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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

25

Because You Love Your Children, Don’t Use Lice Products with Pyrethroids

If you love your children, you won’t want to use lice products that use pyrethroids. Here’s why. Pyrethroids are the class of pesticide used by the most popular over-the-counter (OTC) lice products. That’s right. These products use pesticides. For decades, parents have been dousing their children’s heads with toxic chemicals to treat head lice. Pyrethroids

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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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Apr

7

Doctor Warns Against “Natural” Head Lice Products

Many parents are enamored by the word “natural” when it is applied to products for themselves and their children. One area where this claim is often made is in the world of head lice treatment. There are bloggers that recommend using products like lavender and tea tree oil. The ingredients used by lice treatment products

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