KIDS’ SELFIES SPREAD HEAD LICE
Of all the possible downsides of smartphones— interrupting family dinners, distracting drivers, or just wasting our time— who knew that head lice could be another? But that’s what British researchers at Oxford University found. Head lice spread more easily through close contact when groups of kids take selfies or crowd together to watch something on a friend’s electronic device. The upshot: If your child’s school has a lice outbreak, cutting back on the use of electronic devices with friends can help to end it.