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Researchers Investigate Baricitinib as Alopecia Areata Treatment

added 6th March 2015

Baricitinib is the latest JAK inhibitor drug to be explored in relation to the potential treatment of Alopecia Areata. This follows on from similar studies into the possible suitability of ruxolitinib as an effective Alopecia Areata treatment, and tofacitinib as a treatment for Alopecia Universalis. Although there is currently no proven cure for alopecia, research in the Read More

Live Broadcast Of New Hair Transplant Method ‘Vertical Harvesting’

added 27th February 2015

Indian clinic, Hairline International broadcast a live hair transplant from its base in Bangalore to demonstrate the latest surgical technique, known as ‘vertical harvesting’. Hundreds of surgery students and prospective hair transplant patients tuned in to watch surgeon Dr. Dinesh G. Gowda perform the five and a half hour operation. Dr. Gowda demonstrated this new ‘vertical harvesting’ technique which involves taking hair from Read More

Link Between Alopecia Areata And Vitamin D Still Unclear

added 20th February 2015

A number of studies have proved a potential link between people with the patchy hair loss condition Alopecia Areata and low levels of Vitamin D, however, as the latest research is published, it seems we are no closer to drawing a definite conclusion. The Maui Derm 2015 meeting heard Dr Ted Rosen, Professor of Dermatology Read More

Potential Treatment For Alopecia Areata Discovered in Turkey

added 13th February 2015

Topical Immunotherapy is often recommended as a treatment for severe Alopecia Areata, however, it is known to have a low success rate. Researchers in Turkey may have uncovered a way to improve the efficacy of this type of treatment by swapping monotherapy for combination therapy. Currently, topical immunotherapy for advanced alopecia, where 50% or more of Read More

Demand for Hair Transplants Sky Rockets In UK Town

added 5th February 2015

The men of Buckinghamshire town, Milton Keynes are more likely than ever to seek surgical help for their male pattern hair loss according to a local hair transplant clinic. Reporting on the number of patients booking hair restoration procedures in 2014, The Private Clinic reports an increase of 39% from 2013. They claim demand is at an Read More

Propecia Company Merck & Co’s Finasteride 1mg UK Patent Expires

added 30th January 2015

Merck & Co, the pharmaceutical company behind male hair loss pill Propecia, no longer have the exclusive rights to supplying 1mg finasteride tablets in the UK. The UK patent on the active ingredient finasteride (1mg doses) expired in October 2014, throwing open the doors for other manufacturers of the oral hair loss treatment to enter the market. Having been used to treat male pattern Read More

Alopecia Areata Sufferers More Susceptible To Atopic Dermatitis

added 15th January 2015

People with the hair loss condition Alopecia Areata have been found to be more susceptible to the inflammatory skin disease Atopic Dermatitis, according to a new study published by JAMA Dermatology. The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago had a team including Girish C. Mohan, M.D. and Jonathan I. Silverberg, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., conduct a systematic review of data Read More

Bee Propolis Could Help Promote Hair Regrowth

added 2nd January 2015

A new study by scientists at Hokkaido University in Japan reveals how propolis, a resin-like product found in honeybee hives, helped to regrow hair in mice during trials. Propolis is known to trigger the generation of keratinocytes, which are cells needed for hair shaft and follicle production, but, although it has been used as a healing treatment for the Read More

Study Finds Men Spending Time With Friends May Reduce Hair Loss

added 26th December 2014

A new study carried out by researchers from Germany’s University of Gottingen have found that men are more likely to lower their stress levels by spending time with their male friends than they are from spending time with their partner or family. The study of Barbary macaque apes, whose social behaviour is similar to that of humans, found that Read More

Electronic Cigarettes And The Risk Of Hair Loss

added 18th December 2014

A number of hair loss forums have been discussing whether the craze for ‘vaping’ – inhaling an atomized nicotine solution from an electronic cigarette as a Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) aid when giving up smoking – could cause shedding. Many users wanted to know whether e-cigs posed the same risk of hair loss as smoking tobacco-based products. Read More