Scalp-Cooling System Reduced Hair Loss From Breast Cancer Chemotherapy
With the help of a scalp-cooling device, 50% of women with breast cancer undergoing neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy were able to prevent hair loss, according to the results of the SCALP trial. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: News Conferences/SABCS 2016 Source Type: news

Cooling cap helps cancer patients preserve their hair during chemotherapy, clinical trial shows
It ’s been one year since the Food and Drug Administrationapproved the first cooling cap system to help cancer patients in the U.S. preserve their hair during chemotherapy treatments. A new clinical trial strengthens the case that cooling caps really do reduce the risk of hair loss.Among 95 breast... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 10, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

First-Ever RCT: Cold Cap Works for Chemo Hair Loss First-Ever RCT: Cold Cap Works for Chemo Hair Loss
Hair loss from chemotherapy is often cited as traumatizing by breast cancer patients; a first-ever randomized clinical trial shows that a scalp-cooling device helps.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - December 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

‘ Cold Caps ’ May Halt Hair Loss in Breast Cancer Patients: Study
Devices reduce blood flow to hair follicles during chemotherapy treatments (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Dermatology, Gynecology, Oncology, Research, News, Source Type: news

'Cold caps' may prevent hair loss in breast cancer patients: Study
Maureen Salamon, HealthDay News Cooling the scalp with a specialized cap during chemotherapy sessions could help breast cancer patients avoid chemo-related hair loss, new research suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Cold Caps' May Halt Breast Cancer Hair Loss
Devices reduce blood flow to hair follicles during chemotherapy treatments (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Cold Caps' May Halt Hair Loss in Breast Cancer Patients: Study
FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 -- Cooling the scalp with a specialized cap during chemotherapy sessions could help breast cancer patients avoid treatment-related hair loss, new research suggests. In a clinical trial involving women with early stage breast... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 9, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

'Cold Caps' May Halt Hair Loss in Breast Cancer Patients: Study
Title: 'Cold Caps' May Halt Hair Loss in Breast Cancer Patients: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/9/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/9/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Cold Caps' May Halt Hair Loss in Breast Cancer Patients: Study
Devices reduce blood flow to hair follicles during chemotherapy treatments (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - December 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Are you brave enough to try VAMPIRE therapy? We reveal the latest ways to treat everything from arthritis to scars and hair loss using your own blood
A 2013 study by researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York found that injecting the patients' own blood cells into their arthritic knees improved pain and function. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tofacitinib Shows Promise for Treating Severe Alopecia Areata Tofacitinib Shows Promise for Treating Severe Alopecia Areata
The Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor tofacitinib shows promise for treating severe alopecia areata and its variants in adults and adolescents, according to two retrospective studies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Safe hair care spares hair, dermatologists report
A common cause of hair loss and breakage known as acquired trichorrhexis nodosa, or TN --often more prevalent in African-Americans -- can actually be remedied through appropriate use of cleansing products, hair care and styling practices, say researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Safe hair care spares hair, Johns Hopkins dermatologists report
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) A common cause of hair loss and breakage known as acquired trichorrhexis nodosa, or TN --often more prevalent in African-Americans -- can actually be remedied through appropriate use of cleansing products, hair care and styling practices, say researchers at Johns Hopkins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Low IGF-1, HDLC and Hair Loss in Middle-Aged Women Low IGF-1, HDLC and Hair Loss in Middle-Aged Women
This study identified low HDL cholesterol and IGF-1 as markers for a higher risk of hair loss in middle-aged women. Are these markers specific for women, or might they also be applicable for men?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Insults R Us
Having passed through an election that was fought, and won, on the basis of insults, the time has come for an epidemiology of the put-down. What is their underlying psychology? Why are they currently so thick in the air? Motive: Anger? Chickens are famous for their pecking order where the bottom chicken in the hierarchy gets pecked by everyone else and the top chicken is not picked on by anyone. The chicken hierarchy is settled by physical aggression. In a verbal society, such as the human one, physical aggression is rarely used to settle issues of status: these are mostly deferred to verbal interactions. An insult can ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Unexplained Hair Loss in a 4-Year-Old Boy
The diagnosis of trichotillomania seemed certain, despite lack of supporting history. It turned out to be about 50% wrong. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 22, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Jonathan A. Schneider, DO Tags: Special Report Skin Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Psoriasis and Hair Loss: What's the Connection?
What are the symptoms of scalp psoriasis? Learn about the causes, risk factors, and triggers for scalp psoriasis and its connection to hair loss. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eczema / Psoriasis Source Type: news

