There’s always been something classy about figs; you can find them in daiquiris, scented soaps, and they always taste better on holiday. (Fine - fig rolls aren’t so classy, but you get the picture.)
One of the most common things that parents go through with their children is a battle with head lice - and it is going to get even worse. The scourge of head lice is all too common for parents when their children go back to school every year, with some having to take days off school in case they spread. Normally a dose of lice-killing shampoo and some serious hair brushing tends to sort the problem out - but scientists believe that the over-use of the chemical treatments have made the bugs resistant. Dr Kyong Yoon from the Southern Illinois University revealed: “What we found was that 104 out of the 109 lice populations we tested had high levels of gene mutations, which have been linked to resistance to pyrethroids.” The resistance to these pesticides had been predicted by Dr Yoon, who first theorised about the prospect of super lice in 2000.