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Hair loss does not make one physically ill but is said to have emotional and psychological consequences. One of the most common causes of hair loss is alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease, which results in well-defined circular bald patches on the scalp. A more extreme variant of alopecia areata is known as alopecia universalis wherein there is a total loss of all body hair.
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In a weekend with a few different wide releases, Scarlett Johansson-starring thriller "Lucy" had no problem finding its intended audience, giving it one of the biggest R-rated openings of the year and knocking "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" out of the top box office slot. With "Lucy" putting together strong opening figures, Brett Ratner's "Hercules" posted just $29 million in opening revenue.
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With multiple mainstream movies aiming at action audiences this weekend, newcomers "Lucy" and "Hercules" will have somewhat limited upside heading into their openings, though both are also in position to potentially top the box office charts as they receive releases of more than 3,000 theaters.
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With a very strong $28.4 million in opening revenue, "The Purge: Anarchy" posted one of the more surprising first weekends of the year, though it was "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" that again topped the box office, hauling in $36 million. "Transformers: Age of Extinction" also continued to perform well around the globe.
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While "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is in great position to potentially land back atop the box office charts, there are a few new titles that could have a significant impact in theaters this weekend. Leading the way should be "Planes: Fire & Rescue," an animated sequel from distributor Disney that is in an excellent spot to take over with family audiences for the rest of the summer.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that family held businesses can object to the provision of insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act, on religious grounds. The ruling is seen as a sort of setback for a contentious part of President Barack Obama's health care reform law. The...