Prostate pill may help halt female hair loss and cause 'significant' growth, study shows 

In a recent study of 17 women, more than half experienced 'significant' hair regrowth within weeks of taking the drug, bicalutamide.
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Tufted hair folliculitis, categorized usually as a variant of folliculitis decalvans, is a clinical condition in which bundles of hair are scattered in the patches of scaring alopecia [1,2]. The fibrosis in the upper dermis is expected to cause gathering of some hair units forming tufts of hairs. The structure and pathogenesis of tufts remain unclear and have been explained only by exhibiting the partial vertical view of a tuft. Here, we implemented three dimensional (3D) analysis for a whole tuft of hair using a digital scanner and a 3D reconstruction software and observed how each hair follicle constructs a tuft of hair.
Source: Journal of Dermatological Science - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition that causes an itchy, flaky rash. Rarely, it causes temporary hair loss. Learn how, and what people can to do treat it, here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news
Condition:   Androgenetic Alopecia Intervention:   Sponsor:   Jasim Mohammed Alshammari Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
A 61-year-old reader has asked DR ELLIE CANNON whether his new heart pills could be responsible for his sudden hair loss as all the men in his family had a full head of hair into old age.
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Aspects concerning patient adherence to anti-TNFα therapy in psoriasis: A decade of clinical experience. Exp Ther Med. 2019 Dec;18(6):4987-4992 Authors: Mocanu M, Toader MP, Rezus E, Taranu T Abstract Non-adherence to psoriasis treatment has an important impact in controlling chronic disease evolution and the occurrence of systemic comorbidities. Biologic therapy represents a revolutionary treatment, many of the undesirable psychological and socio-economical consequences of conventional topical or systemic therapies being avoided. Nevertheless, the discontinuation of biological therapy may occur ...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Hair transplants can be an effective treatment for hair loss. Here, we look at how the different types work, as well as their success rates and side effects.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news
AbstractNowadays, there is a great attention to the plasma applications in medicine. Not only does cold atmospheric pressure plasma provide a therapeutic opportunity to control redox-based processes, it is also an innovative method in rejuvenation. Given the current interest in new methods of rejuvenation, we aimed to introduce a novel pulsed nitrogen plasma torch with potential use in rejuvenation. We investigated production of reactive species at different  pulse energy by spectroscopy and also measured nitric oxide and O2 concentration and evaluated the flame temperature. Fifteen Wistar rats were divided into three...
Source: Archives of Dermatological Research - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Upon binding to pathogen or self-derived cytosolic nucleic acids cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) triggers the production of cGAMP that further activates transmembrane protein STING. Upon activation STING translocates from ER via Golgi to vesicles. Monogenic STING gain-of-function mutations cause early-onset type I interferonopathy, with disease presentation ranging from fatal vasculopathy to mild chilblain lupus. Molecular mechanisms underlying the variable phenotype-genotype correlation are presently unclear. Here, we report a novel gain-of-function G207E STING mutation causing a distinct phenotype with alopecia, photosens...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
In this study, we designed to induce platelets in PRP to release factors by calcium chloride (PC) or by sonication where platelet lysates (PS) or the supernatants of platelet lysate (PSS) were used to evaluate their effect on the hair follicle activation and regeneration. We found that PSS and PS exhibited a superior effect in activating telogen hair follicles than PC. In addition, PSS injection into the skin activated quiescent hair follicles and induced K15+ hair follicle stem cell proliferation in K14-H2B-GFP mice. Moreover, PSS promoted skin-derived precursor (SKP) survival in vitro and enhanced hair follicle formation...
Source: J Cell Mol Med - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: J Cell Mol Med Source Type: research
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