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10.02.16 | Further Study on Dimeticones for Head Lice Treatment

A study aimed at comparing the efficacy of commercially available anti-head lice shampoos has demonstrated that products containing mineral oils are more effective for killing head lice.

22.01.16 | More Information on the Head Lice Genome

New genetic study of human head and body lice aims to clarify the relationship between the two types of lice, preparing the ground for further genome mapping.

22.01.16 | Head Lice Clinical Practice Review

A new review of lice treatments documents increasing resistance to older treatments along with promising new pediculicides.

11.01.16 | Lice infection rates in Polish schoolchildren

A new study investigating the prevalence of head lice in the villages and towns in eastern Poland has revealed interesting contrasts between infestation rates amongst girls compared to boys and between villages and towns.  

24.11.15 | Laboratory and clinical trials of cocamide lotion against head lice

A new study has revealed that cocamide DEA 10% lotion shows limited activity to eliminate head lice infection.

12.11.15 | Head lice predictors and infestation dynamics among students

Two new studies have revealed that unnoticed transmissions in schools and families are likely to be the major drivers for outbreaks of head lice infestation.

12.11.15 | Severe iron deficiency anaemia and lice infection

A new case report has linked a young woman’s severe iron deficiency anaemia with chronic lice infection.

12.11.15 | Impact of living conditions on head lice infection

A new study investigating the factors associated with head lice outbreaks reveals that the conditions of living areas and households play an important role in head lice prevention.

12.11.15 | Lice combing using ultrasound

A new preclinical evaluation investigating the use of ultrasound during nit combing has revealed that in the presence of a suitable lubricant, ultrasound reduces the peak force required to start moving louse eggs along the hair.

06.11.15 | Odorant receptor-based discovery for head lice

A new study has revealed that head lice are repelled by physiologically active chemicals via odorant receptors, offering a potential new method for controlling head lice infection.

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