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    Trichotillomania is an impulse control disorder in which the patient suffers from a severe urge to pull hair from the scalp, eyelids, eyebrows and pubic area. Frequently pulling outhair could lead to noticeable hair loss and bald patches, that further aggravate distress and social or functional impairment. This is a rare and chronic disorder and treatment poses a challenge to doctors. Trichotillomania occurs in infants as early as 18 months, but the peak of the onset is during the teenage....

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    A new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine warns that hair loss prevention drug Propecia could increase the risk of long term sexual problems in almost all of those who use the drug. The study was conducted by researchers at George Washington University who observed 54 men under 40 years of age who were using Propecia. The researchers found that over 96 percent of those who used the drug experienced sexual problems, including erectile dysfunction, for more than a year after they stopped taking the drug....

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  • 10/22/12--17:29: Onions and Hair Loss
  • In the era where doctors and scientists have developed vaccines and medicines for major disease around the world, the permanent and efficient cure for hair loss is still not found. Thick,b /blustrous and healthy hair isb/bcharacteristic of youth and a crowning glory for men and women. Hair fall causes stress and depression. Change in lifestyle, pollutants in the environment, and certain health issues can cause excessive hair fall. Surprisingly, onion is an ingredient in ...

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    A new cooling cap designed by scientists helps chemotherapy patients prevent hair loss during therapy. The DigniCap system has been adopted by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust for use in its chemotherapy day units at Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals, the Daily express reported. Patients wear a special cap, which cools their scalp, and also prevents hair loss. The system continuously keeps a check on the temperature to ensure consistent application of the cooling treatment, ...

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    Researchers suspect that hair loss in humans from toxic cancer radiotherapy and chemotherapy might be minimized if these treatments are given late in the day. This suspicion comes after the discovery that mouse hair has a circadian clock - a 24-hour cycle of growth followed by restorative repair. The study, which appears in the early online edition of the iProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences/i (PNAS), found that mice lost 85 percent of their hair if they received radiation therapy ...

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    Prince Harry is losing his hair just like elder brother, reveal experts. It has been predicted that the royal will shed much of his hair by the age of 50, the Daily Star reported. Surgeons have also urged the Prince to have emergency hair treatment to avoid losing his heart-throb status. Dr Nadeem Uddin Khan told the publication that Harry should party as much as he wants because it will all catch up with him. Khan, who runs Harley Street Hair Clinic - which did a hair transplant ...

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    Researchers in the US claim to have invented a hair restoration method that can generate new human hair growth and solve the problem of baldness. Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Centre (CUMC) have devised a hair restoration method that can generate new human hair growth, rather than simply redistributing hair from one part of the scalp to another. According to the study, published Monday in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the ...

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    While researchers continue to search for the cause and cure to male pattern baldness, a new study suggests that gravity could be the reason for the condition that affects almost all men as they enter middle age. Researchers led by Dr Emin Tuncay Ustuner from Ankara, Turkey, said that gravity exerts a force of downward pull on the scalp skin which could be responsible for male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia (AGA). Dr Ustuner's theory attempts to solve the puzzle of high levels ...

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    33-year-old reality TV star Kim Kardashian is suffering from tracton alopecia (hair loss), reveal sources. According to a UK website, Tatiana Karelina, leading hair extension expert analyzed photos of the 33-year-old reality TV star and claimed that she needs to stop using weaves immediately, News.com.au reported. She said that birth and rapid weight loss are both factors that have triggered her thinning hair and the pulling and weight of hair extensions often cause severe migraines and Traction Alopecia....

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    Menopause hair loss is a common problem that affects about half of women during menopause. Simple lifestyle changes to a woman's daily routine are necessary to take control of hair loss. Hair is made from a type of protein called keratin, which is also present in the skin and nails. Most people have about 100,000 hairs, which remain on the head for several years at a time. Each hair may grow for two to six years before going into a resting phase. Eventually, the hairs fall out, and most people lose between 50 and 100 hairs every day....

