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Seattle's First Bald Girls Do Lunch(R)

... ( BaldGirlsDoLunch.org ) brings women with alopecia areata together in Washington state March 10 and ... Some at the Bald Girls events have lived with alopecia since childhood and have never talked openly ... accepts her own self-image can she talk about her alopecia nonchalantly" advises Chassin. She promotes ...

Too Hot for Wigs: Bald Women Go Natural in Nevada

... organization, is bringing women with alopecia areata together for the first time in Nevada. ... say, "I have alopecia, so what!" when it comes to alopecia areata, an autoimmune hair-loss condition. ... sometimes even brows and eyelashes -- people with alopecia areata are actually in good health. ...

Study Showed ALIMTA(R) (pemetrexed for injection) Improved Survival in Certain Types of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

... grade 3/4 febrile neutropenia (p = 0.002) and alopecia (all grades; p < 0.001) were also significantly ... (78 vs 71); nausea and vomiting 21d (96 vs 86); alopecia (53 vs 33, 77 vs 92); neuromotor 28d (35 vs ... (78 vs 57); RBC transfusion (38 vs 15), alopecia (49 vs 17), neuropathy/sensory (29 vs 27), nausea ...

Teen Girl Loses Hair But Gains Support

... and invited her and her mother to the National alopecia Areata Foundation's Annual Conference ... again and I know that she'll meet other kids with alopecia and also possibly find some solidarity ... on "Tyra" will help increase awareness of alopecia Areata and hair loss issues. Peggy Knight ...

It's a Bald and Beautiful World

... of hair loss. They have formed one of the best alopecia support groups online, and you can always count ... Cheryl Carvery, who has been living with alopecia areata for 17 years. Each member of alopecia World gets a customizable profile with ...

In Northern California Bald Women Get Their Heads Together

... Bald Girls Do Lunch, Inc. is bringing women with alopecia areata together for the first time in northern ... that every bald woman must have cancer." alopecia areata affects men, women, and children of all ... in New York when she recognized that women with alopecia areata needed a way to connect with others ...

Don't Let Hair Loss Tangle You Up: Dermatologists Can Identify Common Hair Disorders and Offer Solutions

... at the first sign of a problem." Androgenetic alopecia (Pattern Hair Loss) The most common form of hair loss, androgenetic alopecia (commonly referred to as male- or female-pattern ... for proper diagnosis and treatment." alopecia Areata ...

Bald Valentine Offers Loving Tips in Maryland

... her loss." The Maryland lunches for women with alopecia areata 18 and over are taking place in ... hairstylists and others who meet women with alopecia areata to request lunches and become local sponsors. alopecia areata affects men, women, and children of all ...

Bald Women Get Their Heads Together in Southern California

... organization, is bringing women with alopecia areata together for the first time in Los Angeles ... that every bald woman must have cancer." alopecia areata affects men, women, and children of all ... New York when she recognized that women with alopecia areata needed a way to connect with others in ...

Infection outbreaks on teeth can cause 'alopecia areata' or localized hair loss

... infection outbreaks on teeth and the presence of alopecia areata or localized alopecia, a type of hair loss which has an unknown origin. alopecia areata starts with bald patches on the scalp, and ... a careful examination of their oral health. alopecia areata is a dermatitis which presents the ...

Centocor Ortho Biotech Statement on the FDA ODAC Opinion Regarding DOXIL(R) for Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

... vs 12 percent) In addition, 19 percent vs 52.3 percent reported alopecia (all grades) Grade 3/4 hematologic ARs reported in greater ... 61 percent), nausea (18 percent), asthenia (7 percent), fever (8 percent), alopecia (9 percent), vomiting (8 percent), diarrhea (5 percent), and stomatitis (5 ...

TAN Employees Shave the Way for the Fight Against Alopecia

... if TAN employees reached their fundraising goal of $1,000 for the National alopecia Areata Foundation. Spurred on by the challenge, TAN employees exceeded ... a big part of what makes our TAN family unique." In addition to juvenile alopecia areata, since January 2008 TAN employees have raised and donated thousands ...

Travel Advantage Network Employee and Her Dog Hit the Road for Arthritis Foundation

... and raise funds to support it. In 2008, TAN employees donated more than $10,000 to charities like the Muscular Dystrophy Association, National alopecia Areata Foundation and The MISS Foundation. For more information about Travel Advantage Network, call 410-729-1133, or visit its website: ...

A Little Bit of Leg Work Goes a Long Way for Travel Advantage Network and Mental Health Charity

... and raise funds to support it. In 2008, TAN employees donated more than $10,000 to charities like the Muscular Dystrophy Association, National alopecia Areata Foundation and The MISS Foundation. For more information about Travel Advantage Network, call 410-729-1133, or visit its website: ...

TAN's Efforts Produce 'Chunk of Change' for Children With Heart Defects

... (the basket) alone," she said. In 2008, TAN employees donated more than $10,000 to charities like the Muscular Dystrophy Association, National alopecia Areata Foundation and The MISS Foundation. For more information about Travel Advantage Network, call 410-729-1133, or visit its website: ...

European Commission and United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Both Approve New Options for Patients With Certain Primary Brain Tumors

... reactions in clinical studies in the Concomitant Phase (Radiotherapy + TEMODAR(R)) and the Maintenance Phase (TEMODAR(R) alone), respectively, were alopecia 69%, 55%; fatigue 54%, 61%; nausea 36%, 49%; vomiting 20%, 29%; anorexia 19%, 27%; headache 19%, 23%; rash 19%, 13%; constipation 18%, 22%; with the ...

