Are You Going to Use Finasteride for Hair Loss? Read This First

Sold in the market under the brand names Propecia and Proscar, finasteride is a medication that is intended to treat people who are suffering from hair loss.  In the early days, finasteride was just like other medications that were originally used to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy and prostate cancer. It turns out that patients who took finasteride for their prostate-related issues had experienced great results with it, along with a surprising bonus, and that is, the growth of hair.

Finasteride actually works by means of inhibiting or stopping type II 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme responsible for converting the hormone testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT).  DHT, in turn, is the one responsible for losing one’s hair, resulting to baldness if not remedied.  Thus, simply put, the action of finasteride is to prevent the conversion of testosterone into DHT, and the end result would be the prevention of hair loss. This “favorable side effect” of preventing hair loss and promoting growth of new hair by finasteride is what made it famous in the pharmaceutical world, not by its primary use which is for treating benign prostatic hypertrophy and other prostate-related ailments. Read more…

iPad: Elegant. Fun. Seductive. Frustrating. Coming to Canada April 23




I've tested the new iPad and found it irresistible.The touch screen is marvellous to use. Smooth as butter (wipe after using), intuitive as your fingers, clear bright images. Fast, very fast.

Out of the box, there's not much to it -- looks like a big iTouch. There's a USB cord to plug it into a computer and that's it. Once you'd done that and downloaded the most recent version of iTunes, you're good to go.

The first impression is that it really is just a big, version of the iTouch -- with a book store. This is clearly Apple's challenge to e-books, Kindle, Sony, the Nook and all those yet to come. To get you started, there's a free copy of Winnie-the-Pooh which looks just about as good sitting on it's virtual wooden book shelf as it did when you were six years old and were given a fresh copy by your Grannie. Take it down an give it a flip thru, you won't be disappointed. The coloured pictures are lush, the type crystal clear.

The iTunes store offers a stack of new apps for the iPad from the games to the Wall Street Journal. The latter opens instantly and gives you a pared down version of the paper, like the NYTimes, it's free. There's music and movies to sample, buy or rent, e-mail, a calendar, contacts, notes, maps and YouTube.

Using the device for work is not quite as easy. You'll want to buy the wireless keybaord for starters. Then, you have to download iWork which consists of a word processor, a spreadsheet and presentation software. Each cost $9.99 US. You can e-mail your creations or upload them to the iWork website and then invite others to see them there if you and they wish. It's finicky and ties you firmly to Apple as Mr Jobs intends.

What it can't do or doesn't have: a camera, a phone, a usb connection for anything but itunes, flash video, multi-tasking, copying between programs, say, word processor to Safari, which, incidentally, is the only browser iPad uses.

What it does have: battery life of 10+ hours; the ability to mesmerize. iPad makes you wish you could use it for all your computing needs -- you can't.

4 comments:

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I would be much more interested in how Mr. Jobs got his liver functioning.

What is the story on that?

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Having read many serious reviews where the reviewer used nothing but the iPad for at least a couple of days, it sounds like an accessory keyboard is not necessary as fast typing is easily achieved with both hands by slanting the iPad on its case.
I never thought that this device was created to imitate a computer. Not even notebooks have the capacities of a full computer. Nor do notebooks have the selected delights that this device holds. It's in a category of it's own.
And by the way, if I were to be tied firmly to any computer company, I certainly do hope it IS Apple !!!
C'mon Parkhurst ! Get an expert to give us worthwhile feedback on the iPad. This person is obviously not comfortable around the elegance and quality of Apple products.

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Coming in May. Or June. Or July. Depending when supply goes up or US demand goes down.

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