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

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.

26.04.12 | Sklice clinical trial results published

An updated version of the FDA-approved Sklice clinical trial has been published on the ClinicalTrials.gov website.

20.04.12 | New head lice product trials show strong anti-lice activity

A recent publication focussing on novel potential physically-acting anti-lice treatments has identified the surfactant 1,2-octanediol as an effective pediculicide in both in vitro and in vivo studies.

16.04.12 | Gene analysis shows head and body lice to be the same species

A recent full-gene comparison between body lice and head lice has demonstrated that their genomes are close enough to be classed as the same species.

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