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

More Lenient School Lice Policies Bug Some Parents
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. And some school nurses are no longer sending home the dreaded “lice note” to other parents with kids in the classroom, alerting them to the possibility of lice in their own child’s precious locks. The policy shift is designed to help keep children from missing class, shield children with lice from embarrassment and protect their privacy. ‘ICKY, BUT NOT DANGEROUS’ “Lice is icky, but it’s not dangerous,&r...
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 CBS Boston Deborah Altschuler Head Lice National Pediculosis Association Newton WBZ Source Type: news

Doc Dispels Common Myths About Head Lice
Parents should be reassured that personal hygiene has nothing to do with the problem (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doc Dispels Common Myths about Head Lice
Parents should be reassured that personal hygiene has nothing to do with the problem Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Head Lice (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doc Dispels Common Myths About Head Lice
Title: Doc Dispels Common Myths About Head LiceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/18/2013 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 18, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

"Super lice" pops up in Pittsburgh kids: How to get rid of bugs
Over-the-counter meds with permethrin often treat head lice but one expert warns increasing number of cases need something stronger (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: "Super lice" found in Pittsburgh schools
A strain of lice being found in Pittsburgh-area schools is resistant to many of the usual treatments. KDKA-TV's Dr. Maria Simba reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five diseases that are, thankfully, consigned to the past | Richard Sugg
Richard III's roundworm was just one of the gruesome diseases that killed and maimed the British population through the agesThe news that Richard III suffered from roundworm reminds us how grateful we should be for the advances of modern sanitation and medicine. In both Richard's era and long after, rich and poor were horribly vulnerable to diseases that either killed you efficiently or made you wish you were dead.1. Sweating sicknessIf Richard had not died at Bosworth field in 1485, he might well have been struck down by this malady. First recorded in Shrewsbury in mid-April 1485, this terrifying new disease had reached L...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 4, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Richard Sugg Tags: Comment theguardian.com Infectious diseases Archaeology Medical research Microbiology Richard III UK news Monarchy Science Comment is free Source Type: news

Who comes first, your partner or your kids?
Put a lock on your bedroom door. Never let a child interrupt. Kiss your partner first. Andrew G Marshall's book, I Love You But You Always Put Me Last, argues that parents need to childproof their relationships, or lose them. Time for some expert survival adviceIt is any given breakfast time in my house. Marlene, four, is due at school in 40 minutes and is in a rage because she asked for Shreddies and Special K but now just wants Special K. Max, two, is cross because I put milk on his cereal. Marlene has chosen a tiny summer dress but my wife Alice thinks she needs leggings, too – it's not all that warm – and s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 31, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Sam Leith Tags: The Guardian Family Psychology Sex Parents and parenting Marriage Extracts Features Life and style Relationships Source Type: news

U.S. Fines Bedbug Repellents Maker for Ad ClaimsU.S. Fines Bedbug Repellents Maker for Ad Claims
A company that makes a cedar-based product it says repels bed bugs and head lice felt the bite of the U.S. government when it agreed to settle charges that its products have not been proven to work as promised. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Is Sex And The City responsible for the demise of pubic lice? Doctors say bikini waxing made popular by the show has caused cases to plummet
Doctors from the British Association of Dermatologists believe they can link the lice decrease with the airing of an episode of Sex and the City in 2000 which sparked the waxing trend. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Sex and the City made pubic lice an endangered species
The hit TV series encouraged so much hair removal that the humble pubic louse now has nowhere to go, according to one scientistIt's obviously a thrice-daily occurrence to receive a press release which forces the inquiry, "Is it August already?" Every now and then, however, you get one that suggests the Soviet dream of a mind-gun that could collectively incapacitate the west has finally become a reality. Behold, then, an effort from the British Association of Dermatologists, whose headline inquires: "Was Sex and the City the beginning of the end for pubic lice?"Aside from confirming that there is simply ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 4, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Marina Hyde Tags: The Guardian Blogposts Television & radio Infectious diseases Health Society Features Sexual health Life and style Celebrity Drama Science Source Type: news

Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Head Lice
Don't share personal items with infested person Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Head Lice (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Head Lice
Title: Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Head LiceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/26/2013 8:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 26, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Head lice don't take the summer off
Yes, I ironed my daughter's mattress wearing a shower cap. After I found lice eggs in her hair, I freaked. But experts say not to panic. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head lice don't take vacay
Yes, I ironed my daughter's mattress wearing a shower cap. But after I found lice eggs in her hair, I freaked. Don't panic: head lice are treatable, although it may take some work. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head lice don't take summer off
Head lice are more common during the first few months of the school year, but don't take the summer off. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Head lice don't take summer off
Yes, I ironed my daughter's mattress wearing a shower cap. But after I found lice eggs in her hair, I freaked. Don't panic: head lice are treatable, although it may take some work. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news