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News from the global scientific community focused on furthering the understanding and treatment of pediculosis, including research and clinical trials.

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.

16.09.16 | Survey of older literature

A summary of several smaller-impact papers on head lice published in 2015.

18.03.16 | Ivermectin: Synergistic Activity and Clinical Review

Two new papers on ivermectin provide evidence for synergistic anti-lice activity when combined with antibiotics.

16.09.16 | Management and Treatment of Head Lice

A review of literature searches and clinical trials on Pediculosis has provided an overview on managing and treating human lice. This review highlights new strategies to more effectively fight pediculoisis and prevent resistance.

16.09.16 | Management of Head Louse Infestations in the United States – A Literature Review

A review providing the relevant information on infestation treatments available in the United States has revealed that there is a high risk of failure of over-the-counter treatments in eliminating head lice.

12.08.16 |  Neem-Extract Lice Treatment Study

A study testing a neem-extract head lice treatment has found evidence for efficacy in treating head lice infection.

05.07.16 | Recent trials of oil-based lice treatments

Recent trials for oil-based lice treatments have shown promising results in using physical action to treat lice infections.

06.06.16 | Clinical trials update 2016

A review of head lice clinical trials news in 2016.

06.06.16 | Plant essential oils for combating lice and eggs

A study investigating the chemical composition and the pediculicidal activity of natural essential oils provides evidence for effectiveness against both lice and eggs.

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