Scientific News


News from the global scientific community focused on furthering the understanding and treatment of pediculosis, including research and clinical trials.

23.06.14 | Further study on herbal shampoos and head lice

A new study further analyses herbal shampoos for their ability to kill head lice.

05.06.14 | FTC fines head lice company for misleading claims

The Federal Trade Commission has fined the manufacturer of Lice Shield $0.5M for misleading advertising claims.

05.06.14 | Use of 1,2-octanediol in preventing lice infection

A new paper reports on a randomised, controlled, cross-over study investigating the efficacy of 1,2- octanediol in preventing lice infection.

05.06.14 | Lice transfer assessed using poultry model

A new paper uses a poultry model to assess the risk of re-infestation of lice after pediculicidal treatment.

30.04.14 | Improving trial design for lice treatment

A new study investigates the best parameters for randomly-controlled trials of pediculicidal products.

20.03.14 | Lice resistance research

Two new papers on the response of lice and nits to common treatments have recently been published.

20.03.14 | Efficacy of herbal shampoos against head lice

 A new study has analysed a range of herbal shampoos for their ability to kill head lice.

20.02.14 | ICP5 Call for Abstracts

The International Society of Phthirapterists invites you to register and
submit abstracts for the 5th International Conference on Phthiraptera,
August 2 - 7, 2014 at Canyons Resort in Park City Utah, USA.

31.10.13 | Best Yet! head-lice marketing requires FDA pre-approval

A recent decision by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires that advertising claims by makers of Best Yet! head lice products receive Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pre-approval.

31.10.13 | Survey on Italian pediatrician head lice treatment preferences

A recently published survey of Italian pediatricians shows that malathion and pyrethroids are the leading pediculicides of choice for lice infections.

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