Scientific News


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

01.11.12 | Head lice death via cuticle disruption: new study

A new study has been published investigating the effectiveness of a combination of isopropyl myristate and cyclomethicone D5 in head lice treatment via a non-traditional physical mechanism of action, thus avoiding issues of genetic resistance to treatment.

29.10.12 | New review of head lice treatment in paediatric care

A new article in the Journal of Paediatric Health Care reviews recent pediculosis treatment developments and offers recommendations for the best methods of treatment.

28.09.12 | FDA Updates requirements for Medical Device Registration

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is introducing new requirements and responsibilities for the registration and listing of Medical Devices, effective October 1, 2012. 

20.08.12 | New Natroba clinical trial entry

A new record for a Natroba clinical trial is available on the US Clinical Trials registry.

20.08.12 | Pediculosis clinical studies roundup

A short overview of pediculosis clinical trials in recent years.

08.08.12 | Pediculicidal activity of tea tree oil and nerolidol

New research has been released investigating the effectiveness of two natural substances, tea tree oil and nerolidol, against head lice and eggs, suggesting high levels of pediculicidal and ovicidal activity.

04.07.12 | New clinical trial data for non-pesticide based lice treatment

New data has been released this month which claims in vivo effectiveness for a non-pesticide based head-lice treatment.

28.06.12 | Guidelines for clinical trials proposed

A recent paper in the International Journal of Dermatology has proposed guidelines and protocols for clinical trials of pediculicides.

13.06.12 | FDA urged to halt lindane use

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been urged to prevent the use of lindane in topical pediculosis treatments for children.

16.05.12 | Lice Conference Dates Announced

The Fifth International Conference of Phthiraptera will take place between 2-7 August 2014 in Utah, USA.

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