Scientific News


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

04.07.12 | New clinical trial data for non-pesticide based lice treatment

New data has been released this month which claims in vivo effectiveness for a non-pesticide based head-lice treatment.

28.06.12 | Guidelines for clinical trials proposed

A recent paper in the International Journal of Dermatology has proposed guidelines and protocols for clinical trials of pediculicides.

13.06.12 | FDA urged to halt lindane use

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been urged to prevent the use of lindane in topical pediculosis treatments for children.

16.05.12 | Lice Conference Dates Announced

The Fifth International Conference of Phthiraptera will take place between 2-7 August 2014 in Utah, USA.

26.04.12 | Sklice clinical trial results published

An updated version of the FDA-approved Sklice clinical trial has been published on the website.

20.04.12 | New head lice product trials show strong anti-lice activity

A recent publication focussing on novel potential physically-acting anti-lice treatments has identified the surfactant 1,2-octanediol as an effective pediculicide in both in vitro and in vivo studies.

16.04.12 | Gene analysis shows head and body lice to be the same species

A recent full-gene comparison between body lice and head lice has demonstrated that their genomes are close enough to be classed as the same species.

27.03.12 | Updated UK Head Lice Treatment Guidelines

The Public Health Medicine Environmental Group (PHMEG) has recently released updated guidelines for diagnosis, preventation and treatment of head lice infection. This is a revised version of the 2008 update.

21.03.12 | New Paper on Insecticide Resistance in Head Lice

A newly-published review paper in the April 2012 edition of Clinical Microbiological Infection discusses the spread of insecticide resistance and the effect on head lice treatment.

15.03.12 | Ovidical testing of NYDA dimeticone treatment

A new study of the NYDA dimeticone series, published in the March 2012 edition of the Journal of Medical Entomology, has shown complete ovidical effectiveness in in vitro experiments.

Join us on Twitter

Site Map   |    Privacy Policy   |   Terms & Conditions

© 2012-2013 — all rights reserved