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A prescription cream for unwanted facial hair

...tes on July 31, 2000 for treating excessive facial hair in women, which is often part of hirsutism. It ...ezing, waxing, or shaving at least once a week for hair removal. Vaniqa is actually not a brand new drug, but rather a new topical-use version of the older...

Bald head bad health

...g relationship" between coronary heart disease and hair loss. The type of baldness also seemed to have a... of getting heart disease. Compared to men with no hair loss, men whose crowns were completely bald had a 36% greater risk of having a coronary event, inclu...

New gene for hairloss

...unctions. Accoeding to researchers, many types of hair loss probably share a similar biological mechanism...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, as is t...

New Way To Treat Lupus

.... And the drugs carry side effects such as nausea, hair loss and an increased risk of infection and cancer. Suppressing only interferon-alpha could potentially provide a more targeted treatment. The findings suggest that a drug that would act against immune system protein called interferon-alpha could fig...

Acne may protect against infections

... who once had acne. Acne is a disease of the tiny hair follicles found on the skin. Each follicle is surrounded by glands that produce a protective oily substance known as sebum. People with acne produce excessive amounts of sebum, which clogs up the follicle, and provides and ideal breeding ground for P...

DNA biochip for genetic screening

...y light patterns-less than the diameter of a human hair - onto each postage stamp-sized DNA chip. Each micromirror can be individually manipulated to reflect light onto an exact location on the DNA chip.Controlled by a computer, the light hits the chip at different spots, where it triggers a chemical re...

Cure for Hepatitis B

...the usual side-effects such as aches and pains and hair loss.The new drug is expected to be put on the Indian market by early next year, after which it will move to pharmaceutical counters around the world....

New drug may stop alopecia

Researchers have derived a new gel to reduce the hair loss due to chemotherapy, which is one of the dist...contains a drug known as GW8510, helped to prevent hair loss// in rats subjected to chemotherapy. Lead researcher Stephen Davis said the gel completely pre...

High vitamin A increases risk of hip fractures

...A is important for such things as healthy skin and hair and bone growth.// Researchers found that women with the highest total intake - both from food and vitamin supplements - had double the risk of hip fractures compared with women with the lowest intake. One theory is that too much vitamin A inhibits...

How to avoid a bad hair day

You should take as much care of your hair as you do of your skin, say hair experts.Dr Zoe Draelos of Forest University explains that the outer layer of the hair - the cuticle ...

A remedy to overcome dandruff

...s may lose their effectiveness. Ideally, wash your hair with the shampoo every day or so, and make sure it actually comes into contact with your scalp by leaving it for a few minutes. But don't use the medicated brand exclusively for it tends to be harsh on the hair. Instead, alternate it with a regular...

Chemotherapy Pill Has Fewer Side Effects Than IV

...emotherapy, and side effects, including diarrhoea, hair loss, nausea and gastrointestinal tract ulcers, were less common in patients taking the pill, particularly during the first few months of treatment. Patients in the capecitabine group were also less likely to be hospitalized due to side effects....

DNA of deceased ones stored in Funeral Homes

...amples from the deceased - an oral swab, blood and hair strands - and sends them to DNA Analysis. DNA Analysis can produce a genetic profile from a sample,making it possible to run diagnostic tests. Naegele concedes that the DNA could possibly be used to clone relatives in the future, but is adamant that ...

Laser technique assists beard problem

...technology has been inventing new techiques. Laser hair removal is a useful remedy for ingrowing hairs tha...t occurs when the relatively sharp end of a shaved hair grows back into the skin, forming bumps on the face and neck. Some men find PFB painful and it may e...

Herbal extract aids in rheumatoid arthritis

... group experienced benefits. Side effects, such as hair loss and diarrhoea, were seen in all three groups, so they may not arise from the use of the herbal extract. This was just a small study, but if the findings can be confirmed by a larger investigation, TWHF may prove to be a useful option for those w...

Latest device for identifying Melanomas

...y of Dermatology. The SolarScan looks a bit like a hair drier. When the head of the unit is passed over a patient's skin, its built-in video camera captures an image of a skin lesion. It then downloads the information to the SolarScan computer, where image analysis software identifies the boundary of the...

Treating acne with laser

...is a chronic inflammatory disease of the sebaceous hair follicles. Each follicle contains a tiny hair and multiple sebaceous glands. Under normal circumstances, sebum, the oily substance made by the seb...

Melanoma caused by low DNA repair capacity

... capacity tended to be those with fair skin, light hair and light eye color - who have previously been shown to be more at risk. Researchers concluded that this study, which is the first to link DNA repair capacity to melanoma, could one day lead to the discovery of a new screening test that would help p...

Plastic surgery popular with men also!

...e, as women. They found that liposuction and laser hair removal are among the popular procedures preferred by men. More than two thousand men were surveyed, and when questioned about what they would like to change about their appearance, 45% of men wanted to change their body contour, 25% - signs// of fa...

Hearing loss can be detected by simple screening

...l 'nerve deafness' arising from damage to the tiny hair cells in the inner ear, hearing aids do improve outcomes for this kind of deafness. The other causes of hearing loss include ear wax impaction and chronic otitis media (fluid in the middle ear). However these conditions could be cured by surgery. It'...

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