Adult Exposure to Chickenpox Cuts Shingles Risk
TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 -- The relative incidence of shingles is lower in adults after exposure to a household contact with chickenpox, but full protection is not achieved, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in The BMJ. Harriet Forbes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Parents of children with chickenpox less likely to develop shingles
Adults exposed to a child with chickenpox in the home are around 30 percent less likely to develop shingles over 20 years, a new analysis has revealed. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Woman, 32, develops skin cancer from a chickenpox scar which was 27 years old
Louise Thorell, from Ashington in Northumberland, developed basal cell carcinoma and needed three surgeries to remove all the cancer from her right cheek. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating Shingles
-- More than a million cases of shingles are diagnosed in the United States every year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Anyone who has had chickenpox is susceptible to getting the disease. To treat shingles, doctors will usually... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chickenpox vaccine reactivates in two boys, causing rare meningitis more commonly seen in unvaccinated kids
Doctors described what they believe are the first known cases of meningitis due to reactivation of chickenpox vaccine in two 14-year-old boys who received both recommended doses, according to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two teen boys become first ever to get meningitis from chickenpox shot 
A new paper has discussed the case of two 14-year-old boys who were diagnosed with meningitis after the chickenpox vaccine they received as children allegedly reactivated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Preventing and Treating Chickenpox
-- The chickenpox vaccine is the best way to prevent chickenpox, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since the start of the U.S. chickenpox vaccination program, there has been a 90 percent drop in cases of chickenpox, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks and state legislative proposals
This study explored how health is associated with legislative activity by examining whether outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps, whooping cough and chickenpox, were associated with the introduction of legislation in states to change vaccine exemption laws. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about viral rash in adults and babies
A range of viral infections, including shingles, chickenpox, and measles, can cause a skin rash. Learn more about the types, symptoms, and treatment of a viral rash here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about chickenpox in babies
This article includes pictures of babies with chickenpox to aid diagnosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about chickenpox in adults
Chickenpox usually affects children, but it can also occur in adults. In this article, we look at the specific symptoms and treatments of chickenpox in adults. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Home remedies for relief from chickenpox symptoms
There is no cure for chickenpox, but the infection usually clears up without treatment within a couple of weeks. In the meantime, people can use home remedies to ease the symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Baby, one, is battling leukaemia just weeks after he nearly died from sepsis
Fletcher Smith, of Bridgwater, Somerset, was admitted to hospital on July 3 after his body had a life-threatening reaction to the chickenpox he caught from his sisters. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox warning: Avoid using this medication or risk serious skin infection
CHICKENPOX is a common condition that mostly affects babies and children, although adults can get it too. Some parents may consider ibuprofen to reduce symptoms, but doctors warn using the anti-inflammatory drug to treat the condition can have adverse effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kentucky students lose appeal in chickenpox vaccination case
About two dozen Catholic school students and parents in Kentucky have lost their initial appeal in challenging a health department's efforts to control a chickenpox outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The 'worst hand, foot and mouth disease doctors have EVER seen'
Emma Reavley, 41, first noticed red spots on her two-year-old daughter Emily's neck on April 25. Doctors at Hemel Hempstead's Urgent Care Centre diagnosed the rash as 'chickenpox'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to know why many doctors argue that all children should get a chickenpox jab? Read Alex's story
Alex Roantree-Roesch, from Gosport, Hampshire suffered a stroke aged seven. He could no longer talk or eat unaided. His mother Angela, 43, said 'it was like having a newborn baby again.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox vaccine may reduce risk of shingles for kids
Children who have been vaccinated for chickenpox have a 78 percent lower risk of developing shingles than unvaccinated children, according to research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox Vaccine Shields Against Shingles Too
Kids who were vaccinated against chickenpox had a 78% lower risk of developing shingles, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox Vaccine Shields Kids From Shingles, Too
MONDAY, June 10, 2019 -- Shingles isn't usually considered a kids'disease, but children can get this painful condition. Fortunately, the chickenpox vaccine can also protect them against it, a new study finds. " The virus that causes chickenpox also... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chickenpox Vaccine Shields Kids From Shingles, Too
Title: Chickenpox Vaccine Shields Kids From Shingles, TooCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/10/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 10, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Chickenpox Vaccine May Protect Against Shingles Years Later
Children vaccinated against chickenpox had a 78 percent lower rate of shingles than their unvaccinated peers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Shingles (Disease) Chicken Pox Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Every baby in the UK could get the chickenpox vaccine
Londoner Sarah Westcott, 44, right, had her youngest son Gabriel, now three, immunised after her 14-year-old daughter Bridy, left, suffered badly with chickenpox as a young girl. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A student sued because he didn't want the chickenpox vaccine. Then he got chickenpox
Two months after going to court over a chickenpox policy, an unvaccinated teen came down with the illness, his lawyer said Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen Who Refused Chickenpox Vaccine Now Has Disease
A Kentucky teen who was banned from school for refusing vaccination against chickenpox has come down with the disease, his lawyer says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potentially Blinding Shingles of the Eye on the Rise
THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 -- The virus that gave you chickenpox as a kid can rise again after decades of inactivity and inflict a painful, even blinding, eye infection in old age. New research reveals that cases of eye-based " shingles " have tripled... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

