KIDS’ SELF­IES SPREAD HEAD LICE

Better Nutrition - - TREND WATCH -

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.

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