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May

25

Nothing Super about Super Lice

“Super lice” is an often-used and mostly misunderstood term. The most often refers to head lice that have become resistant to the most common over-the-counter lice-removal products on drug store shelves in the United States. Recent studies confirming this phenomenon have cause a media frenzy of sorts, and the term super lice has become a

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May

4

Super Lice Meet Their Match

So-called “super lice” have met their match, according to researchers at the University of Utah. Super lice is a term the mass media has adopted to refer to head lice that have developed resistance to the pesticides used in the most popular over-the-counter (OTC) lice treatment products. The products use a class of pesticides called

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Jan

18

Bringing Head Lice Out of the Cold

An estimated 6-12 million children acquire head lice every year. Odds are that people you know have dealt with this—pardon the expression—pesky condition. Yet it is also likely that few people volunteer this information within their social circles. Why? Because they are embarrassed. There is a stigma around head lice. With so many cases of [...]

Jan

12

A brief history of lice

An Health Canada cleared, clinically proven effective lice treatment is now available Louse: a type of small insect that lives on the bodies of people or animals; a bad or cruel person (Merriam-Webster) Head lice have been around for a long time. Genetic studies suggest that lice developed about 1.68 million years before homo sapiens [...]

Dec

30

It’s time to shed light on lice

Science and medicine have finally beaten head lice. For most parents, the news that a child has head lice induces immediate panic. Lice are gross (actually, “disgusting” is the most common term we hear). To many, a lice outbreak means your house or your kids are dirty. You will have to notify the school. All [...]