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Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »

For Black Women, Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Raise Cancer Risk

Plenty of women enjoy a good hair dye or chemical hair straightener, such as a relaxer. For Black women in particular, however, the regular use of such products may significantly increase breast cancer risk, according to new findings published in the International Journal of Cancer by researchers at the National Institute of Environment Health Sciences… Read More »

‘I began pulling out my hair at a young age’ – musician shares her story of trichotillomania

The 23-year-old, who is currently in her final year at BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music) in Dublin and is hoping one day to be a secondary school teacher, says she has felt anxious for as long as she can remember and this was possibly triggered by the death of her mother when she was… Read More »