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2011-06-08 21:41:55

Taiwanese investigators have found that there can be a significantly higher risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) occurring in the year following a shingles, or herpes zoster, attack. The findings, which support a long-held view on how MS may develop, are published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases and now available online (http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/06/07/infdis.jir239.abstract). MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, leading to inflammation...

2011-05-12 10:42:34

Administering both the pneumococcal and the herpes zoster vaccines to patients during the same visit is beneficial and does not appear to compromise the protective effect of the zoster vaccine, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Vaccine. The study's findings challenge information in the zoster vaccine manufacturer's package insert. This new information is important to patients who find it more convenient and less costly to receive both vaccines from their...

2011-05-11 18:00:00

PASADENA, Calif., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Administering both the pneumococcal and the herpes zoster vaccines to patients during the same visit is beneficial and does not appear to compromise the protective effect of the zoster vaccine, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Vaccine. The study's findings challenge information in the zoster vaccine manufacturer's package insert. This new information is important to patients who find it more convenient and...

2011-05-11 00:00:27

Secret Nerve Cures provides safe, effective, and inexpensive solutions to some the most common nerve related challenges including pain, numbness, tingling, pins and needles, neuropathy, carpal tunnel, sciatica, shingles, Bell's Palsy, neck and back spasms, neuralgia, neuritis and fibromyalgia, Kailua, Kona, Hawaii (PRWEB) May 09, 2011 Nerve Problems Not Understood? New Book Offers Hope, Solutions Most trained neurologists feel inadequately trained to deal with nerve and pain disorders....

2011-04-22 12:48:18

Back with a vengeance Researchers at the University of Georgia and Yale University have discovered a compound with the potential to be more effective than existing agents in treating the very painful blisters known as shingles"”a condition that affects up to 30 percent of Americans, mostly elderly, and for which no specific treatment exists. Most adults remember the fever, itchy blisters and possibly tiny scars they experienced as children when they had chickenpox, which is caused by...

2011-04-15 16:36:15

Strains of genital herpes in Africa are far more virulent than those in the United States, researchers at Harvard Medical School report, a striking insight into a common disease with important implications for preventing HIV transmission in a region staggered by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The researchers arrived at this finding by testing mouse model strains of the disease against vaccine candidates. All vaccines were far more efficacious in abating the U.S. strain. The researchers say...

2011-03-24 14:57:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the use of Zostavax, a live attenuated virus vaccine, for the prevention of shingles in individuals 50 to 59 years of age. Zostavax is already approved for use in individuals 60 years of age and older. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) In the United States shingles affects approximately 200,000 healthy people between the ages of 50 and 59, per year....

2011-02-24 09:24:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at a greater risk for contracting shingles compared with the general population. The risk is greatest for COPD patients taking oral steroids, according to this study. Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus resulting in a painful rash with lesions. People with a compromised immune system are at greater risk of developing shingles although it has not been previously studied in...

2011-02-22 21:42:02

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at greater risk of shingles compared with the general population, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj101137.pdf. The risk is greatest for patients taking oral steroids to treat COPD. Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus resulting in a painful rash with lesions. People with a compromised immune system...

2011-02-01 22:13:46

For decades, medical wisdom about shingles has been that it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The commonly-held belief is that patients are protected from a recurrence of the herpes zoster virus, which causes shingles, after one episode. But according to a study published in the February issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, recurrences of shingles may be significantly more common than doctors have suspected. "It's been thought that recurrences were limited to people with compromised immune...


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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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