Health News

Solving a biological puzzle: How stress causes gray hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War—and lost color in his hair. For a long time, anecdotes have connected stressful experiences with the phenomenon of hair graying. Now, for […]

Beauty & Balance

How Covet and Mane Is Rethinking Hair Extensions

A new company aims to bring conversation of hair extensions back to the craft. Covet and Mane is a beauty newcomer specializing in professionally applied hand-tied hair extensions. Founded by Dafina Smith, a former real estate agent and buyer at Bloomingdale's, the company came to market in August and has already won over a fanbase […]

Personal Health

Cataracts Are Like 'Gray Hair' According to This Doctor—Here's What to Know About Your Risk

Cataracts: They're likely a condition that you've heard of but don't quite know much about—other than how they can make you lose your eyesight, which sounds extremely scary. But in reality, cataracts are surprisingly common. "Cataracts are like gray hair," Shameema Sikder, MD, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University's Wilmer Eye Institute and director of […]

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The end of hair loss during chemo?

The end of hair loss during chemo? Scientists find a way to protect fragile follicles from the powerful tumour-killing drugs Hair follicles ‘bathed’ in anti-cancer drugs, CDK4/6 inhibitors, block cell division Slowed or temporarily suspended multiplication of cells at base of hair follicles Approach made hair follicles ‘less susceptible’ to chemo drugs called taxanes  Scientists […]

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Businessman, 43, dies after undergoing hair transplant in India

Businessman, 43, dies after undergoing hair transplant in India and ‘suffering allergic reaction’ Shrawan Kumar Choudhary underwent the procedure at a clinic in Mumbai  The 43-year-old, who ran a logistics firm, died the day after the procedure  Mr Choudhary paid 500,000 rupees (£5,400) for the 12-hour hair transplant  e-mail 1 View comments An Indian man […]