Actually I've used that title before. Anyway, they're still working on the urgent public health problem of baldness, this time in the general realm of regenerative medicine. That's all about how newts can grow new limbs and hearts, so why can't mammals? Basically, we don't have the progenitor cells needed to regenerate tissue, and in the case of people afflicted as I am, that happens to be hair, which is not exactly tissue but it's a similar idea.
Obviously, baldness isn't actually a health problem.
I take that back. If "health" means a state of well-being, then it is whatever makes you think you are well. But if bald men feel unwell, it's because of their worries about how others see them. This same problem comes up with short stature -- which has become a disease now that hormones are available to make children grow taller -- and homosexuality, which used to be a disease but is no longer, because social attitudes have changed. Originally, as a matter of fact, calling homosexuality a disease was seen as a step forward for homosexuals, because it's better to have a disease than a moral failing. In Leviticus, baldness may or may not be a moral failing depending on specific criteria. Simple male pattern baldness seems to be exempted, but if the priest were to make a misdiagnosis, a bald man could end up driven into the desert to die:
40 “A man who has lost his hair and is bald is clean. 41 If he has lost his hair from the front of his scalp and has a bald forehead, he is clean. 42 But if he has a reddish-white sore on his bald head or forehead, it is a defiling disease breaking out on his head or forehead. 43 The priest is to examine him, and if the swollen sore on his head or forehead is reddish-white like a defiling skin disease, 44 the man is diseased and is unclean. The priest shall pronounce him unclean because of the sore on his head.
All this is banal, but there is a deeper point. Our well being is partly a function of how our physical and behavioral characteristics are regarded by others. It is socially as well as biologically determined. Exactly how unhealthy a person is who has, say, difficulty walking, or who stutters, or has a benign but visible tumor, or a so-called paraphilia, is determined by the rest of us and the environment we create. We could create a lot more health by investing in cultural change, in many instances, than in biomedicine, even before we get to the problems of social class and material resources.