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PEEK-A-BOO: Head lice are small insects which spread through head-to head contact. They are most common in children aged four to 11 but parents can stop them spreading by checking hair once a week.

Visit your pharmacist for advice on the various treatments available. 

These include Hedrin Once, €14.15 and Treat & Go, €9.95. 

Hedrin’s Protect & Go, €5.35, is a mild detangling spray which can be applied after hair-washing to protect against head lice.  

For more information visit Clonmel Healthcare’s 


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Arts and cultural organisations will open their doors next Friday, September 16 for Culture Night, with hundreds of free tours, talks and performances for families. 

Cork events include a Comic Art Exhibition and Q&A, hosted by Marvel illustrator Will Sliney, in the County Hall and Early Years Music Workshops at the City Library ( ). 

There will three complimentary bus routes from Cork City Hall. Irish Rail is also offering 100 free family passes for travel ( ). 

Some venues may need to be booked in advance; for full details see 


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Seven in 10 of parents said their energy levels are affected during the early back to school months. 

One in five (21%) of the 500 respondents in the Haven Pharmacy Back To School Survey said a family member is sick every month and 55% regularly take a multi-vitamin. 

Haven Pharmacy is currently offering up to 33% off ‘Back-to-School’ items including vitamins and head lice treatments. 

Children can also enter Haven’s ‘Back to School Expert Hands Colouring Competition’ by colouring in the illustration designed by artist Don Conroy. Copies are available from any of Haven’s 52 outlets nationwide. 


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Sightsavers’ Junior Painter Awards aim to inspire primary school children to express their artistic talent and develop an appreciation of the importance and value of sight. The theme for 2017 is “Framing the Future” and the closing date for entries is November 25. 

Fifteen regional winners will see their work displayed at a special Awards Day in spring 2017, where three overall winners will be announced. Every child that enters will also receive a Certificate of Participation. 


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