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Reviews and Studies

The paper below is a key reference for policy-makers. It is available on our website by kind permission of the original publishers. To view and download the paper click on the title below. Navigate to page 166, (2 of 10) and on through to page 174.

The impact of well-developed preventative strategies on the eradication of head lice Perspectives in Public Health, 2009 (pdf)

The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Perspectives in Public Health, Vol 129 No 4, July 2009 by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © Royal Society for Public Health 2009.

Updates on evidence and practical guidance on diagnosis, treatment and prevention are available from the NHS Clinical Knowledge Summary on head lice, accessible at:



Multi-country review shows that Bug Buster Kits reduce head lice and social stigma,2007, (pdf)

Independent study proves that wet combing with the Bug Buster®comb greatly surpasses dry combing, 2007

Does Dimethicone clear head lice? (Drug Ther Bull, 2007) Our summary; our comments

This publication reviews silicone products like Hedrin®and Full Marks® Solution, compared with other products.

UK Department of Health advises use of a Bug Buster Kit alone as a treatment in NHS: Prevention and Treatment of Head Lice, 2007

Bug Buster Kit is more sustainable and cost effective than neuro-toxic insecticides, and acceptance is high, 2006  

Dr Nigel Hill (1961-2010)

Independent study proves that Bug Buster Kit treatment is four times more effective than neuro-toxic insecticides British Medical Journal, 2005

"The success of fine toothed combing depends on the choice of comb"

Lice Congress, 2002

Our comments on the Cochrane review: Interventions For Treating Head Lice

Primary Health Care Guide to Common UK Parasitic Diseases

More about the journal Perspectives in Public Health, (pdf)

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