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by Kimberly Allen, RN Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss.  Alopecia can be temporary or permanent and it can occur anywhere on the body.  There are also several types of alopecia that range from thinning hair to complete baldness.  There are over 35 million men as well... Read more
Study says prepare for the end of male pattern baldness

In what may be the most crowning achievement for the practice of dermatology in recent years, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have finally unlocked the secret to male pattern baldness. According to the study’s author Dr. George Costarelis, a protein called Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) is responsible for causing hair follicles to grow thinner and weaker as men age. He said that the study took samples from the balding scalps of men with male pattern baldness and tested them against samples from parts of the head that still grew…

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