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CANNABIS AND HAIR LOSS

CANNABIS AND HAIR LOSS Does weed help, harm – or both? The research is scant, but relaxed marijuana laws and lots of industry interest, pro-hair solutions from cannabis might come soon.   For decades, the beneficial effects of cannabis – marijuana and hemp derivatives – were not subjected to rigorous […]

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DISCRIMINATION, HAIR LOSS AND THE WORKPLACE

DISCRIMINATION, HAIR LOSS AND THE WORKPLACE Few workplaces are pure meritocracies, but associations of youthfulness with productivity puts those with thinning pates at a career disadvantage.   Where it comes to hair loss and careers, the real basis of concern is ageism. It’s a problem that’s been recognized since at […]

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AN ARGUMENT FOR HEAD SHAVING

With alopecia in the news, it’s time to consider where a shaved head, on a man or a woman, can be an asset: the bald are sexier people with less to fuss with.   The 2022 Academy Awards will forever be remembered by the slap heard round the world, as […]

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AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES THAT CAUSE HAIR LOSS

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES THAT CAUSE HAIR LOSS The causes of alopecia areata, and other autoimmune diseases, is a mystery. But a few answers are emerging – including how to sometimes restore hair growth.   Autoimmune diseases have many physical manifestations, including hair loss. To understand the scope and implications of this, […]

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THE CONNECTION BETWEEN OBESITY AND HAIR LOSS

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN OBESITY AND HAIR LOSS Recent research shows a poor, high-fat diet can impair hair follicles and thin one’s hair. The good news: Diet, unlike genetics, is in the control of the individual.   “Old, fat, and bald.” It’s a cliché disparagement that is an unkind indictment, yet […]

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HOW SMOKING CAN CAUSE HAIR LOSS

HOW SMOKING CAN CAUSE HAIR LOSS Does a draw on a Marlboro cause balding? Can we blame a Newport or Camel cigarette for hair loss? Will a Kool be not so cool for your appearance? Science weighs in.   Of COURSE smoking is deleterious to hair health. You find this […]

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NATURAL HAIR LOSS REMEDIES

NATURAL HAIR LOSS REMEDIES It’s easy to assume going bald can only be resisted with modern medicines or surgery. But healthy eating and natural topical treatments can help.   While drugs, surgery, nonsurgical hair replacement, and laser treatments are available to address certain hair loss, these hair loss solutions are […]

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IS THERE A CURE FOR HAIR LOSS ON THE HORIZON?

IS THERE A CURE FOR HAIR LOSS ON THE HORIZON? Promising discoveries in laboratories increase our understanding of what leads to hair loss. But for now, finasteride and minoxidil are what works.   Since ancient times, the search for a cure for baldness – hair loss – has been a […]

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PLATELET RICH PLASMA, PRP AND HAIR LOSS

PLATELET RICH PLASMA, PRP AND HAIR LOSS Patient, heal thyself: Early results from use of a component of blood drawn from and re-injected into the person with hair loss show the treatment works.   The use of a patient’s own blood for surgery is finding acceptance in medicine – research […]

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STEM CELL RESEARCH AND HAIR LOSS

STEM CELL RESEARCH AND HAIR LOSS There is genuine reason to be excited over what human stem cells can do to regenerate tissue – and hair restoration might become a common application.   There are many kinds of hair loss conditions. But the one associated with aging is almost universal. […]

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