Could Researchers Have Discovered a Cure for Baldness?

One of the harder moments in adulthood comes at the realization that you’re getting older.  It doesn’t fully sink in, however, until that exact moment when you look in the bathroom mirror and start to see your hair thinning.  You are losing a little bit of yourself with every strand. Every memory of combing your […]

Testosterone Is Bad. No, It’s Good. No, Bad. Wait, It’s Good Again

The news about testosterone changes so quickly that just reading about it could give you whiplash. On one hand, testosterone increases sex drive and muscle growth. That’s good. On the other hand, it’s associated with hair loss and increased risk of prostate cancer. That’s bad. Now new research is looking at testosterone as a way […]

Bald men have higher prostate cancer risk than men with hair

Amid all the controversy about the US Preventative Task Force recommending against routine, life-saving prostate cancer screening, a new study just came out indicating that the less hair a man has on his head, the more likely he is to have prostate cancer. Don’t panic–one doesn’t necessarily cause the other, but they could be related.

Read a slightly longer piece on the Talking About Men’s Health blog here.

Hair replacement could cost and arm and a leg

Just about every guy whose hair isn’t as thick (or as present) as it was a decade or two ago has thought about hair transplants. We watch those late-night infomercials on the Bosley Method or Hair Club for Men and think about making the call.

The traditional source of transplanted hair is the back of the head, where the hair is thickest. But a new study published in the Archives of Dermatology has found that leg hair (or even hair from the chest, back, or beard) might be a better option. For some reason, the study didn’t look at transplanting pubic hair.

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