Extreme Stress Can Thin Women’s Hair
Women can lose half of their hair due to seriously stressful events such as childbirth, surgery and the death of a loved one, according to dermatologists in a Physorg.com article.
Study: Rare Skin Cancers May Be on the Rise
Rare skin cancers of the hair, nails, sweat and mammary glands appear to be increasing in the United States, according to a study published in the Archives of Dermatology, and reported by AOL Health.
June 18, 2010
Psst, Your Hair’s Got Health Secrets
You may wash, straighten and curl your locks each day, but your hair is more than just a beautifully styled accessory. It can also indicate your healthy (and not so healthy) habits, reported a MSN Health and Fitness article published online.
Should Hairstylists’ Skills Include Mental Health Support?
Ever overhear customers at the beauty parlor telling their troubles to hairstylists? Well, it’s called “salon therapy,” and researchers are taking a serious look at how hairstylists may be able to use these chat sessions to help elderly people with certain mental health issues, according to Ohio State University (OSU) study findings reported in the Journal of Applied Gerontology.
Why Do People Suffer Hair Loss?
Many people associate alopecia primarily with hair loss or baldness on the head. But the condition can occur in any region of the body, not only the scalp. And while hair loss is a normal process of aging, balding can result from drug treatments for cancer and skin disease as well as indicate hormonal changes, according to a story reported by Medical News Today.
Study: Special Stem Cell May Generate New Skin and Hair
Many hair experts say that if a product is good for your hair, it’s good for your skin. Now, research supports that connection as scientists found a kind of stem cell in hair follicles that can transform into three types of skin cells, according to a recent study published in Science and reported by HealthDay News.
June 03, 2010
Ever Wonder Why Hair Turns Gray?
Hair’s dark strands go white because of a buildup of the same compound people use as an all-purpose bleaching agent, hydrogen peroxide, according to research findings published online in The FASEB Journal