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

Head lice infestation video will certainly make your skin crawl
A video shows a mother combing millions of squirming insects out of her daughter's hair, which experts have identified as an extreme case of head lice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Send your child to school even with tonsillitis
The booklet says pupils should take ‘zero days off’ if they get a range of conditions during term time, which also include head lice, conjunctivitis and threadworm. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Check Your Child for Head Lice
Inspect the hair in a well-lit room Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Head Lice (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Check Your Child for Head Lice
Title: Health Tip: Check Your Child for Head LiceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/24/2014 7:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/24/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 24, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Infection control in schools
Preventing the spread of infections Diseases to vaccinate for How long to keep children away from school Infections such as athlete’s foot, flu, German measles, head lice, impetigo, TBMore ..... (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 3, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Back to School: Mayo Clinic Radio
For many students this is back-to-school time!  On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, four physicians will join us and share important information related to sending your student back to class.  Noelle Larson, M.D., will discuss scoliosis and finding the correct sized backpack.  Dawn Davis, M.D., will talk about acne, warts, skin rashes and lice. Robert Jacobson, M.D., will give us the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 2, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo clinic radio
For many students this is back-to-school time! On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Saturday, August 30 at 9 a.m. CT, four physicians will join us and share important information related to sending your student back to class. Noelle Larson, M.D., will discuss scoliosis and finding the correct sized backpack. Dawn Davis, M.D., will talk about acne, warts, skin rashes and lice. Robert [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 29, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Back-to-School Prep Includes Lice Review
Title: Back-to-School Prep Includes Lice ReviewCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/15/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/18/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 18, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Mum uses hair straighteners to kill her children's head lice and nits
Alex Butler from Brighton began using her hair straighteners to remove nits from her children after become frustrated with the traditional methods. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents taking 'desperate measures' to remove head lice
Parents are so desperate to eliminate head lice from their children that many resort to burning the lice with hair straighteners or shaving their child’s hair, a survey has found. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - August 11, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Back to school: How to prevent lice in students' hair
Stop those creepy crawlers from getting in your kids' hair as they head back to school. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Galapagos hawks hand down lice like family heirlooms
Studying Galápagos hawks and their lice, biologists provide some of the first field evidence for co-divergence between parasites and hosts as a major driver of biodiversity. As the birds diversify into distinct populations on each island, their parasites diversify with them. The findings help explain the rapid rate of parasite evolution. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 6, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Migrant children used as human pawns to spread infectious disease across America, warn netizens
(NaturalNews) America is in a de facto state of invasion, and it's an invasion that was deliberately engineered to "occupy" America with a flood of illegal immigrants known to be carriers of tuberculosis, scabies, lice, AIDS, Swine Flu and other infectious diseases, warn netizens... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic News Network — Headlines 6/11/14
http://youtu.be/U-n8nng4B0o Mayo Clinic News Network Headlines include: HealthKit with Apple Cyberchondria - a type of health anxiety What about lice? Journalists: Video is available in the downloads. Click here for script.     (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 11, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Selfies leading to head lice
Nurses report "selfie" posts are causing an increase in teenagers spreading lice. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Doctors That Can Cure Heartache
[The Star]Nature is one of my catharses. That is minus all the parasitic creepy crawlers like lice, bedbugs and jiggers. I think everyone appreciates nature as well because we all eat it, live in eat, breathe it and even die in it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 3, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tuesday Q & A: Some head lice can be resistant to over-the-counter treatments
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My child’s school has had a lice outbreak for two months. The problem does not seem to be going away. Is it true that some types of lice are resistant to over-the-counter treatments? Are there more potent options to eliminate head lice? ANSWER: Although they are often effective, over-the-counter treatments for head [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 27, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Lice and selfies
A recent report from California warns teens that taking group selfies can lead to the spread of head lice. Sound Medicine's Jill Ditmire finds out in this week's Check Up..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Eucalyptus is quite effective with respiratory problems and head lice
(Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The challenges of fighting sex trafficking in the legalized prostitution market of the Netherlands - Huisman W, Kleemans ER.
In 2000, the Dutch authorities lifted the ban on brothels in the Netherlands. The essence of their approach was to regulate prostitution. People of legal age could now voluntarily sell and purchase sexual services. Brothels which complied with certain lice... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 15, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Beneficial organisms react differently to parasite drug
The substance ivermectin has been used for more than thirty years all over the world to combat parasites like roundworms, lice and mites in humans, livestock and pets. The active ingredient belongs to the chemical group of avermectins, which generally disrupt cell transport and thus attack pests. When ivermectin is excreted in the feces of treated animals, at overly high doses it also harms dung-degrading beneficial insects like dung beetles and dung flies. This impairs the functioning of the ecosystem. In extreme cases the dung is not decomposed and the pasture is destroyed. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 14, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Imaginary Insects and Real Problems
Imagine… your carpet is infested with fleas, your scalp is crawling with lice, or bed bugs are creeping across your body. Do you feel itchy, even a little bit? If so, you’re experiencing a tactile hallucination or maybe an illusion. Now imagine the misery if you couldn’t stop these sensations and perceptions… read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - April 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeffrey Lockwood, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Environment Evolutionary Psychology Work formication hallucination illusion illusory parasitosis itchiness 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 NonTreatments (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 31, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Well: The Bugs in Our Homes
Insects live near us, with us and on us, innocuous roommates in our urban dwellings – a veritable natural history museum in our homes.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NANCY L. BRILL Tags: Cockroaches Biodiversity Healthy Consumer Spiders Body Lice Flies medicine and health Insects Mites Ants Featured Beetles Source Type: news

