Can a Baldness Drug Prevent Prostate Cancer?

It’s a drug used to treat an enlarged prostate, as well as male-pattern baldness, and 10 years ago a study indicated it could reduce a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer by 30 percent. But there was also some indication that the drug, generic name finasteride, might cause more aggressive prostate tumors, so the Food and Drug Administration added a black box warning about the potential risks and wouldn’t approve its use to prevent cancer. Doctors also backed away from …

The Takeaway: A Cure for Hair Loss? Study Finds Baldness Protein

Male-pattern baldness could be caused by too much of a certain protein in the scalp, according to a new study published in Science Translational Medicine.