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  • Bald men warned to stay safe following ritualistic attacks in Mozambique

    06/09/2017 2:27:03 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 38 replies
    Mic ^ | June 9, 2019 | Stacey Leasca
    Bald men are being hunted down and killed in Mozambique over the belief that their heads contain gold, NPR reported. Five men have been killed, according to NPR, all in central Mozambique. "Last month, the murders of two bald people led to the arrest of two suspects," national police spokesman Inacio Dina said in a news conference in the country’s capital of Maputo. Their motives, he added, likely came from the superstition and cultural belief that bald men are rich. One of the victims was found “with his head cut off and his organs removed,” Miguel Caetano, a spokesman for...
  • Haircare Business Booms as Stressed Koreans Go Bald

    10/10/2015 7:47:29 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Oct. 10, 2015
    Haircare Business Booms as Stressed Koreans Go Bald The market for haircare products is growing rapidly as over 10 million people suffer from hair loss. From wigs to potions that claim to make hair grow back, the industry is raking in the money. Beauty product manufacturers, supermarkets and department stores are scrambling to benefit from the emerging market. Hi-Mo, the nation's leading wig manufacturer, posted sales of W66.7 billion last year (US$1=W1,161). Although wigs are expensive, costing between W200,000 and W1.8 million, the company is seeing increasing demand. Cosmetics giant Amore Pacific released a series of new haircare products this...
  • Bald people face discrimination and stereotypes [satire of race pimps - 18 minute video]

    08/04/2015 3:28:17 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 26, 2015 | DarkAntics
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSPwHn0ugkQ
  • Does America now have a bald FLOTUS? What happened to Michelle's hair?

    03/25/2015 8:27:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/25/2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Michelle Obama is home from her #letgirlslearn swing through Asia and back to hawking fruits and veggies from the stainless steel area deep within the hallowed halls of the White House kitchen. Appearing for a segment on Jeopardy, the million-dollar question has now become: what happened to Michelle’s hair? Surrounded by a harvest brimming with God’s bounty and standing in front of a very large soup pot, the FLOTUS sported a hairdo that gave the optical illusion of baldheadedness. Looking like a female rendition of her husband’s hairdo in between dye jobs, Michelle seemed totally unaware of people not...
  • Activating hair growth with a little help from the skin

    12/23/2014 12:41:13 PM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 12/22/2014 | Provided by Public Library of Science
    Restoring hair loss is a task undertaken not only by beauty practitioners. Previous studies have identified signals from the skin that help prompt new phases of hair growth. However, how different types of cells that reside in the skin communicate to activate hair growth has continued to puzzle biologists. An exciting study publishing on December 23 in the open access journal PLOS Biology reveals a new way to spur hair growth. A group from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) has discovered an unexpected connection—a link between the body's defense system and skin regeneration. It turns out that macrophages...
  • Pill that can cure baldness in five months

    08/17/2014 2:45:30 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 46 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 14:03 EST, 17 August 2014 | Sophie Borland
    A twice-a-day pill that can cure baldness caused by alopecia has been developed by scientists. It has enabled three patients to grow back a full head of hair within the space of just five months. Researchers now plan to carry out further tests in the hope that it will eventually be rolled out as a standard treatment. Between 1 in 500 and 1 in 1,000 Britons are thought to suffer from alopecia areata and it is most common in young adults aged 15 to 29. It is thought to be caused by a problem with the immune system which results...
  • This Common Drug Can Cure Baldness (Yale Univ. Study)

    06/21/2014 1:46:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Nature World News ^ | June 21, 2014 | Brian Stallard
    According to Yale University scientists, this new novel treatment option was crafted as a way to treat alopecia universalis - a disease that leaves its victims almost entirely bare of hair. The university reports that the results of experimental testing on a 25-year-old male patient mark the first successful targeted treatment of this disease in medical history. King is the senior author of a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology that details this success. According to the study, the male study participant was placed on a daily regimen of 10 mg of tofacitinib citrate - a preexisting FDA-approved...
  • First-of-its-kind hair restoration method may grow follicles on bald spots

    10/22/2013 6:18:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | October 21, 2013, 6:12 PM | By Ryan Jaslow
    A cure for baldness has long eluded scientists, but a group of researchers say they have created a first-of-its kind hair restoration method that may actually get a person to grow new hair. This could be especially helpful for women, burn victims and other hair loss patients who can't be helped with traditional hair loss methods. The researchers had previously found certain cells that cause hair growth -- called dermal papilla cells -- could be harvested from rodents and transplanted back onto their skin to create new follicles. When similar methods were used to create hair on human skin samples,...
  • Baldness Cure Which Reverses Genetics Could Be On The Market In Two Years

    08/19/2012 10:42:58 AM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 60 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8-19-12 | Sara Malm
    A cure for baldness may be available on the market sooner than previously thought after a breakthrough in negotiations between scientists and drugs companies. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania believe they have discovered the reason for baldness, an enzyme which shuts down hair follicles. Read more:
  • Cure for baldness "could be on sale within five years"

    03/30/2012 10:41:05 PM PDT · by Tenlein · 23 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 3/21/12 | Fiona MacRae
    In the answer to millions of men’s prayers, scientists may have got to the root of baldness. They have identified a scalp chemical that stops hair from growing. Excitingly, drugs that block the protein have already been developed for other purposes, meaning a hair restoring lotion or potion could be on the market in under five years.
  • Jab to end baldness 'ready in five years' using fat cells from sagging bellies

    09/01/2011 11:53:54 PM PDT · by rawhide · 16 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2nd September 2011 | Fiona Macrae
    An injection that gives middle-aged men the hairline of their youth could be available in just five years, scientists predicted last night. The jab would use fat cells from the tummy to pep up hair growth on the scalp. The required amount of fat would not be enough to make a noticeable difference to waistlines. In a series of experiments, researchers from Yale University in the United States looked at what triggers the hair growth. They found fat cells to be key, with immature fat cells producing chemical signals that ‘wake up’ dormant follicles, leading to the production of hair....
  • Baldness:Put a Crown on It (Prince William's Marriage Out of Concern of His Balding Noggin?)

