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Human head lice

Get rid of head lice for good

Why does head lice appear to be on the rise these days? My daughters have always been instructed to take precautions and not share brushes, but have contracted head lice three times in the past year! Head lice treatments Head lice infestation in child care and school-age children is common in the U.S. and elsewhere. …

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Home Treatment for Colic

Any parent with a colicky baby knows how frustrating and exhausting this condition can be. Despite a parent’s best efforts, the baby may cry for hours, well into the night. Here are some simple steps you can take to help relieve your baby’s discomfort and find some peace for yourself. If gas pain seems to …

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Pros and Cons of Epidural

Tolerance and perception of pain during childbirth vary enormously. The prospect of pain frightens some women, who request pain medication early in labor. Others want a completely “natural” birth, with all the intensity of sensation and the fewest interventions possible. The topic of epidural anesthesia and pain relief is controversial, even though epidurals are widely used …

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