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.

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

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.

Medical research

Hair loss robot gains FDA approval

(Medical Xpress) -- Restoration Robotics Inc., a privately-held medical device company which is based in California, has received FDA approval for their ARTAS System. The ARTAS System, which is designed to harvest the hair ...