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There are many causes of scalp hair loss. This featured article covers the common ones such as patchy hair loss (alopecia areata, trichotillomania, and tinea capitis), telogen effluvium, and androgenetic alopecia (male-pattern baldness, female-pattern baldness).

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      • Homocysteine, folic acid, and B vitamins
      • What about antioxidants for heart attack prevention?
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    • Puberty The time when boys and girls begin the process of sexual maturation is called puberty. During this time, both sexes undergo a...learn more »
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      Puberty Article
      • Puberty facts
      • What is puberty?
      • When does puberty occur?
      • What determines when puberty begins?
      • What are the physical stages of puberty in girls and boys?
      • What other changes in the body occur during puberty in boys and girls?
      • What are the medical concerns associated with normal puberty?
      • What are medical conditions associated with early or late puberty?
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      Thallium Article
      • What is thallium?
      • What happens to thallium when it enters the environment?
      • How might I be exposed to thallium?
      • How can thallium affect my health?
      • How likely is thallium to cause cancer?
      • Is there a medical test to show whether I've been exposed to thallium?
      • Has the federal government made recommendations to protect human health?
      • Where can I get more information?
    • Thyroid Disorders There are several types of thyroid disorders including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goiters, thyroid nodules, and thyroid...learn more »
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      Thyroid Disorders Article
      • What are thyroid disorders?
      • What are the specific kinds of thyroid disorders?
      • Hypothyroidism
      • Hyperthyroidism
      • Goiter
      • Thyroid nodules
      • Thyroid cancer
      • How are thyroid disorders diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for thyroid disorders?
      • Thyroid medications
      • Thyroid surgery
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      Leprosy Article
      • Leprosy (Hansen's disease) facts
      • What is leprosy?
      • What is the history of leprosy (Hansen's disease)?
      • What causes leprosy?
      • What are the risk factors for leprosy?
      • What are leprosy symptoms and signs?
      • Are there different forms (classifications) of leprosy?
      • How is leprosy transmitted?
      • How is leprosy diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for leprosy?
      • What are the complications of leprosy?
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      • What is the prognosis (outcomes) of leprosy?
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