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Friday, June 20, 2014

Scientists at Yale may have discovered quite the off-label use for an FDA-approved arthritis drug. During a trial, which stretched for eight months, a 25-year-old man with almost no hair on his body grew a full head following treatment with the drug. He reported no noticeable side effects. The patient was suffering from a rare, highly visible disease known as alopecia universalis, which has no cure or approved long term treatment.

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But who wants hair?

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-06-20 12:27 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

BTW - another win for basic research. This drug originally came findings made from publicly funded basic research at the NIH.

...and there are side effects check the wiki.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-06-20 12:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

There are side effects with every drug. The article simply states that this guy just didn't suffer any and I can see how people will take that and run - so good clarification. Considering some of the things this drug is working on and just how widely effective it APPEARS to be I think you will be hearing more about it.

Rheumatoid arthritis
Psoriasis
Alopecia
Auto Immune Diseases

#3 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2014-06-20 02:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

Wow this could be such a blessing for men, women and children who suffer from loss of or thinning hair. I have donated mine twice to "Locks of Love", but this would eliminate the need for that.

#4 | Posted by 4doxies at 2014-06-20 02:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

But who wants hair?
#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-06-20 12:27 PM |

The unfortunate fellow in those photos?

#5 | Posted by censored at 2014-06-20 02:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Wow this could be such a blessing for men,"

Why? Men who go to extraordinary lengths to restore their hair are insecure -------.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-06-20 02:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

Why?

Because you are 60% chances of having an assisted ------ by a female with hair than without..

#7 | Posted by boaz at 2014-06-20 03:05 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

Much as this sounds promising we must be sure it doesn't have some horrible side effect years down the road.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2014-06-20 03:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

#7 | Posted by boaz at 2014-06-20 03:05 PM | Reply | Flag: Insecure

#9 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-06-20 03:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

#6 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Pretty much.

Things I love about being bald:

I don't have to worry about going to a barber, I cut it myself with clippers

I don't have to wake up and wash my hair every morning like I did when I was in school because it was oily after I slept

I haven't had to buy shampoo or worry about a brush/comb in 20 some odd years

And most important, most women my age don't care and the ones that do, I wouldn't want around me anyway, so it's an early warning system to find the shallow ones.

#10 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-06-20 03:16 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

The unfortunate fellow in those photos?


His problem is the psoriasis.

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-06-20 03:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

Because you are 60% chances of having an assisted ------ by a female with hair than without..


Anyone who would quote this has a 0% chance of "having an assisted ------ by a female"

#12 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-06-20 03:26 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Wasn't viagra tested as a blood pressure medication or something?

Then when the results came back, all the men reported that their wives had started cooking, cleaning house and taking a bath again?

#13 | Posted by kudzu at 2014-06-20 03:30 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

interesting the attitude about baldness when so many men are shaving their heads nowadays.

What an interesting culture I live in.. the aging process is treated like a disease.

#14 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2014-06-20 03:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

#10 | Posted by Lohocla

You covered all the points. Also, a bald/shaven head reminds women of a man's little head, and they go crazy with lust.

#15 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-06-20 03:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

i have a full head of luxuriant curly hair....

...that i completely shaved off last tuesday because i got a bunch of silicone caulk stuck in it during some construction work at my friend's house. i'm not very good with caulk.

it'll grow back... i hope. for the short term, i have to settle for being mistaken for a young billy zane (ugh)

#16 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-06-20 03:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

Whether it is a regular aging thing for a percentage of the population or if it adds to or creates insecurity there are other reasons guys like to have hair. Whether it is just thinning or you are bald...

Sure some are vanity but I for one HATE having to wear a hat out in the sun all the time and I hate a sun burned scalp even more...

What I REALLY Hate is some of the extraordinary comb overs and such out there. I convinced a friend to just shave his head a few years ago. Not only does he look better and younger the women thought so too...

#19 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2014-06-20 04:53 PM | Reply | Flag:

Truth in lending,

I'm bald. Have been since I joined the military 21 years ago. When I started balding, I just decided to cut it all off. I let it grow for two months earlier this year, and I just looked like a crazy professor. I got to get a job before I let it grow again...

#20 | Posted by boaz at 2014-06-20 07:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

#20 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Yeah, generally have two indicators of when to cut my hair. I have the sun behind me and my shadow reminds me of this guy , or when I'm in the shower and I can grab enough hair to pull.

Usually have a bushy beard too but I shaved that off because I too am looking for work.

#21 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-06-20 07:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

what? did i spell it "b-r-u-c-e" instead?

#18 | POSTED BY NERFHERDER AT 2014-06-20 04:08 PM | FLAG:

Sure. Tell your friends you got some Bruce juice on you. Had to shave your head because it was too thick and sticky.

#22 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-06-20 08:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

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