    01/23/2011 3:57:14 PM PST · by lbryce · 82 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21,2011 | TATIANA BONCOMPAGNI
    Baldness: Put a Crown on It Of all the details surrounding Prince William’s April marriage to his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, few seem to have garnered as much attention as his rapidly receding hairline. “You Can Leave Your Hat On” and “No Hair to the Throne” are among the many headlines that have appeared in the British tabloids. Which poses a question: Is it possible that the 28-year-old prince felt an urge to lock up a commitment from Ms. Middleton because his heart-throb status might be beginning to disappear with the hair? If so, what must the rest of...
  • Study: Cure for Baldness Could Happen in 5 Years

    12/22/2010 7:43:19 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 81 replies · 5+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2010
    German scientists have successfully grown hair follicles from stem cells, and claim it could translate into a cure for baldness in the next five years, BioScholar.com reported. The stem cells used in the study at Berlin’s Technical University were taken from animals, but researchers said they hope to use human stem cells within a year. Professor Roland Lauster said the study could result in a baldness treatment for as much as 80 percent of people who suffer from hair loss. “Since 1950 the number of new chemicals used in cosmetics has risen 500—fold, and so has the need for animals...
  • Botox 'could be the cure for baldness'

    06/23/2009 6:12:29 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 26 replies · 1,230+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June 23, 2009 | John Bingham
    Dr Simon Ourian, a cosmetic surgeon based in Beverly Hills, California, claimed that he stumbled upon its unexpected powers by accident while treating his mother who was suffering from migraines after having chemotherapy which had made her hair fall out. Familiar with Botox's use as a headache treatment, he injected the chemical – the medical name for a form of Botulinum toxin – into her scalp but was surprised to find that it also appeared to help her hair to grow back. He said that he tested his discovery on volunteers for three years, adding a mixture of vitamins to...
  • Tokyo scientists find hair loss gene in mice

    05/26/2009 11:09:46 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 34 replies · 971+ views
    News.com.au ^ | May 26, 2009
    * Study finds hair loss gene in mice * Gene shared by both mice and humans * Could lead to cure of baldness in humans EXPERIMENTS on mice have revealed a gene that is linked to early hair loss, a Japanese researcher said today, sparking hopes for a treatment to prevent thinning and baldness in humans. The research team found that the absence of a gene known as Sox21 -- which it said is shared by humans and mice -- can lead to early hair loss. The scientists biologically engineered mice by blocking the gene and found that the rodents...
  • The Oxford student who plans to make baldness a thing of the past

    01/16/2009 10:16:48 AM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies · 1,874+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | January 16, 2009
    Thomas Whitfield: The Oxford student who plans to make baldness a thing of the past An Oxford PhD is developing a new technology that he believes will offer effective hair loss prevention to the masses. By Richard Tyler Thomas Whitfield is hoping his business will give him plenty to smile about There comes a moment in most men's lives when they have to admit that they are losing their hair. The realisation is painful enough; doing something about it is even worse. The slippery descent into lotions and pills, toupés and skin grafts fills most with horror. But where there's...
  • Man 'beaten for being bald'

    11/24/2007 10:18:49 AM PST · by EveningStar · 70 replies · 196+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | November 22, 2007 | Rahul Bedi
    A man was beaten by his fiance and in-laws and relieved of his belongings in India after they found out he was bald and wearing a wig, it was alleged yesterday...
  • 17th Century Baldness Cure Is Chicken Dung Says Ye Olde Men's Goode Health

    08/30/2007 6:52:41 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies · 552+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 30th August 2007 | OLINKA KOSTER
    17th century baldness cure is chicken dung says Ye Olde Men's Goode Health By OLINKA KOSTER 30th August 2007 In our age of gyms and jogging, dental floss and deodorants, mouthwash and moisturisers, a chap can waft along with ease every day feeling fit and fragrant. But back in 1654, with Oliver Cromwell ruling England, good health and grooming for men was somewhat more basic. Then, no self-respecting male's medicine chest was apparently complete without liberal supplies of cat's dung, snail's blood and chicken droppings - not to mention arsenic and brimstone. Gruesome as they may sound, they were recommended...
  • Bye-Bye Comb-Overs? Hair Follicles Found Able to Regenerate

    05/18/2007 5:40:32 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies · 891+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 5/17/07 | Nikhil Swaminathan
    Study demonstrates that mice can regrow hair follicles at wound sites; the finding could lead to treatment for human hair lossAside from a few, fleeting empirical observations in the 1950s, adult mammals appear to be lacking regenerative abilities. Just ask anyone whose hair follicles have died—the result is baldness. But there is a glimmer of hope for the hair-challenged among us. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania report that new hair follicles formed on the backs of mice that had suffered open skin wounds. The finding could pave the way for use in regenerating human hair. In fact, that possibility...
  • Study offers hope of remedy for baldness-(5yrs out im sure)

    05/16/2007 8:59:01 PM PDT · by Flavius · 4 replies · 426+ views
    reuters ^ | 5/16/07 | By Will Dunham
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mice with deep skin wounds can grow new hair, scientists said on Wednesday in a finding that offers hope for a baldness remedy for humans. ADVERTISEMENT The mice regenerated hair at the site of the wound via molecular processes similar to those used in embryonic development, according to the research, published in the journal Nature. ...