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Untreatable “Super lice” have parents scratching their heads

Yes, it’s true: There is now such a thing as “super lice” and it may be coming to a kid near you. It’s totally gross (like, REALLY GROSS) because as the name suggests, these lice populations have gene mutations that make them resistant to over-the-counter treatments, according to this study. Sounds like a bad ’80s horror film. Read …

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Head Lice in 25 States Are Now Resistant to Treatment

A large number of lice populations have gene mutations that may make it resistant to over-the-counter treatments Here’s some lousy news: Lice in half of America—at least 25 states—are now resistant to over-the-counter treatments. That’s according to new research presented at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting. Study author Kyong S. Yoon, PhD, assistant professor …

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