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  • If Stress Leads to Hair Loss …

    Some cases of hair loss are attributed to external health factors, such as when hair loss occurs right after a traumatic experience. This type of hair loss indicates that stress may have a significant impact on how and when we lose our hair. Living a stress-free life is almost impossible. However, there are plenty of ways to better manage stress. By minimizing stress, we can also lower the possibility of acquiring illnesses or physical ailments that are stress-related, including illnesses that might exacerbate or hasten hair hair loss. Here are five tips for minimizing stress:

    Exercise

    Getting plenty of exercise not only keeps you in good physical health, it also keeps you both mentally and emotionally fit. Make sure to get a decent cardiovascular workout into your schedule several times a week!

    Eat a healthy diet

    Many people try to eat a balanced diet to stay trim, but eating right can also boost your immune system and help maintain strength, and these are crucial for coping with stress. Foods that are good for the brain, like tuna, blueberries, and green tea are especially beneficial for stress management. Read more ›

     
  • America’s Obsession with Hair and Beauty

    It’s nothing new. America has been obsessing over vanity for as long as we can remember, from the barroom showgirls of the old west to today’s modern movie stars. We copy their looks, envy their seemingly inherent beauty, and pore over pictures and articles, hoping to find some clue as to how we can look that good.

    In the nineties, TV sitcom Friends was an instant smash hit. Perhaps the only thing greater than the success of the hit show was Jennifer Aniston’s hairdo. Millions of wannabes ran to their hairdresser crying for “The Rachel,” Aniston’s edgy and spunky cut.

    It wasn’t too long before George Clooney had a similar effect on men all across America. His Caesar-style haircut was all the rage, especially after the release of Quentin Tarantino’s film From Dusk Till Dawn. Clooney’s popularity on TV drama ER didn’t hurt either but it was his hot new hairstyle that catapulted him into sex symbol status. His career took off and he became a Hollywood legend. Read more ›

     
  • Eleven Million Dollars for Hair Loss Treatment and Research

    Follica Inc., is a privately held company that develops treatments for androgenetic alopecia (male or female pattern baldness) and other hair loss and follicle disorders, including severe acne. Today, the company announced that it has received $11 million in Series B financing, led by Polaris Venture Partners along with previous investors InterWest Partners and PureTech Ventures.

    In addition to financing, the company will bring on several new board members and other team members.

    “Polaris is thrilled to join PureTech and InterWest in helping to build Follica,” said Dr. Kevin Bitterman, a new Follica board member representing Polaris Venture Partners. “The cutting-edge biology on which the company was founded allows Follica to address hair loss and multiple other conditions with an entirely novel mechanism of action.”

    Last year, Follica used licensed technology from the University of Pennsylvania to generate new hair follicles. It was the first time new hair follicles have been successfully generated in normal adult mammals. Read more ›

     
 
 

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