Nadine Dorries with alopecia stopped her hair falling out by eating steak
Backbench MP Nadine Dorries, who started suffering from hair loss in January 2013, also treated the condition by having vitamin injections in her scalp and switching to organic dyes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Telogen Effluvium?
Discussion Hair is an epidermal appendage. It has a regular cycle of phases where hair grows (anagen), rests (telogen) and has a transition phase (catagen) in between. Normal hair loss is ~50-100 hairs lost/day on the scalp. Normal hair grows about 2.5 mm/week. The history should include details about general health, health stressors especially in last 4-6 months including fevers, surgeries, new medication and life events are important. Review of systems for possible anemia, diabetes, and hypothyroidism and other autoimmune diseases should be obtained including fatigue, constipation, weight changes, night sweats, eye, mus...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 21, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The United States Practical Receipt Book reveals life hacks from 1884
‘The United States Practical Receipt Book' offers recipes and instructions for everything from how to prevent baldness and make condoms and is housed at the University of Michigan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Corticosteroids far outpaced minoxidil use for alopecia areata
Alopecia areata sends “hundreds of thousands” of patients to the doctor every year in the United States, and six in ten of those visits end with a corticosteroid prescription, investigators reported in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. In contrast, “minoxidil appears either underreported or... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - September 15, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Men who lose their hair at 30 have a lower sperm count, study reveals 
Sperm volume count was nearly 60 per cent lower in men with moderate to severe hair loss, and the researchers say that hormonal changes associated with hair loss may also affect semen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Male model reveals he gave up sex for SIX YEARS after refusing to stop taking anti-baldness medication which left him impotent - but ultimately saved his career
Giorgos Tsetis, 30, who is from Amsterdam in the Netherlands, but lives in New York, was 21 when he noticed his hair falling out in clumps. The model, started taking Propecia to stave off baldness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living With Cancer
Understanding prostate cancer, one man at a time By looking at the genetic makeup of individual men with prostate cancer, Mayo Clinic is helping doctors know which drugs may help. Chemotherapy and hair loss: What to expect during treatment If you're about to undergo chemotherapy, there's a chance that you may lose your hair. Can [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 4, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

I survived cancer - but drugs left me with permanent alopecia
Studies show that long term hair loss, which can be caused by a cocktail of certain cancer drugs, has significant impact of quality of survival. Why isn't more known about it? (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - September 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: hair loss side effects Judith Potts cancer breast cancer A Head of Our Time Source Type: news

I survived cancer - but drugs left me with permanent alopecia
Studies show that long term hair loss, which can be caused by a cocktail of certain cancer drugs, has significant impact of quality of survival. Why isn't more known about it? (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: hair loss side effects Judith Potts cancer breast cancer A Head of Our Time Source Type: news

Turn down the androgens to treat female pattern hair loss
NEW YORK – Antiandrogen hormones can help stabilize, and even improve, female pattern hair loss. The pathophysiology of the disorder is unknown, but treatment is based on the assumption that women must be like men, at least when it comes to losing their hair. Intuitively, decreasing androgens... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - September 2, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

On Balding and Balance
Fifteen parts of my body are dysfunctional or diseased. Chief among them are Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (formerly called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) -- which frequently leaves me so wasted by the end of the day, it's hard for me to summon the energy to brush my teeth -- as well as an atypical form of low blood pressure and hypoglycemia, resulting in intermittent lightheadedness. Some of these issues require daily medication. Others demand ongoing management and the rest, at a minimum, necessitate mindfulness. I've lived with many of these conditions for decades, and I'm fairly adept at managing them. But in my fan...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adverse effects of common prostate enlargement and hair growth drugs
Twenty-five percent of men currently taking Finasteride or Dutasteride, popularly known as Proscar and Avodart, for the treatment of benign prostate enlargement, appear not to benefit from taking these medications. Those prescribed Propecia or Avodart for male pattern hair loss (known as alopecia) are also at risk for adverse events elicited by these drugs. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Adverse effects of common prostate enlargement and hair growth drugs: A review
(Boston University Medical Center) Twenty-five percent of men currently taking Finasteride or Dutasteride, popularly known as Proscar and Avodart, for the treatment of benign prostate enlargement, appear not to benefit from taking these medications. Those prescribed Propecia or Avodart for male pattern hair loss (known as alopecia) are also at risk for adverse events elicited by these drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Dear Graham Norton: 'Should I marry my girlfriend even though her father is bald?'
TV presenter and comedian Graham Norton advises readers. Email problems, questions and requests for life advice to him at graham@telegraph.co.uk (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - August 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: baldness agony uncle children hair Dear Graham Norton girlfriend help marriage relationships Source Type: news

