Wig-free portraits empower women
As Christoph Soeder began photographing women with alopecia, he wasn't sure exactly how to capture them. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Truth About How Many People Are Getting Hair Transplants
First of all, you don't need hair to be attractive. Just look at Jason Statham who, during his competitive-diving days, looked sort of like a 1980s Wall Street cliche, but has only grown better with age (and without hair). At HuffPost we've always said that real beauty comes out of confidence and self-possession. So all is not lost if you find yourself as Prince William does: he's one of about 35 million men in the world who experience male pattern baldness -- and women, according to the American Hair Loss Association, make up 40 percent of patients who experience hair loss in the U.S. Consequently, men and women are ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living with alopecia: wig-free and powerful
The hair loss from alopecia can be isolating and emotionally painful for many women. In Christoph Soeder's portraits, these women stand proud and wig-free. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wig-free portraits empower women
As Christoph Soeder began photographing women with alopecia, he wasn't sure exactly how to capture them. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The cure for baldness? Miracle surgery gives men their hair back
SCIENTISTS have created artificial skin in a lab that could lead to a more reliable cure for baldness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Navel Infection, Hair Loss Reported With Tecfidera (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Two case reports detail the unusual side effects (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - April 1, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: The Emotions of Hair Loss
The emotions of hair loss during cancer treatment Losing your hair to chemotherapy or radiation can have an emotional impact that you may not expect. Chemotherapy side effects after treatment is done Even after you've finished chemotherapy, some side effects may linger. New ones also may emerge. Here's how to recognize them. Why does chemotherapy [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The 'Pinhole' Cancer Treatment You've Probably Never Heard of
Imagine an exquisitely precise cancer therapy procedure done through a small opening in the body that can: Kill tumor cells, shrink tumors, or regrow the healthy part of a cancerous organ. Deliver chemotherapy or radiation directly to the cancer site. Usually be done as an outpatient procedure with fewer side effects than conventional treatments like chemotherapy. Potentially treat many types of cancer, either alone or combined with other therapies. Sounds too good to be true, right? Not necessarily, since this type of therapy, called interventional oncology, is now being performed hundreds of times every day by special...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

FDA-Cleared DigniCap(R) Scalp Cooling System Is Now Available For Women With Breast Cancer At 10 U.S. Cancer Treatment Centers
First and Only FDA Cleared Scalp Cooling Device To Reduce Chemotherapy Related Hair Loss Provides an Alternative to One of the Most Devastating Side Effects Feared by Patients with Breast Cancer DALLAS, March 29, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Ne... Devices, Oncology, Product LaunchDignitana, DigniCap, Scalp Cooling, chemotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Regrowz claims a 100 per cent success rate hair loss cure but does evidence back them up
Regrowz, a new hair loss product for men, makes some very bald promises. VINCENT GRAFF spoke to three men who had used Regrowz, some involved in the clinical trial. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair Loss: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Are you worried about your hairline?  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Dawn Davis explains why the sooner you address your hair loss, the better. To listen, click the link below. Hair Loss (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 23, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Male pattern baldness linked to prostate cancer through hormonal imbalance
(NaturalNews) Men with a specific pattern of hair loss by age 45 are 40% more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Cancer Institute and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology."Our study found... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope for baldness sufferers as new drug is found to 'reverse hair loss'
California-based medical research company Samumed revealed it recently completed successful trials of a drug called SM04554, which increases hair count and density in balding men. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Women Can Do About Hair Loss
By middle age, 40% of women show signs of pattern hair loss. WebMD has the details. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VIDEO: Study links hair loss in black women with genetics
WASHINGTON – Almost 41% of black women surveyed described hair loss that was consistent with central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA), but only about 9% said they had been diagnosed with the condition, Dr. Yolanda Lenzy reported at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - March 7, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

VIDEO: Study links hair loss in black women with genetics
WASHINGTON – Almost 41% of black women surveyed described hair loss that was consistent with central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA), but only about 9% said they had been diagnosed with the... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - March 7, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fayetteville Company Raising Funds for Hair Loss Treatment
A Fayetteville company is trying to raise $7 million to treat hair loss. BiologicsMD Inc. raised $400,000 so far, according to its Feb. 8 filing at the U.S Securities & Exchange Commission. The money raised will go toward helping to get regulatory approval of its treatment for hair loss, mainly for people who have alopecia areata, an autoimmune skin disease that causes hair loss on the head and on other parts of the body, said Dr. Rob Gensure, the company’s medical officer. “They have an immune system problem where their immune system attacks their hair follicle, and it falls out in patches at random times,...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 7, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise In Treating Male Baldness
An experimental drug from a largely unknown biotechnology company has shown promise in regrowing bald men’s hair, according to data to be presented at the American Academy of Dermatology in Washington, D.C., today. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 5, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper Source Type: news

