Health Experts Doubt That "Selfies" Cause Lice To Spread

Published 02/27 2014 10:50AM

Updated 02/27 2014 10:54AM

You may have heard that teens have been getting head lice from taking too many "selfies."

That story went viral this week but health experts say it's simply not true.

The theory does exist, one salon owner says she's seeing more teens coming in to be deloused.

But unless it's an extreme case, health officials remain skeptical.

The theory made it all the way to the Harvard School of Public Health this week, a doctor there says it's nothing more than a marketing ploy for salons. 

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