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    Nothing lasts forever, not even your hair! Your hair length, style and color actually frames your face and ultimately your personality. It is normal to lose some strands of hair every day, due to the end of life cycle of a hair strand. However, the cause for concern arises when you see an abnormal or persistent loss of a href="http:www.medindia.net/slideshow/top-ten-foods-for-healthy-hair.asp" target="_blank" class="vcontentshlink"hair/a, which could be quite distressing and causes lot ...

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    Researchers claim that a review of 34 clinical trials on a popular drug to treat hair loss in men found that none of the studies adequately reported on sexual side effects. The findings raise serious questions about whether the drug -- known as finasteride and marketed as Propecia and Proscar, among other names -- is safe, said the report by scientists at Northwestern University, published in the iJournal of the American Medical Association/i (JAMA) Dermatology on Wednesday. The drug, ...

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    Male hair loss is often treated with a drug called finasteride. It blocks 5alpha-reductase in the scalp and male reproductive organs, inhibiting the conversion of the male hormone testosterone to its more potent form, 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone (5alpha- DHT). Men who take finasteride experience a 70% reduction in the amount of 5alpha-DHT in their blood. The Northwestern University study has revealed that not one of the 34 published clinical trial reports of finasteride's sexual dysfunction side ...

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    An attempt made by UK-based Dermaceutical Laboratory, Pangaea Laboratories Limited, to take patent on a medicinal composition containing turmeric, pine bark and green tea for treating hair loss was prevented by India. Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), a Unit of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, located the patent application filed at European Patent office by M/S Pangaea Laboratories Limited and filed pre-grant opposition along with prior-art evidences from TKDL, proving ...

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    Suffering with hair loss? Then here is a good news for you. In experiments with mouse and human hair follicles, researchers have found that certain existing drugs promote rapid and robust hair growth when directly applied to the skin.The study raises the possibility that drugs that inhibit the Janus kinase (JAK) family of enzymes could be used to restore hair growth in multiple forms of hair loss such as that induced by male pattern baldness."What we have found is promising, though we have not yet ...

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    Hair fall has become quite common among several people. Home remedies do not always work when trying to boost hair growth. Inhibiting a family of enzymes inside hair follicles that are suspended in a resting state restores hair growth, revealed a study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center. In experiments with mouse and human hair follicles, Angela M. Christiano and colleagues found that drugs that inhibit the Janus kinase (JAK) family of enzymes promote rapid and robust hair growth when directly applied to the skin....

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    Styling your soft locks a certain way can make you lose hair. Traction alopecia or gradual hair loss is due to damage from repeated or prolonged tension on the roots. Following hairstyles marked by stretching, such as pulling the hair back tightly through tight ponytails, braids and dreadlocks, and extensions can cause gradual hair loss. A review of 19 studies found a "strong association" between traction alopecia and scalp-pulling hairstyles, which are common among African Americans. ...

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    bHighlights/b ul class="group-list punch-points"liAlopecia areata leads to hair loss in patches or in large clumps that could even lead to total hair loss./liliIt is an auto-immune condition that has no known cure./liliStudy utilizes ruxolitinib, earlier used for bone marrow malignancies and tofacitinib, earlier used for arthritis. /lili95% hair regrowth witnessed among alopecia areata after the use of these drugs for 3 months. ...

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  • 02/09/17--01:40: Ways to Combat Hair Loss
  • Nourish your hair with a warm oil massage, explore the goodness of butea gum tree and more to have thick and strong tresses, suggests an expert. Ashok, Research Scientist at The Himalaya Drug Company, suggests how: A warm oil massage can be the best remedy to provide your hair with the required amount of nourishment. The massage can not only relieve you of your pent-up stress but also accelerate blood circulation on the scalp, thus reducing the possibility of hair loss. Hair dryers ...

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    bHighlights/bul class="group-list punch-points" liOne of the significant side-effects of chemotherapy is hair loss also known as alopecia./li liScientists investigated whether use of a scalp cooling system lowers the amount of hair loss among women receiving chemotherapy regimens for breast cancer. /li liScalp cooling uses a device which is refrigerated and placed on the patient before the chemotherapy session and is not removed or changed until the treatment is completed. /li/ul a href="http:www....

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