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Receiving the herpes zoster vaccine was associated with a 55 percent reduced risk of developing shingles.
There are more than 1 million episodes of shingles every year in the United States.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that adults remain largely unvaccinated against preventable infectious illnesses.
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.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin Ferguson, owner of family-run Ferguson Carpentry & Roofing is always looking for ways to make his roofing jobs better and more resistant to the elements.
Fresh understanding of the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles could lead to improved vaccines and diagnostic tests, a study suggests.
BALTIMORE, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Pain Foundation (APF) announced today at the American Pain Society (APS) Annual Meeting the results of a national survey that showed postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), also known as after-shingles pain, continues to be a condition with low awareness amongst Americans, demonstrating a need for health care provider (HCP) intervention.
LaTroy Hawkins and the National Council on Aging Raise Awareness of Shingles and After-shingles Pain WASHINGTON, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Aging (NCOA) today announced the launch of the 2010 Patchwork of Hope Network, an educational campaign to raise awareness of shingles and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).
SAN MATEO, Calif., April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NeurogesX, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGSX) announced today that QutenzaÂ® (capsaicin) 8% patch, the first and only product containing prescription-strength capsaicin, is now available.
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...