Latest Herpes zoster Stories
For decades, medical wisdom about shingles has been that it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Receiving the herpes zoster vaccine was associated with a 55 percent reduced risk of developing shingles.
Vaccination for herpes zoster, a painful rash commonly known as shingles, among a large group of older adults was associated with a reduced risk of this condition, regardless of age, race or the presence of chronic diseases.
There are more than 1 million episodes of shingles every year in the United States.
Acute herpes zoster, or shingles, interferes with all health areas for people with the condition, including sleep, enjoyment of life and general activities.
BALTIMORE, Md., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ --The American Pain Foundation (APF), in partnership with professional baseball player LaTroy Hawkins, acknowledges those suffering from Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN) today, as it recognizes the second annual PHN Awareness Day.
Mothers who are exposed to certain antiviral drugs during the first trimester of pregnancy do not face an increased risk of birth defects, according to a new study.
SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Recent Highlights: Qutenza launched in April 2010Qutenza available and/or on formulary at 60 U.S. hospitals Astellas initiates Qutenza E.U.
Patients reminded that benefits far outweigh risks CHICAGO, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vaccines have a long history of successfully preventing disease and, in effect, improving the lives of countless Americans.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Roxane Laboratories, Inc. announced today the Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) approval of Valacyclovir Hydrochloride Tablets 500mg and 1g as of May 24, 2010 by the Food and Drug Administration.
Herpes zoster (or zoster), is known as shingles or zona and is a viral disease characterized by painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body. Initial infection causes chickenpox. Once chickenpox is over the virus remains in the body and can cause shingles. It can become latent in the nerve cell bodies and sometimes in the dorsal root, cranial nerve, or autonomic ganglion. Years after initial infection, another breakout can cause a painful rash. The rash usually...