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Feb

7

Worried about super lice? Don’t be.

You may have heard the reports about so-called super lice. Researchers have found that most head lice are now resistant to the pyrethroid family of insecticides used in drugstore lice products. The most recent study, published in March 2016 by the Journal of Medical Entomology, found pyrethroid-resistant lice in 42 of the 48 states tested

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Jan

18

A Kid-Friendly Lice Treatment?

No one wants head lice in their life or in their hair, especially not kids, which are the most likely age group to have them. Their heads itch like crazy, causing discomfort. No one wants head lice in their life or in their hair, especially not kids, which are the most likely age group to

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Jan

3

Winter Lice Prevention

Back to school time II—the January one when kids come back from vacations to school and day care—usually coincides with another lice outbreak in many communities.  This is partially because families exchange more than presents over the holidays.  Close contact with family members near and far can cause an easy way to exchange lice. Lice

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Dec

14

Consumer Reports Challenges Pesticide Lice Treatments

  Over-the-counter (OTC) lice treatments are now widely considered ineffective against head lice. The most recent research, published in the Journal of Medical Entomology, found that head lice in 42 states are 100 percent resistant to OTC lice treatment products. The watchdogs at Consumer Reports have questioned (1) why these products, marketed under brand names

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