Immunology

Excessive hair growth documented after IFN-beta Tx

(HealthDay)—Excessive hair growth can occur after local administration of interferon (IFN)-β treatment for malignant melanoma, according to a letter to the editor published online Dec. 12 in the Journal of Dermatology.

Health

The psychological impact of hirsutism

Women with excess hair growth in the face and on the chest, abdomen and thighs are suffering in silence. They are embarrassed, they blame themselves for their hairiness and would do anything to keep it a secret. Women, who ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Drug combination promotes weight loss in polycystic ovary syndrome

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, lost significantly more weight when they took two drugs that are traditionally used to treat diabetes, rather than either drug alone, a study from Slovenia demonstrates. The ...