The People's Perspective on Medicine
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Acne (pimples)

How Aysa, an AI App, Helped a Mother with her Child’s Rash

Aysa, a new app for your tablet or smart phone, can help you determine what is wrong so you'll know whether you need to see the doctor.

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Alopecia (hair loss)

Is There Any Hope for Severe Hair Loss?

A new treatment, tofacitanib, offers promise for treating severe hair loss associated with the autoimmune condition alopecia areata.

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Alopecia (hair loss)

Is There Any Natural Way to Stop Hair Loss?

Did you know that many medications can cause hair thinning or actual hair loss? This side effect rarely gets mentioned, but it can cause a lot of distress.

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young woman checking her thinning hair in a mirror
young woman checking her thinning hair in a mirror
Alopecia (hair loss)

Blood Pressure Pills and Hair Loss

There is a link between some blood pressure pills and hair loss, but individuals have different reactions. If you have experienced this side effect, ask your doctor if another drug would work.

young woman checking her thinning hair in a mirror
young woman checking her thinning hair in a mirror
young woman checking her thinning hair in a mirror
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Alopecia (hair loss)

Aromatherapy for Hair Loss

Does aromatherapy actually work for severe hair loss? Scottish dermatologists seem to think the answer is yes.