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    hair loss has been one of the main problems that people are facing. Studies show many factors responsible for hair loss. Major trauma (physical or emotional), rapid weight loss, delivering a baby and having an under or overactive thyroid gland are a few of the conditions that speed up hair loss. However hair lost as a consequence of these conditions is regained in time. Women, just as men, have hair follicles, the homes for each hair. These hair follicles are sensitive to male hormones. Male hormones are also produces in women....

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    Stress can cause hair loss in people as young as 16 whereas the phenomenon once occurred only after 35, an expert in the field says. "Nobody can escape stress in modern day life. Stress increases glucocorticoid levels. That acts like a male hormone and causes the thinning of hair," Mumbai-based Sonal Shah said. "Initially, we used to see this beginning around 35 but now it has come down to as low as 16 and 18," Shah told IANS on the sidelines of a seminar on hair styling and care at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week here Friday....

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    Asian men should kick the butt if they don't want their locks to fall off, for a new study has stated that smoking might be the cause of age-related hair loss among them. According to Lin-Hui Su, M.D., M.Sc., of the Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, and Tony Hsiu-Hsi Chen, D.D.S., Ph.D., of National Taiwan University, Taipei, the risk for the condition is largely genetic, however some environmental factors may also play a role. "Androgenetic alopecia, a hereditary androgen-dependent disorder, ...

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    The finding of the genetic basis of inherited hair loss opens scope for new treatment for thinning locks. Creeping baldness is a source of distress to tens of millions the world over. Hair-challenged adults spend upward of a billion dollars every year on mostly bogus remedies in the United States alone, according to the Federal Drug Administration. They also lavish at least as much on sometimes painful hair implants and other forms of more or less convincing hair substitutes. Geneticist ...

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    Currently there is no reliable or effective treatment available for patchy hair loss otherwise known as alopecia areata, researchers at the University of Tasmania in Australia have suggested. The finding is based on a review of existing research, which was conducted by Dr. Mike Sladden, a dermatologist and senior lecturer at the University of Tasmania in Australia, and his colleagues. Alopecia areata often causes patchy hair loss, which means hair in some parts of the body falls out while remaining in others....

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    HAIR is something we don't take seriously until we start losing it! Fashion magazines tell us how to style and restyle hair, what's "in" each season - the short hairstyles or the long hairstyles. Both sexes, spend long hours in salons or parlors to groom and to style their mane to perfection. The hair atop the head is no longer a mere extension of the human anatomy; it has, with passing years, metamorphosed into a fashion accessory with the potential to speak volumes on behest of the owner. BRBRBut ...

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    If you thought a naked pate would raise your Vitamin D levels, here are the surprising results of a new study - a bald head doesn't give you an added advantage when it comes to absorbing sunshine's vitamin D! While seeking an explanation for why men lose their hair, the scientists, led by University of Auckland's Dr Mark Bolland, conducted the study, which they warned could be skewed by "undisclosed use of hair pieces or 'comb over' techniques." In a bid to explain why older men commonly ...

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    Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is afraid that hair loss may render him bald, and has started to devise treatments to save his prized locks. The 46-year-old singer, who has been long been known for his long tresses, has opted for a shorter style in recent years. He says that it is all because of his receding hairline that he decided to change his hair-do. "Oh, let me tell you, I am so worried (about my hair). I look at guys like Sting and think, 'Well, he's cool about it,' but I'm already losing ...

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    Hair loss cure adverts featuring cricket legends Shane Warne and Graham Gooch have been banned after complains from newspaper readers. The Advanced Hair Studio's ads suggest that laser therapy technology and "strand by strand" techniques could put an end to thinning hair. Aussie spinner Warne was shown as saying in the ads: "I stopped worrying when I saw Advanced Hair Studio," reports the Daily Star. Ex England captain Gooch, was also portrayed before and after he had undergone "strand by strand" procedures....

