head LiceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/4/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/4/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - March 4, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Morning Break: Fatal Lice Therapy, Free Weed
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - February 6, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Massachusetts toddler dies during head lice treatment
Police: 18-month old child suffocated, apparently because of home remedy for head lice involving mayonnaise and a plastic bag (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Massachusetts toddler dies after lice treatment goes awry
BOSTON (Reuters) - A central Massachusetts toddler died over the weekend after suffocating while undergoing a home treatment for head lice involving mayonnaise and a plastic bag, police said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pyrethroid Pesticide Exposure, Learning Disability, and ADHDPyrethroid Pesticide Exposure, Learning Disability, and ADHD
Pyrethroid insecticides are increasingly being used residentially, from products to treat head lice and scabies to flea products on pets. Could they be affecting children's neurodevelopment? Environmental Health Perspectives (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

The Bald and the Beautiful: Staying True to Yourself During Breast Cancer and Chemotherapy
Yes, I lost my hair to chemotherapy. No, I don't want to talk about it. I admire Joan Lunden's courage for appearing bald on a recent cover of People magazine. Her message is one of hope and strength as she battles an aggressive form of breast cancer. Now I would like to see us take this a step further. Let's make it acceptable (perhaps even sexy, think Bruce Willis?) for women to be bald without the need for explanation. When I was diagnosed a few months ago with the same breast cancer that Lunden is facing, I was told repeatedly that if I didn't want to wear a wig, a bright scarf was a lovely alternative. No one sugges...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news