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07.04.17 | A randomised clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new pediculicide made with saponified olive oil in the eradication of head lice.

A new study has compared the efficacy and safety of a new pediculicide, Inex Pediculicide Soap® with Paranix® via a randomised clinical trial involving children diagnosed with pediculosis and 6 paediatricians from the community of Madrid, Spain.

16.03.17 | Randomised trials to assess the efficacy of Australian essential oils in the treatment of head lice

A new study has compared the efficacy of a head lice treatment containing Australian eucalyptus oil and Leptospermum petersonii (EO/LP Solution) with a neurotoxic treatment containing pyrethrins and piperonyl butoxide (P/PB Mousse) via a randomised controlled study.

16.09.16 | Efficacy of Abametapir Against Eggs of Human Head and Body Lice

A study undertaken to determine the ovicidal efficacy of abametapir against eggs of both human head and body lice has revealed that abametaphir has an 100% ovicidal activity in vitro assessments and therefore able to inhibit hatching of both head and body louse eggs if used in specific concetrations.

16.09.16 | Tyratech seeing continued growth of Vamousse

TyraTech has reported an increase of 31% in sales during the first half of 2016.

18.07.16 | Stubborn egg loosening lotion launched by Hedrin

The head lice brand Hedrin has announced the launch of a Stubborn Egg Loosening Lotion and suggested that this new addition to the Hedrin family would make it easy to remove dead eggs from the hair after treatment.

07.05.17 | Novel polymeric micelles for insect pest control: encapsulation of essential oil monoterpenes inside a triblock copolymer shell for head lice control

A new study has investigated the pediculicidal activity of micellar systems containing a 5 wt% of poloxamer 407 and 1.25 wt% of the different monoterpenes using an ex vivo immersion test and revealed that aqueous formulations are effective against head lice with mortality ranging from 30 to 60%.

16.02.17 | Arrestant Effect of Human Scalp Components on Head Louse Behaviour

A new study analysing the effect of human scalp components on the behavior of adult head lice has shown for the first time the effect of host components conditioning on head lice behavior.

16.02.17 | Head Lice of Pygmies Reveal the Presence of Relapsing Fever Borreliae

A molecular screening of pygmies’ head lice in the Republic of Congo has identified the presence of a dangerous human pathogen, Borrelia reccurentis, the causative agent of relapsing fever, in ten clade A head lice, which was not reported in the republic of Congo and B. theileri in one head louse.

14.11.16 | New Insights into the Origin of Clade B Lice

A new study analysing the ancient DNA of head lice and their eggs from the Roman period has revealed that clade B lice existed, at least in the Middle East, prior to contacts between Native Americans and Europeans.

14.10.16 | FDA Finalises Head Lice Guidance

In an effort to control the head lice infestations and drug resistance to the most commonly used head lice treatments, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new guidance on developing topical drugs.

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