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Apr

18

Lice on the Rise as Traditional Treatments Falter

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 6-12 million children contract head lice in the United States each year. That figure has remained the same for years, and it’s a wide range as cases of head lice are difficult to count because they are not evenly recorded throughout the country. Cases of

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Dec

20

Natural Disasters, Shelters and Head Lice

When natural disasters strike, evacuation centers open. One unintentional consequence of creating these temporary shelters for people forced from their homes is an increased spread of head lice. Hurricane Irma “had lice,” one observer told WFTS News in Tampa Bay, Florida, as lice outbreaks became common in shelters throughout the state. “Any time you have

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Dec

20

Education, Support Stop Head Lice at Hawaii School

One grade school in Hawaii has made great strides in reducing the spread of head lice among students using a surprisingly sensible strategy—education and support. The state’s department of education and health changed its policy from a “no nits” mandate that children with lice must stay home from school until nit-free to allowing students to

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Jun

26

How Lice Live – Understanding Head Lice can help

Dealing with Lice When a family is afflicted with head lice, there is a tendency to panic. Dealing with head lice can be frightening and stressful, primarily because people don’t tend to talk about how to treat head lice until they are dealing with them, which is when they are frantic and frustrated. Understanding how

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