Drug combination therapy for estrogen-receptor –positive breast cancer passes critical step for worldwide approval
Building on earlier clinical trials, UCLA researchers have confirmed that the “breakthrough” drug palbociclib when used in combination with the traditional hormonal therapy letrozole delays progression of advanced breast cancer significantly and without the harsh side effects seen in some women prescribed letrozole alone.The study, published online today in  the New England Journal of Medicine, is the phase 3 study following phase 1 and phase 2 clinical trials that led toU.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of palbociclib in early 2015. Palbociclib was also approved in Europe for the first time ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Molecular Traces On Your iPhone Screen Reveal A Scary Amount Of Personal Information
Your iPhone contains a huge amount of information about who you are and what sort of lifestyle you lead ― but not just in the contents of your apps and photos. Even on its physical surface, your phone contains information that can paint a fairly complete picture of your lifestyle.  By sampling the molecular traces left on smartphones, a group of scientists was able to create “lifestyle sketches” of each phone’s user, including information about diet, use of personal hygiene products, use of pharmaceuticals, health status and locations visited. Molecular traces “will reveal the types of s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecular Traces On Your iPhone Screen Reveal A Scary Amount Of Personal Information
Your iPhone contains a huge amount of information about who you are and what sort of lifestyle you lead ― but not just in the contents of your apps and photos. Even on its physical surface, your phone contains information that can paint a fairly complete picture of your lifestyle.  By sampling the molecular traces left on smartphones, a group of scientists was able to create “lifestyle sketches” of each phone’s user, including information about diet, use of personal hygiene products, use of pharmaceuticals, health status and locations visited. Molecular traces “will reveal the types of s...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Burlesque dancer diagnosed with alopecia while pregnant speaks out
Megan Phillips, from New Zealand, was 30 weeks pregnant when her hair started to fall out. Seven weeks later doctors diagnosed the former burlesque dancer with alopecia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flint’s Water Crisis Is Even Affecting Hand Washing
The city of Flint, Michigan, is seeing a rise in cases of a bacterial illness called shigellosis, and the ongoing water crisis there may be in part to blame, according to news reports. So far this year, there have been 85 cases of shigellosis in Genesee County, which includes Flint, according to The New York Times. That’s the highest number of shigellosis cases among all counties in Michigan this year. A statement from Genesee County Health Department in September said that cases of the bacterial illness are up in both the county and the state. In the entire state of Michigan, there were 454 cases of shigellosis this...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug restores hair growth in patients with alopecia areata
(Columbia University Medical Center) Seventy-five percent of patients with moderate to severe alopecia areata -- an autoimmune disease that causes patchy, and less frequently, total hair loss -- had significant hair regrowth after treatment with ruxolitinib, reported researchers from Columbia University Medical Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 5, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hair Loss
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 3, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

BPH Drugs Don't Independently Raise the Risk of ED: Study BPH Drugs Don't Independently Raise the Risk of ED: Study
A large observational study finds no evidence that use of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or alopecia raise the risk of erectile dysfunction.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - September 29, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

