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May

18

May 18 , 2016 | Posted by JUMP Agency |

How to Fight Super Lice

A 2015 study reported that most head lice found in North America now carry a gene mutation that makes them resistant to standard over-the-counter lice-removal products. They are called super lice, and evidence suggests they are pretty much everywhere. Kyong Yoon, Ph.D., a researcher at Southern Illinois University, presented his team’s findings at the 250th National

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May

10

May 10 , 2016 | Posted by JUMP Agency |

Why Head Lice Products Don't Work

When a child has head lice, most parents go into emergency mode. Due to a potent combination of fear and embarrassment, parents want to get rid of the lice as quickly as possible. So they race to the drug store and grab an over-the-counter (OTC) lice-removal product and rush home to use it. There are

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May

4

May 4 , 2016 | Posted by JUMP Agency |

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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Apr

29

April 29 , 2016 | Posted by JUMP Agency |

OTC Lice Treatments Are Outdated

  If you’re like most parents, when your child comes home with head lice you’ll run to the drugstore to get lice-treatment medication. There on the shelf you’ll see mostly the same products that have been around for decades. A 1999 study found that head lice were developing resistance to the active ingredients in over-the-counter

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Apr

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April 27 , 2016 | Posted by JUMP Agency |

History of Lice Treatment Technology

Head lice in their current form have been afflicting humans for some 100,000 years, according to most experts. Historians are divided a bit on how and why the technology to combat head lice has evolved. Some have argued that humans accepted head lice for millennia as a fact of life—especially in cultures where bathing was

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Apr

26

Lice Again?!

When I found lice for the sixth time I wanted to scream into a pillow, but first I had to wash it! I asked my pediatrician for his best prevention advice? “Remain Childless,” he said with a straight face. Thanks a lot Dr. Dry Humor! In 2014 B.L. (Before Lice) during a more innocent era

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Apr

25

Bath Time

Who knew? Lice can swim—or at least they can survive under water. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), studies “show that head lice can survive under water for several hours but are unlikely to be spread by the water in a swimming pool.” Head lice hold tightly onto the child’s (or

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Apr

25

Laundry

When you’ve had head lice in your home, it is important to properly clean the clothing, bedding and other materials the person with lice has been in contact with. Here is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended laundry procedure: “Machine wash and dry clothing, bed linens, and other items that the infested

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Apr

25

Cleaning

A common misconception about treating people and homes that have had contact with lice is that the only way to get them out of the house is to put everything in the home that is made of any type of fabric in plastic bags for two weeks and have the furniture and carpets cleaned. Not

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Apr

22

April 22 , 2016 | Posted by JUMP Agency |

Our Lice Treatment Professional's Secret Weapon: AirAllé

When it comes to determining the best way to get rid of lice, most parents fall into two groups. The first takes the DIY approach—these are the do-it-yourself folks who will trudge to the drugstore and get the lice-removal products or home-remedy alternatives and get busy nitpicking. Then there is the PWIT crowd—the pay-whatever-it-takes parents

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