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May

23

Chemicals in Lice Products Linked to Health Problems in Children

25Chemicals in Lice Products Linked to Health Problems in Children Pyrethroids are a class of chemicals used in insecticides, including the most popular head lice medications. A new study in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine reports what many had feared for decades—that “exposure to certain pyrethroids, at environmental levels, may negatively affect neurobehavioral development by

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May

14

Pharmacy Times Warns of Risks of OTC Lice Products

Pharmacy Times Warns of Risks of OTC Lice Products According to an article in Today’s Pharmacist, “Pharmacists should be aware of the limitations of over-the-counter (OTC) treatments, to which lice are widely resistant.” The latest research, published in the Journal of Medical Entomology in 2016, found that 98 percent of lice in 42 states are

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May

11

Guide to Contagious Conditions at School

Guide to Contagious Conditions at School Schools can be petri dishes for certain health problems—an ideal place for contagious conditions to spread. Contagious conditions vary in their severity and in the manner they are spread. Here are the most common contagions and some tips to avoid them. The Cold The common cold is the most

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Apr

11

Texas Head Lice Law Sparks Lice Checks

Texas is serious about head lice. The state passed a law in 2017 that requires schools to notify the parents of every child in a class in which a student is diagnosed with head lice. For Heather Smith, owner of Lice Clinics of America clinics in Lufkin and Tyler, this state legislation has resulted in

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Jan

12

Vodka to Treat Head Lice? There’s a Better Way.

An article in the Daily Mail found that 8 percent of UK parents had tried to use Vodka to cure their children of head lice. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. People have tried all kinds of kooky, sometimes dangerous methods for lice removal. Why? Because they are desperate. “The mothers are at their NITS end!” The

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Jan

1

Soccer Coach Finds Success Fighting Head Lice

When marketing professional and 15-year youth soccer coach Wade Huntsman was looking for a new business, he was immediately drawn to Lice Clinics of America. “’I’ve always loved kids and getting to help them is by far the coolest part of my new clinic,” he said. Even so, he was in for some surprises when

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Dec

8

Texas Law Requires Schools to Notify Parents of Head Lice Cases

A new law took effect in Texas on September 1, 2017, requiring elementary schools to notify parents of every child in a class where a student has been found to have head lice. The law, Senate Bill 1566, requires schools to notify parents of the affected child within 48 hours once a nurse or administrator determines

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