How to Treat and Style Your Chemo Curls
Chemotherapy can cause hair loss as well affect hair regrowth. Your post-chemo hair might be very kinky or curly, and it is called chemo curls. Hair regrowth starts 6 - 12 months after chemotherapy stops. Learn how to take care of your new chemo curls. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - May 1, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

5 Places to Get a Free Wig During Your Cancer...
If you need a free wig during cancer treatment, here are five places to contact. Cancer treatments are expensive and can cause hair loss. Your budget may be tight or you may not have health insurance, but you can find a free wig if you need it during chemotherapy. Learn more about free wigs for cancer patients here. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - May 1, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Total Hair Regrowth Ebook Review – Explore John Kelby’s Program To...
Total Hair Regrowth ebook, developed by John Kelby, is a program that teaches people how to reduce hair loss and boost hair regrowth naturally. A full review of Total Hair Regrowth ebook on the...(PRWeb April 28, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/total-hair-regrowth/review/prweb11800079.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 28, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Does Pediatric Psoriasis Present?
Discussion Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease that is chronic and relapsing with periods of remission. It occurs in genetically susceptible persons and is felt to be triggered by environmental factors including infection (especially Group A, β-hemolytic streptococcus), emotional and physical stress, and skin irritation including friction, rubbing, pressure and scratching. It is common in patients with certain HLA types including HLA-Cw*0602, HLA-Cw6, IL-15 plus others. It occurs in about 1% of the general population with two age-onset peaks: 16-22 years and ~60 years, but can occur at any age. Some studies show...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 14, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Hair Loss Treatments in the Pipeline
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 2, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Human 'hairless' gene identified: One form of baldness explained
It's not a hair-brained idea: A new research report explains why people with a rare balding condition called 'atrichia with papular lesions' lose their hair, and it identifies a strategy for reversing this hair loss. "Identification of hairless as a histone demethylase may shed new insights into its mechanism of action in regulating skin and hair disorders," said the lead author. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 1, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lose the paunch, halt the hair loss?
A new discovery showing how hair growth activated fat tissue growth in the skin below the hair follicle could lead to the development of a cream to dissolve fat. The world first research confirmed that changes in the hair growth cycle led to fluctuations in the thickness of the underlying fat layer of the skin -- essentially meaning that the skin can regulate fat production. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 1, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hair Loss Treatments in the Pipeline
Title: Hair Loss Treatments in the PipelineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/1/2014 11:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/1/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 1, 2014 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

The human 'hairless' gene identified: One form of baldness explained
(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) It's not a hair-brained idea: A new research report appearing in the April 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal explains why people with a rare balding condition called 'atrichia with papular lesions' lose their hair, and it identifies a strategy for reversing this hair loss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 1, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How I learned to live with my hair loss after suffering with alopecia
AS a teenager KATIE BROOKS suffered a breakdown after alopecia shattered her confidence. Here is how she copes now (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TUESDAY Q & A: Teen’s hair loss likely result of genetics, but treatment options available
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My son, 19, has been losing his hair for about a year. He has been using a hair growth foam for about 6 months without much difference. He is healthy otherwise and exercises daily. He is a baseball player and wears a cap often, but it seems like a lot of hair loss for [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 1, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

NAAF Is There to Help Children Discriminated Because of Alopecia Areata
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - March 27, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alopecia Areata
Title: Alopecia AreataCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/30/1999 5:53:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 3/26/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - March 26, 2014 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

