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Monthly Archives: May 2016

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May 25 , 2016 | Posted by Jessica Eddowes |

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 18 , 2016 | Posted by Jessica Eddowes |

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 , 2016 | Posted by Jessica Eddowes |

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 , 2016 | Posted by Jessica Eddowes |

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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