News tagged with baldness
Baldness implies partial or complete lack of hair and can be understood as part of the wider topic of "hair thinning". The degree and pattern of baldness can vary greatly, but its most common cause is male and female pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia, alopecia androgenetica or alopecia seborrheica – an alternative term used primarily in Europe.
Pattern balding should not be confused with alopecia areata, which commonly involves patchy hair loss. Extreme forms of alopecia areata are alopecia totalis, which involves the loss of all head hair, and the most extreme form, alopecia universalis, which involves the loss of all hair from the head and the body.
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Japanese researchers have successfully grown hair on hairless mice by implanting follicles created from stem cells, they announced Wednesday, sparking new hopes of a cure for baldness.
Medical research Apr 18, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (13) | 0
(HealthDay) -- Doctors may have a leg up on baldness: Transplanting hair from a patient's legs to his head for what may be a more natural look.
Medical research Feb 22, 2012 | 4 / 5 (5) | 3
If you look old, your heart may feel old, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2012.
Cardiology Nov 06, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
A U.S patent issued today to the University of Rochester and two other entities for the use of compounds related to a popular spice in the fight against cancer, acne, baldness, and other medical conditions.
Medical research Jun 12, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 2
Male pattern baldness is linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease, but only if it's on the top/crown of the head, rather than at the front, finds an analysis of published evidence in the online journal BMJ Op ...
Cardiology Apr 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Got hair? If you don't, you might have a higher risk of prostate cancer, a preliminary study suggests.
Cancer May 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |