Hair Loss News
- Is Balding Unavoidable? New Research Suggests Not
July 29, 2022 — Scientists identify a single chemical that someday could help end baldness and speed wound healing
- Future Is Brighter for Alopecia Treatment: Expert
July 19, 2022 — For many people with severe alopecia areata, who have lived with baldness, or with scalps only sparsely dotted with hair, or with missing eyebrows or lashes, the future has a new look.
- FDA OKS First Treatment for Hair-Loss Condition Alopecia
June 14, 2022 — The condition can cause hair loss over the entire body, most noticeably patchy baldness on the head, sometimes including the loss of eyelashes and eyebrows.
- Oscars Fight Highlights for Many the Toll Alopecia May Carry
March 28, 2022 — Individuals with alopecia areata are speaking out in support of Jada Pinkett Smith amid last night’s Oscar Awards chaos, along with sharing the emotional toll that can come with hair loss.
- How Best to Fight Hair Loss in Men
February 10, 2022 — The medications dutasteride, finasteride and minoxidil have long been used to fight hair loss. A new study looks at which one works best.
- Bald Truth: Mouse Study May Get at Roots of Hair Loss
October 28, 2021 — New research in mice may provide clues to age-related hair loss in men and women.
- Hair Regrowth Stimulated by Microneedle Patch
August 27, 2021 — The experimental approach delivers nanoparticles to hair follicles to support regrowth.
- Hair Loss Not Just a Male Problem
August 2, 2019 — Hair loss is just as common in women, and it can occur due to factors such as genetics, and the hairstyles and hair products used by women.
- Unlocking the Mysteries of Hair Growth
November 29, 2018 — New research offers a possible explanation for why hair grows on some parts of your body but not others. Scientists found that hairless skin secretes a protein that blocks a signaling pathway (WNT) that controls hair growth.
- A Bone Drug That Treats Baldness?
May 8, 2018 — Only two drugs -- minoxidil (Rogaine) and finasteride (Propecia, Proscar) -- exist to treat so-called male-pattern balding. Both have side effects and often produce disappointing hair regrowth results, the researchers noted.
- Haywire Immune Cells May Help Cause Baldness
May 25, 2017 — Cells that fight inflammation also play role in hair growth, mice study finds
- Prostate, Hair Loss Drugs Not Tied to Suicide Risk
March 20, 2017 — However, medications like Propecia, Proscar may be tied to depression, study finds
- Geneticists Get to the Roots of Hair Loss in Men
February 14, 2017 — Researchers spot close to 300 genetic regions linked to baldness, which could provide targets for treatment
- Arthritis Drug May Help With Type of Hair Loss
September 22, 2016 — Researchers saw regrowth in patients with the autoimmune disease alopecia areata
- Survey: Hair Transplants Make Men Look Younger
August 25, 2016 — Study supports notion that balding men appear older, less attractive
- Today's Hair Style Could Cause Hair Loss Tomorrow
April 29, 2016 — Black women who prefer scalp-pulling hairdos seem especially at risk, study indicates
- Hair Styling Can Cause Hair Loss for Black Women
March 4, 2016 — Survey finds the problem is undiagnosed, and may also have a genetic root
- Hairless Man Now Hairy, Thanks to Arthritis Drug
June 20, 2014 — Success points to possible treatment for condition called alopecia areata universalis.
- New Hair-Loss Treatments in the Pipeline
March 31, 2014 — New hair loss treatments on the not-too-distant horizon may be game-changers for the millions of men and women faced with hair loss.
- Baldness Cure May Have Inched a Bit Closer
January 28, 2014 — In mouse study, scientists say they've used stem cells to grow large numbers of active follicles
- Researchers Report Progress With Growing Hair
October 21, 2013 — But experts note the findings are preliminary, don't amount to cure for baldness yet
- Divorce, Heavy Drinking, Smoking Linked to Hair Loss
September 23, 2011 — 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.
