Hair loss in men: THIS shower habit could be why you’re going bald

Image result for Hair loss in men: THIS shower habit could be why you're going baldThe UK has the fifth highest number of bald men in the world.

Indeed, almost 40 per cent of men in this country are losing their hair.

It’s often hereditary – male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia, which is related to genes and male sex hormones, accounts for 95 per cent of hair loss in men.

Other reasons for thinning hair include stress, anaemia, protein deficiency and low vitamin levels.

Hair loss: It affects 40 per cent of men in the UK
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However, surprisingly, a recent study published in JAMA Dermatology found there’s no relationship between hair loss and testosterone levels in men.

If you want to maintain your head of hair for as long as possible, start to pay more attention to your daily grooming habits.

Jumping in and out of the shower as quickly as possible might mean more time in bed, but it could be speeding up you going bald.

That’s because taking the time to massage your head as you shampoo stimulates hair growth.

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Grooming habits: Not spending long enough in the shower can make a difference

Ananbel Kingsley, trichologist at Philip Kingsley, said: “Scalp massage can be beneficial for those experiencing a gradual reduction in hair volume or hair loss.”

It does this by improving blood flow directly to the area, and by removing dead skin cells which have been proven to cause or worsen hair loss.

She explained: “It should ideally be done for five to ten minutes once to twice a week. It should be gentle yet firm with consistent pressure.

“Using both hands, gently knead your scalp in circular movements starting at the front hairline and gradually working your way back down to the nape of your neck.

“Repeat three to four times, then, with a gentle sweeping action, smooth your hands over the top of your scalp.”

Dr Chris reveals shorter men are more prone to hair loss

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Thinning hair: It could be due to stress and vitamin deficiency

Additionally, a study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience found that massaging your scalp also lowers hair loss-inducing stress levels.

However, Anabel added: “Scalp massage alone will not have a vast impact on hair growth. Its benefits are highly dependent on what is used during massage – try a stimulating scalp mask.

“Additionally, one of the most common causes of hair loss is the result of iron and ferritin – stored iron – deficiency.

“A healthy diet, eating adequate iron and proteins and taking care of your general health will help prevent both hair loss and hair thinning – and will often improve the general appearance of the hair.”


Going vegetarian is the most effective ‘diet’ for losing weight, say researchers

Going vegetarian is the most effective 'diet' for losing weight, say researchers

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You might think that cutting the carbs is the most effective and painful way of losing weight.

After all, No Pizza Before Ibiza must exist for a reason, right?

ew research published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition claims that the key to shredding might actually lie in a plant-based diet.

Scientists claim that dieters not only lose weight more effectively when following a vegetarian diet but that going meat-free also boosts their metabolism.

Going vegetarian is the most effective 'diet' for losing weight, say researchers

They looked at a group of 74 type 2 diabetes sufferers who were put on a vegetarian diet of grains, vegetables, fruits and nuts.

And the researchers claim to have discovered that that diet was twice as effective as a meaty one.

On average, the newly veggie dieters lost an average of 14lbs versus 7lbs.

As well as simply losing weight, their plant-based diet helped reduce muscle fat which in turn, heightened metabolism.


‘This finding is important for people who are trying to lose weight, including those suffering from metabolic syndrome and/or type 2 diabetes,’ says Dr Kahleová.

‘But it is also relevant to anyone who takes their weight management seriously and wants to stay lean and healthy.’

So if you’re trying to slim down or maintain a healthy weight, it might not be a bad idea to try and have at lease one meat-free day a week.

Yet more proof that plant-life rules.


Nokia 6 escapes China, going on sale tomorrow in the Philippines

Nokia 6 is the first device to come alive after HMD Global acquired the rights to sell smartphones with the beloved brand. The device is still officially a China-exlusive with the first batch of units selling out in a minute and now 1.4 million people are waiting for another stock in.

But looks like another country can also take part the Nokia hype – Philippine online retailer Lazada announced that it will start selling the Nokia 6 tomorrow for PHP 18,590 which is about $370.

Interestingly enough the device comes in only one color – white. Nokia has not announced officially a white unit and we mistakenly called it silver before, but looks like Lazada got their hands on it.

The cost is a bit higher than the official one but unofficial import often works that way.



A new Mirai strain has been infecting routers across the world.

The latest strain of Mirai, the malware that’s been infecting internet routers from Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, has spread to devices in at least 10 other countries, according to security firm Flashpoint.

The company has detected the new Mirai strain infecting internet routers and modems across the globe, including in the U.K., Brazil, Iran and Thailand.

It’s still unclear how many devices have been infected, but Flashpoint estimates that as many as five million devices are vulnerable. “If even a fraction of these vulnerable devices were compromised, they would add considerable power to an existing botnet,” Flashpoint said in a Tuesday blog post.

The malware grabbed headlines on Monday when Deutsche Telekom reported that close to a million customers experienced internet connection problems from the new Mirai strain infecting their routers. Although Deutsche Telekom has offered a software update to stop the malware, security experts worry that the hackers will continue to upgrade Mirai’s source code to infect additional devices.

The original version of Mirai became notorious for quickly enslaving poorly secured IoT devices, such as DVRs and surveillance cameras. This new strain infects routers from a company called Zyxel, using a known flaw with the product’s SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) to take them over.

