Monday, April 23, 2012

GOING BALD? New discoveries

"On average, we lose fifty to a hundred hairs a day," says Francesca Fusco, MD, a New York City dermatologist who specializes in hair loss. "That's just hair going through its cycles, and there will be a new one to replace it." 

But hair loss may be a sign of a more serious medical condition that needs an evaluation by a dermatologist and possible treatment. Here are nine causes of hair loss and how to deal with them. More here.

In a proof of concept study for bio engineered organ replacement,  researchers managed to grow a tuft of hair using stem cells taken from the scalp of a balding man, which were then transplanted onto hairless mouse that subsequently grew a Mohawk-like tuft of hair just behind its ears. 

Takashi Tsuji, a Professor in the Research Institute for Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, and Director of Organ Technologies Inc, led the team, who reported their findings in an open access paper published in Nature Communications on 17 April 2012. 

More on baldness;

'Just to confirm to all my followers I have had a hair transplant. I was going bald at 25, why not? I'm delighted with the result'. Rooney paid £30,000 to solve the problem earlier this year. More here.


Natalie Portman considered to be the most beautiful baldactress of all time, shaved her hair for her role in the movie V for Vendetta.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Street Cat Named Bob

A real story of how one man and his cat found hope on the streets and highlights that things can get better no matter how hard life becomes. 

A heartwarming tale with a message of hope story that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it…. 

As he describes in the book, Bob changed his life. “I believe it came down to this little man. He came and asked me for help, and he needed me more than I needed to abuse my own body.”  


It has been six years since he used heroin, though he still relies on “scrips” (prescription drugs) to deal with his mental health problems.

Happy Reading

Friday, April 6, 2012

Cheating spouses?

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............An Italian man, in the precedent-setting case is suing his wife's lover for £500,000 in Italy's first-ever case of a cuckold seeking monetary compensation for “moral damages” caused by an extra-marital affair. 

The husband also said her affair had sent him into a spiral of depression...........  More here.