- Robot Hair-Transplant Device Gets FDA Nod
April 29, 2011 — The FDA has cleared Restoration Robotics' Artas System for removing hair follicles from the scalp for transplant to bald areas. It's approved only for people with black or brown straight hair.
- Braids, Weaves Raise Risk of Hair Loss
April 11, 2011 — Some hairstyles favored by African-American women including tight braids and weaves may increase their risk of developing an irreversible form of scarring hair loss, according to a new study.
- New Genetic Clues Help Explain Baldness
January 4, 2011 — A genetic defect in the way hair follicle cells develop may play an important role male-pattern baldness and offer an alternative avenue for future treatments.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Baldness: 6 New Gene Discoveries
October 13, 2008 — Scientists have discovered six gene variants that are linked to male-pattern baldness; findings may lead to new treatments.
- Banishing Baldness?
July 31, 2008 — Scientists have found a molecule in mice that sends a signal to cells urging hair follicles to grow. Could this lead to the death of the comb-over?
- Quick Test May Help Spot Male Hair Loss
June 16, 2008 — A simple, 60-second hair count test may help men tell the difference between normal hair loss and early signs of male pattern baldness.
- Gene Clue May Spur New Baldness Drugs
February 26, 2008 — Mutations in the P2RY5 gene may make baldness more likely and may make a good target for new baldness drugs, new research shows.
- Coaxing New Hair Follicles to Grow
May 16, 2007 — It may be possible to grow new hair follicles, according to scientists studying mice.
- Gene Glitch May Up Inherited Hair Loss
November 9, 2006 — Glitches in the LIPH gene may cause inherited hair loss, a study shows.
- Hair Loss? It May Be Iron Deficiency
May 16, 2006 — Hair Loss? It May Be Iron Deficiency
- Drug May Fight Women's Hair Loss, Too
March 20, 2006 — Propecia, a drug used to treat male hair loss, may help fix women's hair loss when taken with birth control pills, a new study shows.
- Experimental Gene Therapy Grows Hair
September 26, 2005 — If you're hair impaired, a new finding about mice offers hope for rejuvenating barren hair follicles.
- Blame Male Pattern Baldness on Mom?
May 27, 2005 — Mothers may unwittingly put their sons on the path to baldness. Chalk it up to genetics, says European researchers.
- Hair Stem Cells Not Just for Baldness
March 28, 2005 — Stem cells from hair follicles can give rise to new nerve cells, researchers report.
- Hair Cloning Nears Reality as Baldness Cure
November 4, 2004 — Balding men and women take note. Hair cloning -- the next hair restoration remedy -- is on the way.
- Special Skin Cells May Grow New Hair, Skin
September 2, 2004 — Special cells nestled within the hair follicles in the skin may have the same properties as stem cells and may offer a new way to treat hair loss and burns.
- Are Bad Hair Days Genetic?
May 24, 2004 — A Johns Hopkins research team finds that mice missing their frizzled gene have wacko whorls of fur on their hind feet, head, and torso and may explain frizzled hair in humans.
- Stem Cells Can Re-Grow Hair
March 15, 2004 — For the first time, scientists have identified cells in mice that are capable of regenerating new hair follicles when transplanted into the skin. The finding is likely to spur research into new hair loss treatments for humans.
- Arthritis Drug Helps Grow Hair
May 13, 2002 — Azulfidine May Relieve Patchy Baldness
- Pride or Not, Most Men Don't Think Bald Is Beautiful
January 5, 2001 — Baldness didn't interfere with success for multitalented entertainers Is
- New Drug Could Prevent Hair Loss From Chemotherapy
January 4, 2001 — For many patients, the one side effect of cancer treatment considered even more harrowing than nausea and vomiting is hair loss.
- Something to Watch out for if You're Going Bald
October 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.
- Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Hope for Chemotherapy-Induced Hair Loss
April 2, 2000 — 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 Today, Gone Tomorrow, Hair Again
January 4, 2000 — According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, hair loss affects two out of three men, and one in five women.