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A Bone Drug That Treats Baldness?

Posted 18 days ago 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 ...

Do Receding Hairlines Mean Receding Heart Health in Men?

Posted 30 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 – Preliminary research hints – but cannot prove – that men who lose their hair relatively early in life might be at heightened heart risk. The study involved about 2,000 Indian men under 40 years of age. The researchers said that men who went prematurely gray and experienced male-pattern baldness at a young age had greatly increased odds for heart disease. After ...

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 ...

The Grayer His Hair, the Higher His Heart Risk?

Posted 11 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 – Beyond signaling the march of time, gray hair may also point to a higher risk of heart disease for men, new research suggests. But don't panic if you sport silvery locks – the study only showed an association, not a cause-and-effect link, between hair color and heart risks. The finding stems from an analysis that looked at 545 adult men for signs of heart trouble, and ...

Drugs for Prostate Trouble, Balding Not Linked to Suicide Risk

Posted 20 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 20, 2017 – Drugs used to treat enlarged prostate and male pattern baldness may raise an older man's risk of depression and self-harm, but not their risk of suicide, a new study finds. The study focused on a class of medications called 5a- reductase inhibitors (5ARIs), which include widely used drugs for male pattern baldness, such as Propecia, and Proscar, used to fight an enlarged ...

Genetic Link Between Short Stature And Premature Baldness In Men

Posted 10 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 10, 2017 – Mother Nature may hit some men with a double whammy, as new research suggests genetic links between short stature and premature baldness. German scientists were able to pinpoint "63 alterations in the human genome that increase the risk of premature hair loss," explained study leader Dr. Stefanie Heilmann-Heimbach, a human geneticist at the University of Bonn. "Some of ...

Geneticists Get to the Roots of Hair Loss in Men

Posted 14 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 – Gene research may offer a glimmer of hope for men challenged by that bane of aging – male-pattern baldness. In the largest such study to date, a Scottish research team said it has identified close to 300 genetic regions tied to baldness. Previously, only a handful had been identified, the scientists said. The University of Edinburgh researchers stressed that their ...

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 ...

Survey Says: Hair Transplants Make Men Look Younger

Posted 25 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

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 Drugs.com

-- 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 ...

Health Tip: Losing Your Hair?

Posted 23 May 2016 by Drugs.com

-- 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 ...

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