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

Does Your Feline Companion Suffer From 'Twitchy Cat' Syndrome?
Felines are unique creatures. Your cat's physiology is distinctive, as are her nutritional requirements. Even the way her body is constructed -- her incredible physical flexibility -- is distinct from most other creatures. Another thing that is very unusual about cats is their tendency to develop a weird disorder called feline hyperesthesia. This is a medical term for what is more commonly referred to as "twitchy cat syndrome." Other technical names for the condition include neuritis and atypical neurodermatitis. Symptoms of Feline Hyperesthesia Hyperesthesia is a condition in which the skin on a cat's back rippl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Ways Sleep Loss Wrecks Your Face and Body
Grandma was right, we really do need our beauty sleep. In addition to the myriad of behavioral, cognitive and health-related reasons for getting the recommended seven to eight hours of quality, uninterrupted sleep, it turns out that sleep loss also affects our outward appearance in a number of alarming ways. We partnered with Sleep Number and investigated what happens to your face and body when you’re sleep deprived. The findings aren’t pretty. 1. You age faster. According to a growing body of research, if you don’t get enough quality sleep on a regular basis, you’re essentially pulling a reverse B...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could laser-light baseball cap help regrow hair?
The FDA recently approved the LaserCap LCPro to help women with hair loss (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For women with hair loss, a promising option
Laser light technology built into a baseball cap was recently approved by the FDA (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: U.S. Ebola Survivors Encountering
[NEWS] The small number of people in the U.S. who contracted Ebola has experienced complications from the disease after they recovered, including hair loss, joint pain and eye problems, according to a new report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. Ebola Survivors Suffered Lingering Effects
Common health issues were joint pain, hair loss and vision problems, report finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Ebola Survivors Suffered Lingering Effects
Common health issues were joint pain, hair loss and vision problems, report finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Ebola (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola Has Long-Term Consequences for U.S. Survivors
(MedPage Today) -- Months later, post-recovery symptoms include joint pain, hair loss (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 16, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Telehealth Now Offering Stem Cell Activation Treatment for Hair...
Telehealth is now offering stem cell activation treatment for hair restoration at three locations including La Jolla, Orange and Upland CA. The PRP therapy is offered by several Board Certified...(PRWeb December 15, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/prp-therapy-hair-loss/la-jolla-orange-ca/prweb13130895.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 16, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves cooling cap to reduce hair loss from chemotherapy
Stephen FellerSILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The FDA approved a cooling cap that minimizes hair loss in breast cancer patients being treated with chemotherapy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Targeted Treatment May Reverse Alopecia AreataTargeted Treatment May Reverse Alopecia Areata
The psoriasis drug ustekinumab can spur hair regrowth and normalize immune function in patients with alopecia areata, according to the results of a study in three patients. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 14, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Men who lose their hair could be suffering from THIS life-threatening condition
MALE pattern balding and premature hair loss affects half of men before they reach 50, and it may be far more dangerous than we realise. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cooling Cap to Reduce Chemo-Linked Hair Loss OK'd
Title: Cooling Cap to Reduce Chemo-Linked Hair Loss OK'dCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/9/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 10, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cooling Cap to Reduce Chemo-Linked Hair Loss OK'd
Designed for women diagnosed with breast cancer (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - December 10, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cooling Cap to Reduce Chemo-Linked Hair Loss OK’d
Designed for women diagnosed with breast cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 9, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Dermatology, Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, FDA Approvals, Source Type: news

Cooling Cap to Reduce Chemo-Linked Hair Loss OK'd
Designed for women diagnosed with breast cancer Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Cancer Chemotherapy, Hair Loss (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Dec. 9, 2015
Cooling Cap to Reduce Chemo-Linked Hair Loss Approved by FDA No Change in U.S. Life Expectancy for Third Year in a Row: CDC CDC Tests Fail to Detect E. Coli in Onion/Celery Mix Used in Costco Chicken Salad (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Cooling Cap to Reduce Hair Loss from Chemotherapy
By Stacy Simon The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared for marketing a cooling cap to reduce hair loss in women being treated with chemotherapy for breast cancer. Hair loss is a common side effect of certain types of chemotherapy – including the types often used to treat breast cancer. Although hair typically grows back after treatment ends, it can take a long time. Reducing this side effect is considered important to overall treatment by improving quality of life for many women. The first device cleared by the FDA is the DigniCap Cooling System, manufactured by the Swedish company Dignitana, Inc. It us...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - December 9, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Breast Cancer Coping with Cancer Source Type: news

