September 23, 2011

Stable Marriage, Fuller Hair

1 Marital Status Can Affect Women's Hair

Marital status can affect a women's hairline, find researchers who studied twins. Case Western Reserve University researchers found that female twins in stable marriages typically had fuller heads of hair compared with a sibling who had been widowed or divorced. The study found that women who lost a spouse to either divorce or death were at the highest risk for a widening part, or hair loss at the midline. The likely cause for the hair loss is stress. WebMD reports that women who wore hats or other sun protection and those who consumed coffee were likely to keep more hair. Other lifestyle factors that may cause men and women to lose hair include heavy drinking and smoking. For men, the biggest predictor of balding is genes, but lifestyle factors like smoking and stress also play a role.

More at WebMD | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Marriage Suffers When Wife Can't Sleep

Tags: Case Western Reserve University, Women's Hair, Secrets to Thicker Hair, Stopping Hair Loss, How to Keep Hair from Falling Out, Why Women Go Bald, Why Men Bald, Divorce Bad for Hair

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May Activate Apoptosis

2 Virus Kills Breast Cancer at Different Stages

By using the harmless adeno-associated virus type 2 (AAV2), researchers at Penn State were able to kill breast cancer in three different stages. In one study, 100 percent of the cancer cells died within a week and an aggressive form was destroyed in three. While unsure of the mechanism, researchers believe that AAV2 activates the apoptosis pathway, a process in which damaged cells kill themselves. Researchers are going to determine which viral genes play a role so they can be used or drugs can be developed to activate them because the body’s immune system would fight the virus off. Prostate cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma and mesothelioma were also killed by AAV2 and early results from mouse models of breast cancer suggest that the virus is able to kill the cancer.

More at Medical News Today | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Modified Vaccinia Virus Targets Cancer Cells

Tags: Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Treatment, Melanoma, Mesothelioma, Prostate Cancer, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Adeno-Associated Virus Type 2, AAV2, Virus Targets Breast Cancer, Aggressive Breast Cancer, Apoptosis, Penn State

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