Tag: Hair

Yale Scientists Use Arthritis Medication To Regrow Bald Man’s Hair

Scientists Successfully Use Arthritis Drug To Regrow Completely Bald Man’s Hair – Daily Mail

Yale scientists have successfully used an arthritis medication to fully regrow the head and body hair of a almost totally hairless 25-year-old man.

Researchers administered the drug tofacitinib citrate to the unnamed patient, who suffered from the autoimmune baldness disease alopecia universalis.

Within eight months, the man had regrown scalp and facial hair he’d not had in seven years.

‘The results are exactly what we hoped for,’ said Brett A. King, M.D., senior author of the paper, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. ‘This is a huge step forward in the treatment of patients with this condition.’

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Unbelievable: Yale University researchers correctly guessed that a rheumatoid arthritis drug called Xeljanz could successfully regrow hair in a patient with the autoimmune disease alopecia universalis, which causes hairlessness over the whole body. This 25-year-old took the drug and by the end of eight months had all the hair back on his head, body and face that he hadn’t had in years

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Huge success: The drug had successfully been used before on plaque psoriasis, which the 25-year-old Yale patient also exhibited, but had never been used to treat alopecia in humans

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The man was referred to Yale Dermatology in New Haven, Connecticut to deal with an autoimmune disease that coincided with his alopecia, plaque psoriasis, according to a department news release.

Believing both his ailments could be alleviated with the same drug, researchers administered tofacitinib, made by Pfizer under the brand name Xeljanz, which is already FDA approved for the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis.

According to Science World Report, the drug had successfully been used to treat psoriasis in people and alopecia in mice.

But the results were nonetheless shocking.

Photos of the man show him go from totally bald on top of his head to sporting a lustrous mane of blond locks.

‘There are no good options for long-term treatment of alopecia universalis,’ said King. ‘The best available science suggested this might work, and it has.’

The patient took 10mg per day for two months followed by 15mg per day for another three months.

By the end, he’d completely regrown scalp hair, developed eyebrows, eyelashes and facial hair, armpit hair and other hair.

‘By eight months there was full regrowth of hair,’ said co-author Brittany G. Craiglow, M.D. ‘The patient has reported feeling no side effects, and we’ve seen no lab test abnormalities, either.’

According to King, scientists believe the drug works by turning off the immune attack on hair follicles.

The authors said the drug helps in some but not all instances of psoriasis.

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Girl getting bullied over her afro told to cut her hair or leave school by sorry admins

Vanessa

Simply unbelievable

A 12-year-old girl is being threatened with expulsion from school for refusing to cut her natural afro hair.

Vanessa VanDyke, who is a student at Orlando’s Faith Christian Academy in Florida, had been suffering taunts over her hairstyle from fellow students.

But her mother, Sabrina Kent, says that when she complained about the issue, school administrators took similar aim and told Vanessa that her hair violated school dress codes for being a ‘distraction.’

Vanessa says that she was given one week to decide if she wanted to cut her hair, and if not, she would have to leave the school.

She feels that her hair is part of her identity and for that reason, does not plan to change it.

‘It says that I’m unique,’ Vanessa told Click Orlando. ‘First of all, it’s puffy and I like it that way. I know people will tease me about it because it’s not straight. I don’t want to fit in,’ she continued.

Schools are liberal havens and liberals HATE individualism, as Vanessa is finding out. If her hair is a violation of a dress code, one that is so severe she faces expulsion, why was she not told to change it BEFORE she reported the bullying? I hope her mother hires  lawyer and sues these miscreants until they heads fall off.