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2008-08-06 09:01:05

Inhibitex, Inc. (NASDAQ: INHX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of products to treat serious infectious diseases, announced today that it has completed a Phase I single ascending dose (SAD) clinical trial and initiated a multiple ascending dose (MAD) trial of FV-100, a highly potent and fast-acting compound being developed to treat shingles (herpes zoster). The double-blind, placebo-controlled SAD trial evaluated the safety and pharmacokinetics of four doses of...

2008-08-05 12:01:07

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Pharmaceutical industry industry is available in its catalogue. Commercial and Pipeline Insight: Vaccines for Adults and the Elderly - New blockbuster opportunities ahead http://www.reportlinker.com/p091765/Commercial-and-Pipeline-Insight-Vaccines-for-Adults-and-the-Elderly---New-blockbuster-opportunities-ahead.html Introduction Vaccines have re-emerged as successful revenue generators for Big Pharma, with...

2008-07-14 09:01:12

5 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT ... BELL'S PALSY 1. Symptoms: The nerve that controls your facial muscles becomes swollen or compressed, causing half of your face to temporarily paralyze or weaken and appear to droop. This often happens suddenly and may be accompanied by headache, loss of taste and changes in the amount of saliva and tears your body produces. A warning sign may be neck pain or pain in or behind the ear before the onset of Bell's Palsy. 2. Danger: If Bell's Palsy prevents...

2008-07-02 16:25:00

DURHAM, N.C. "“ Now that Duke University Medical Center scientists have figured out how the virus that causes cold sores hides out, they may have a way to wake it up and kill it. Cold sores, painful, unsightly blemishes around the mouth, have so far evaded a cure or even prevention. They're known to be caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1), which lies dormant in the trigeminal nerve of the face until triggered to reawaken by excessive sunlight, fever, or other stresses. "We have...

2008-06-24 12:02:17

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Ginger Plumbo of Mayo Clinic, +1-507-284-5005 (days), +1- 507-284-2511 (evenings), newsbureau@mayo.edu ROCHESTER, Minn., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the June issue of Mayo Clinic Womens HealthSource. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Womens HealthSource attribution is required. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit...

2008-06-20 06:00:38

Take Care Health Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of drugstore operator Walgreens, has announced that it is now administering the shingles vaccine at all 177 Take Care Health clinics located at Walgreens drugstores in 19 markets throughout 14 states. By administering the shingles vaccine in a convenient setting, Take Care Health providers further extend access to high-quality, affordable and convenient health care to patients across the US, according to Walgreens. Sandra Ryan, chief...

2008-05-15 12:00:07

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has adopted the unanimous recommendation of its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the use of ZOSTAVAX(R) (Zoster Vaccine Live) for the prevention of shingles in adults aged 60 and older. ZOSTAVAX is the only vaccine to prevent shingles, a frequently painful disease marked by a blistering rash that is caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus. These final vaccination guidelines were published online today...

2008-03-18 15:00:49

Safeway Inc. announced that it is offering vaccination to prevent against shingles in over 700 pharmacies in the states of AK, CA, CO, DE, HI, ID, IL, MT, NE, NV, OR, PA, TX, VA and WA administered by Safeway pharmacists. The vaccine will be provided on a walk-in basis at in-store pharmacies; patients should call their Safeway pharmacy or go to www.safeway.com/rx to find a location near them. "The only way to prevent against contracting this debilitating disease is to get a single...

2007-12-31 21:00:20

Over half of all Americans have oral herpes and at least twenty percent suffer from genital herpes or herpes simplex 2. Studies indicate more than 500,000 new cases of genital herpes are diagnosed in the US each year and many go untreated. When combined with the statistics of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and urinary tract infections (UTIs), these bacterial and viral-borne diseases represent the single largest category of human illness in the world today, so prevalent that the...

2007-12-13 21:00:22

A U.S. study challenges the conventional wisdom that shingles primarily affects adults with weakened immune systems. The study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, found more than 92 percent of the study subjects with shingles did not have any conditions like cancer or other serious illnesses that affected their immune system. Overall, our data suggests that researchers and physicians also need to consider preventing shingles in people ages 50 to 59, study leader Dr. Barbara Yawn of...


Latest Herpes zoster Reference Libraries

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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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