Watch: FDA Clears Cooling Cap to Save Hair During Chemotherapy
The gel-filled cap cools the patient's scalp during treatment to reduce hair loss. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA allows marketing of cooling cap to reduce hair loss during chemotherapy
December 8, 2015 -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared for marketing in the United States the first cooling cap to reduce hair loss (alopecia) in female breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Hair loss is a common side... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 9, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cold Cap to Prevent Hair Loss During Chemo Cleared in US Cold Cap to Prevent Hair Loss During Chemo Cleared in US
For the first time in the United States, women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy can wear a cold cap to reduce the risk for hair loss. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Chemotherapy Isn't Only for Cancer Patients
When you hear the word chemotherapy what immediately comes to mind? Cancer. Bald. Nausea. Vomiting. Infusions. Sterility. Bone Pain? Upon hearing that word, most people jump to the same conclusions, with the same general consensus on how chemo works, who receives it, and what side effects it has on the body. The truth is chemotherapy isn't only for cancer patients, and affects each patient differently depending on how it is used. Chemotherapy is a widely used class of drugs to treat many different disorders including, but not limited to: cancers, blood disorders, and a plethora of autoimmune diseases. Similarly it can be ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA allows marketing of cooling cap to reduce hair loss during chemotherapy
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared for marketing in the United States the first cooling cap to reduce hair loss (alopecia) in female breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 8, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Gel made of your own blood and then injected into your scalp to cure hair loss
The gel contains platelet-rich plasma (PRP) - a concentrated mix of substances in the blood that help cell growth and healing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BeanStalk Hair Loss Treatment Reaches Three Hundred Positive Reviews...
Organic hair care company creates product line to not only help scalp psoriasis, eczema and alopecia but also hair loss. Recent breakthroughs in hair loss medicine and wearable technology, as noted in...(PRWeb November 30, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/hairlosstreatment/amazon/prweb13100337.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 1, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stress worsens skin woes for students
A study of university students has shown that certain skin problems, including alopecia and pruritis can be exacerbated by stress. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Christie Brinkley admits looking this good at 61 is hellishly hard work 
The American model and actress has revealed her top tips for looking good. They include Botox in the neck not forehead, fillers, laser treatment and extensions to combat hair loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will This Chemotherapy Drug Make Me Lose My Hair?
Read about chemotherapy-induced hair loss, including which drugs are most and least likely to cause this side effect. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - November 14, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Model Jessica Bennett left bed bound after medics failed to diagnose Lyme disease
Jessica Bennett, 31, of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, suffered seizures, speech problems, hair loss, chronic insomnia and severe bloating due to Lyme disease she caught from a tick. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sally Bee calls for people to embrace hair pieces after she goes bald
The TV chef told ITVs Lorraine that she had received positive responses from strangers after revealing she now wears wigs to hide her hair loss. She now wants other women to 'embrace' it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupus: Can it cause hair loss?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - November 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 'huge milestone': approval of cancer-hunting virus signals new treatment era
Imlygic programs viruses to attack only cancer cells and gives patients more humane options – potentially ‘a complete change in the game’ in treatmentA new cancer treatment strategy is on the horizon that experts say could be a game-changer and spare patients the extreme side effects of existing options such as chemotherapy. Chemotherapy and other current cancer treatments are brutal, scorched-earth affairs that work because cancer cells are slightly – but not much – more susceptible to the havoc they wreak than the rest of the body. Their side effects are legion, and in many cases horrifying ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 2, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Nicky Woolf in New York Tags: Cancer US news Science Medical research Health World news Source Type: news

Sally Bee reveals how she is facing up to hair loss caused by heart drugs
Sally Bee, the 47-year-old star chef from ITV's Lorraine, has revealed her sleek brown bob is a wig chosen to disguise her real hair, which is falling out after years of medication. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which Chemotherapy Drugs Cause Hair Loss?
Read about chemotherapy-induced hair loss, including which drugs are most and least likely to cause this side effect. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - October 31, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

A Baldness Cure Isn't Here Yet, But New Research Is Promising
No one is claiming a cure for baldness just yet, but researchers at Columbia University Medical Center may have taken an important step in that direction. In a series of experiments involving mice and human tissue, the scientists showed that enzyme-blocking drugs known as JAK inhibitors can cause significant regrowth of hair when applied to the skin. The unexpected finding raises the possibility that these medications might be used to restore hair growth in men and women experiencing pattern baldness, as well as in cancer patients who have lost hair as a result of chemotherapy treatments. Oral versions of the med...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Hair Loss & Deepening Voice, U.S. vs. Japan Healthcare, Washington, DC Primary Care Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 27, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news