Fringe - All About Hair

This blog explores topics in 'Trichology' (the orthodox sciences of human hair). We welcome you either as an interested visitor or a prospective student seeking to study trichology to share your comments and experience. As the archives continue to accumulate, probably at some point they will become a useful reference for all. This hair loss forum may help you to grow hair too!


Finasteride is of uncertain utility in treating frontal fibrosing alopecia

To the Editor: We were interested to read the report by Danesh and Murase1 on the potential of finasteride as “a safe and alternative” treatment option for frontal fibrosing alopecia in the Journal's Therapeutic Pearls section. We note that their conclusions were based on 2 reports by Vañó-Galván et al2 and Moreno-Ramírez et al3 and we wish to highlight the following:

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8 Things Health Editors Know That You Should Too

Tip #1—If you want to be proactive about lowering your cancer risk, focus on this. What we've learned—"You could drive yourself nuts reading all of the studies that come out linking cancer to, well, pretty much everything (it seems the number one risk factor is being a living, breathing human). Of course, avoiding tobacco products and tanning beds makes perfect, research-backed sense, and we should all heed that advice. But getting to and staying at a healthy weight is also really straightforward and effective—obesity is the second leading cause of preventable cancer deaths after cigarette smoking (so don't smoke either, obviously)." —Emma Haak, Oprah.com health editor Tip #2—You can turn down health tests. What we've learned—"Before I became a health ed...

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As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.

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