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FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The sad sight of a receding hairline is not limited to men, a dermatologist says.

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.

It's important to identify the cause of hair loss in women to treat it, said dermatologist Dr. Paradi Mirmirani.<...

MONDAY, July 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could wigs, weaves or transplants someday become a thing of the past? Scientists report they were able to grow hair with stem cells in animal studies.

So far the technique has only been tried on mice, and results may not be the same in humans. But researchers say they have been able to grow natural-looking hair through the skin using stem cell...

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hairstyles are a defining feature for many people, but some 'dos can also damage hair follicles.

A Johns Hopkins review of 19 studies has found that many hairstyles can lead to a condition known as traction alopecia. That's the gradual loss of hair from damage to the follicle due to prolonged or repeated tension on the roots. It's especially ...

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a feat that might help pave the way to restoring hair on patients with skin wounds from burns, injuries or surgery, scientists report regrowing hair on damaged skin in mice.

In their experiments with the rodents, the researchers found that activating what's called the sonic hedgehog cell signaling pathway triggered communication between cel...

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Have you ever wondered why hair grows on some parts of your body, but not others?

New research offers a possible explanation. Scientists found that hairless skin secretes a protein that blocks a signaling pathway (WNT) that controls hair growth.

Called Dickkopf 2 (DKK2), the protein is found in specific embryonic and adult tissues...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A 13-year-old girl who has been without hair on her scalp since the age of 2 has seen significant regrowth ever since taking a drug meant to help ease her eczema, doctors say.

Dr. Maryanne Makredes Senna of Massachusetts General Hospital and her colleagues in the department of dermatology were "quite surprised" at the girl's hair regrowth...

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug reversed hair loss, hair whitening and skin inflammation in mice that were first fed a diet high in fat and cholesterol.

Previous research has suggested a link between fatty diets and hair/skin issues in people.

The researchers emphasized that it's not known if the drug is safe and that the results in mice do not...

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's only worked in mice so far, but scientists report a finding that might pave a path to erase the signs of aging in humans.

In the new study, the researchers focused on the function of mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells. They produce 90 percent of the chemical energy that cells need to survive, according to the study.

When the...

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A drug intended as a treatment for osteoporosis may help treat hair loss, researchers say.

"The fact this new agent, which had never even been considered in a hair loss context, promotes human hair growth is exciting because of its translational potential: It could one day make a real difference to people who suffer from hair loss," said study ...

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Black women with a relatively common form of hair loss may also face a high risk for developing fibroids, a new study suggests.

Fibroids are fibrous growths that develop in the lining of the womb. About 80 to 90 percent of black women (and 70 percent of white women) develop fibroids by the time they're 50. In nearly all cases these growths are ...

THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research hints -- but cannot prove -- that men who lose their hair relatively early in life might be at heightened heart risk.

The study involved about 2,000 Indian men under 40 years of age. The researchers said that men who went prematurely gray and experienced male-pattern baldness at a young age had greatly increased odds f...