The history of the radiation damage in occupations - Okazaki R.
In the year following Röntgen's discovery of X-rays in 1895, approximately 60 cases of hand dermatitis and hair loss induced by radiation were reported. People using X-rays in their occupation, including X-ray tube manufacturers, physicians, and engineers... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 26, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain said to save women from baldness
The SHA Wellness Clinic follows a no-caffeine, no-alcohol, no-sugar regime and medical assessments were bolstered by a strict vegan diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keep your hair on, girls! How a celebrity retreat is using strict diets and head massages to save women from baldness
The SHA Wellness Clinic follows a no-caffeine, no-alcohol, no-sugar regime and medical assessments were bolstered by a strict vegan diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First steps after cancer diagnosis
No one is ever truly prepared to hear, "You have cancer" -- three little words that, despite impressive advances in treatment, immediately conjure up frightening images of hair loss, chronic nausea, surgery and even death. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blindsided by cancer: 5 things to do
No one is ever truly prepared to hear, "You have cancer" -- three little words that, despite impressive advances in treatment, immediately conjure up frightening images of hair loss, chronic nausea, surgery and even death. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blindsided by cancer
No one is ever truly prepared to hear, "You have cancer" -- three little words that, despite impressive advances in treatment, immediately conjure up frightening images of hair loss, chronic nausea, surgery and even death. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blindsided by cancer: 5 things to do
No one is ever truly prepared to hear, "You have cancer" -- three little words that, despite impressive advances in treatment, immediately conjure up frightening images of hair loss, chronic nausea, surgery and even death. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Device to prevent cancer patient hair loss being tested at UCLA
Research physicians at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have begun a clinical trial on a new device that promises to reduce hair loss of patients receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. The apparatus, called the DigniCap® System, works by cooling the patient's scalp. The clinical trial will be led at UCLA by Dr. Sara Hurvitz, assistant clinical professor of hematology/oncology and director of the breast cancer program.Often the emotional strain of a breast cancer diagnosis is made worse by the effects of the chemotherapy needed to treat the disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials Source Type: news

Alopecia areata and suicide of children - Sinclair RD.
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Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 7, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

More powerful cancer treatments with fewer side effects
What if there were a way to make chemotherapy and radiation more effective as cancer treatments than they are today, while also getting rid of debilitating side effects that patients dread? A new study led by Alexey Ryazanov, a professor of pharmacology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and member of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, suggests the day that happens could be getting closer.Side effects such as heart damage, nausea and hair loss occur when cancer therapy kills healthy cells along with the malignant cells that are being targeted. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Chemotherapy Can Affect Your Sex Life: Here's How
Most people expect certain side effects of chemotherapy like hair loss and nausea, but they are usually surprised when it affects a very personal part of their life -- their sex life. The sexual side effects of chemotherapy are plenty, but what you experience and the severity greatly depends on what chemotherapy drug(s) you are taking and at what dose. From the loss of sexual desire to male impotence, chemotherapy's sexual side effects can pose unique challenges in the bedroom. The good news is that the side effects are usually temporary and can often be relieved with OTC medications and products and in some cases, through...
Source: About.com Cancer - February 28, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer targeted treatments from space station discoveries
Invasive and systemic cancer treatment is a necessary evil for many people with the devastating diagnosis. These patients endure therapies with ravaging side effects, including nausea, immune suppression, hair loss and even organ failure, in hopes of eradicating cancerous tissues in the body. If treatments targeted a patient's cancerous tissues, it could provide clinicians with an alternative to lessen the delivery of toxic levels of chemotherapy or radiation. Imagine the quality of life from such therapies for patients. Remarkably, research that began in space may soon result in such options here on Earth. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 27, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Headaches. Hair loss. Even strokes and cancer: The terrible cost to your body of a broken heart
Doctors call it broken heart syndrome; you are six times more likely to die in the year after losing a loved one than at any other time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caring for Your Hair and Scalp During...
Chemotherapy induced hair loss is common during treatment. Learn how to protect your scalp and thinning hair throughout treatment. (Source: About.com Cervical Cancer)
Source: About.com Cervical Cancer - February 22, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: cervicalcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Well: Living With Cancer: Wigged Out
Dealing with hair loss also can mean accepting a new persona, writes Susan Gubar.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 20, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Hair Wigs Cancer Voices Living With Cancer Featured Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Wigged Out
Dealing with hair loss also can mean accepting a new persona, writes Susan Gubar.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 20, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Hair Wigs Cancer Voices Living With Cancer Featured Source Type: news

