Sulfate based shampoos contain products like sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate. They are some of the most popular cleansers used not only in hair shampoos but also in facial and body cleansers. This is because they create a rich, creamy lather and rinse out easily. Recently these shampoos have been touted as troublesome…

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In a recent case report from Mass General Hospital, a male patient was erroneously diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. The diagnosis was made after blood tests revealed a suppressed TSH, and elevated T3 and T4. However, the patient had no clinical evidence of thyroid problems. Ultrasound of the neck showed a normal-sized thyroid with no nodules.…

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Yes! There is evidence that it may be normal for your body to shed a certain amount of hair in the spring and summer seasons. This is because there is evidence that the time of year when the greatest number of hairs are in the resting or ‘telogen’ phase. Thus, we humans are not that…

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Potential link between Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia & Sunscreen New research from the United Kingdom suggests that topical sunscreens may be causing hair loss among patients with frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA). Patients were recruited from two sites in the UK, including general dermatology clinics and hair specialty clinics. 105 women with FFA and 100 age- and…

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hair stem cells

Dr. Nicole Rogers Feature in Huffington Post Article on Stem Cells Research Dr. Rogers spoke with the Huffington Post about new developments in the realm of stem cell replication. Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., showed that stem cells derived from human skin can be used to grow hair–at least in…

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Arthritis Drug for Hair Loss? Promising but not for everyone… Recently researchers at Yale published a case report in which a young man with alopecia areata regrew nearly all of his hair using a new medication called tofacitib (Xeljanz). We have received a lot of inquiries about this medication for other forms of hair loss…

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