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Nov

8

No Nits Bad for Families and Schools

While just uttering the word “lice” can invoke a psychosomatic head scratch, experts are recommending that we learn to keep calm when confronted with a head lice outbreak. In recent years both the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and the Canadan Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that schools abandon so-called “no-nit” policies, which ban

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Jul

28

Myths Don’t Treat Head Lice

A myth is defined as, “1) a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events; 2) a widely held but false belief or idea.” When it comes to head lice, the second definition of myth is a big

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Jul

21

New Medical Device Kills Lice in 90 minutes

There are two significant problems with traditional approaches to head-lice treatment. First, it takes a long time; and second, success is never guaranteed. That’s a tough combination for parents, teachers, nurses and anyone else involved in the lice-removal process. Whether using over-the-counter (OTC) products or home remedies, the same problems remain. Neither, if successful at

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Jun

23

June 23 , 2016 | Posted by Jessica Eddowes | No Comments

Is there a proven medical treatment for head lice? Yes!

For parents dealing with head lice, the idea of a scientifically proven, medically sound approach to head-lice removal is a welcome development, especially if it works fast! Finally there is such a device—the clinically proven, Health Canada-cleared AirAllé lice-treatment medical device. The AirAllé device was developed by researchers at the University of Utah. The team

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Jun

9

Can Mayonnaise Kill Head Lice?

  If you search online for remedies to eliminate head lice, you’ll find all sorts of products and recommendations—from traditional lice remedies available at drug stores, to online-only alternative products, to home remedies using common household products. One of the most commonly recommended household products is mayonnaise. That’s right. Some parents suggest spreading your favorite

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