Dentistry

Taxane-containing chemo associated with persistent alopecia

(HealthDay)—Persistent chemotherapy-induced alopecia is more severe in patients who receive a taxane-containing chemotherapy for breast cancer, but a significant proportion of patients see improvement in hair density with ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gene tied to balding may also raise COVID risks for men

It's long been known that COVID-19 is more fatal for men than women, and new research links some of that excess risk to a gene known to cause a form of hair loss in males.

Gastroenterology

Arthritis drug could let coeliac patients eat gluten

Tofacitinib, a Janus kinase inhibitor approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis and bowel diseases, may allow patients with celiac disease to eat gluten without experiencing intestinal and extraintestinal symptoms. A case report ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Baldness caused by alopecia could soon be treatable

Baldness caused by alopecia areata could soon be treated safely and effectively, after an international University of Melbourne-led trial found two new drugs to be safe and effective.

Oncology & Cancer

Endocrine therapy-induced alopecia seen in breast cancer

(HealthDay)—For patients with breast cancer, endocrine therapy-induced alopecia (EIA) has a pattern that is similar to androgenetic alopecia, according to a study published online April 11 in JAMA Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What causes alopecia areata and can you treat this type of hair loss?

Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss and comes from the Greek word alōpekía referring to the skin condition, mange, in foxes. Alopecia areata causes a unique form of hair loss different to the more common age-related ...

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