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Do Some Hair Loss Drugs Increase Suicide Risks?

Suicide Risk Due to Hair Loss Medication - True or False

A recent study shows that drugs used to treat male pattern baldness, as well as an enlarged prostate, might increase the chances of depression and self-harm on the part of patients. However, the drugs that were part of the study do not increase the risks of suicide. The study, conducted by a research team led by Dr. Blayne Welk of Western University in Ontario, focused on 5a-reductase inhibitors. This class of medications includes drugs used to combat male pattern baldness, such as Propecia and Proscar, which are also used to treat the medical condition known as an enlarged prostate gland. […]

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Can Cooling Devices Prevent Chemotherapy Hair Loss?

Chemotherapy and Hair Loss

One of the most common side effects from chemotherapy is the loss of hair by patients. However, recent evidence shows that cooling devices might be able to prevent hair loss due to the chemotherapy process. According to two studies recently discussed in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), two scalp cooling devices were shown to prevent alopecia induced by chemotherapy in women suffering from breast cancer. The first study focused on 180 women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer in the first or second stages. The women in the study were randomly assigned to have no cooling treatment at all […]

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Four Questions to Ask Before a Hair Transplant

The decision to undergo a hair transplant is a personal one that should not be entered into lightly. There are a number of questions you should take the time to ask yourself before having the procedure. Here are four questions all patients should ask when considering a hair transplant: Where should I look for more information? The steps involved in having a hair transplant should be completely understood in advance. Doing proper research on the Internet is a good first step in making you a better educated patient. It still doesn’t take the place of consulting with a doctor who […]

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Can Science Predict Male Hair Loss Patterns?

Male Hair Loss Pattern

A group of researchers at the University of Edinburgh have come to the conclusion that the genetic process of hair loss involves 287 genes. Furthermore, they also say they have come up with a formula that predicts the risk a man runs of losing his hair. Even with this formula, the team says it is still too soon to predict whether or not a blood test can show if, and when, hair loss will begin for a man. According to an article published in the peer-reviewed open-access journal, PLOS Genetics, the results of the study might be able to help […]

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A Hair Raising Confession from a Super Bowl Announcer

Hair Loss of Joe Buck

Once the World Series and Super Bowl are over, it is normally the slow time of the year for Joe Buck in terms of his broadcasting duties. In the past, he spent that downtime flying to New York for a hair transplant. As revealed in his memoir last November, Buck had an addiction to hair transplants that almost cost him his career. Buck has suffered from a fear of hair loss ever since he was younger. In 1993, he underwent his first hair transplant. It was a combination of vanity and a fear of losing his TV job due to hair […]

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Do Rogaine and Propecia Cause Sexual Side Effects?

Finasteride Sexual Side effects

While Rogaine and Propecia can help reverse the effects of hair loss, many men worry about possible sexual side effects. Some of the issues male patients worry about include a low libido and erectile dysfunction. Is this something men should be worried about or is it simply an urban legend? When it comes to minoxidil (Rogaine), no clear connection has been made between the use of the product and sexual dysfunction. Men that take Rogaine and end up having issues with their libido, or ability to perform, often find another factor is contributing to the problem. Rogaine does have side […]

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Is The Mystery Behind Donald Trump’s Hair Solved?

Donald Trumps Hair and Finasteride

The question of whether or not Donald Trump’s hair is real or a transplant has been a topic of debate for many years. We’ve even tackled the hair raising situation about his hair in the past. It looks like the true answer might have been revealed to the public courtesy of Trump’s doctor of many years. Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, the longtime physician to Trump, stated in a recent interview with The New York Times that Trump takes medication for three medical conditions on a regular basis. One of the medicines is a drug related to prostate care that also […]

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3 Hair Restoration Techniques Showing Promise For Patients

Hair Restoration Techniques for promising results

New techniques are constantly being tested and researched to try and combat hair loss. Some might show promise and be marketed to consumers while others will never get out of the research phase. Here are some techniques currently being studied to help those who suffer from hair loss: Hair Multiplication A partnership between the RIKEN Research Institute of Japan as well the Japanese electronics company, Kyocera, and Organ Technologies is studying the science of hair multiplication for dealing with hair loss. The research team plans to extract the hair follicles of a patient and then multiply them through the use […]

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