The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Treating infestations of head lice with hot air

    Scientists at the University of Utah have invented a chemical-free, hairdryer-like device called the LouseBuster. And they have a study showing that it eradicates head lice infestations on children by exterminating the eggs or “nits” and killing enough lice to prevent them from reproducing.

    Here are the details.

    • Several variations in using the LouseBuster were tried in 169 infested people
    • One 30-minute application at a temperature, slightly cooler than a standard blow-dryer
    • Nearly 100% mortality of eggs and 80% mortality of hatched lice
    • All subjects were cured of head lice when examined 1 week later
    • No adverse effects of treatment

    You can’t buy the LouseBuster in stores yet. It’s in the “early stages of commercial development by a company called Larada Sciences.”

    11/10/06 19:08 JR

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