Category Archives for Lice in Science

Unraveling the Mystery: Where Do Head Lice Originate?

Head lice, those tiny, wingless insects that infest our scalps and cause itching and discomfort, have been a nuisance for humans throughout history. But have you ever wondered where these pesky critters come from? In this blog, we’ll delve into the origins of head lice, their life cycle, and how they’ve managed to stick around […]

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What are those bumps on my scalp? Top 5 Head Sore Causes

Experiencing itchy bumps on your scalp can be uncomfortable and bothersome. It’s important to identify the underlying causes in order to treat them effectively.  Top 5 Head Sore Causes   Head Lice: A Likely Culprit for Itchy Bumps on the Scalp One possible cause of itchy bumps on the scalp is head lice. These tiny […]

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Can Your Pets Get Head Lice?

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We’ve all been there, worrying about the rest of our household getting lice once one member has it. But what about our pets? Can they get head lice too? If head lice spread so easily from person to person what is to stop them from spreading to your beloved animals? That leaves the long-asked question: […]

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Black Death Plague and the Lice Connection

Recent research indicates that what scientists thought about the Black Death plague could be inaccurate. For centuries science has blamed the rapid spread of infection on the rat population during that time. It is only now that they are learning it may have in fact been due to human parasites, namely lice and fleas. What […]

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