ICYMI: The Stigma Against Egg Donors And How Parents Misjudge Their Kids
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week.  This week, we took in stories of pregnancy, miscarriage, adoption and motherhood. Inspired by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's announcement that they had miscarried multiple time before becoming pregnant, our colleague Anna Almendrala penned a beautiful essay about her own pregnancy loss.  Across the Internet, Amy Klein, who writes a fertility blog for The New York Times, described being pregnant after years of trying, and her frustration with the women who looked down on her for making the decision to use donor eggs rather than adopt. And finally, a w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother shaves her head to create a wig for alopecia-suffering daughter
Jo Green, 41, from Bournemouth, grew her hair for three years and dyed it blonde before having it shaved off to create a wig for her daughter Lauren, 17, who suffers alopecia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India foils UK dermaceutical company's bid to patent ayurvedic mix for hair loss
India has foiled an attempt by a European company to take patent on a medicinal composition containing turmeric, pine bark and green tea for treating hair loss. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 2, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India wins patent war on hair loss formula
India successfully stalled a leading UK-based lab's move to patent a medicinal composition containing turmeric, pine bark and green tea for treating hair loss. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 1, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The drugs work: the truth about statins and SSRIs
Pharmacology can get a bad rap in the press. Professors George Davey Smith and David Nutt fight the case for statins and SSRIs.In a public lecture hosted by the British Association for Psychopharmacology and Bristol’s MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (where I work), Professors George Davey Smith and David Nutt stripped away the sensationalisation and misinformation around statins and SSRIs. They come from very different fields, George is an epidemiologist and David a psychiatrist, but both fields can help us understand the efficacy and safety of drug treatments.George took on the topic of statins. George is a perfec...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Suzi Gage Tags: Science Drugs Mental health Statins Society Source Type: news

Patented Protein from Fayetteville Firm Treats Bone and Hair Loss
Fayetteville startup BiologicsMD has been awarded a U.S. patent for the development of fusion proteins that help in the treatment of bone and hair loss. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 30, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA OKs Phase II trial for Kerastem’s alopecia treatment
Kerastem Technologies said today it won Investigative Device Exemption approval from the FDA to conduct a clinical trial of its Celution technology used to treat female and early male androgenic alopecia. The 70-patient phase II Style trial will follow-up on initial clinical work in Europe and Japan that the company used for IDE submission, the company said. The trial is slated to begin enrollment in late 2015 at 8 centers across the U.S., with a primary endpoint of safety and tolerability and secondary endpoints including change in hair growth and density, Kerastem said. “I have been heavily involved in th...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Cosmetic/Aesthetic Regulatory/Clearance Cytori Therapeutics Kerastem Technologies Source Type: news

