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  1. Arthritis Drug Helps Grow Hair

    -->May 13, 2002 -- A drug used to treat autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis may help people with patchy baldness grow their hair back. A new study shows the drug Azulfidine -- generic name sulfazalazine -- may be a safe and effective new alternative for treating severe al

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  2. Pride or Not, Most Men Don't Think Bald Is Beautiful

    Jan. 5, 2001 -- Baldness didn't interfere with success for multitalented entertainers Isaac Hayes, the late Yul Brenner of The King and I fame, and others. But for the approximately 40 million American men that have to put sunscreen on their heads, the lack of locks may not be such a great thing. Ev

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  3. New Drug Could Prevent Hair Loss From Chemotherapy

    Jan. 4, 2001 -- For many patients, the one side effect of cancer treatment considered even more harrowing than nausea and vomiting is hair loss. The same drugs that often save lives also can cause very real physical hardship and emotional distress. But chemotherapy-induced hair loss may become a thi

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  4. Something to Watch out for if You're Going Bald

    Oct. 2, 2000 -- It's hard enough to grow bald in one's 20s and early 30s, for the obvious reasons -- but early baldness also is well-known within the medical profession to be a harbinger of some less obvious reasons, such as heart disease. And now, to add injury on top of injury, a team of Finnish c

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  5. Losing Your Hair?

    Tracy Pittin was just 17 when she discovered that her thick, brown hair was gradually falling out. One day a friend cutting her hair remarked that it was noticeably thinner. Tracy couldn't believe it -- she thought her hair was her best feature, and to begin to lose it at such an early age was devas

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  6. Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Hope for Chemotherapy-Induced Hair Loss

    April 2, 2000 (San Francisco) -- Kathryn LaRocque says the fashionable scarves she wound about her head for two months last fall were "a dramatic symbol of the fact that I was not healthy." Hair loss caused by cancer treatment was yet another way that the disease "differentiated me and took my priva

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  7. The Future of Follicles

    If you're a man who is seeing more of your scalp than you'd like, you're not alone. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, two out of three men in this country develop some form of balding. While some cutting-edge treatments in the world of hair renewal are still things of the somewhat di

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  8. Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow, Hair Again

    Jan. 4, 2000 (Atlanta) -- According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, hair loss affects two out of three men, and one in five women. But that doesn't have to be the end of it, thanks to the evolution of hair replacement techniques. In a study in the recent issue o

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  9. Study Weighs In on Hair Growth Remedy

    Nov. 19, 1999 (Atlanta) -- It's always been the big question behind hair loss remedies -- prescription and otherwise -- do they really work? In the past, that assessment was made by the rather painstaking process of counting hairs. But a new study finds there may be a more reliable way to check for

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  10. Male-pattern hair loss

    Male-pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) is a genetic condition with no known cure. In the past there have been no legitimate treatment options, but now, with the introduction of Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia, there's some hope. Rogaine, an over-the-counter lotion that is rubbed on the scal

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