Why Kids With Lice Should Be Allowed to Stay at School

Why Kids With Lice Should Be Allowed to Stay at School

July 18, 2017Insights

Can your kids go to school with lice? Source: Cafe Mom, May 2nd, 2017 Head lice is a huge issue for parents of school-age kids. Not only does it gross us out, but treating it is a total pain in the butt. In recent years, many schools have adopted no-nit policies that exclude kids from … Read More

Some of History’s Most Beautiful Combs Were Made for Lice Removal

Some of History’s Most Beautiful Combs Were Made for Lice Removal

July 18, 2017Insights

Source: Atlas Obscura, June 2016 Thirty years ago, Parasitologist Kostas Mumcuoglu and anthropologist Joseph Zias were examining a first-century hair comb excavated from the West Bank when they found a surprise lurking in its fine teeth: 10 head lice and 27 louse eggs. With their “interest in lice having been aroused,” they later wrote, they began to look more … Read More

How to Get Rid of Lice? Comb Them Out!

How to Get Rid of Lice? Comb Them Out!

July 18, 2017Tips

Physically removing lice is safest for your child’s head. Source: Consumer Reports, September 2015 Many parents, desperate to get rid of lice crawling around in their child’s hair, will dash out to the pharmacy to buy Nix or Rid, the most widely sold lice-control products in an estimated $130 million over-the-counter market. There’s a reason … Read More

New Study Links Head Lice Treatments to Abnormal Behavior in Children

New Study Links Head Lice Treatments to Abnormal Behavior in Children

July 18, 2017News

Source: Yahoo! Beauty, March 2017 A disturbing new study has linked a common chemical found in head lice treatments to behavioral difficulties in children. The research, which was published in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine, found that children who had higher levels of certain pyrethroids — which are synthetic chemicals used in insecticides like head lice treatments … Read More