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

Posted 17 Jan 2018 by

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

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

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

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

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

-- 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

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

-- 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 ...

Arthritis Drug May Help With Type of Hair Loss

Posted 22 Sep 2016 by

THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2016 – For people who suffer from a condition that causes disfiguring hair loss, a drug used for rheumatoid arthritis might regrow their hair, a new, small study suggests. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes patchy or complete hair loss, including on the head, body, eyebrows and eyelashes. Researchers found that more than 50 percent of 66 patients treated ...

Survey Says: Hair Transplants Make Men Look Younger

Posted 25 Aug 2016 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2016 – Bad news for the follicularly challenged: A new survey confirms that balding men are seen by others as older and less good-looking. But when the same men got a hair transplant, observers thought of them as younger and more attractive, the study found. The transplant recipients were also rated as more "successful, and approachable than their pre-transplant counterparts ...

Health Tip: Losing Hair After Pregnancy

Posted 24 Aug 2016 by

-- Hormonal changes cause some new moms to lose hair after pregnancy. But there are things women can do to help their hair look fuller. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests: Shampooing with a volumizing product. Skipping conditioning shampoos, which add weight to hair. Opting for a lighter conditioner that's designed for fine hair. Apply it only on the ends of the hair and avoid the ...

New Moms' Hair Loss Usually Temporary, Expert Says

Posted 17 Aug 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 – If you've recently had a baby and think your hair is falling out, don't despair. Many new mothers experience hair loss, but an expert says the problem is usually short-lived. "Excessive hair shedding after pregnancy is very common and caused by falling estrogen levels," said Dr. Jessica Krant, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical ...

Health Tip: Losing Your Hair?

Posted 23 May 2016 by

-- Baldness, once thought to be a male-only condition, also affects women. Want to know more? Here's some background information, courtesy of the American Academy of Dermatology: Hair care practices can worsen hair loss. Avoid activities that can damage hair, such as blow drying on the highest heat setting. Temporary factors such as childbirth, stress and illness can trigger hair loss, but this ...

Today's Hair Style Could Cause Tomorrow's Hair Loss

Posted 29 Apr 2016 by

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 – Black women who like to wear their hair pulled back tightly may be increasing their risk of hair loss, new research suggests. A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore reviewed 19 studies and found a "strong association" between scalp-pulling hair styles and traction alopecia, which is gradual hair loss from damage to the hair follicle from ...

Could a Cellular Tweak Someday 'Switch Off' Gray Hair?

Posted 28 Apr 2016 by

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 – Researchers who pinpointed two cellular signals that control skin and hair color say their findings might lead to new drugs to treat skin and hair conditions, possibly even gray hair. One skin condition where the finding could potentially lead to a treatment is vitiligo. Vitiligo is caused by the loss of skin pigmentation and causes blotchy, white patches on the skin. ...

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