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

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.

06.06.16 | Prevalence of head lice in Turkey, Iran, Greece and Senegal

Several recent studies shed light on the prevalence of lice infection, and its relationship to socioeconomic factors, across the globe.

26.04.16 | Expansion of the Knockdown Resistance Frequency Map for Head Lice

A new study has produced further information on the spread of lice resistance to pyrethrin-type treatments.

19.02.16 | Lice repellents found in clove essential oil

A new study has revealed that eugenol, a major component of clove essential oil, has strong repellent effect on body lice.

19.02.16 | Prevalence of Head Lice Infestation among Students in Iran

A meta-analysis study has revealed that the  that prevalence of head lice infestation among Iranian primary school children is relatively high with greater prevalence among girls.

10.02.16 | Tea Tree Oil for Head Lice Treatment

Medscape has published a summary of studies evaluating the effect of using tea tree oil in treating head lice.

10.02.16 | Further Study on Dimeticones for Head Lice Treatment

A study aimed at comparing the efficacy of commercially available anti-head lice shampoos has demonstrated that products containing mineral oils are more effective for killing head lice.

22.01.16 | More Information on the Head Lice Genome

New genetic study of human head and body lice aims to clarify the relationship between the two types of lice, preparing the ground for further genome mapping.

22.01.16 | Head Lice Clinical Practice Review

A new review of lice treatments documents increasing resistance to older treatments along with promising new pediculicides.

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