Black women's styling practices can cause hair loss
HealthDay News Hair-styling practices may be causing black women to experience hair loss, which is a major problem that often goes undiagnosed, a new survey finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey: Almost half of African-American women have experienced hair loss
African-American women are prone to hair loss, and new data illustrates the scope of this problem, which often goes undiagnosed. Women who are concerned about losing their hair should consider changing their styling practices and see a dermatologist if they notice any signs of hair loss. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hair Styling Can Cause Hair Loss for Black Women
Survey finds the problem is undiagnosed, and may also have a genetic root (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black Women's Hair Styling Choices Can Cause Hair Loss
Survey finds the problem is undiagnosed, and may also have a genetic root (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black Women's Hair Styling Choices Can Cause Hair Loss
FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 -- Hair styling practices may be causing black women to experience hair loss, which is a major problem that often goes undiagnosed, a new survey finds. While genetics may play a key role in hair loss among black women, styling... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 4, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Black Women's Hair Styling Choices Can Cause Hair Loss
Title: Black Women's Hair Styling Choices Can Cause Hair LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/4/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/4/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - March 4, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

University College London researchers link hair loss to genes and could one day prevent ageing
The study, from University College London analysed more than 6,000 people with varied ancestry to identify new genes linked to colour, greying (George Clooney pictured), density and curls. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 21-27)
This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.  Why focus the focus on eating disorders? According to the National Association of Anorexia and Related Disorders (ANAD),  over one-half of teenage girls and nearly one-third of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting, and taking laxatives.  ANAD also reports that eating disorders are the number one fatal mental health disorder. Mortality rates can vary and part of the reason why is that the causes of reported deaths are often listed for complications (organ failure, malnutrit...
Source: Dragonfly - February 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Source Type: news

How to Take Care of & Style Your Chemo Curls
Chemo causes hair loss, and it also affects hair regrowth. Kinky post-chemo hair is known as chemo curls. Learn how to care for your post-chemo hair. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - February 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Baldness Linked to Risk for Prostate Cancer Death
A new study has added urgency to the question of whether or not baldness is a risk factor for prostate cancer. WebMD has the details. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal Register: Medical Devices; General and Plastic Surgery Devices; Classification of the Scalp Cooling System To Reduce the Likelihood of Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia
The FDA is classifying the scalp cooling system to reduce the likelihood of chemotherapy-induced alopecia into class II (special controls). The special controls that will apply to the device are identified in this order and will be part of the codified... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - February 12, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Linked: Baldness, Risk for Prostate Cancer Death
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Linked: Baldness, Risk for Prostate Cancer DeathLinked: Baldness, Risk for Prostate Cancer Death
Male pattern baldness has repeatedly been found to be a risk factor for prostate cancer over the past 15 years. Now, for the first time, baldness has been linked to risk for prostate cancer death. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 10, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Hair loss related to cells turning to skin instead of repairing damage
Scientists in Tokyo have discovered that the stock of repair cells which the body has lined up to become replace damaged cells in hair-producing follicles may turn into skin instead. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could statins treat common cause of vision loss?
ConclusionThe difference between the dramatic improvement seen in the case study of the 63-year-old man and the comparatively modest, or lack of, effect seen in the 23 taking part in the trial shows the limitations of studying small numbers of people, and the current uncertainly about the effects of this treatment. There is large variability in small groups, which doesn't tell us whether the treatment will help most people. The way to solve this is to study lots more people. This helps to smooth out the natural variability in people's responses to the same treatment and can highlight groups more or less likely to benefit. ...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Older people Medication Source Type: news

[Perspective] Aging, alopecia, and stem cells
Many tissues turn over during adult life, and declines in this process are associated with the progression of aging. Whether renewal is continual (as in the intestinal villi) or episodic (as in hair follicles), it is mainly attributed to somatic stem cells. One fundamental question is whether a decline of tissue renewal reflects the lifelong accumulation of external insults or the internal progression of a clock within stem cells? On pages 613 and 575 of this issue, Wang et al. (1) and Matsumura et al. (2), respectively, gain insight into this phenomenon by examining hair follicle growth and aging. Authors: Mingxing Lei, C...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 5, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Mingxing Lei Tags: Stem Cells Source Type: news

[Research Article] Hair follicle aging is driven by transepidermal elimination of stem cells via COL17A1 proteolysis
Hair thinning and loss are prominent aging phenotypes but have an unknown mechanism. We show that hair follicle stem cell (HFSC) aging causes the stepwise miniaturization of hair follicles and eventual hair loss in wild-type mice and in humans. In vivo fate analysis of HFSCs revealed that the DNA damage response in HFSCs causes proteolysis of type XVII collagen (COL17A1/BP180), a critical molecule for HFSC maintenance, to trigger HFSC aging, characterized by the loss of stemness signatures and by epidermal commitment. Aged HFSCs are cyclically eliminated from the skin through terminal epidermal differentiation, thereby cau...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 5, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Hiroyuki Matsumura Source Type: news

