When doctors transplant a patient's own hair they take a small strip of hair and scalp from the back of the head. The hair here belongs to bodily hair. The follicles are resistant to male hormones and produce hair throughout a person's lifetime.
In classrooms and corporations, young Japanese are forced to toe the line — but critics say it stifles individuality and initiative, while change will only come very gradually. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has issued a stern warning to world leaders during a speech in Oslo. ICAN head Beatrice Fihn likened nuclear bombs to "a madman's gun held permanently to our temple."
In a village near New Delhi, three women went "mysteriously" unconscious at the same time and woke up to discover their hair was chopped. DW examines the interplay between superstitions and psychological issues in India.
A new species of frizzy-haired orangutans has been discovered in the remote jungles of Indonesia. With a population of only 800, the newly named Tapanuli orangutan is now the world's most endangered great ape.
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