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Are there any symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency?

I've heard that Vitamin D is mainly obtained from the sun or you have to take supplements. Getting it from the sun also depends on many factors, such as the latitude, time of the day, skin color, area ...
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Is vitiligo inherited from one generation to a later one?

There seem to be many testimonies on the internet that suggest that vitiligo is heritable 1. According to a Quora answer 2, there is apparently a 5% chance of transferring vitiligo to your kids. Yet, ...
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How does tacrolimus affect vitiligo-affected skin and hair (re)pigmentation?

While tacrolimus (Protopic) creme was not created with the purpose to treat vitiligo, it is prescribed by dermatologists for that purpose. The non-pigmented hairs in vitiligo affected skin treated ...
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Is this a working treatment for gray hair?

I saw this product(link) for restoring color to gray hair and the news articles about it(link) that claim it stimulates melanin synthesis and hair pigmentation, But I am a bit skeptical about it so I ...
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Is it safe to use extremely diluted H2O2 (< 0.1%) On eyes regularly?

According to this study: In 10 human volunteers, the threshold of detection for irritation was about 0.1% when hydrogen peroxide was administered as drops directly to the eye (McNally, 1990). ...
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How do melanin or pigment related genetics from Vitiligo patients compare to or differ from Albinism patients?

The definition of Albinism is: Albinism is a congenital disorder characterized in humans by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. 1 The definition of Vitiligo is: ...
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Improving skin color and shining through diet

From the research on web I found that drinking carrot and beetroot juice is very good for skin health (i.e. improving skin colour, shining etc.) However, both juices are used to loose weight, while I ...
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Beyond melanogenesis, what mechanisms does the human body have for acquired tolerance to UV-B exposure?

I've been studying narrow-band UV-B phototherapy used for treatment of psoriasis and eczema. Generally, the administering physician will begin at a low enough UV dose to avoid burning, and gradually ...
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Melanocyte count in our skin

How many melanocytes can be found in one square milimeter of the skin. Is 1500 melanocytes per square-milimeter skin indeed the correct number?
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a successful melanocyte transplantation into the hair follicle?

I saw this experiment(link) about Treatment of gray hair in vitiligo patients by direct melanocytes transplant and it looks like they actually managed to transplant melanocytes into gray hairs and ...