• One Species, Two Outcomes: Team Seeks Source of Body Louse Pathology
    A new study seeks to determine how one parasitic species can give rise to two drastically different outcomes in its host: The human body louse (Pediculus humanus) can transmit dangerous bacterial infections to humans, while the human head louse (also Pediculus humanus) does ...More
    January 10, 2014 Posted in News
  • Clinical Trial Tests Insecticide-Treated Underwear to Ward Off Body Lice in Shelters
    Providing insecticide-treated underwear to people in homeless shelters was effective in eliminating body lice infestations, but the effect did not last and resistance to insecticide resistance increased, according to the results of a clinical trial by Samir Benkouiten, MPH, ...More
    December 4, 2013 Posted in News
  • Experts Partner to Launch Head Lice Awareness Initiative
    Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announces the launch of Headfirst! Expert Advice on Lice, an educational program to help expand understanding of head lice infestation and how to approach treatment. Parents facing head lice for the first time or managing a ...More
    June 17, 2013 Posted in News
  • Sklice Lotion Now Available in the U.S. for Topical Treatment of Head Lice
    Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announces that Sklice® (ivermectin) Lotion, 0.5 percent, is now commercially available by prescription in U.S. pharmacies for the topical treatment of head lice infestations in patients 6 months of age and older, in the ...More
    August 20, 2012 Posted in News
  • Head and Body Lice Appear to be the Same Species, Genetic Study Finds
    A new study offers compelling genetic evidence that head and body lice are the same species. The finding is of special interest because body lice can transmit deadly bacterial diseases, while head lice do not. The study appears in the journal Insect Molecular Biology. ...More
    April 9, 2012 Posted in News
  • Expert Offers Advice on Dealing with Lice
    They’re small, creepy and suck your blood. Every parent dreads it, but it’s inevitable—the “lice letter.” Though a lice infestation is about as common as a cold, trying to rid your life of them can be as much of a head-scratcher as those disgusting bugs themselves. “I had ...More
    January 24, 2012 Posted in News
  • Lice Myths Debunked by Loyola Expert
    Autumn brings tales of scary delight but none terrifies parents so much as the note home from school that a case of lice has been detected. "While the make-believe vampires are prowling for candy, head lice are looking for a real blood meal," says Dr. Andrew Bonwit, a ...More
    October 13, 2011 Posted in News
  • FDA Approves Head Lice Treatment for Children and Adults
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved Natroba (spinosad) Topical Suspension 0.9% for the treatment of head lice infestation in patients ages 4 years and older. Head lice are parasitic insects found on people’s head, eyebrows, and eyelashes. They feed on ...More
    January 21, 2011 Posted in News
  • An End to Lice: The Effectiveness of a New Oral Treatment Demonstrated
    French medical researchers from the Henri Mondor Hospital and Avicenne Hospital (AP-HP) have recently demonstrated the effectiveness of a new molecule in the fight against lice. Faced with the emergence of increasing resistance to conventional treatments by these parasites, ...More
    March 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • Bedbugs, Scabies and Head Lice Infestations: What You Should Know
    If simply the thought of bedbugs, scabies and head lice makes you feel a little itchy, imagine how those affected by these common infestations feel when they learn what has been creeping around them and causing symptoms such as intense itching, red bite marks or irritated ...More
    March 5, 2010 Posted in News
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