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Bill Gates on Baldness Research

true, Gates probably thinks that baldness is funny. Maybe thats why he has chosen Balmer as his own replacement as head of MS.
I must admit that, when I was not balding, I also considered baldness as something irrelevant.

But it is important. Aside from the negative psychological impact on the affected subjects, I have said many times, that baldness is a life threatening condition:
millions of bald men and women are using risky drugs to treat baldness. These include of course Finasteride and Minoxidil, whose long-term side effects on young people are not known. Finasteride is suspected to increase the risk of having aggressive prostate cancer, although this is being overlooked by the healthcare community. Time will tell what is the real risk.

» » » “Gates said more money was being spent finding a cure for baldness
» than
» » » developing drugs to combat malaria. Now, baldness is a terrible
» thing
» » and
» » » rich men are afflicted,’ he joked. ‘That is why that priority has
» been
» » set.
» » » The market does not drive scientists, thinkers, or governments to do
» » the
» » » right things. Only by paying attention and making people care can we
» » make
» » » as much progress as we need to.’”
» »
» »
» » Gates proves once again to be an idiot.
» » If he was bald, what would he say?
» » I hope Melinda gets bald!! we will have a good laugh!! EH, BILLY, DID
» YOU
» » MARRY HOMER SIMPSON??
» »
» » At least a bit of respect, sir, we are not killing those malaria guys.
» » a lot of money is “wasted” in irrelevant things, like fashion, lingerie
» » and lipsticks, but you know what? its a cool thing, and makes life more
» » pleasurable. I hope this money keeps getting “wasted” in these
» superficial
» » things.
» » How about those videogames Microsoft sells? Don’t you think this money
» » could be better invested in Malaria research?
» »
» » If you think deeply, you will realize that 90% of the products are not
» » really necessary… if we want to live like monkeys in the forest.
»
»
» I said it before, and I’ll say it again, there’s a serious lack of
» empathy on this planet
.
» Bill Gates never experienced hairloss, and he never tried to understand
» it, so we shouldn’t be
» surprised by the tone of his comments. Quite frankly, I don’t care what he
» has to say about
» hairloss for that very reason.
»
» The true irony behind his comments is that he could generate enough money
» to cure malaria,
» feed and educate the planet if he applied a portion of his money for a
» cure for hairloss first.

» true, Gates probably thinks that baldness is funny. Maybe thats why he has
» chosen Balmer as his own replacement as head of MS.
» I must admit that, when I was not balding, I also considered baldness as
» something irrelevant.
»
» But it is important. Aside from the negative psychological impact on the
» affected subjects, I have said many times, that baldness is a life
» threatening condition:
» millions of bald men and women are using risky drugs to treat baldness.
» These include of course Finasteride and Minoxidil, whose long-term side
» effects on young people are not known. Finasteride is suspected to increase
» the risk of having aggressive prostate cancer, although this is being
» overlooked by the healthcare community. Time will tell what is the real
» risk.
»
»

True, poeple with no hairloss just dont care about it.
BTW, i heard Gates suffers from Asperger Syndrom, something which makes is hard or even not possible to have empathy

Who gives a sh*t what Gates said!!!I dont think he said anything bad anyway, "REALITY CHECK"people die from malaria we just dont look as good as before

and by the way Vista sucks and i am thinking to buy a mac.

» Again, the reason I called him a d*ck was because he also made a special
» point about baldness during his graduation speech at Harvard. I really
» can’t understand why you put in the second quote and told me about common
» sense. I know economics and I never argued that part.

Ok, then I don’t know why you do care about what he said, you shouldn’t, he maybe rich and famous, but he will not determine whether some kind of “cure”/“solution” will appear soon or not.

BTW, I don’t like that guy, I have never liked him, but without passion :smiley: