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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Researchers Report Progress With Growing Hair

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- There's new hope for anyone who's bald or balding: Researchers report they're getting closer to the goal of cloning hair cells and coaxing them to grow hair once they're replanted in the scalp. "We've been able to overcome the f

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  5. Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Kidney Problems

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- People with moderate to severe psoriasis are at increased risk for chronic kidney disease and need to be closely monitored for kidney problems, a large new study suggests. Researchers in Philadelphia analyzed data from nearly 1

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  6. Frequent Cold Sores Tied to Genetic Mutation

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A gene mutation explains why some people develop cold sores while others do not, according to a new study. Cold sores -- blisters that appear on and around the lips -- are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). Bet

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  7. Serious MRSA Infections in U.S. Declining: CDC

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially fatal invasive infections from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are declining in the United States, according to a new government report. In a separate study, other researchers have found that hi

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  8. Treatment Options Expand for Psoriasis Patients

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- For the legions of Americans living with the red, scaly patches of psoriasis, doctors have good news. "We are at a point where we can help almost anyone, and we can do it fairly safely," said Dr. Mark Lebwohl, who chairs the Na

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  9. Bedbugs' Genes May Protect Them From Insecticides

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Bedbugs -- tiny, flat parasites that hide where people sleep -- are notoriously tough to kill, but scientists say they think they've uncovered new clues about why these bloodsuckers are so hardy. It seems that bedbugs have gene

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  10. Adult Acne: Why You Get It, How to Fight It

    Acne isn’t just for teens. Many people have it as adults. Temi Zeitenberg got acne in college, just as most people her age were outgrowing it. Because of her acne, "there were times I would not leave the house," says Zeitenberg, an attorney in Boca Raton, Fla.   It doesn't have to be that way. There

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