Keeping Your Hair in Chemo

Via well.blogs.nytimes.com – TARA PARKER  

Hair loss is one of the most obvious side effects of cancer treatment. Now, a growing number of breast cancer patients are freezing their scalps as a way to preserve their hair during chemotherapy.

The hair-saving treatment, widely used in Europe, requires a specialized frozen cap worn tightly on the head before, during and for a couple hours after a chemotherapy session. The method can be time consuming, expensive and uncomfortable, but numerous women swear by the results.

 

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Health Benefits of Golden Berries

Via organicfacts.net

Some of the most impressive health benefits of Golden Berries include their ability to help lose weight, detoxify the body, manage diabetes, optimize kidney function, reduce inflammation, prevent certain degenerative diseases, boost heart health, and maximize immune function.

 

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Golden Berries

Depending on where you are in the world, you may know golden berries by various names, including Cape Gooseberry, Aztec berry, poha, harankash, or Physalis, among a dozen or more other common names. Scientifically, however, golden berries are known as Physalis peruvianaand are widely considered Read the rest

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Ask Well: Can You Drink Too Much Water?

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Is it possible to drink too much water?

I typically drink far more than the recommended six to eight glasses per day, and feel dehydrated if I adhere to the guidelines. I have no underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes, that would lead to increased thirst.

Absolutely, and if you do, you can develop a dangerous condition called hyponatremia, or water intoxication.

 

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16 Ways to Lose Weight Fast

Via health.com

Tweak your lifestyle

by Jessica Girdwain
From Health magazine

It’s a familiar story: You pledge to honor a daily elliptical routine and count every last calorie. But soon, you’re eating cupcakes at the office and grabbing happy hour mojitos, thinking, Oops, diet over.

There is a better way: Swap the all-or-nothing approach for one or two healthy switch-ups in your daily routine. “Doing this can lead to more weight loss than you ever imagined,” says Marissa Lippert, RD, author of The Cheater’s Diet.

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Healthful foods you can expect to see more of in 2015

Via washingtonpost.com – Gabriella Boston

Kalequinoa and kombucha ruled the trendy healthful-food scene in 2014. But what will take center stage in 2015? Will mighty kale take a back seat? Will farro take over from quinoa? And what is macha?

We asked local nutrition experts about healthful-eating trends they expect in the new year. The short answer: We’ll see antioxidizing vegetables and protein-rich grains everywhere we turn.

One of the new foods in the limelight is cauliflower, broccoli’s (usually) pale cousin. “I think cauliflower will steal some of the spotlight from kale,” says Alison Sacks, a District-based … Read the rest

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Discover New Hair Loss Causes

Hair loss causes

By PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines

In the search for hair loss causes and male pattern baldness, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a protein known as Prostaglandin D2, which would be the cause of hair loss and male pattern baldness.

Examining hair loss causes of men bald areas of male pattern baldness and comparing hair populated areas of non-balding men, researchers found the presence of abnormal amounts of protein Prostaglandin D2 and corroborated these findings in mouse models. Prostaglandin D2 levels were up to 3 times higher in … Read the rest

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How One Woman Lost Nearly 100 Lbs by Making Weight Loss Fun

Via womenshealthmag

Kacey Lauchnor, 25, grew up in a family with suspect health habits. “If we ever ate a vegetable, it was covered in cheese,” says the graphic designer from Herriman, Utah. Her eating habits continued throughout college and after her wedding, and by 2012, 5’6″ Kacey clocked in at 232 pounds. “I knew I was getting fat,” she says. “But I still thought, I’m not that fat.”

 

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Expert Answers on Alopecia

Via NyTimes  Wilma Bergfeld, M.D.

In today’s Science Times, Claudia Dreifus interviews Angela Christiano, a researcher who began studying hair loss after a hairdresser discovered a bald spot at the back of her head. She has since discovered several genes that contribute to alopecia areata, a fairly common condition that causes hair loss, either in discrete patches or all over the body.

Dozens of readers had questions about alopecia areata when it was featured earlier this year in an installment of the Patient Voices multimedia seriesand in Science Times, “A ‘Forest Fire of Hair Loss’ and Its Scars.”Read the rest

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How a bigger salary could cause hair loss

Via telegraph.co.uk- Sarah Knapton

People who earn £75,000 a year or more are more likely to believe the stress of their jobs is causing their hair to fall out

 Climbing the ladder at work might be good for your bank balance but it could be bad your hair.

High-fliers who earn £75,000 or more are far more likely to believe that their hair is falling out because of the stress of their jobs than those earning just £15,000.

 

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Honeybee hive sealant promotes hair growth in mice

Via sciencedaily.com

 

Source:  American Chemical Society

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Hair loss can be devastating for the millions of men and women who experience it. Now scientists are reporting that a substance from honeybee hives might contain clues for developing a potential new therapy. They found that the material, called propolis, encouraged hair growth in mice.

Hair loss can be devastating for the millions of men and women who experience it. Now scientists are reporting that a substance from honeybee hives might contain clues for developing a potential new therapy. They found that the material, called propolis, encouraged hair growth in mice. The … Read the rest

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