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Medical News Today: New genetic culprit found for early progressive hair loss

Many people face hair loss, but only a few experience it from as early as childhood. This occurs in a rare hereditary condition called hypotrichosis simplex. Now, finally, researchers have been able to identify the gene responsible for this form of hair loss. One gene may drive the mechanisms behind a rare form of hair… Read More »

Medical News Today: Sleep deprivation may cause dehydration

New research suggests that insufficient sleep may cause dehydration by disrupting the release of a hormone that is key to regulating hydration. Research indicates that sleep-deprived people should drink more water. Sleep deprivation has a wide range of adverse effects on a person’s health. Not only does insufficient sleep impair attention and judgment, but prolonged… Read More »

Medical News Today: Surgeons carry out spine surgery in the womb

In a condition known as spina bifida, children are born with an exposed spinal cord, which causes numerous physical and developmental issues. Usually, surgeons will operate on spina bifida after birth, but a complex in utero surgery can allow the baby to develop better while still inside the mother’s womb. Prenatal spina bifida surgery can… Read More »