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The Shocking Braid Chopping Incidents Make Their Way to Mumbai

A lot of women in India have started wearing caps and dupattas for protection

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Braid chopping incidents shook the country, reaches Mumbai
Braid chopping incidents have left the country in furor. Pixabay
  • Braid chopping incidents reach Mumbai, as reports of three women’s hair being chopped off, showed up
  • One victim was combing her hair when she suddenly had a blackout
  • A lot of women have started wearing caps and dupattas as a precaution

New Delhi, August 18, 2017: The braid chopping incidents, that are shocking people across the country, have now made their way to Mumbai, as reports suggesting the hair of three women being chopped off have showed up.

The braids of two women were chopped in the Bhaykhala area of Mumbai, whereas an 18 year old girl, in the Wadala area, became another victim of the bizarre occurrence.

In the Bhaykhala incident, Roshan, a resident of the area, said that she was going to lie down on her bed, but started having severe headache.

Her husband, further states, that she was about to sleep, but then, felt like a small animal crossed her body. Her husband got hold of something and switched on the light, it was then, that they saw the chopped hair.

According to the ANI report, the victim immediately filed a complaint at the Agripada police station. The police, thereby sent the chopped hair for further investigation.

Hair of a woman named Anita, were chopped off at Wednesday evening, in what came as the second incident in a Mumbai area

The woman, reportedly, was combing her hair, when she suddenly had a blackout followed by a severe headache.

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Anita was asked by her aunt to rest, and when she started to feel better, she was struck with the realization that her hair were chopped. She was rushed to the hospital, and was later discharged.

In the third incident, a 40-year-old woman’s braid was chopped off, in the Agripada area.

A dramatic increase in the number of these ‘braid chopping’ incidents, has left the country in furor. A lot of women, out of fear, have started wearing caps and dupattas for protection, while some have even engraved verses from Quran, on the doors of their residences.

-prepared by Samiksha Goel of NewsGram. Twitter @goel_samiksha

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New Cancer Treatment To Prevent Hair Loss From Chemotherapy

A novel method discovered recently by a group of researchers, including one of Indian-origin, shows how hair loss from chemotherapy can be prevented during cancer treatment

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A Caucasian female nurse smiles as she administers chemotherapy through a catheter to an African American male patient in a clinical setting. Wikimedia Commons

A novel method discovered recently by a group of researchers, including one of Indian-origin, shows how hair loss from chemotherapy can be prevented during cancer treatment in patients, arguably one of the most psychologically distressing side effects of modern cancer therapy.

The study published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine describes how damage to the hair follicles caused by taxanes, cancer drugs which can cause permanent hair loss, can be prevented.

To do this, the research team has exploited the properties of a newer class of drugs called CDK4/6 inhibitors, which block cell division and are already medically approved as so-called “targeted” cancer therapies.

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Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy, a cancer treatment. I was closely affected cancer even though it was at a young age I am still impacted by it everyday. Hair loss is obviously only one of the many burdens a cancer patient must face. Wikimedia Commons

“Although at first, this seems counterintuitive, we found that CDK4/6 inhibitors can be used temporarily to halt cell division without promoting additional toxic effects in the hair follicle. When we bathed organ-cultured human scalp hair follicles in CDK4/6 inhibitors, the hair follicles were much less susceptible to the damaging effects of taxanes,” study lead author Talveen Purba from the University of Manchester said.

Taxanes are very important anti-cancer drugs commonly used to treat, for example, patients with breast or lung carcinoma and particularly cause anxieties among breast cancer patients for the very distressing and sometimes long-lasting hair loss taxanes can induce.

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“A pivotal part of our study was to first get to grips with how exactly hair follicles responded to taxane chemotherapy, and we found that the specialised dividing cells at the base of the hair follicle that are critical for producing hair itself, and the stem cells from which they arise, are most vulnerable to taxanes.

“Therefore, we must protect these cells most from undesired chemotherapy effects — but so that cancer does not profit from it,” Purba said.

The researchers underscore that more work is desperately needed in this lamentably under-funded field of cancer medicine, where patients have waited for so long to see real breakthroughs in pharmacological hair loss prevention. (IANS)