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

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.

27.03.12 | Updated UK Head Lice Treatment Guidelines

The Public Health Medicine Environmental Group (PHMEG) has recently released updated guidelines for diagnosis, preventation and treatment of head lice infection. This is a revised version of the 2008 update.

21.03.12 | New Paper on Insecticide Resistance in Head Lice

A newly-published review paper in the April 2012 edition of Clinical Microbiological Infection discusses the spread of insecticide resistance and the effect on head lice treatment.

15.03.12 | Ovidical testing of NYDA dimeticone treatment

A new study of the NYDA dimeticone series, published in the March 2012 edition of the Journal of Medical Entomology, has shown complete ovidical effectiveness in in vitro experiments.

08.03.12 | Large-scale survey recommends more frequent lice inspections

A  large-scale survey of household lice inspection in Norway has found that nearly half of households inspect for head lice either biannually or not at all.

06.03.12 | Pediculosis in the literature: brief update

Pediculosis is the subject of two new recent comment papers (subscription required for access).

24.02.12 | Oral ivermectin, malathion and other treatments: literature roundup

A round-up of literature over the last couple of years covering diverse methods of treating pediculosis.

17.02.12 | Dimeticones and pediculosis: a review of recent literature

Physically acting pedulicides are of continuing interest to the those creating and providing anti-head lice treatments. In particular, dimeticones have received increasing attention over the last few years. Here we summarise the results in the scientific literature between 2010 and now.

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