Well: The Bugs in Our Homes
Insects live near us, with us and on us, innocuous roommates in our urban dwellings – a veritable natural history museum in our homes.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 20, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By NANCY L. BRILL Tags: Cockroaches Biodiversity Healthy Consumer Spiders Body Lice Flies medicine and health Insects Mites Ants Featured Beetles Source Type: news

Head Lice Growing Resistant to Standard Meds
It's probably time to turn to newer treatments, study suggests (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head Lice Growing Resistant to Standard Meds
It's probably time to turn to newer treatments, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Head Lice (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head Lice Growing Resistant to Standard Meds
Title: Head Lice Growing Resistant to Standard MedsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/14/2014 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/14/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - March 14, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Head lice eggs removed with ordinary conditioner
Eggs from head lice, also called nits, are incredibly difficult to remove. Female lice lay eggs directly onto strands of hair, and they cement them in place with a glue-like substance, making them hard to get rid of. In fact, the eggs are glued down so strongly that they will stay in place even after hair has been treated with pediculicides -- substances used to kill lice.Some shampoos and conditioners that contain chemicals or special oils are marketed as nit-removal products. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

The best cure for head lice is ordinary hair conditioner removes nits
Research published in the Journal of Medical Entomology revealed conditioner is effective as it act as a lubricant, making it easier for the eggs to be removed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ordinary conditioner removes head lice eggs as effectively as special products
(Entomological Society of America) Some shampoos and conditioners that contain chemicals or special oils are marketed as nit-removal products for head lice eggs. However, new research just published in the Journal of Medical Entomology shows that ordinary hair conditioner is just as effective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 25, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Phthiriasis palpebrarum infection: A concern for child abuse - Ryan MF.
BACKGROUND: Pediculosis capitis is a common parasitic infestation, whereas phthiriasis palpebrarum is an uncommon infection due to Phthirus pubis (pubic lice) inoculating the eyelashes and surrounding tissues of the eye. Emergency physicians should recogn... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Nazi scientists planned to use mosquitoes as biological weapon
Himmler ordered secret research into how malaria-infected insects could be sent behind enemy lines, research revealsThe Nazis considered using mosquitoes as biological weapons during the second world war, research has revealed.Towards the end of the war, scientists at an institute in Dachau conducted research into how malaria-infected insects could be kept alive for long enough to be released into enemy territory.In January 1942, the leader of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, ordered the creation of the Dachau entomological institute. Its official mission was to find new remedies against diseases transmitted by lice and other ins...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Philip Oltermann Tags: theguardian.com Germany Chemical weapons World news Europe Technology Second world war Weapons technology Adolf Hitler Science Source Type: news

Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery – review
Why the world's food system needs to be changed – nowEvery January in Berlin, thousands march against the agro-industry under the banner "Wir haben es satt!" ("We are fed up!") A fortnight ago, I went for the first time. The scale of the protest – more than 30,000 people, despite the mid-winter cold – gave me a flicker of hope. But although I addressed the crowd, and sympathise with many of its members' demands, I don't agree with their orthodoxy that large-scale farms and industrial agricultural technology are inherently wrong. Of course, I pref...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 29, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Tristram Stuart Tags: The Guardian Farming Culture World news Reviews Books Animal welfare Animals Environment Agriculture Science Source Type: news

Keep Lice Off Your Child's Head
Title: Keep Lice Off Your Child's HeadCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/24/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 1/27/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - January 27, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Permethrin-Impregnated Underwear for Body Lice in Homeless Shel...Permethrin-Impregnated Underwear for Body Lice in Homeless Shel...
Although effective for brief control of body lice, permethrin-impregnated underwear appears to increase the resistance of body lice to the insecticide, researchers from France report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - December 17, 2013 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Insecticide-Laced Underwear No Match for Lice
Title: Insecticide-Laced Underwear No Match for LiceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/4/2013 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - December 5, 2013 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Clinical trial tests insecticide-treated underwear to ward off body lice in shelters
Providing insecticide-treated underwear to people in homeless shelters was effective in eliminating body lice infestations, but the effect did not last and resistance to insecticide resistance increased, according to the results of a clinical trial by Samir Benkouiten, M.P.H., of Aix Marseille Université, France, and colleagues. Body lice are contagious and can be spread through body contact, shared clothing, shared bedding and overcrowded conditions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Insecticide-Laced Underwear No Match for Lice
After short-term success, chemical resistance developed, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Homeless Health Concerns, Lice, Pesticides (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top Stories: Marijuana Memory Loss, Lingering Lice, and Synesthesia
Some of our favorite stories of the week (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 22, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scour That Scalp: Some Lice Eggs Linger Before Hatching
Even successful treatments could take 2 weeks to vanquish nits (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 19, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

One-Time Procedure Could Prevent Acid Reflux
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Acid Reflux antacids esophagus LYNX Paula Ebben stomach Source Type: news

More Lenient School Lice Policies Bug Some Parents
Some parents are scratching their heads over less restrictive head lice policies that allow children with live bugs in their hair to return to the classroom. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - November 9, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Robots Being Used For Scar-Free Surgery In Boston
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: miketoole Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Watch Listen Brigham and Women's Hospital CBS Boston Daveen Balliro Dr. Antonio Gargiulo Kate Merrill Robot Surgery Source Type: news

Should kids with head lice be allowed at school?
School nurses and pediatricians support do not exclude policies for children with head lice, but some parents link laxer regulation to more infestation (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news