Medical News Today: Chickenpox vs. measles: What's the difference?

When it comes to chickenpox vs. measles, there are differences as well as similarities. While both are viral infections, they ’re caused by different viruses. While both cause rashes, one produces an itchy rash whereas the other comes with a non-itchy rash. We’ll compare these two conditions in several different areas.
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Publication date: Available online 13 December 2018Source: NeuronAuthor(s): Zheng-Run Gao, Wen-Zhen Chen, Ming-Zhe Liu, Xiao-Jun Chen, Li Wan, Xin-Yan Zhang, Lei Yuan, Jun-Kai Lin, Meng Wang, Li Zhou, Xiao-Hong Xu, Yan-Gang SunSummaryUncontrollable itch-scratching cycles lead to serious skin damage in patients with chronic itch. However, the neural mechanism promoting the itch-scratching cycle remains elusive. Here, we report that tachykinin 1 (Tac1)-expressing glutamatergic neurons in the lateral and ventrolateral periaqueductal gray (l/vlPAG) facilitate the itch-scratching cycle. We found that l/vlPAG neurons exhibited s...
Source: Neuron - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study confirms that otosclerosis is an early adult onset disease that is more prevalent in women than men with a large minority of patients having a family history of otosclerosis. We report new evidence to support a relationship between pregnancy and otosclerosis progression in a proportion of women. In addition, this is the first study to identify differences in severity between familial and non-familial cases of otosclerosis, highlighting the possibility that more than one etiology may be involved.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: OTOSCLEROSIS Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our study calls attention to the insufficient vaccination of adolescents for pertussis, HBV, meningococcal C disease, and HPV. The absence of a system that routinely provides the vaccination status of this population is a major public health issue in France. The use of an electronic immunization record was innovative, but this tool is not extensively used in the general population and has been evaluated by Santé publique France (the French national public health agency). PMID: 30527973 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
m Self-replicating single-stranded RNA viruses such as alphaviruses, flaviviruses, measles viruses, and rhabdoviruses provide efficient delivery and high-level expression of therapeutic genes due to their high capacity of RNA replication. This has contributed to novel approaches for therapeutic applications including vaccine development and gene therapy-based immunotherapy. Numerous studies in animal tumor models have demonstrated that self-replicating RNA viral vectors can generate antibody responses against infectious agents and tumor cells. Moreover, protection against challenges with pathogenic Ebola virus was obta...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
ECZEMA is a condition that causes skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. While creams are recommended by doctors to soothe inflammation, it ’s often the case that different treatments work for different patients. For one child, a particular type of clothing helped his distressed skin. But the treatment is now under consultation and could be offered on a limited basis. 
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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Menlo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MNLO), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of serlopitant for the treatment of pruritus (itch), today announced positive top-line...
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Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling This is the time of year when it’s important to think about flu vaccinations. And there’s good reason for that! The flu causes thousands of preventable hospitalizations and deaths each year. But what about other vaccinations? Do you think of them as something for kids? You aren’t alone. And it’s true, a number of vaccinations are recommended for young children as well as preteens and teenagers. These vaccinations have provided an enormous benefit to public health by preventing diseases that were common and sometimes deadly in the past, including polio, rubella, and...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Infectious diseases Prevention Vaccines Source Type: blogs
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