Category “Hair loss”

Can Baldness Kill You? The Link Between Hair Loss and Prostate Cancer

November 27th, 2014
Can Baldness Kill You? The Link Between Hair Loss and Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the UK and the most common cancer in men. Despite the ongoing efforts of the Movember movement to raise awareness during November, many men still don’t understand their personal risk. Now a study has shown, that men with a certain pattern of balding have […]

Laughing in the Face of Hair Loss

October 9th, 2014
Laughing in the Face of Hair Loss

If there is one thing that human beings treasure it is their hair. So, it can often be devastating for people when they start losing it. However, one American citizen, Mackenzie Baughn, who lost her own hair after chemotherapy, has found it can be a source of humour. For instance, Mackenzie was speaking on the […]

40% of Hair Loss Sufferers are Women

August 11th, 2014
40% of Hair Loss Sufferers are Women

It is generally accepted that as men grow older, many will either lose their hair completely or the hairline will recede significantly. However, hair loss isn’t just an issue exclusive to males. Many women also find that their hair thins over time. Around 40% of women will experience hair thinning by the time they are […]

Herpes Medication Can Cause Hair Loss

July 24th, 2014
Herpes Medication Can Cause Hair Loss

Leading scientists believe that patients who are being treated for herpes should be warned about a potential side effect – loss of hair. The herpes virus (of which there are many forms) is relatively common. For instance, cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. While the cold sore can be treated easily, the […]

Does Styling Damage Your Hair?

July 11th, 2013
Does Styling Damage Your Hair?

If there is one thing that separates humans from the rest of the animal kingdom is our need to look good and feel good. And that includes taking care of our hair. Although hair styling is generally associated with the female of the species, most men also like to maintain proper grooming. However is all […]

Scottish Hairdresser Loses NHS Contract

April 29th, 2013
Scottish Hairdresser Loses NHS Contract

A Dunfermline hairdresser has lost his NHS contract because his salon is not disabled-friendly. It seems that the salon has stairs with no lift access for physically disabled people. The contract the salon had with the NHS was to fit hairpieces to patients suffering from alopecia and hair loss due to chemotherapy and other conditions. […]

Are Hair Extensions A Problem?

February 21st, 2013
Are Hair Extensions A Problem?

The use of hair extensions, particularly among women, as a beauty aid has grown tremendously over the last few years. This is noticeable among celebrities such as Lady Gaga who is known for her outrageous hairstyles. However, there is growing concern among both women and hair specialists that hair extensions may be doing more harm […]

New Tablet Launched To Treat Hair Loss

January 7th, 2013
New Tablet Launched To Treat Hair Loss

If only you could take a tablet to stop hair falling out. That’s possibly one response for those suffering from alopecia or other hair loss disorders. It seems their prayers may be about to be answered. A drug firm based in India called Dr. Reddys has seemingly done just that. Called Finasteride the drug is […]

The Different Causes Of Hair Loss

November 28th, 2012
The Different Causes Of Hair Loss

Both men and women can suffer from hair loss, but what are the causes of this condition? It is well known that a person’s genetic makeup have an effect, but is this only cause? There are many reasons, including illness. The thyroid, for instance, produces hormones that regulate metabolism and energy levels. However, disruption of […]

Durham Schoolgirl Donates Her Hair

November 21st, 2012
Durham Schoolgirl Donates Her Hair

A ten year old girl lopped 12 inches off her hair and donated it to the Little Princess Trust. The latter is a charity that helps other children who have lost their own hair by donating ‘real-hair’ wigs. Maisie Reynolds who lives in the town of Murton in County Durham told reporters that she decided […]

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