21 Aug '11, 11pm

No Rapunzel, schoolgirl may die if she combs her hair - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

London, Aug 18 (IANS) A schoolgirl in Scotland has a rare condition following which she has been asked not to comb her hair too vigorously as it could lead to her brain shutting down. Megan Stewart, 13, has a rare condition - Hair Brushing Syndrome - which means she must avoid wearing polyester or touching balloons. Any contact with electrical charges could confuse her brain into switching itself off or sending signals to her heart and lungs to make them do so, Daily Express reported. Stewart has to dampen her hair to reduce static and lie down before combing it and is banned from participating in school science experiments. The teenager, from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland was diagnosed three years ago, after she collapsed as her mother -Sharon brushed her hair. Her mother Stewart, 41, said: 'I was brushing her hair when she flopped over and her lips turned blue. I thought...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/no-rapunzel-schoolgirl-may-die-s...

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