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News - bits and pieces - advertisement for hair-growth hair spray banned as misleading (26 Jan. 2006)
. Penalty for excessive, unsubstantiated claims for hair growth product.
News - bits and pieces - British high court rules involuntary haircut equivalent to assault (18 Jan. 2006)
. Assault can include cutting someone's hair without their consent.
News - bits and pieces - 2500 year old bog man proves vanity is timeless (17 Jan. 2006)
. Hair gel has been around a long time.
News - bits and pieces - An elephant's tail hair tells its life story (6 Jan. 2006)
. Elephants never forget - and neither does their hair.
News - bits and pieces - hair exposes illegal hormone use in cattle (12 Dec. 2005)
. Hair testing can now be used to find hormone injected cattle.
News - bits and pieces - human hair cure kills cats (29 Nov. 2005)
. Cats confuse minoxidil with milk.
News - bits and pieces - cancer detection may be made easier by testing patients' hair for mineral content (04 Nov. 2005)
. Cancer may induce changes to mineral content in hair fibers. Testing for changes in the mineral content of hair may be one method of diagnosing cancer early.
News - bits and pieces - link between hair and breast cancer disproved (19 Sept. 2005)
. In an article from 1999 (see below) scientists claimed that breast cancer could be diagnosed by testing hair. This study suggests the original study was wrong.
News - bits and pieces - Japanese barbershops are a new focus for hair-loss consultation (7 Sept. 2005)
. Barbershops in Japan are a new source of hair loss information.
News - bits and pieces - Indian hair exports not threatened by religious boycott (4 May. 2005)
. Exporting hair for wig manufacture is lucrative for India.
News - bits and pieces - ever wonder why you never see a chimpanzee getting a haircut (30 Dec. 2004)
. Scientists and anthropologists are looking into why human have long scalp hair and chimpanzees do not.
News - bits and pieces - wig wearing Jewish wives face divorce (12 Jul. 2001)
. Married Jewish women cover their heads as part of their religion, but using wigs is wrong according to some Rabbis.
News - bits and pieces - composer Beethoven's hair contains clues to illnesses and death (10 Mar. 2001
). Hair analysis reveals Beethoven was poisoned.
News - bits and pieces - hirsute child from Kathmandu, Nepal (20 Nov. 2000)
. Hirsutism can be a genetic condition that reveals itself in children.
News - bits and pieces - hairball in stomach kills teenager (20 Aug. 1999)
. Eating hair (trichophagia) can result in a potentially life-threatening hairball (called a trichobezoar).
News - bits and pieces - bad cough, sir? Here, grow this beard once a day (18 Aug. 1999)
. Beard hair does have a use after all!
News - bits and pieces - I'll have a hair pizza please! (5 Aug. 1999)
. Your pizza could include human hair derived ingredients.
News - bits and pieces - hairdresser cleans up with Nasa (26 Jul. 1999)
. Cut hair is usually just thrown away, but it could be used to help clean up after oil spillages.
News - bits and pieces - hair scare in Cambodia (25 Jun. 1999
). Hair can be a really scary business.
News - bits and pieces - Locks of Love helps children with medical hair loss achieve crucial self-esteem and confidence (12 Jun. 1999
). Non-profit organization helps provide wigs to children with hair loss.
News - bits and pieces - hair testing may be used to screen women for breast cancer susceptibility (4 Mar. 1999)
. Scientists claim that hair can show changes that might be used to diagnose cancer.
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