Tag: "hair" at medical news
9.2 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2004 - up 5%
... (1.1 million), microdermabrasion (859,000), laser hair
removal (574,000), and sclerotherapy (545,000). The growth in minimally-invasive procedures can be attributed, in part, to new injectable wrinkle fighters entering the market. More consumers are considering injectables to prolong or avoid facelifts,...
In solution, tiny magnetic wires scatter light
...nickel wires - each 200 times thinner than a human hair
- could one day serve as magneto-optical switches. The switches could aid in fields such as photonics, where light, rather than electricity, relays information. "In a broader sense, it is also helpful to study how these wires behave in wet situations...
Study examines racial differences among children to environmental tobacco smoke exposure
... his colleagues measured cotinine in the blood and hair
of 222 children with asthma. Cotinine is considere...inine in the blood (1.41 ng/ml vs. 0.97 ng/ml) and hair
(0.25 ng/mg vs. 0.07 ng/mg) compared to white children. This pattern held true even after taking in...
US FDA grants full approval to DOXIL(R) following submission of phase III data
...ed white blood cell count (neutropenia), weakness, hair
loss, appetite loss and diarrhea. Some patients experienced infusion-related reactions and skin reactions. Hand-foot syndrome, also known as palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia (PPE), is characterized by symptoms of swelling, pain, redness and, for s...
New treatment rivals chemotherapy for lymphoma, U-M study finds
...se many unpleasant side effects, including nausea, hair
loss and infections. Follicular lymphoma is the s...nts several weeks after the treatment. There is no hair
loss and nausea is rare. Results from this study are even more promising than results using Bexxar a...
MGH researchers find way of regenerating cells key to hearing
... cells could allow regeneration of the inner ear's hair
cells, which convert sound vibrations into nerve i... "These findings give us a potential stragegy for hair
cell regeneration, which could have enormous implications for the treatment of hearing and balance d...
New guideline: Corticosteroids recommended for duchenne muscular dystrophy
...d face), cataracts, short stature, acne, excessive hair
growth, gastrointestinal symptoms, and behavioral changes. A nutrition plan and exercise program may prevent some of these side effects. "If the side effects outweigh the benefits, it is recommended to lower the dose of the drug," said Moxley. ...
Specialist available to discuss the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and patient quality of life
...ptoms as acne, weight gain, the growth of unwanted hair
in male-type patterns, and menstrual irregularities. PCOS is one of the leading causes of infertility in women. Because generic questionnaires designed to measure patients' health-related quality of life are unlikely to capture the full impact of the...
Women seeking treatment for even minimal 'male-type' hair growth need endocrine evaluation
...ld-bearing years, even minimal amounts of unwanted hair
in male-type patterns especially in the presence ...Birmingham (UAB), 102 subjects with minimal excess hair
growth had excessive levels of androgens, "male" hormones that normally exist in women in lesser amo...
New data sets survival benchmark for Pfizer's ELLENCE
...ide effects were nausea, vomiting, mouth sores and hair
loss. Because chemotherapy can damage the blood-producing cells of the bone marrow, patients may experience low blood cell counts. Some patients may experience a severe reduction in white blood cells. Rarely, heart failure or a type of leukemia ca...
Researchers debate recreational use of PDE-5 inhibitors
... lifestyle drugs. With other medications treating hair
loss, obesity, and other conditions not severely life-threatening, PDE-5 inhibitors have a place in the market for men with and without erectile dysfunction. "Erectile dysfunction is an important indicator of serious underlying medical co...
Testosterone improves women's sex lives
...bserved on blood fats. Side effects in the form of hair
growth and acne were rare. In sum the dissertation indicates that testosterone is important in women's sexuality. The positive effects of bones and body structure may also be of significance for women who have had their ovaries removed....
...00 microns about three times the width of a human hair
of the most desirable spot. Better tracking devices in recent years have helped physicians position the beam precisely, MacRae says, reducing in patients the amount of coma, whose effect on vision can rival that of a bad case of astigmatism. Caref...
Mouse model gives insight to human hair loss
A progressive skin disease causing hair
loss in adult humans was identified in laboratory ..., autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair
on the scalp and elsewhere on the body, according to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. The co...
Malnutrition in early years leads to low IQ and later antisocial behavior, USC study finds
...used by a deficiency of the B vitamin riboflavin; hair
dyspigmentation, a condition found primarily in tropical regions where children's hair
takes on a reddish-orange color due to protein deficiency; sparse, thin hair
created by a deficienc...
Research fills dental need
...ometers to 500 nanometers. The diameter of a human hair
is 4,000 times greater than that of a nanofiber. The electrospun polymer nanofibers possess extraordinary structural perfection and are mechanically strong. The finished material will be white to match the tooth it fills. The research is important b...
The cancer patient's journey: An uphill climb
...ball cards, and trying different styles with their hair
- I had no hair," says Sean. "I had no girls who were interested in me because I was 60 lbs overweight, and I had no one to look up to, no models to encourage me. I felt so alone.""Climbing Everest was an attempt to become that support, that model, t...
Mayo Clinic finds effective treatment with minimal side effects for non-renal lupus
... from fevers to joint pain to excessive fatigue to hair
loss, among others. The disease also may affect major organs, and the kidneys are especially vulnerable. SLE affecting the kidneys is treated differently from non-renal SLE. Mycophenolate mofetil has been shown to be helpful in patients with lupus af...
U. Va. researchers unravel a central mystery of how hearing happens
...sembling a donut in the cell membrane of inner ear hair
cells. "In the absence of sound, the hole is close...window for the functional development of inner ear hair
cells in mouse embryos. This breakthrough helped them identify that the TRPA1 gene was turned on du...
Long-sought key to hearing may be found in protein discovery
...E), is located at the tips of specialized cilia on hair
cells of the inner ear. Scientists believe the pr...he bundles of cilia that protrude from the tops of hair
cells and give them their name. Inside the cochlea, the stiff cilia bend at their bases when the pul...
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