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Unlocking the Mysteries of Hair Growth

Posted 17 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 – Have you ever wondered why hair grows on some parts of your body, but not others? New research offers a possible explanation. Scientists found that hairless skin secretes a protein that blocks a signaling pathway (WNT) that controls hair growth. Called Dickkopf 2 (DKK2), the protein is found in specific embryonic and adult tissues and has a variety of functions, the ...

Health Tip: Managing Hair Loss From Chemotherapy

Posted 19 Nov 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Chemotherapy may damage the cells that make hair and cause it to fall out, the National Cancer Institute says. Hair loss may begin two weeks to three weeks after starting chemotherapy, the agency says. Before hair begins to fall out, consider shaving your head, getting a wig or wearing a hat or scarf, the institute advises. After hair loss begins, the agency suggests: Always protect your head ...

Eczema Drug Dupilumab Helped Regrow a Girl's Hair -- Could It Help Others?

Posted 10 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 – A 13-year-old girl who has been without hair on her scalp since the age of 2 has seen significant regrowth ever since taking a drug meant to help ease her eczema, doctors say. Dr. Maryanne Makredes Senna of Massachusetts General Hospital and her colleagues in the department of dermatology were "quite surprised" at the girl's hair regrowth, because "other treatments ...

Health Tip: Achieve Healthier Hair

Posted 17 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Want your hair to look healthier? The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to achieve healthier locks: Wash oily hair more frequently. Wash chemically treated hair less often. As you age, your scalp should make less oil, so you may not need to shampoo as often. Watch for flakes – which may indicate dandruff or another scalp condition. Concentrate shampoo on the scalp instead of ...

New Drug Reverses Hair Loss in Mice

Posted 30 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 – An experimental drug reversed hair loss, hair whitening and skin inflammation in mice that were first fed a diet high in fat and cholesterol. Previous research has suggested a link between fatty diets and hair/skin issues in people. The researchers emphasized that it's not known if the drug is safe and that the results in mice do not mean the drug would work in people. ...

Scientists Rid Mice of Wrinkles, Hair Loss

Posted 23 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 – It's only worked in mice so far, but scientists report a finding that might pave a path to erase the signs of aging in humans. In the new study, the researchers focused on the function of mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells. They produce 90 percent of the chemical energy that cells need to survive, according to the study. When the study team triggered a mutation that ...

A Bone Drug That Treats Baldness?

Posted 8 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 – A drug intended as a treatment for osteoporosis may help treat hair loss, researchers say. "The fact this new agent, which had never even been considered in a hair loss context, promotes human hair growth is exciting because of its translational potential: It could one day make a real difference to people who suffer from hair loss," said study leader Nathan Hawkshaw, of ...

Trump in 'Excellent' Physical, Cognitive Health, Doctor Says

Posted 17 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 – President Donald Trump is in excellent physical health and also shows no signs of age-related cognitive decline, according to a detailed briefing Tuesday following his annual check-up. "All clinical data indicates that the president is currently very healthy and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency," Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson, the official ...

Hair Loss, Fibroids May Have Links in Black Women

Posted 5 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 – Black women with a relatively common form of hair loss may also face a high risk for developing fibroids, a new study suggests. Fibroids are fibrous growths that develop in the lining of the womb. About 80 to 90 percent of black women (and 70 percent of white women) develop fibroids by the time they're 50. In nearly all cases these growths are benign (noncancerous). ...

Can Dogs Teach Doctors New Tricks?

Posted 27 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 – Can your canine companion help you fight off a troubling skin condition? Possibly. Well, maybe not your dog, per se, but dogs in general. A human skin specialist said that dogs can offer valuable insight into human skin conditions such as eczema. "Dermatologists, veterinarians and scientists can learn a lot from one another," said Dr. Jennifer Gardner, an assistant ...

Haywire Immune Cells May Help Cause Baldness

Posted 25 May 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 – Faulty immune cells may play a role in hair loss, a new study suggests. In experiments with mice, researchers found that regulatory T-cells ("Tregs") – a type of immune cell that helps control inflammation – trigger stem cells in the skin to promote hair growth. If Tregs are missing, those stem cells can't regenerate hair follicles, the University of California, San ...

Scientists Uncover Root of Graying, Thinning Hair

Posted 8 May 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 – Changes in your hair – whether it's graying hair or hair loss – are a bane of aging. But if new research in mice pans out in humans, you could one day cross worries about your mane off your list of concerns about getting older. That's because researchers accidently pinpointed skin cells linked to gray hair and balding while they were conducting research on a specific type ...

Health Tip: Coping With Hair Loss

Posted 10 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

-- If you're losing your hair, you may be able to slow the tide. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests: Use caution in washing, drying and styling your hair. Certain medications can trigger hair loss. Don't stop taking any medication. Instead, talk to your dermatologist about whether there are alternatives. Hair loss can be temporary. Factors such as just having given birth, illness or ...

'Uncombable' Hair? Maybe Genes Are to Blame

Posted 23 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 23, 2016 – It's not common, but some children have ultra-frizzy hair that can't be combed normally. Now researchers say they've found genes linked to what's known as "uncombable hair syndrome." "From the [genetic] mutations found, a huge amount can be learned about the mechanisms involved in forming healthy hair, and why disorders sometimes occur," said study co-author Regina Betz. ...

Health Tip: Keep Hair Looking Healthy

Posted 16 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Hair treatments designed to improve your appearance may actually be damaging your coiffure. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests these healthy hair tips: If possible, use color that's no more than three shades different than your natural hair color. Always test at-home color before using it on all of your hair, checking for rash or irritation. Wear a hat with a wide brim to protect ...

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