Exposure to chickenpox as adult does not fully protect against shingles

Adults re-exposed to the herpes zoster virus found to be around 30% less likely to develop shingles Related items fromOnMedica GPs are dealing with growing flu rates Experts predict 'invigorated' winter flu Illness poorly managed in those with learning disability Flu activity appears to be nearing its peak Doctors can help overcome ‘vaccine hesitancy’
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A low number of children have contracted Covid-19 in Oregon compared with other states, according to Oregon Health&Science University ’s latest forecast. Only seven states have lower pediatric census rates than Oregon, where 0.70 per 100,000 of those under the age of 18 are hospitalized for Covid, according to the report, from Peter Graven, lead data scientist in OHSU’s Business Intelligence unit. Graven said that the data s uggest that children are protected when the adults around them are…
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A relatively small number of children in Oregon have contracted the virus compared to other states.
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While the Covid-19 vaccines were developed far from Pittsburgh, a lab at Carnegie Mellon University is making advances in the delivery of the same type of messenger RNA technology that made the first vaccines possible to battle other diseases. The second day of the Precision Medicine World Conference, held in downtown Pittsburgh, began with examples of how the Covid-19 pandemic had changed the region and the world — and BioNTech founders Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci and a leading mRNA researcher…
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Herpes zoster (HZ) and its main complication, postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), constitute an important health problem, reducing the quality of life of patients, and increasing healthcare costs (1). Many patients with PHN develop severe physical, occupational and social disabilities because of enduring pain (2). HZ or shingles is caused by the reactivation of the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV), which remains latent in sensory nerve ganglia following the primary infection (chickenpox). This reactivation causes a localized eruption of vesicular lesions and the presence of pain and inflammation of the affected nerve root (3).
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In this study the authors demonstrate that, as in many other cases, the methodology of delivery matters just as much as the details of the cells used: Retinal and macular degenerative diseases affect millions of people worldwide. Similar to other neurodegenerative diseases, there are no effective treatments that can stop retinal degeneration or restore degenerative retina. Recent advances in stem cell technology led to development of novel cell-based therapies, some are already in phase I/II clinical trials. Studies from our group and others suggest that human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBM-MSC) m...
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