Saturday, 1 March 2014

Lice news

From Bloomberg (Jan 2013):

Waning infestations of [pubic lice] have been linked by doctors to pubic depilation, especially a technique popularized in the 1990s by a Manhattan salon run by seven Brazilian sisters. More than 80 percent of college students in the U.S. remove all or some of their pubic hair - part of a trend that’s increasing in western countries.

In Australia, Sydney’s main sexual health clinic hasn’t seen a woman with pubic lice since 2008 and male cases have fallen 80 percent from about 100 a decade ago.

From The Mirror (Feb 2014):

Selfies are spreading itchy head lice - according to health experts…

It is caused by the once-thought harmless action of putting heads together to pose for a selfie with friends or a small group. The unexpected effect of selfies is spreading the tiny, itchy critters in the heads of children, especially teenagers.

I'm really looking forward to the next instalment of this exciting series: will the next article be about an increase or a decrease in the number of lice infestations? What will have caused it?


Sackerson said...

Visit a Brazilian hairstylist, would seem to be the answer.

Bayard said...

What is it with head lice? I don't remember anyone having them when I was a kid, but now all children seem to get them from time to time.

Mark Wadsworth said...

S... and don't take a selfie afterwards.

B, I dunno, that's why I'm looking forward to the next instalment of this gripping series.

Bayard said...

Someone has suggested that the lice like clean hair and everyone's hair is cleaner nowadays than in was.