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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...

2011-03-24 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....

2011-01-12 14:11:24

Kaiser Permanente research strengthens national recommendations Receiving the herpes zoster vaccine was associated with a 55 percent reduced risk of developing shingles, according to a Kaiser Permanente study of 300,000 people that appears in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. This retrospective study observed the outcomes of the effectiveness of the herpes zoster vaccine in a large, diverse population of men and women ages 60 years and older. Researchers...

2011-01-12 14:08:20

Vaccination for herpes zoster, a painful rash commonly known as shingles, among a large group of older adults was associated with a reduced risk of this condition, regardless of age, race or the presence of chronic diseases, according to a study in the January 12 issue of JAMA. "The pain of herpes zoster is often disabling and can last for months or even years, a complication termed postherpetic neuralgia. Approximately 1 million episodes of herpes zoster occur in the United States annually,...

2011-01-12 07:43:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There are more than 1 million episodes of shingles every year in the United States. It is a painful condition that can last months or years and can seriously impact quality of life. Getting the herpes zoster vaccine was associated with a 55-percent reduced risk of developing shingles, according to a new study. This study observed the outcomes of the effectiveness of the herpes zoster vaccine in a large, diverse population of men and women ages 60 years and older....

2010-11-04 07:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) announced today that it has been awarded approximately $978,000 in grants under the Internal Revenue Service's Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project ("QTDP"). This program was created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 to provide tax credits or grants representing up to 50 percent of eligible qualified investments in therapeutic discovery projects during tax years 2009 and 2010. "We...

2010-10-04 22:50:25

Multicenter study looks at impact for prevention strategies Acute herpes zoster, or shingles, interferes with all health areas for people with the condition, including sleep, enjoyment of life and general activities, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj091711.pdf. Herpes zoster is a reactivation of the chicken pox (varicella-zoster) virus which results in pain and a rash with small blisters. It...

2010-05-06 07:00:00

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. Shingles is caused by a reawakening of the chickenpox virus and anyone who has ever had chickenpox is at risk for...

2010-05-03 07:00:00

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). Also known as after-shingles pain, PHN is an often debilitating condition resulting from nerve damage caused by shingles infection.(1) Professional...

2010-01-04 15:00:00

DENVER, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Children of parents who refuse vaccines are nine times more likely to get chickenpox compared to fully immunized children, according to a new study led by a vaccine research team at Kaiser Permanente Colorado's Institute for Health Research. The study was published today in the January issue of the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, this is the first study to examine...


Latest Varicella zoster virus 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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