Thursday, July 25, 2024

It’s True – Stress Does Turn Hair Gray (And it’s Reversible)

Legend has it that Marie Antoinette's hair turned gray overnight just before her beheading in 1791. Though the legend is inaccurate – hair that...

Reversing Age-Related Hair Loss and Restoring Healthy Hair Growth in Men...

By Jim English While shedding a few hairs on a daily basis is normal, losing more than 100 hairs per day is considered excessive and...

Ouch! Plucking Hair in Specific Patterns Regrows Hair Six Times Thicker...

If there's a cure for male pattern baldness, it might hurt a little. A team led by USC Stem Cell Principal Investigator Cheng-Ming Chuong...

Clinical Case Study: Advanced Herbal Support for Alopecia Areata

Amy Petrarca, MS, RN, L.Ac, Dipl. OM   Fig. 1: Photo by patient prior to treatment. “Janie” was clearly suffering when we first met. Entering my office she...

New, Patented Herbal Formula Halts Hair Loss in Men and Women

Age-Related Hair Loss in Men and Women Humans have been coping with hair loss for a very long time. Like most mammals, our distant ancestors...

Baldness Linked To Increased Risk Of Coronary Heart Disease

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 Open. A receding hairline is not linked to an increased risk, the analysis indicates.

Why Good Hair Matters: Mutation for Thick Hair Does Much More

The first animal model of recent human evolution reveals that a single mutation produced several traits common in East Asian peoples, from thicker hair to denser sweat glands, an international team of researchers reports.

Cellular Automaton Model Predicts How Hair Follicle Stem Cells Regenerate

Your hair -- or lack of hair -- is the result of a lifelong tug-of-war between activators that wake up, and inhibitors that calm, stem cells in every hair follicle on your body, according to Cheng-Ming Chuong, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Southern California (USC).

Depressive Symptoms And Suicidal Thoughts Found In Former Finasteride Users

New research, to be published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, finds that men who developed persistent sexual side effects while on finasteride (Propecia), a drug commonly used for male pattern hair loss, have a high prevalence of depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts.

Engineering Better Hair Transplants

A hair-raising trick may lead to better hair transplants. Engineered hair follicles patched into skin can be coaxed to connect to surrounding tissue and to grow hair in an organized way, a study in mice finds. Unlike current hair transplant methods, which simply move existing hair follicles from one area of the scalp to another to cover a bald region, the approach would spur the creation of new hair follicles from existing cells.

$40 Million Damage Verdict In Avacor Hair-regrowth Scam Upheld

A state appeals court in San Francisco has upheld $40 million in damages to 150,000 Californians who sued the manufacturers of the hair-regrowth product Avacor over advertising claims that it was effective in regrowing hair. An Alameda County jury and judge found the advertising claims false in 2010 and ordered refunds on purchases in California from 2000 through April 20, 2007, a sum reduced by 22.5 percent to reflect the customer-satisfaction rate found in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration survey.

Hair Regeneration From Adult Stem Cells

Research group headed by Professor Takashi Tsuji demonstrates regenerating "functional hair regeneration from adult stem cells" Substantial advance in the development of next-generation of "organ replacement regenerative therapies"