BiologicsMD, Inc. Announces Additional US Patent Issuance Covering...
Highly targeted fusion proteins are used to promote bone growth and reverse hair loss.(PRWeb July 28, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/07/prweb12871474.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 28, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Birth control pill causing hair loss amongst young women
Australian hormone expert and naturopath, Dr Lara Briden, explains how birth control is leading to hair thinning and shrinking hair follicles in thousands of women - and the six signs that it's happening to you. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug for rheumatoid arthritis appears to have effect on severe eczema
The drug has already been shown to reverse two other skin conditions - vitiligo and alopecia areataRelated items from OnMedicaFast food linked to asthma, eczema and rhinitis in childrenEvening primrose and borage oils no good for eczema (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 21, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Researchers beat untreatable eczema with arthritis drug
Researchers have successfully treated patients with moderate to severe eczema using a rheumatoid arthritis drug recently shown to reverse two other disfiguring skin conditions, vitiligo and alopecia areata. The study is evidence of a potential new era in eczema treatment, they report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Alopecia sufferer embraces going bald after her hair fell out
Sian Pennant-Jones, 18, from Portishead, north Somerset, was diagnosed with alopecia totalis and feared she would have to give up her dream career as a dancer, but now loves changing her hair colour to suit her mood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Why Do People Go Bald' Video Tackles Hair Loss Head On
Damn you, genetic variant on chromosome 20! A new SciShow video that explains why people go bald says the genetic variant makes men seven times more likely to lose their hair, but doesn't appear to affect women. Abnormalities in chromosome 20 have been linked to serious diseases, such as blood cancers. But in 2008, researchers found that regions on the chromosome appear to be associated with baldness. The video offers other fun tidbits about failing follicles, but may still leave sufferers at a loss. That's because science has yet to cure baldness, which narrator Hank Green calls "the holy grail of beauty." Sta...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Preventing Hair Loss from Chemo?
I've read that cancer patients can keep their hair during chemotherapy by keeping their heads cold and that there are devices to use for this. I'm told they really work but don't understand how.  (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - June 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet The Man Who Helps Hollywood Stay Sober
Until two years ago, Jon Paul Crimi kept his career, and his client base, mostly a secret. He has a 20-year background as a fitness trainer and used to be an actor -- but now when he gets a phone call and finds himself on an airplane two hours later heading to a movie set, he isn't going there to act. Instead, Crimi is a professional sober coach who works with some of Hollywood’s most elite and others struggling with substance use disorders. He has been sober himself for 15 years. “The best sober coaches are the ones who had a lot of experience struggling with sobriety," he told The Huffington Post in a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Will I Lose My Hair During Chemotherapy? Your...
Hair loss (alopecia) from chemotherapy can be distressing and common occurrence for people with cancer. Here are your 6 major questions, answered. (Source: About.com Ovarian Cancer)
Source: About.com Ovarian Cancer - June 29, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

WCD: Topical squaric acid may help alopecia areata in kids
VANCOUVER, B.C. – If you haven’t tried topical 5% squaric acid dibutylester for alopecia areata in children, you probably should, according to investigators at the University of Texas in Houston. “We have treated over 500 patients” with decent results. “A lot of children referred to us had failed...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta'); (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - June 16, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: PED Conferences SAN Conference News PED News PED Dermatology SAN Clinical News SAN News SAN Hair & Nail Disorders FPN News Source Type: news

We reveal the future of hair loss cures from bees to beetroot and tiny scalp wounds
Jonny Harris, managing director of hair loss clinic, The Belgravia Centre in London, says innovations in stem cell research should cure baldness in the next five years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I'm so sick of pulling out my own hair that I've shaved it all off'
Jess Walker, 21, has been battling trichotillomania - a condition that causes people to pull out their hair - for a decade (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: chemotherapy hair condition disorder help patches alopecia Trichotillomania shave pull bald Source Type: news

Give Your Manhood A Sporting Chance
I went to a sporting goods store with my son last weekend and found it pretty much impossible to buy him a sports jersey that wouldn’t poison him with gender-bending chemicals. Almost everything these days is made of synthetic material or some new "techno" fiber that "wicks away moisture." It took me half an hour to find something made from real cotton. But here’s the problem… those hi-tech materials are full of nasty and dangerous chemicals. Too many popular sportswear brands, including Adidas and Nike, manufacture sportswear that contain chemicals linked to low-T, obesity, cancer an...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 8, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Uncategorized Cancer estrogen testosterone Source Type: news

UCLA receives $1 million from Revlon to fund breast cancer research
UCLA has received a $1 million donation from Revlon that will support the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program and further the company’s long-standing commitment to eradicating women’s cancers. The gift was announced by Revlon CEO Lorenzo Delpani, chairman Ronald O. Perelman and global brand ambassador Halle Berry at an event honoring Dr. Dennis Slamon, a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and director of the Revlon/UCLA Breast Cancer Center Director for his outstanding achievements in cancer research. “We have made tremendous advancements in the field of breast cancer tre...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 8, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UCLA researchers discover molecular rules that govern autoimmune disorders
UCLA Engineering Bundles with the right DNA spacing can amplify immune response. An international team led by researchers at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and California NanoSystems Institute has identified an unexpectedly general set of rules that determine which molecules can cause the immune system to become vulnerable to the autoimmune disorders lupus and psoriasis. The breakthrough, described in an article published today in the journal Nature Materials, could lead to new ways of treating the disorders. Led by Gerard C. L. Wong, a UCLA professor of bioengineering and chemistry w...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 8, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Six people who have done incredible things to help cancer sufferers
Eight-year-old Christian McPhilamy grew his hair for two years to create wigs for cancer patients (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: hair loss cancer stephen sutton kindness fundraising acts Source Type: news

