Alopecia Areata

What is Alopecia Areata and how can it be treated?

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Alopecia Areata is a condition that causes your hair to fall out in small patches. Typically these patches measure no more than several centimetres and can be almost unnoticeable. However, the patches can sometimes connect and become more visible as a result. You may first notice clumps of hair on your pillow or in the […]

Is air pollution linked to hair loss?

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We all know the damage that air pollution can do to our overall health, especially to our respiratory system. However, research suggests that dirty air might also have a more visible impact – it might be causing hair loss. It’s thought that exposure to common pollutants may be the culprit. Researchers found that when cells […]

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Former Alopecia Sufferer Wows Simon Cowell And Co

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When it comes to discussing hair loss in general conversation, many people often assume that alopecia is the cause, especially among women. However, few understand that there are in fact several different types of the condition, each with their own causes and symptoms. This weekend, 18-year-old singer Ella Shaw wowed the nation with her vocal […]

Not Another Miracle Cure!

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Another miracle cure for alopecia areata has been found – or so the Mail Online would have us believe. The nation’s go-to gossip site has reported on the latest so called ‘miracle’ treatment – a steroid more frequently used to treat chest infections. The Mail’s ‘revelation’ comes after Sarah Ford, a woman who started losing […]

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Queen Of The Track Storms To Victory At The Commonwealth Games

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Last week the star of English cycling fought off tough competition to win gold at Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games. Joanna Rowsell dominated the 3,000 metre individual pursuit to claim victory, breaking a long-standing Commonwealth record in the process – but that’s not the only battle she’s had to fight. Suffering from alopecia areata since the age […]


Is An Arthritis Drug The Answer To Alopecia?

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Most people wouldn’t think to link arthritis to alopecia – until now. An American dermatologist has reportedly restored the hair of an alopecia areata sufferer by administering a drug more commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. As many of you know, alopecia areata is an ailment that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its […]

The Stress of Temporary Hair Loss

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This week, the tabloids have been speculating over the cause of American actress, Kristen Stewart’s noticeable hair loss. They’ve put it down do the stress of the Twilight star’s recent break-up with Robert Pattinson – but are they correct? While stress is a recognised trigger of hair loss, there are lots of different health conditions […]

Will Barbie Go Bald?

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Since the 50s Barbie has been the epitome of beauty for young girls around the globe. With her blue eyes, pearly whites and perfect boyfriend Ken, girls want to be her and men want to be with her. Last week saw calls for Barbie to continue her status as a role model and shed the […]