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2009-10-09 11:03:18

Adults with shingles were about 30 percent more likely to have a stroke during a one-year follow-up than adults without shingles, in a study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. The risk was even greater when the infection involved the eyes. Shingles, also called herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV). VZV is the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus stays in the body. Usually...

2009-09-22 10:34:00

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - HTDS www.htdsmedical.com The Company is pleased to announce the first batch delivery of the Varicella vaccine to Guatemala. Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a DNA virus of the herpesvirus family. VZV causes a primary illness (varicella or chickenpox) and establishes latency in the sensory nerve ganglia, which may be reactivated later as herpes zoster (shingles). VZV is spread by the airborne route as well as by direct contact with the virus...

2009-08-24 07:00:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX) today announced preliminary results from its Phase IIa proof-of-concept clinical trial of retigabine for the treatment of pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), a painful and common complication of shingles. While retigabine was generally well tolerated, the study did not meet its pre-specified primary efficacy endpoint. Further detailed analyses are warranted and are...

2009-06-21 06:33:55

Specially designed virus-derived vectors "“ engineered not to cause disease "“ can take therapeutic genes to the malfunctioning peripheral neurons outside the spinal cord and brain, alleviating the pain and other dysfunction that can result from a chronic disease or drug treatment, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Glasgow in a report in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. "These disorders that affect the dorsal root...

2009-04-13 10:04:00

ENCINO, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ bluMjk (pronounced "Blue Magic"), a new over-the-counter topical painkiller, uses patent pending skin and nerve penetrating technology to relieve the majority of moderate to severe pain experienced by most pain sufferers. Within minutes of a topical application, bluMjk restores pain nerve fibers to their natural resting state, which eliminates the sensation of pain. R & S Research developed this new penetrating technology to quickly and safely...

2009-03-31 22:46:50

The painkiller oxycodone is effective in dulling the acute discomfort of shingles, an illness that often causes agony in sufferers, U.S. researchers say. The study, published in the April issue of the journal Pain, evaluated different methods to relieve pain during a course of shingles, which many patients say is the worst they have ever experienced. Study leader Robert Dworkin of the University of Rochester Medical Center and colleagues studied 87 shingles patients in Rochester, N.Y., and...

2009-03-31 11:11:00

The New AfterShingles.com Helps Educate Consumers About Shingles and After-Shingles Pain WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), the National Pain Foundation (NPF) and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) today announced the re-launch of AfterShingles.com, an online resource offering tools and information to help educate consumers about shingles and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), or after-shingles pain, its impact on people's lives and steps to...

2009-03-24 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Epiphany Biosciences announced today that the company plans on filing an IND with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to study the potential impact of using the antiviral medication valomaciclovir (EPB-348) as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Valomaciclovir has been shown to possess potent antiviral activity in vitro against a number of herpes-related viruses, including herpes simplex (HSV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV),...

2009-02-20 12:41:57

 Medications frequently used to treat rheumatoid arthritis appear to be associated with an increased risk for herpes zoster, a painful infection also known as shingles that is characterized by blisters, according to a new study.Some previous studies have suggested that patients treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor a (TNF-a) antibodies are at an increased risk for bacterial infections, but little is known about the risk of viral infections, such as herpes zoster, in rheumatoid...

2009-02-19 10:25:16

You may recall as a child catching the itchy red rash, chicken pox. The unsightly infection was caused by the varicella zoster virus and was responsible for nearly 4 million cases each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), until a vaccine introduced in 1995 reduced that number by 83 percent. Yet, if you were among those that suffered from chicken pox, the varicella zoster virus may still be present in your body and could lead to serious (and irreversible) oral health...


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2011-01-24 12:56:26

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...

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