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Cancer Patients' Gray Hair Darkened While on New Drugs

14 patients in lung cancer study saw color return to their hair as side effect

(Newser) - Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads. The AP reports chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, but the 14 patients involved were all being treated with new immunotherapy drugs that work differently and have different side... More »

Steve Carell Reacts to the News That He's Hot Now

'I am so sick of people just looking at me for my physical attributes'

(Newser) - Steve Carell has been promoting Despicable Me 3 lately, and fans have noticed something: Um, he's hot. The former Office star's gray hair is making him into quite the "silver fox," as many have pointed out on Twitter and elsewhere. (Consider the BuzzFeed article "Guys,... More »

Scientists Find Gene Linked to Gray Hair

It's the first time one has been found in humans

(Newser) - Those unhappy with their gray hair now have to turn to a bottle of dye to cover it up, but a new study raises the possibility of being able to prevent hair from going gray in the first place. London researchers have identified a gene that causes hair to lose... More »

We May Be Able to Get Rid of Gray Hair Forever

Scientists make discovery while studying skin disease vitiligo

(Newser) - Scientists have finally figured out a way to combat gray hair, which might mean bad news for the likes of Just for Men . Hydrogen peroxide that builds up in the hair follicle over time eventually causes hair to bleach itself, and the process could be reversed using what the Telegraph... More »

Here Is Obama's (Grayer) New Portrait

Before pointing, one blogger suggests looking at your own photos

(Newser) - The White House today released President Obama's new official portrait ahead of his inauguration, reports the Huffington Post . Contrast it with his 2009 portrait (it's in the gallery) and you will see that, gasp, that the 51-year-old has noticeably grayer hair. Two schools of thought here:
  • The presidency
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Long Live the Chief: Presidents Usually Do

Longevity expert debunks myth that White House duty shortens life

(Newser) - President Obama's graying hair has set off the typical chatter that serving as president is so stressful it's bound to take years off a person's life. Not so, says a longevity expert in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In fact, our presidents tend to live... More »

Texas Woman: I Was Fired for Gray Hair

She says her boss even offered to help dye it

(Newser) - Maybe another reason to dread that first gray hair: A 52-year-old former real estate branch manager says she was fired because she wouldn't dye her hair. She claims her boss ordered her to hide her gray hair and wear "younger fancy suits" when the branch moved to an... More »

Scientists Find Key to Ending Gray Hair

They've already done it in mice

(Newser) - Scientists may have discovered the key to keeping your locks colorful. Gray hair results from a missing "signaling" protein, called Wnt, in the melanocyte stem cells that help create one's hair color, a new study suggests. Genetically manipulating Wnt may prevent the graying process—and researchers have already... More »

Anderson Cooper Offered $1M to Dye Hair

Would he still be Anderson Cooper without the gray?

(Newser) - Dear Anderson Cooper: “Brunette fox” just doesn’t have the same ring to it. A hair dye company is offering the CNN anchor $1 million to use their Go Away Gray product to get rid of his trademark silver hair for five years, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. But... More »

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