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This space is for your convenience; it displays hair loss Archived News of 2006.
 

  • Full Article Times Herald-Record (Nov. 15, 2006) on women coping with hair loss, acknowledging possible causes such as stress, anemia, medication, dieting, thyroid related problems, hormonal changes, and other disorders. Also, some tips and suggested treatments are offered by medical specialists within the hair loss community.

    "Hair loss is perfectly normal. The average woman sheds 50 to 100 hairs daily, experts say. With age, follicles produce less quality hair, particularly after menopause."

    "Many who take it [Rogaine] stop too soon because it can cause flaking and some initial shedding. But doctors urge them not to."
     

  • Full Article Times of India (Nov. 12, 2006) on hair loss due to stress; with stress being related to changes in lifestyles, sleep and working schedules, and unhealthy nutrition. The rate of interviews decreased for bald future employees. In addition, if more than 150 strands of hair fall from your head a day, immediate treatment is advised.
     

  • Full article AllHeadline News (Nov. 12, 2006) joint research done by USA and Russia teams found relation between hair loss and a mutation in LIPH gene, affecting both men and women.
     

  • Full Article BBJ  and similar Article CBS News_Health (Nov. 10, 2006) research on LIPH gene and an enzyme related to it is the focus for developing new treatments to control hair loss or hair growth. Rogaine, a drug to treat hair loss, is not made to work the same for everybody, therefore results varies for each patient.

    From BBJ: "While drugs such as Pfizer Inc.'s Rogaine are sold to treat hair loss, the medicines don't work for everyone and the response to the products can't be predicted."

    From CBS: "Participants with inherited hair loss and slow-growing hair had a glitch in their LIPH gene, the study shows."
     

  • Full Article PowerHomeBiz (Nov. 6, 2006) Propecia treatment and results from studies that found its usage very efficient (for periods of many years), except for hairline or temporal areas.

    "...
    [Propecia] must be taken daily for the rest of your life or until more effective methods become available...[Propecia] have side effects and problems that should be discussed with your physician."

    "The effectiveness of PROPECIA was demonstrated in studies of men, aged 18 to 41, with mild to moderate hair loss at the top and middle front of the head.
    "
     

  • Full Article BBC UK (Oct. 6, 2006) on a robot being developed with help of the government to treat baldness.

    "Intercytex [a UK biotechnology firm] has successfully tested a method of removing hair follicles from the back of the neck, multiplying them and then reimplanting the cells. It now plans to use a 1.85m grant from the government to automate the process of growing the cells, meaning many more people could benefit."

    "[The treatment] During a 30-minute operation, hair follicles are taken from the back of the neck, then grown in culture until they number in the thousands.
    They are then injected under the skin where the hair needs to grow back."
     

  • Full Article The ClarionLedger (Oct. 2, 2006) on facts and how hair loss affects women.

    "...about half the women in the United States deal with some degree of hair loss by age 50...
    Dermatologist Katherine Lim of the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz., says losing 50 to 100 hairs a day is normal."

    "For women, several factors could trigger the loss, including aging, hormonal changes, heredity, stress, underlying medical conditions, iron deficiency and reactions to medicine."

    "Heredity is to blame for thinning hair in about 30 million American women, or 70 percent of women who report hair loss from any cause, the American Academy of Dermatology says."

    "Johnson wore a hairpiece for a while, then a full wig, waiting to see whether...nutritional supplements would help. They did and continue to."
     

  • Full Article Taiwan Headlines (Sep. 22, 2006) on secondhand smoking for Taiwan women while in hair salons.

    "The nicotine and cotitine in cigarettes block the tiny blood vessels that connect to the scalp, which affects hair growth and results in hair loss."

  • Full Article The Star Online (Sep. 10, 2206), a Malaysian newspaper discloses a few facts about hair loss.

    "In Malaysia, one in two men over the age of 50 are losing or have lost their hair from a condition called male-pattern hair loss...A similar proportion of women also experience some degree of hair loss by the time they reach the age of 60 years..."

    "At any given time, about 90% of scalp hair is in the growth stage...it's considered normal to lose from 20 to 100 hairs a day."

    "(Alopecia is the scientific term for baldness). In fact, genetics accounts for 95% of all cases of hair loss in this country."

     

  • An article on Procerin (Aug. 23, 2006) was written by Alan Anderson; in it he describes this supplement as:

    "But very few medicines have the scientific proof that
    Procerin have. It is a natural process to treat hair loss in males and many customers has submitted positive reviews to the product. It is a therapy for treating thinning of hair and hair loss problem."

     

  • Full Article MSNBC (Aug. 14, 2006) on women coping with hair loss from Today Show.
     

  • Another product for hair loss coming soon to be made by Procter & Gamble.

In March 2006, Curis announced that it had received the first preclinical milestone, a $1,000,000 cash payment, in its hair growth program with Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, a division of The Procter & Gamble Company. The program is focused on the potential development of a topical Hedgehog agonist for hair growth disorders, such as male pattern baldness and female hair loss.

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