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  1. Women and Hair Loss: Possible Causes

    The best way to think of the way hair grows is to picture a garden. How well it grows is completely a result of what is happening “underground.” “Like a garden,a normal hair cycle should lead to a product, which is the hair,” says Wendy Roberts, MD, a dermatologist at a private practice in Rancho Mi

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  2. Divorce, Heavy Drinking, Smoking Linked to Hair Loss

    Sept. 23, 2011 -- Hair loss may not just be a matter of age or unlucky genes. Preliminary findings from new studies of male and female identical twins suggest that a broad range of lifestyle factors, including stress, smoking, heavy drinking, and sun exposure, may also foil the follicles. That appea

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  3. Robot Hair-Transplant Device Gets FDA Nod

    April 29, 2011 -- A robotic device for harvesting hair follicles now has a green light from the FDA. Sorry, Blondie and Curly -- for the time being, it's approved only for people with black or brown straight hair. Blond and curly-haired people were not included in the studies that led the FDA to giv

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  4. Braids, Weaves Raise Risk of Hair Loss

    April 11, 2011 -- Some hairstyles, including tight braids and weaves, may increase the risk of developing an irreversible form of scarring hair loss, according to a new study in the Archives of Dermatology. Seen predominately in African-American women, this type of hair loss, central centrifugal cic

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  5. New Genetic Clues Help Explain Baldness

    Jan. 4, 2011 -- A genetic defect in the way hair follicle cells develop may play an important role in male-pattern baldness and offer an alternative avenue for future treatments. A new study suggests that a defect in the way hair follicle stem cells convert to progenitor cells may be an underling ca

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  6. Scientists Find Possible Genetic Roots of Type of Hair Loss

    June 30, 2010 -- Scientists have identified eight genes that may be associated with the skin disease alopecia areata, a common cause of hair loss that affects 5.3 million Americans. This is one of the first studies to locate genes potentially linked to alopecia areata. What is most striking about th

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  7. New Hair Loss Gene Is Identified

    April 14, 2010 -- A gene responsible for a rare hair loss disorder may also play an important role in male pattern baldness, according to a new study. Researchers have identified a genetic mutation involved in hypotrichosis simplex, a hereditary hair loss disorder that affects less than 200,000 Amer

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  8. Survey: Most Baldness Treatments Don't Work

    April 6, 2010 -- Most baldness cures just don’t cut it, according to a new Consumer Reports magazine survey of more than 8,000 men and women who have personal experience with hair loss. Of the respondents, nearly 40% of women and 27% of men said they had tried a treatment or product to help stop or

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  9. Expert Q and A: Fighting Hair Loss in Women

    Many women with hair loss suffer in silence, altering their hairstyle to hide thinning or patches. But the sooner you seek care, the better the chances of successfully treating it, says Mary Gail Mercurio, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. It's

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  10. Baldness: 6 New Gene Discoveries

    Oct. 13, 2008 -- Scientists have discovered six gene variants, all on the same chromosome, that are linked to male-pattern baldness. Those findings, published in the advance online edition of Nature Genetics, may provide some new leads for researchers developing new treatments for baldness. "Clearly

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