Being bald in Hollywood: Model and actress struck by alopecia reveals she is enjoying career success despite losing her 'calling card' blonde locks
Los Angeles-based Georgia Van Cuylenburg, 26, revealed on ABC's 20/20 that she was advised to keep her condition a secret because people would judge her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeling Tired During Radiation Therapy?
Whenever I speak to patients about side effects of cancer treatment before treatment actually begins, they are always concerned with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and hair loss. These can all be common side effects and difficult to tolerate, but I am always surprised that there is little concern for potential fatigue. One patient explained to me that it's perfectly acceptable to be tired in public, but having diarrhea or throwing up was a whole different ballgame. Very true, but what many new patients don't realize is that fatigue is a side effect that can truly compromise your quality of life during cancer treatment. For mo...
Source: About.com Cancer - January 31, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Thrush... Another Chemo "Surprise"
Most people undergoing chemotherapy come to expect certain side effects of treatment -- hair loss, stomach upset, and sometimes weight loss.  But, when white/yellow patches begin to develop in the mouth or on the tongue, it can come as a total surprise. I have had many people say, "I thought babies only get thrush". While its most common in infants, thrush can occur in people with compromised immune systems, such as those undergoing chemotherapy.  During treatment, the immune system has a hard time regulating fungus that is naturally found in the mouth. The result is overgrowth. Learn more...
Source: About.com Cancer - January 31, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Could stem cell research spell the end of baldness?
Conclusion The researchers have developed a method of growing human stem cells from human skin samples. They have developed a technique to induce them into becoming epithelial (skin) stem cells and demonstrated they can produce some of the cells found in skin such as hair follicles, keratin and epithelial cells. These techniques will be useful and encouraging to other researchers in this field who are looking into the regeneration of hair follicles and skin for humans. However, the research is in its early stages so we shouldn’t jump the gun and expect treatments based on it to arrive shortly. There may be...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells Medical practice Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Have scientists discovered a cure for BALDNESS? Stem cell treatment helps dead hair follicles grow again
Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania believe their discovery could also lead to new ways of treating wounds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baldness Cure May Have Inched a Bit Closer
Title: Baldness Cure May Have Inched a Bit CloserCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/28/2014 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/28/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - January 28, 2014 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Baldness Cure May Have Inched a Bit Closer
In mouse study, scientists say they've used stem cells to grow large numbers of active follicles (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - January 28, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Dermatology, Reproductive Medicine, Research, News, Source Type: news

Leukaemia patient twice denied 'life-changing' hair replacement therapy on the NHS finally gets it after expert comes to her rescue
EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Green, 29, from Wolverhampton, developed alopecia after cancer treatment. After MailOnline highlighted her plight in December, a generous reader came forward. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stress and hair loss: Are they related?
High stress can trigger several types of hair loss. But once you manage your stress, your hair can grow back. (Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - January 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Treatment for Hair Loss?
I heard about a new way to treat hair loss in women as well as men. This is supposed to be better than hair transplants or drugs. Can you tell me anything about it? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - January 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ashwaganda for Anxiety
Can the 'smell of a horse' make you less anxious?read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - January 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc Tags: Anxiety Integrative Medicine Psychiatry adaptogen adrenal gland agoraphobia alopecia ashwaganda cortisol fertility herb hormone natural medicine naturopathic medicine smell of a horse sperm Source Type: news

Kids' Risk of Permanent Hair Loss After ChemoKids' Risk of Permanent Hair Loss After Chemo
Thiotepa use is strongly linked to permanent hair loss in children after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, new findings show. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

