Scientific News


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

08.03.12 | Large-scale survey recommends more frequent lice inspections

A  large-scale survey of household lice inspection in Norway has found that nearly half of households inspect for head lice either biannually or not at all.

06.03.12 | Pediculosis in the literature: brief update

Pediculosis is the subject of two new recent comment papers (subscription required for access).

24.02.12 | Oral ivermectin, malathion and other treatments: literature roundup

A round-up of literature over the last couple of years covering diverse methods of treating pediculosis.

17.02.12 | Dimeticones and pediculosis: a review of recent literature

Physically acting pedulicides are of continuing interest to the those creating and providing anti-head lice treatments. In particular, dimeticones have received increasing attention over the last few years. Here we summarise the results in the scientific literature between 2010 and now.

17.02.12 | New Cochrane treatment review forthcoming

The Cochrane Collaboration has released an updated protocol for assessing the effectiveness of head-lice treatments by means of meta-studies of Randomized Controlled Trials, as part of an update to their review of evidence for the effectiveness of pediculosis treatments. 

15.02.12 | New treatment modality ideas: insecticidal plastic surfaces

Could anti-headlice shower caps be the future for headlice treatment?

08.02.12 | Spinosad in recent scientific literature

Spinosad has been the topic of two recent papers investigating its effectiveness in treating pediculosis in humans.

08.02.12 | FDA grants approval to Sanofi-Topaz Sklice treatment

The FDA have granted approval on Tuesday 7 February 2012 to Sklice® lotion, the ivermectin-based topical treatment produced by Topaz Pharmaceuticals, now part of Sanofi Pasteur US.

31.01.12 | DeOvo trial complete

Australian company Hachtech has completed phase 2b clinical trials to confirm the efficacy and safety of its head lice treatment DeOvo...

31.10.11 | Liceko v Nix

A trial has taken place to compare Liceko® with Nix®/Lyclear®1% permethrin creme rinse....

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