Hidden Causes of Hair Loss
If you're losing hair, the biggest question is why. Here's an in-depth look at factors that may contribute to hair loss, including lifestyle, heredity, and medical causes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bald truth: hair loss down to genes controlling follicle creation, study finds
Two new studies in mice have identified the genes important to making hair follicles and controlling hair growthBaldness in old age may be related to stem cell loss in follicles, research suggests.Mammals that have longer lifespans are known to lose their hair, but a study published in the journal Science on Thursday attempts to understand why that is so. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 4, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Genetics Science Biology Source Type: news

Understanding & Giving Support to Someone with Schizophrenia
What comes to mind when the word schizophrenia is spoken? Likely images of a bedraggled man or woman, with wild hair and tattered clothing, chatting away with someone that you can’t see, as they amble down a city street. You might actually cross the street to avoid him or her, so as not to get caught up in their delusion. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) describes the condition as “characterized by delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech and behavior, and other symptoms that cause social or occupational dysfunction. For a diagnosis, symptoms must have been present for six...
Source: Psych Central - February 1, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Antipsychotics Atypical Antipsychotics Caregivers Disorders Family General Medications Psychology Psychotherapy Schizophrenia Treatment American Psychiatric Association Delusion Delusional disorder Diagnostic And Statistical Ma Source Type: news

FDA Approves Halaven (Eribulin) for Liposarcoma
By Stacy SimonThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the chemotherapy drug Halaven (eribulin) to treat liposarcoma, a type of soft tissue sarcoma. Halaven is already approved to treat advanced breast cancer. The new use is for people with liposarcoma who have already been treated with anthracycline-based chemotherapy and have tumors that cannot be removed through surgery or have spread to other parts of the body. This is the first drug approved for people with liposarcoma that has shown improvement in overall survival.Liposarcomas are cancerous tumors of fat tissue. They can develop anywhere in the body, bu...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - January 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Sarcoma - Adult Soft Tissue Cancer Source Type: news

Hats Are A Great Option for Breast Cancer...
When wigs are too hot or expensive, and chemotherapy has caused hair loss, hats can be a great alternative. Free hats are available for breast cancer patients. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - January 24, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Five Places to Get a Free Wig During Your...
Cancer treatments are expensive and can cause hair loss.If you need a free wig during cancer treatment, this article provides five places to contact. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - January 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Why the EPA is Partly to Blame for the Flint Water Crisis
Amid the ongoing fallout from the protracted water crisis in Flint, Mich., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an emergency order Jan. 21 announcing it was taking over lead sampling in the city and that the EPA’s top Midwestern official would resign effective February 1. While much of the criticism over how poisonous levels of lead leached into Flint’s water system has been directed at state and local officials, the federal agency charged with protecting citizens’ health also played a critical role in the disastrous chain of events. In June 2015, Miguel del Toral, a regulations manager in the ...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - January 22, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Josh Sanburn Tags: Uncategorized cities Environment EPA Flint Flint River Flint Water Crisis Michigan Rick Snyder Susan Hedman Source Type: news

New Treatment for Hair Loss In Women?
Can you tell me whether platelet-rich plasma really helps restore lost hair in women? It sounds almost too good to be true, so I'm wondering how effective it really is. (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - January 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alternative Wig Idea: Cover Hair Loss With a...
Cute caps and turbans for cancer patients going through chemo are easy ways to cover up hair loss. Find free caps at the hospital or do it yourself. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - January 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Henna artist offers beautiful head tattoos to women suffering from hair loss
Nebraska-based henna tattoo artist Hollie Urbauer, 39, is helping women who have lost their hair go wig-free - and still feel like a million bucks - by donating free head tattoos or 'crowns'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Ugly for Love shows bodybuilder with a stoma bag who fears he'll be alone forever
The pair feature in Too Ugly for Love, which airs tonight. The show follows singles with medical conditions who are trying to find romance. Pictured is Chloe, 29, who has alopecia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DNA-testing kit 23andme: patient-powered healthcare or just confusing?
The self-testing genetics kit claims to provide affordable information on potential health conditions but critics fear it could have negative implicationsHow do you fancy spitting into a tube and finding out about your genes? You can buy one online now and get details of your ancestry, carrier status of various inherited diseases, risk of common conditions and random wacky facts such as whether you’re likely to develop male-pattern baldness. Not bad for £124.99 from Superdrug. Related: ‘Genetic testing is a responsibility if you’re having children’ Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 12, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Ann Robinson Tags: Guardian sustainable business Technology Health Genetics Biology Science Society Diabetes Alzheimer's NHS Heart attack Doctors Source Type: news

Most Chemotherapy Drugs Can Cause Hair Loss or...
Hair loss is a common chemotherapy side effect. Your health insurance may help cover the cost of a wig, but how do you submit a claim? (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - January 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

After Great Pain, a Cold Cap for Chemo Hair Loss CameAfter Great Pain, a Cold Cap for Chemo Hair Loss Came
Refrigeration expertise and anguish from the adverse effects of breast cancer chemotherapy came together in a British family, and gave rise to technologic innovation. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news