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MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For all of those men who view a mustache as a largely ornamental addition to their masculine appearance, a new study reveals it can also guard against lip cancer.

"Mustaches seem to protect the lip the same way that hair protects the scalp," explained study author Dr. Daniel Aires. He is director of dermatology with...

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hairstyles are a defining feature for many people, but some 'dos can also damage hair follicles.

A Johns Hopkins review of 19 studies has found that many hairstyles can lead to a condition known as traction alopecia. That's the gradual loss of hair from damage to the follicle due to prolonged or repeated tension on the roots. It's especially ...

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said that hair dyes can no longer contain lead.

The new rule does not take effect for 12 months, but it ends the only remaining legal use of lead, a neurotoxin, in cosmetic products in the United States.

"In the nearly 40 years since lead acetate was initially approved as a color addi...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A 13-year-old girl who has been without hair on her scalp since the age of 2 has seen significant regrowth ever since taking a drug meant to help ease her eczema, doctors say.

Dr. Maryanne Makredes Senna of Massachusetts General Hospital and her colleagues in the department of dermatology were "quite surprised" at the girl's hair regrowth...

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many black women use a plethora of hair care products that contain chemicals that can interfere with their hormones, researchers warn.

They noted these chemicals could be a reason why black women have higher rates of certain hormone-related health conditions than other women in the United States.

For example, black women begin puberty...

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A drug intended as a treatment for osteoporosis may help treat hair loss, researchers say.

"The fact this new agent, which had never even been considered in a hair loss context, promotes human hair growth is exciting because of its translational potential: It could one day make a real difference to people who suffer from hair loss," said study ...

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes life's sudden shocks or illnesses can turn hair gray -- Barbara Bush, the former first lady who passed away in April, reportedly had her brown hair turn gray as a young mother, following a daughter's tragic death.

But how does premature graying happen? Scientists say new animal research may help clear up the mystery.

The mo...

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The color of your hair turns out to be a complicated thing, with a full 124 genes determining whether you wind up a blonde, brunette or redhead.

The researchers who pinpointed the origins of hair hue said their findings could improve understanding of health conditions linked to pigmentation, including skin, testicular, prostate and ovarian ca...

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women with dark, coarse hair growth on the face, chest or back should be tested for polycystic ovary syndrome and other underlying health problems, a new Endocrine Society guideline says.

Hirsutism -- the growth of unwanted hair in places where men typically grow hair, such as the face or chest -- affects between 5 and 10 percent of women.

THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research hints -- but cannot prove -- that men who lose their hair relatively early in life might be at heightened heart risk.

The study involved about 2,000 Indian men under 40 years of age. The researchers said that men who went prematurely gray and experienced male-pattern baldness at a young age had greatly increased odds f...

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More cancer patients may be able to ward off hair loss during chemotherapy treatment.

A cooling cap approved in 2015 for use in breast cancer patients has won expanded approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The DigniCap Cooling System can now be used for patients with solid tumors, the FDA announced.

The co...

THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Faulty immune cells may play a role in hair loss, a new study suggests.

In experiments with mice, researchers found that regulatory T-cells ("Tregs") -- a type of immune cell that helps control inflammation -- trigger stem cells in the skin to promote hair growth.

If Tregs are missing, those stem cells can't regenerate hair follicle...

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Changes in your hair -- whether it's graying hair or hair loss -- are a bane of aging.

But if new research in mice pans out in humans, you could one day cross worries about your mane off your list of concerns about getting older.

That's because researchers accidently pinpointed skin cells linked to gray hair and balding while they wer...

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Beyond signaling the march of time, gray hair may also point to a higher risk of heart disease for men, new research suggests.

But don't panic if you sport silvery locks -- the study only showed an association, not a cause-and-effect link, between hair color and heart risks.

The finding stems from an anal...

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Why am I losing my hair? Anybody with hair on their head will lose a bit every day. A woman with healthy hair could easily lose 150 hairs a day. Normally, other hairs grow back to take their place. But if you're noticing that your hair is getting thinner, you're losing hair faster than you're replacing it. Just like men, many women have inherited a tendency toward thinning hair as they grow older...

Why am I losing my hair? If your hair is gradually deserting your temples or crown while standing fast at the back and sides of your head, you're probably experiencing male-pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). Normally, individual hairs grow for two to four years, "rest" for about three months, and then fall out to make room for new hairs to grow in. But in some men, the hair follicles near...

Should I shampoo my hair daily? Probably not. Most people over-shampoo their hair, which only washes away the natural oils that help give it shine. Shampooing every other day is a good schedule for most people. If your hair looks oily when you wake up, go ahead and clean it. Despite directions on labels to rinse and repeat, you only need to wash once. Do I need a conditioner? If you have normal ...

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