When people lean their heads together to pose for a selfie, they're capturing a shining moment and preserving it in pixels for posterity. They might be capturing something else too: head lice.
At least that's the claim of Marcy McQuillan, a lice-treatment expert who runs two Nitless Noggins lice-treatment centers in California. She says she's seen a dramatic uptick in the incidence of lice among young people, and it's due, she maintains, to all that head bumping for selfie snaps.
"Head lice are spread through head-to-head contact. Lice don't jump or fly, so you actually have to touch heads," McQuillan said in a press release that went out on Monday and captured headlines as fast as, well, a bunch of little critters can leap around a scalp. "Every teen I've treated, I ask about selfies, and they admit that they are taking them every day." … Read more