Bride-to-be diagnosed with alopecia months before her wedding day
Terrified of being a bald bride, Ellie Baker, 35, from Plymouth, was forced to use clever hair extensions to cover gaping bald patches after her hair began falling out in clumps. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eliminate thyroid dysfunction naturally without toxic drugs or risky surgical procedures
(NaturalNews) Millions of people are suffering with thyroid disorders and have no idea they have a problem. If you're living with "unexplained" weight gain, hair loss, chronic fatigue, poor concentration or memory loss, then you probably have a serious problem with thyroid function... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 5 women with breast cancer don’t know about test results that might help them avoid chemo
Although 90 percent of women with early-stage breast cancer said they were aware they took a genomic test that identified their level of risk for a recurrence of the disease, 1 in 5 didn’t know the results of that analysis, according to a new fact sheet by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The test, called gene expression profiling, or GEP, is used by physicians to help guide treatment decisions and can potentially help people avoid unnecessary chemotherapy. One of a number of emerging “precision medicine” genomic technologies, the GEP estimates the activity of specific genes in b...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 29, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Portsmouth vicar Hayley Young records video to tell congregation she has HIV
Reverend Hayley Young, from Portsmouth, was diagnosed with the disease after she was attacked in 2013. She decided she had to tell her congregation after her drugs started to cause hair-loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare Adverse Events Seen in Arthritis Tx (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Case reports of cerebral necrotizing lesions, stress fractures, and alopecia. (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - April 29, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Brenda Finn left completely bald by alopecia on bully hell before £300 treatment
Brenda Finn, 30, from London, is calling for medical tattooing to be available on the NHS for alopecia patients. Having her eyebrows tattooed on restored her confidence after years of depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'My new eyebrows changed my life': Woman left completely bald and with no body hair due to alopecia describes the hell of being bullied - until she had £300 procedure
Brenda Finn, 30, from London, is calling for medical tattooing to be available on the NHS for alopecia patients. Having her eyebrows tattooed on restored her confidence after years of depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The key causes of thinning hair misery that strike millions 
There is nothing unusual about losing hair - we all shed an average of 100 hairs a day. However, millions of Britons suffer from excessive hair loss. We've drawn on leading hair experts for advice... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From popping pills to lasers and injecting your own blood... FIVE ways to banish baldness 
Five people talk about their hair loss and how it was treated successfully, while Professor Andrew Messenger, a consultant dermatologist at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, gives his opinion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I started losing my hair at 23 and felt like a failure': How young women are battling baldness
How does it feel to be a young and losing your hair? Research has found that more young British women than ever suffer from hair loss and thinning. Alya Mooro is one of them... (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: shampoo hair thin hair loss women thinning hair hairdresser alopecia conditioner bald patch bald spot Source Type: news

Big Bills A Hidden Side Effect Of Cancer Treatment
Cancer treatment is increasingly expensive, even for patients who have insurance. Some doctors advocate discussing the costs of cancer treatment as they would hair loss, pain or other side effects.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Jane Tribble Source Type: news

How a Routine Health Exam Saved My Life -- and Bank Account
In our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours, but we welcome your responses. Today, one woman shares how an early-detection annual exam saved her life, and how the wise insurance decisions she made paid off -- she only had a mere $100 tab for her entire treatment. For all 44 years of my life, I've been diligent about my health. I've never smoked, hardly ever drink, eat a healthy diet of mostly organic foods, and never forget my omega-3 supplements. I maintain a healthy weight, and lead an active lifestyle with my husband and two son...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news