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2013-04-10 13:55:36

Shingles vaccine is associated with reduction in both postherpetic neuralgia and herpes zoster, but uptake in the US is low A vaccine to prevent shingles may reduce by half the occurrence of this painful skin and nerve infection in older people (aged over 65 years) and may also reduce the rate of a painful complication of shingles, post-herpetic neuralgia, but has a very low uptake (only 4%) in older adults in the United States, according to a study by UK and US researchers published in...

2013-04-01 13:01:04

Chicken pox, the childhood affliction of earlier generations, has been largely neutralized by the varicella vaccine, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, which appears in the current online issue of Pediatrics. The 14-year study followed 7,585 children who were vaccinated in 1995, when they were 12 to 23 months old, to assess the long-term effectiveness of the vaccine and the impact on the epidemiology of varicella (chicken pox) and herpes zoster...

Too Many Cold Sores Could Lead To Increased Cognitive Difficulties
2013-03-26 08:38:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A group of researchers from Columbia University and the University of Miami recently found that high levels of bacterial and viral infections are associated with cognitive difficulties, according to a new report in the journal Neurology. The American researchers found that individuals who have been regularly exposed over the years to various pathogens, such as the herpes simplex type 1 virus that periodically flares up to cause cold...

2013-03-13 15:03:33

The widespread introduction of a chicken pox vaccine in Australia in 2006 has prevented thousands of children from being hospitalized with severe chicken pox and saved lives, according to new research. In a national study of chicken pox admissions at four participating Australian children's hospitals, researchers found the number of children hospitalized with chicken pox or shingles had dropped by 68% since 2006. The research was led by Associate Professor Helen Marshall from the...

2013-02-24 23:00:07

How To Cure Shingles is the new treatment program made by Bob Carlton, who promises to give people shingles treatment to help them treat shingles within three days or fewer. Tony Nguyen from Health Review Center shows if the program is helpful for users to apply in a completed How To Cure Shingles review. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 24, 2013 How To Cure Shingles is a new treatment method designed by Bob Carlton, who claims to give sufferers the shingles treatment to help them treat...

2013-02-20 12:38:27

Can an individual's state of mind effect how well a vaccine may work? In the case of seniors and shingles, the answer is yes. Reporting in the current online edition of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, Dr. Michael Irwin, a professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, demonstrates a link between untreated depression in older adults and decreased effectiveness of the herpes zoster –or shingles – vaccine. Shingles is a...

2013-01-13 17:00:19

The winter months are when many people find themselves having to deal with repeated outbreaks of cold sores. The VyGone Zapper can speed up healing time and reduce the number of outbreaks. London, UK (PRWEB) January 13, 2013 A video testimonial uploaded to YouTube by the Ultimatecoldsoretreatment.com website has been seen by more than 100,000 people in less than a month. The video about the power of the VyGone Inhibitor Zapper has been a huge success since it was uploaded on December 13th...


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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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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