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Best Shampoos for Hair Loss in Hong Kong 2024

Hair fall is inevitable in Hong Kong because of the high humidity that makes the hair damp and heavy. This puts stress on the cuticle, causing hair to fall. To battle this common enemy, you need to choose the right weapon: hair fall shampoo. What is the Main Cause of Hair Loss? Hereditary hair loss from genetics (genes you inherit from your parents). Fungal infections on the scalp. Hairstyles that pull the hair tightly (such as braids, hair extensions or tight ponytails). Haircare that may cause damage due to processing (including perms and bleach). Hormonal changes (such as pregnancy, childbirth or menopause). Medical treatment (such as chemotherapy and certain medications). Nutritional deficiencies (especially not getting enough iron or protein). Stressful events (like having surgery or losing a loved one). Thyroid disease. How Do I Stop My Hair From Falling Out? Eat a healthy diet that includes enough calories, protein and iron. Find ways to cope with stress. Manage thyroid disease

Mounjaro Identified as First Effective Medication for Sleep Apnea

Tirzepatide, a type 2 diabetes and weight loss medication, may be the first effective drug therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a study has found.  Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep-related disorder that affects nearly 936 million people worldwide. The only treatments currently available for the condition are devices like CPAP machines, which aid breathing during sleep. But that may soon change.  A 2024 study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine , suggests that tirzepatide — which sells under the brand name Mounjaro and is currently approved for weight management in those with type 2 diabetes — may be an effective therapy for OSA.  OSA occurs when an individual suffers from a partial or complete upper airway blockage, resulting in irregular breathing during sleep. This causes a person to wake up during the night and disrupts sleep. OSA has been shown to reduce oxygen levels in the blood and has been associated with an increased risk of

ChatGPT for Biology: What You Need to Know

As if the   ChatGPT craze   weren’t bad enough, the $$$$$ winds are blowing in the direction of trying to build a similar engine for biology — and on a large scale. Highly perched individuals   with a technocratic vision   are betting on AI that would surveil every nook and cranny in the body and then generate … well, something useful to them, they hope. On my end, I am afraid to think what kind of Frankenstein such AI can generate. The idea, as usual, is to feed the AI as much data as possible (biological data, in this case), and hope that it will “understand” the “language of biology” — properties of different elements and the connections between them — and then “intelligently” build wondrous biological structures from scratch.  Mommy, no . A Few Thoughts About ChatGPT Is generative AI’s current ability to mimic natural language and spit out perfect English sentences on demand impressive? Yes, it’s a cute inanimate parrot and information retriever, that generative AI. But is it a rel

Vitamin C Benefits Concealed for 70 Years - Rediscovered

Vitamin C was first isolated in 1928 and the chemical structure was identified in 1933. 1   It wasn't until the early 1970s that Dr. Linus Pauling recommended that the optimum daily intake of vitamin C was 2,000 milligrams (mg) and everyone should consume at least 200 mg to 250 mg per day. 2 However, as "modern" medicine and the pharmaceutical industry ramped up the health care machine, vitamin C quickly fell out of favor as it is inexpensive, easy to administer and has very few side effects. In other words, as effective as vitamin C is in prevention and treatment, you can’t make money prescribing or manufacturing it. It's important to note that most mammals can make vitamin C in the body,3 but humans and guinea pigs must get it from their diet. Vitamin C is an essential factor in many enzyme reactions and several studies have shown that it's associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular conditions such as stroke, high blood pr


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