Invention Defeats Lice in Children

A fear of many parents with elementary age kids is your child contracting head lice.

A team of Utah scientists has a new invention they say will help.

It is called the "louse-buster."

The device is similar to a hair-dryer.

The louse-buster works by drying out the lice and nits on a child's head and not by heating them.

Researchers say it killed 80% of lice and 98% of their eggs in a recent study.

Researchers say that "kill rate" was high enough to prevent lice from breeding, and virtually everyone who tested the "louse-buster" was free of lice within a week.

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