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Mar

9

March 9 , 2016 | Posted by theliceslayers |

Super lice invade Indiana

   https://iuhealth.org/blog/detail/super-lice-have-invaded-indiana-what-you-need-to-know/ Lice, a health hassle once easily banishable with over-the-counter treatments, has spawned a new and more powerful counterpart. ‘Super lice’ refers to a strain of lice that possesses an immunity to over-the-counter products. The result: An organism that physically looks like the lice of years past, but has proven to be much more

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Nov

9

November 9 , 2015 | Posted by theliceslayers |

Heidi Klum’s lice makes us feel like them

By Tracy Lee Curtis Correspondent Supermodel Heidi Klum had lice. What a break for Us Weekly magazine. They’ll now have one of the more relatable items for the November issue … “Stars – They’re Just Like US! They Get Lice.” So much more relatable than the usual flack – They Ride Bikes, They Pump Gas,

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Nov

9

November 9 , 2015 | Posted by theliceslayers |

Woman is left anaemic after infestation of HEAD LICE sucks so much blood it strips her body of iron

Woman, 22, went to hospital with fatigue, chest pain and light-headedness Was found to be severely deficient in iron – known medically as anaemia Deficiency couldn’t be explained by the known causes such as malnutrition They discovered she was heavily infested with blood-sucking head lice Doctors discovered an unusual cause for a woman’s severe iron

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Sep

25

September 25 , 2015 | Posted by theliceslayers |

Lice Reveal Clues to Human Evolution

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Clues to human evolution generally come from fossils left by ancestors and the molecular trail encoded in the human genome as it is tweaked over generations. However, some researchers are looking to another source: the bloodsucking louse. Lice have been closely associated with humans for millennia; in spite of human attempts to

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Sep

25

September 25 , 2015 | Posted by theliceslayers |

How do head lice maintain their fluid balance?

Head lice quickly become dehydrated. This is due to the fact that they have a different fluid balance to most other bloodsucking insects. Normally, many bloodsucking insects get rid of their surplus water via their urine or faeces – this is not the case for the head louse. It produces only dry faeces. By contractions

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