head lice

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Noun1.head lice - infestation of the scalp with licehead lice - infestation of the scalp with lice  
lousiness, pediculosis - infestation with lice (Pediculus humanus) resulting in severe itching
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PARENTS have been warned to keep head lice treatments away from naked flames due to the risk of them igniting children's hair.
Parents in the Omaha area do not need to add Halloween to their head lice worries.
When taking selfies, this is exactly what happens, but plenty of other activities such QI HEARD 'selfies' have been linked to a rise in head lice cases.
You don't this fancy peek once "A study by Hedrin found 87% of parents feel worry, panic or stress when they discover lice in their child's hair, but I would reassure parents that head lice are a common part of childhood and are easy to eliminate using the correct treatments.
NEW YORK -- Head lice are tiny six-legged insect parasites that cling to the scalp and neck, feed on human blood and are extremely contagious.
CHILDREN who regularly use smartphones or tablets are twice as likely to get head lice, according to a study.
MANY children will have to deal with head lice - but a study claims almost all nits are immune to the most popular treatments.
Pediculosis capitis, known as head lice infestation caused by Pediculus humanus capitis is a common community health concern which affects millions of children around the world.
It's the dreaded phone call that no parent wants to receive from their child's school nurse--your child has head lice.
Parents have admitted to bleaching and shaving the head of their children in desperate attempts to rid them of head lice.
quintana DNA has been regularly detected in lice collected from the heads of persons living in poverty, but it had not been detected in head lice that infest schoolchildren (7,8).
a life sciences company focusing on "nature-derived" insect and parasite control products, is touting its non-pesticide head lice treatment Vamousse, which the company says is "100% scientifically proven to safely kill 100% of head lice and nits, or lice eggs, including strains that have grown most resistant to traditional treatments.