The goal of Mirai is to form a botnet, or an army of enslaved computers that can be used to launch massive distributed denial-of-service attacks that can shut down websites. In October, Mirai botnets were blamed for doing just that in a disruption that slowed internet access across the U.S.

Flashpoint said it’s already found this new strain of Mirai creating a botnet to launch “small-scale” DDoS attacks on an IP address in Africa and a cloud hosting provider. The attacks, which lasted between a few minutes and to more than an hour, occurred on Monday and Tuesday.

Hackers have been exploiting the Mirai malware ever since its source code was released on a forum in late September. The developers of this new strain probably wanted to make their Mirai botnet bigger, Flashpoint said.

However, the spread of the new Mirai strain appears to be slowing down, according to Craig Young, a security researcher at Tripwire. On Monday, he estimated the malware was attempting to infect devices at a rate of one every 90 seconds. But as of Tuesday morning, that rate had slowed to about one every six minutes, he said.

Young said the Deutsche Telekom attack was in one sense a failure. The hackers probably never intended to disrupt Deutsche Telekom customers’ Internet connections, but simply to secretly infect their routers to grow the botnet, he said.

The way the Mirai strain took over the routers drew too much attention, provoking the German carrier to quickly issue a security patch. “The malware may have been too demanding on the routers, and overloaded them, so they wouldn’t be able to operate,” Young said.

He expects the hackers to keep upgrading Mirai. “Someone will fix the bugs in the code,” he said. “People will also incorporate more exploits related to routers.”

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Moto ‘batwing’ isn’t going away, new boot animaition for all Moto devices

“Hello Moto” was Motorola’s slogan for a long time, since around or before the time of theRAZR flip phone. This iconic slogan was also a default ringtone for many who owned Motorola Handsets. Although some might not know it, Motorola’s ‘batwing’ is one of the most iconic logos when it comes to cellphones and communications.

Since Lenovo’s acquisition of Motorola from Google, some consider Motorola to be gone, but Lenovo wants everyone to know the Moto brand will carry the legacy and iconography that the brand carried for many years. Hearing the “Hello Moto” slogan in the new boot animation below strikes a nostalgia cord for me, and surely many others.


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new. fresh. and full of all the things you love. say hello to the all-new moto. #hellomoto #differentisbetter



Moto’s USA Twitter account posted a video of the new bootup animation with the final note ending on a “Lenovo banner”. The boot animation (to me) feels like a mishmash between retro design language and popular symbols and icons. Not to mention a new voice that says “Hello Moto”. From the looks of the way Lenovo is presenting and advertising the Moto brand, it appears to have every intention of maintaining the iconic presence that Motorola had over the years.

This new startup animation will be updated on current Moto smartphones. When they first launched, the Moto Z and Z Force were missing the batwing in the animation, (granted the logo was on the back of the phone) but it looks like the logo was too iconic to leave out, they had to bring it back.

Thanks for the tip, Felipe!


Gionee S6 pro is going official with a 5.five” display, Helio P10 chipset

The Gionee S6 went legit remaining November with a five.5” 720p AMOLED show and a MT6753 chip with 3GB of RAM. The tool turned into pretty appealing due to its skinny and mild metal unibody and snappyperformance.

nowadays the Gionee introduces a successor to the S6 known as the Gionee S6 seasoned. it’s also builtof metallic, and capabilities a five.5display, but this time around the screen is an IPS one with 1080presolution. The chipset has been upgraded too, it is the mid-range MediaTek Helio P10 with an octa-middleCortex-A53 processor, Mali-T860MP2 GPU and 4GB of RAM.

The Gionee S6 pro retains the 13MP on its returned, that’s more suitable with section-detection AF. The selfie shooter has been upgraded to 8MP resolution.

The Gionee S6 pro comes with 64GB garage, expandable via a microSD slot. The S6 pro makes use of a hybrid dual-SIM slot, so if you make a decision to choose a reminiscence card, you may lose the optionfor a 2nd SIM card.

The relaxation of the S6 pro specifications consist of a fingerprint sensor on the back, LTE connectivity, a3,one hundred thirty mAh battery, USB type-C port, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Amigo 2.threelauncher.

The Gionee S6 seasoned is to be had in Gold, Silver, and Rose Gold alternatives and you may have it for CNY 1,999 ($three hundred) in China. The phone is sold via Gionee’s store and TMall.

there is no word on global availability just but.

Samsung Galaxy J3 seasoned is going official with quad-core CPU, five-inch show

Samsung has introduced a new smartphone dubbed Samsung Galaxy J3 seasoned. listed on the South Korean agency‘s China internet site, the tool is powered by means of a quad-middle 1.2GHz processor and sports a five-inch HD display. It has 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable inner memory.

In phrases of digicam, the handset capabilities an 8MP rear unit and a 5MP the front shooter. Measuring 142.2 x 71.three x 8mm and weighing in at 139g, the smartphone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, packs in a 2,600mAh battery, and gives assist for twin-SIM and 4G LTE.

As for rate, the Galaxy J3 seasoned includes a tag of RMB 999 (approximately $a hundred and fifty), at the same time as shade options include gold and gray. nearby provider China Telecom may bepromoting it, although there is no information on the availability the front yet.