New England Cancer Specialists will soon offer scalp-cooling technology to help reduce hair loss in cancer patients

By Chiara Battelli MD, President & Lead Physician at New England Cancer Specialists

A cancer diagnosis can change many things about our lives. As patients move forward with their doctor to examine treatment options, one of the major concerns they express is hair loss associated with chemotherapy. Unfortunately, it is hard to predict who will lose their hair even though it is a common and significant side effect of cytotoxic chemotherapy. Studies have shown that hair loss during cancer treatment can lead to lower self-esteem and feelings of depression, ultimately causing up to 10% of patients to forego chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy drugs damage hair follicles in a variety of ways: some drugs cause hair thinning or hair loss only on the scalp, while others can cause hair to thin or fall out on the arms, legs, underarms, eyebrows, or eyelashes. If a person is going to lose hair during treatment, it

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Woman Dies After Hair Gets Entangled In Go-Kart Wheels, Incident Caught On Camera

KEY POINTS

  • The 20-year-old woman succumbed to injuries from a go-karting incident
  • The woman’s parents have blamed the go-karting organizers’ negligence for the incident
  • Management claimed that it happened after she removed her helmet to click selfies

In an unfortunate incident, a 20-year-old woman died after her hair got entangled in a go-kart wheels in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad on Wednesday.

The woman, identified as Sri Varshini, had gone go-karting with her friends at an amusement park in the city when the incident took place. The woman, who was an engineering student, was rushed to a local hospital where she succumbed to injuries the following day.

Speaking to local website The News Minute Thursday, police officer Mahender Reddy said, “It was this morning that a written complaint was filed at the Meerpet police station. The woman was wearing a helmet but it seems like it came off midway

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