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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Arthritis drug may help with type of hair loss

(HealthDay)—For people who suffer from a condition that causes disfiguring hair loss, a drug used for rheumatoid arthritis might regrow their hair, a new, small study suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lower levels of vitamin D receptors in alopecia

(HealthDay)—Patients with alopecia areata (AA) and androgenetic alopecia (AGA) have significantly lower serum and tissue levels of vitamin D receptors (VDRs), according to a study published online May 6 in the Journal of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Laser treatment helpful for androgenetic alopecia

(HealthDay)—Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) improves hair regrowth and thickness in patients with androgenetic alopecia (AGA), according to a review published online April 25 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dry eye disease often diagnosed in alopecia areata

(HealthDay)—Many patients with alopecia areata are diagnosed with dry eye disease (DED), and patients should be referred for an ophthalmic evaluation, according to a study published in the November issue of the International ...

Medical research

Blocking enzymes in hair follicles promotes hair growth

Inhibiting a family of enzymes inside hair follicles that are suspended in a resting state restores hair growth, a new study from researchers at Columbia University Medical Center has found. The research was published today ...

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