How Chemo Can Affect Your Sex Life
Most people expect certain side effects of chemotherapy like hair loss and nausea, but they are usually surprised when it affects a very personal part of their life --  their sex life. The sexual side effects of chemotherapy are plenty, but what you experience and the severity greatly depends on what chemotherapy drug(s) you are taking and at what dose.  From the loss of sexual desire to male impotence, chemotherapy's sexual side effects can pose unique challenges in the bedroom. The good news is that the side effects are usually temporary and can often be relieved with OTC medications and products and in some ca...
Source: About.com Cancer - December 31, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New discoveries could lead to hair and skin regeneration
Researchers from the University of Southern California say they have made a number of new discoveries that could lead to potential hair regeneration treatment, and even skin regeneration. This is according to three studies published in the journals Stem Cells and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.According to the American Hair Loss Association, around two-thirds of US men will have experienced some degree of hair loss by the age of 35, and around 85% of men will have significantly thinning hair by the age of 50. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Stem cells offer clues to reversing receding hairlines
(University of Southern California - Health Sciences) Regenerative medicine may offer ways to banish baldness that don't involve toupees. The lab of USC scientist Krzysztof Kobielak, M.D., Ph.D., has published a trio of papers in the journals Stem Cells and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that describe some of the factors that determine when hair grows, when it stops growing and when it falls out. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New FDA cleared Theradome™ Laser Therapy Helmet hair loss treatment created by former NASA scientist
Theradome™, developers of the first clinical-level laser hair restoration product, has announced the launch of the Theradome Laser Helmet LH80 PRO, the first FDA and over-the-counter cleared laser hair restoration treatment. The light-based medical treatment was developed for the convenience of in-home use and is clinically tested, and designed for patients suffering from the debilitating effects of thinning hair and Androgenetic Alopecia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Improved cooling cap for chemotherapy hair loss 'more effective'
Patients who undergo chemotherapy experience many side effects, but hair loss can be one of the most emotionally distressing. Now, a couple from the Netherlands have created what they say is an "improved" cooling cap that may prevent patients undergoing cancer treatment from losing their hair.Chemotherapy is a method used to treat patients with various types of cancer. The treatment involves the use of anti-cancer (cytotoxic) drugs in an attempt to kill cancer cells. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

A Solution For Feeling Miserable From Tied Tubes
A new member of the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center’s Message board is looking for support from women who have felt miserable after they have gotten their tubes tied. She writes, “It's been 5 months and I am chronically fatigued. I have gained 10 pounds I cannot get to budge. I am bloated everyday. My hair is falling out in clumps. Anxious. My periods are now heavier than I've ever seen and I've become anemic. My libido is MIA. My milk barely came in after the birth. And everything "looks normal" to my doctors”. Approximately 10-20% of Dr. Charles Monteith’s patients come for tubal rever...
Source: Tubal Ligation Reversal News - December 14, 2013 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: news

Biochemistry of Hair Loss
In this study, Researchers use Tbx18Cre knockin mouse line to ablate the Wnt-responsive transcription factor β-catenin specifically in  at E14.5 during the first wave of guard hair follicle formation. In the absence of β-catenin, canonical Wnt signaling is effectively abolished in cell clusters of precursors for the hair follicle dermal papilla (DP). Sox2+ dermal condensates initiate normally; however by E16.5 guard hair follicle numbers are strongly reduced and by E18.5 most whiskers and guard hair follicles are absent, suggesting that active Wnt signaling in dermal condensates is important for hair follicl...
Source: Neuromics - December 7, 2013 Category: Neuroscience Tags: GFRA1 Antibody Wnt signaling; Dermal papilla cells; Stem cell niche; Hair follicle morphogenesis; Hair follicle stem cells Source Type: news

Young mother with hair loss after battling leukaemia twice is denied £2,000 hair replacement therapy on the NHS
Samantha Green, 29, was left with alopecia after being treated with super-strength steroids. She has been refused treatment to improve the appearance of her thin and patchy hair three times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toupee or not toupee: As Hollywood star reveal truth about his new look, our investigation gets to the root of the best ways to hide baldness
Actor Jon Cryer, 48, revealed that fans see an ‘elaborate illusion’ that involves coating his scalp with ‘stuff like shoe polish’ before sprinkling powder on. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news