Travel Advantage Network Enjoys Silencing Co-Workers, Raising More Than $1,600 for Autism

... funder of autism research. In 2008, TAN employees donated more than $10,000 to charities like the Muscular Dystrophy Association, National alopecia Areata Foundation and The MISS Foundation. For more information about Travel Advantage Network, call 410-729-1133, or visit its website: ...

Bonus Footage From The Ground-breaking New Reality Show Hair Loss Confidential

... Something I can share with my daughter so she can see that she's not the only one going through it," Rob said. Myranda has suffered from alopecia areata since she was 13 and has been the victim of verbal and physical bullying at school. The emotional turmoil has taken a serious toll on both ...

Grassroots Group Gets Travel Advantage Network Support

... TAN chooses to support a breast cancer charity, raising about $1,000 each year. In fact, TAN raises about $1,000 each month for causes like juvenile alopecia areata, Fidos for Freedom and congenital heart defects. To date, TAN employees have raised about $12,000 in 2008. ABOUT TRAVEL ADVANTAGE ...

PEGASYS(R) Proven Effective as Hepatitis C Treatment for Latino Patients, According to Article in The New England Journal of Medicine

... percent), headache (43 percent), pyrexia (41 percent), myalgia (40 percent), irritability/anxiety/nervousness (33 percent), insomnia (30 percent), alopecia (28 percent), neutropenia (27 percent), nausea/vomiting (25 percent), rigors (25 percent), anorexia (24 percent), injection site reaction (23 ...

Hair Transplant Surgeons Author Hair Loss for Dummies Book

... about their hair loss," Dr. Bernstein explained. "We feel that this book will provide men and women suffering from common baldness and other types of alopecia with the tools necessary to make informed decisions about their condition. There are a lot of options when it comes to the treatment of hair loss and ...

Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells May Offer Novel Therapeutic Option for Skin Disorder

... children" because their skin is said to be as sensitive as butterfly wings, develop painful skin and mucosal blistering, mutilating scarring, alopecia (hair loss), and other erosions shortly after birth. As a result of the extreme fragility of the skin and the chronic trauma of friction, RDEB ...

Bone marrow-derived stem cells may offer novel therapeutic option for skin disorder

... children because their skin is said to be as sensitive as butterfly wings, develop painful skin and mucosal blistering, mutilating scarring, alopecia (hair loss), and other erosions shortly after birth. As a result of the extreme fragility of the skin and the chronic trauma of friction, RDEB ...

Ground-breaking New Reality Show Hair Loss Confidential Launches First Webisode

... to know that we are fulfilling the dreams of such worthy people like Myranda makes it mean so much more." Myranda has suffered from alopecia areata since she was 13 and has been the victim of verbal and physical bullying at school. The emotional turmoil has taken a serious toll on both ...

New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered

... 12 in the journal Nature Genetics . "The first gene known until now is on the X chromosome," Brockschmidt said. "It is the most important for alopecia [hair loss]. We are sure that this new locus we found is the second most important." The discovery could open the way for genetic tests to single ...

Kids Squeeze 'Aid' Out of Lemons as Take a Stand(R) Program Launches Nationwide

... in honor of her dad who is fighting cancer. -- Seven-year-old Claudia from Columbia, MD raised $257 for Children with Hairloss Inc. She has alopecia universalis which has caused her to lose all her hair since she was two. Since Children with Hairloss provided her with a free human hair ...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Poster Presentations Highlighting Observed Clinical Activity of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) to be Presented at the Upcoming American Society of Hematology Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia

... safety profile is distinctly different from that of most cytotoxic agents. It does not cause myelosuppression (depression of the immune system) or alopecia (hair loss) like many currently available treatments for cancer. In phase I/II trials it has induced tumor regressions and/or caused disease ...

Early Results of Phase 2 Trial of Perifosine (KRX-0401) for the Treatment of Recurrent Malignant Gliomas Presented at the 12th Annual Scientific Meeting of Society for Neuro-Oncology

... safety profile is distinctly different from that of most cytotoxic agents. It does not cause myelosuppression (depression of the immune system) or alopecia (hair loss) like many currently available treatments for cancer. In phase I/II trials it has induced tumor regressions and/or caused disease ...

Anticancer Properties of Vitamin D Revealed

... in their vitamin D receptor. Most of these patients had both rickets and alopecia (baldness). However a small number of families had mutations in the ... catenin,” Byers said. “We found a mutation which caused rickets but not alopecia but which still allowed beta catenin to bind to the vitamin D receptor,” ...

World Largest Hair Congress Convene in Vancouver

... of hair problems. They vary from cicatricial alopecia, a rare disorder that destroys the hair follicle and replaces it with scar tissue, and alopecia areata, an autoimmune skin disease resulting in hair loss, to more common disorders such as male pattern hair loss and women who have too much hair. ...

Anticancer Properties of Vitamin D Could Be Separated From Other Functions

... if these particular mutations might also allow the receptor to regulate beta catenin,” Byers said. “We found a mutation which caused rickets but not alopecia but which still allowed beta catenin to bind to the vitamin D receptor.” If indeed a drug highlighting the anti-cancer property of the vitamin can be ...

Breakthrough in cancer therapy

... have developed a way to stop the hair loss associated with drug treatment for cancer. This type of hair loss, known as chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA), is a frequent side effect of cancer therapy and is often very distressing for patients at a vulnerable time in their lives.// Currently, ...

New gene for hairloss

... mechanism out. Previous work has shown that people who inherit a malfunctioning version of hairless can get an extreme form of a condition called alopecia universalis, in which eyebrows, eyelashes and body hair fail to develop. Babies are born with scalp hair, but it fails to regrow after being shaved, ...
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