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    Unexplained hair loss can take a significant psychological toll on the overall quality of life in women. From altering their hairstyle to hide a thinning part to scaling back their hair care regimen in an effort to halt further hair loss, women try countless ways to cover up this problem - and the results are often lukewarm at best. A better option is to see a dermatologist, a physician trained in the care of skin, hair and nails, who can diagnose and, in many cases, successfully treat hair loss in women....

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    Hormones in the Pill are causing hair loss in a number of young women, a leading expert has said. David Salinger, director of International Association of Trichologists, said he everyday treats one young woman for hair thinning, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Contraceptive pills such as Yasmin and Diane 35 ED can promote hair growth, while their older counterparts such as Loette and Levlen can trigger a genetic predisposition for hair thinning in women as young as their mid-teens. "The ...

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    A gene variant that apparently causes female baldness has been discovered by researchers. After studying the DNA of almost 500 women who had lost at least 50 per cent of the hair on top of their scalp, scientists from the University of Melbourne and St Vincent's Hospital made the discovery, reports The Age. All the women in the study (between 18 and 65) suffered severe female pattern hair loss. When compared with a control group who were not going bald, the women were all found to have ...

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    A society committed to fighting hair loss has caught huge attention in Malaysia. The Malaysian Society for Hair Sciences, which was registered in 2002, educates people on hair loss disorders and the various medical treatment options available to them. The 400-member club, including dermatologists, general practitioners and scientists, with an interest in the science of hair, organizes hair forums, once every two years, apart from regular public and professional educational events....

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    Eight genes causing alopecia areata, an autoimmune skin disease that, in turn, could lead to total or partial loss of hair have been identified by American researchers. For the research, America's National Alopecia Areata Foundation Scientific Advisory Council member Dr. Angela Christiano led a team of investigators from Columbia University Medical Center. Part of the significance of this recent finding is that many of the genes found to be associated with alopecia areata are ...

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    DigniCap, a new frozen gel-filled cap may help prevent hair loss in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. According to Msnbc.com, four patients in the U.S. are trying out the DigniCap-a hat that contains a cooling gel and fits tightly on the head. During the treatment, the gel chills the hair follicles, thus restricting the amount of chemotherapy that reaches them. Heather Millar of San Francisco, one of the patients trying out the experimental treatment, managed to retain most of ...

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    Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), in collaboration with colleagues at Lahey Clinic and from Denmark and Germany, have found that 5a-reductase inhibitors (5a-RIs), while improving urinary symptoms in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and possible hair loss prevention, produces significant adverse effects in some individuals including loss of libido, erectile dysfunction (ED), ejaculatory dysfunction and potential depression. These findings, which currently ...

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    US researchers exploring how stress affects the gut stumbled upon a potent chemical that caused mice to regrow hair by blocking a stress-related hormone, a study revealed on Wednesday. While the process has not yet been tested in humans, it grew more hair in mice than minoxidil, the ingredient in Rogaine, a popular treatment for baldness, said the study in the online journal PLoS One. "This could open new venues to treat hair loss in humans through the modulation of the stress hormone receptors, ...

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    Scientists have now developed a scalp cooling cap which may help prevent hair loss in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. This will be part of the first significant study of the medical device in the United States. The FDA has given approval for an investigational device exemption (IDE) feasibility study to be conducted at both Wake Forest Baptist and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). A total of 20 patients with stage one breast cancer will be involved - 10 at Wake Forest Baptist and 10 at UCSF....

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    Men who take the hair loss drug finasteride, commonly known as Propecia and Proscar, report an on-going reduction in sex drive, and in some cases, prolonged periods of erectile dysfunction even after they stop using the medications. "The study by The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, looked at the reported types and duration of persistent sexual side effects in otherwise healthy men who took finasteride for male pattern hair loss," said Dr. Michael Irwig, Assistant Professor of Medicine....

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    23andMe, a leading personal genetics company has contributed to the finding of six novel genetic associations for early onset male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) in a genome-wide association study now published online in the journal iPLoS Genetics/i. They made the contribution using data from their unique online research platform. "The 23andMe Research Platform is a robust source of new genetic discoveries. Nearly 90 percent of our more than 150,000 customers participate in our ...

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