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  1. Baldness Cure May Have Inched a Bit Closer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists might be able to offer "hair-challenged" males a new glimmer of hope when it comes to reversing baldness. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania say they've gotten closer to being able to use stem cell

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  2. Bedbugs Love a Crowd, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Something to think about when you have trouble sleeping: Bedbugs grow faster when they live in groups, a new study finds. It was known that this occurred among other insects, such as crickets, cockroaches and grasshoppers

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  3. Thinning Hair: Can Medications Help?

    Many things can cause women to lose more hair than normal: genetics, illness, stress, and even what you eat. The first step is to work with your doctor to find out what's causing the problem. There may be treatments that can help restore your locks. Pros: Minoxidil (Rogaine, Ronoxidil) can stop hair

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  4. Hidden Causes of Hair Loss

    One of the most challenging things about hair loss is figuring out why it’s happening. The list of causes ranges from genetics to medication to lifestyle. While it can be hard to pinpoint the cause right away, knowing the possibilities can help you figure it out. Most of us can blame Mom and Dad for

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  5. Hair Loss: Tips for Coloring

    Ready to hit the bottle? With a few precautions, coloring thinning hair can be safe -- and may even protect the hair shaft from breaking. There's a myth that permanent hair-color is damaging, but that's only true if you bleach your hair or if you use the color incorrectly.  Meanwhile, semi-permanent

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  6. Product Picks for Thinning Hair

    Losing your hair can play with your emotions, but finding the right products can help you look your best and restore your confidence. Here’s what to look for: Shampoos: Don’t be afraid of losing hair every time you wash. Check a salon or cosmetic store for products designed to strengthen the hair sh

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  7. Natural Ways to Strengthen Hair

    If you search online for "natural hair loss treatments," a long list of tonics, creams, and supplements appears. But do they work? Paradi Mirmirani, MD, a dermatologist for Permanente Medical Group in Vallejo, Calif., spends a lot of time steering patients away from products recommended by their fri

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  8. Children With Eczema: How to Stop the Scratching

    It's easy to say, "Don't scratch." Getting your child with eczema to listen to you is another story. But a little creativity can help keep your kid's fingers away from the itchy rash. "The trouble with scratching is that it can actually make the condition worse," says Lawrence Eichenfield, MD, chief

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  9. School and Day Care When Your Child Has Eczema

    When your child with eczema is in day care or school, you won't have the same control over his environment as you do at home. But there are still plenty of steps you can take to prevent itchy flares and other problems while your child is out of the house. When choosing a day-care center, you first w

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  10. Helpful Tips for Soothing Your Baby’s Eczema

    Is your baby scratching all day from an eczema rash? Don't despair. There are lots of ways to soothe the itchy skin. Try these strategies. Many doctors suggest giving your baby a bath every day if he or she has eczema. Baths add moisture to dry skin and get rid of surface bacteria that can cause ski

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