JAK Inhibitor Drugs Show Promise in Alopecia Areata JAK Inhibitor Drugs Show Promise in Alopecia Areata
Two different JAK inhibitor drugs, ruxolitinib and tofacitinib, have shown promise as a treatment for alopecia areata in small clinical trials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 28, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Drug shows promise for hair loss condition
Researchers say a bone marrow drug called Ruxolitinib could help patients regrow hair lost due to the autoimmune condition alopecia areata. WCBS-TV's Dr. Max Gomez reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four-month baldness treatment ruxolitinib helps patients regrow a full head of hair
Three quarters of sufferers of alopecia areata reported significant hair regrowth when taking ruxolitinib, researchers from the Columbia University Medical Center, New York, found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alopecia: Hair growth restored with new drug
Clinical trials conducted by Columbia University Medical Center find that JAK inhibitors may trigger hair regrowth in people with alopecia areata. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Arthritis drug may help with hair loss condition
After three months, more than a third of study participants grew back more than half of their lost hair (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug restores hair growth in patients with alopecia areata
Seventy-five percent of patients with moderate to severe alopecia areata - an autoimmune disease that causes patchy and, less frequently, total hair loss - had significant hair regrowth after treatment with ruxolitinib, reported researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). By the end of treatment, average hair regrowth among the patients was 92 percent. Findings from an open-label clinical trial of 12 patients with alopecia areata were published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation/Insight, (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 23, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
Why are clinicians seeing an apparent increase in the incidence of frontal fibrosing alopecia? Might there be environmental triggers for this clinical variant of lichen planopilaris?Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Arthritis drug may help with type of hair loss
Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News For people with a condition that causes disfiguring hair loss, a drug used for rheumatoid arthritis might regrow their hair, a new, small study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis Drug May Help With Type of Hair Loss
Researchers saw regrowth in patients with the autoimmune disease alopecia areata (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug restores hair growth in patients with alopecia areata
Seventy-five percent of patients with an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss had significant hair regrowth after treatment with ruxolitinib, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hope for patients with hair loss: Arthritis drug spurs regrowth
Researchers at Yale and Stanford have provided the most conclusive evidence to date that a rheumatoid arthritis drug can also be used to grow hair on patients with a disease that causes disfiguring hair loss. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 22, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Arthritis Drug May Help with Type of Hair Loss
Researchers saw regrowth in patients with the autoimmune disease alopecia areataSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hair Loss, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis Drug May Help With Type of Hair Loss
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Arthritis Drug May Help With Type of Hair Loss
Title: Arthritis Drug May Help With Type of Hair LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/22/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 22, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Mother with alopecia says sessions helped her shed 3 stone and go out without a wig
Nicola Phelan, 28, from Leeds, had suffered with alopecia since she was five. Hypnotherapy to help her lose weight made her feel more confident about showing her bald head. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alopecia, bariatric surgery and muscle relaxants for low back pain: journals update September 2016
Recent research of interest to GPs. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - September 14, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiovascular system Source Type: news

Perth model with Alopecia areata shares video of herself without a wig
Lara Kitchen, a 20-year-old model from Perth, was diagnosed with Alopecia areata at 14. She has shared a video of herself without a wig to encourage women to embrace themselves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Condition can cause infertility and hair loss but what is polycystic ovary syndrome?
POLYCYSTIC Ovary Syndrome is a common condition which affects millions of women across the UK and it is one of the biggest causes of infertility in women in the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiotherapy 'provides no benefit for secondary brain tumours'
Conclusion This valuable trial questions the use of whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) for people with non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to the brain. It shows the poor outlook in these people, with average survival time only being about nine weeks regardless of treatment. Providing WBRT alongside standard care adds only about four to five days to life when adjusted for quality of life. But the possible side effects of radiotherapy, which include drowsiness, hair loss and nausea, can seem unnecessarily harsh when life expectancy is already short. The trial had many strengths, however: It had a good sample size....
Source: NHS News Feed - September 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medical practice Source Type: news

The (not so) hairy problem of male pattern baldness
A huge industry has sprung up offering remedies for hair loss – but do any of them actually work?Androgenetic alopecia is the medical term for the inherited form of hair loss, and while it affects both men and women, it is men whose anxieties tend to be targeted by the hair loss industry. Estimated to be worth at least £1.5bn a year worldwide, this industry services the needs of millions of men and is becoming increasingly adept at persuading them to part with money.A casual internet search returns a disorienting array of options that promise to alleviate the misery of the balding man: from herbal remedies to s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 4, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Rhodri Marsden Tags: Science The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) Wayne Rooney Source Type: news

Experts reveal how worrying is wrecking our health
Women in particular cannot stop binge-thinking - that is ruminating over conversations and events. This can lead to depression, insomnia, fertility problems, acne and hair loss, experts say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flint, MI, water is now causing rashes and hair loss across the city
(NaturalNews) The results of an investigation seeking to find out what caused a spate of rashes and hair loss among Flint, Michigan, residents suggest that the symptoms may be due to exposure to the city's water supply, but investigators refused to admit to a definitive link.The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My grandson keeps pulling his hair out - what can we do to stop the terrible bald patches?
This is where someone pulls, twists or plucks their hair in a repetitive way, leading to traction alopecia — patches of obvious hair loss as a result of the hair being pulled under strain, says Dr Martin Scurr. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men secretly reveal all the scariest body concerns
Men have been revealing online their biggest, scariest and deepest body concerns on social media. From hair loss to acne, the body-conscious chaps have been surprisingly honest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer sufferers share tales of their illness
Some of the biggest names in fashion, hair and make-up have come together to create styling advice for women recovering from treatment-related hair loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news