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Prostaglandin D2 and Its Role in Hair Growth

Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) is a compound produced by mast cells (Type 2 T-helpers, eosinophils, and basophils), which are responsible for the production of histamine and heparin which are known for their key role in allergy and anaphylaxis. Only recently, scientists have discovered another function of this compound besides causing vasodilatation.  In 2012, a group of […]

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The Thyroid gland’s impact upon hair

The thyroid is a small gland found at the base of the neck, just below the protruding cartilage known as the Adam’s apple. It is classified as an endocrine gland, meaning it secretes hormones directly into the blood. The hormones in circulation are transported to all parts of the body including, but not limited to […]

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Can anesthesia cause Hair Loss

Anesthesia is simply defined as the inhibition of sensation.  Its origins can be traced backed to ancient times as Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Medieval Age Muslims have documented their attempts to pacify individual’s pain during the early attempts at surgery. Crawford Williamson Long has been formally credited as discovering  anesthesia in the western civilization in […]

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Do Bald Men Have a Higher Sex Drive?

This question piques the interest of many men and women around the world.  And it is no wonder since women would very much like to know beforehand how their future partner will perform in bed.  As you might have guessed, the answer to this question is not a simple yes or no.  However, let us […]

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Hair loss due to antibiotic use

A Roman poet once said, “even a single hair casts its shadow”.  These words provide imagery to  the misperception of the impact of the minute and equally, most irrelevant things upon everything.  This quote can also be extended to our society’s cavalier attitude to the regular use of antibiotics.  In 2010, the European Center for […]

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Can a Man’s Health Be Judged by His Hairdo?

Truth be told, everyone’s health can be judged by how one’s hair looks since the hair is quick to react to any health problem that might occur. However, men’s hair loss is a lot more noticeable than the hair loss women experience since women rarely develop a completely bald patch on their head. So the […]

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