An unvaccinated teen who sued over school ban got chickenpox. His dad says that’s a good thing.
Being exposed to chickenpox naturally is "the best thing to do" to become immune, his father says. Health officials disagree. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Brice-Saddler Source Type: news

Anti-vaxx Kentucky teen who sued his school for barring him from classes now has chickenpox
Jerome Kunkel, an unvaccinated 18-year-old senior at a Catholic school in Walton, sued his school (to no avail) after he was banned amid a chickenpox outbreak. Now he has chickenpox. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student who sued over chickenpox vaccination has the disease
The lawyer for a Kentucky high school student who wasn't allowed to participate in school activities because he wasn't vaccinated for chickenpox says his client has now contracted the illness (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What Happened To The Teen Who Sued After Refusing Chickenpox Vaccine
Take a wild guess. The beginning of the answer rhymes with " icken " and the end rhymes with " ox. " (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

A Teenager Sued His School for Banning Unvaccinated Students. Now He Has Chickenpox
A Kentucky teenager who sued his school last month for banning unvaccinated students has come down with a case of chickenpox. Jerome Kunkel, 18, took legal action against his high school after the Northern Kentucky Health Department said unvaccinated students had to stay at home amid an outbreak that left more than 32 students sick, according to the BBC. Kunkel, who is unvaccinated, was barred from playing basketball as part of the ban. In April, a judge ruled against the teen, whose lawsuit argued that the vaccine is “immoral, illegal and sinful.” The teen’s father said that he opposed vaccinations becau...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized Kentucky onetime overnight Source Type: news

Teen who sued after skipping vaccine now has chickenpox
Jerome Kunkel's lawyer admitted he told his unvaccinated teenage clients their best bet was to contract the chickenpox (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles vaccines kill more children than the measles... and it's not even close
(Natural News) With all of the hysteria and fear-mongering about measles that’s sweeping mainstream media headlines these days, one might assume that children everywhere are dropping dead from this chickenpox-like infection. But according to official data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), not a single person has died while being infected... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Water pandemic: Airborne viruses found to survive for weeks in WATER… and most water filters can't remove viruses
(Natural News) It has long been believed that enveloped viruses – viruses like Herpes simplex, chickenpox and the flu virus, which have an outer membranous envelope – are not very stable, and are only infectious through direct and speedy aerosol transmission. A new study by scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British mother reveals she had no idea chickenpox was so risky until she had to rush child to A&E
Jane Beattie, of Hildenborough, Kent, was not concerned when she spotted telltale chickenpox blisters developing on her daughter Susannah's back. But she was quickly covered in angry blisters. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What are eye shingles?
Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus -- the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you've had chickenpox, the virus can lie dormant in your body's nerve tissue for years when suddenly it's triggered by stress or a weakened immune system, and manifests as shingles. A new shingles vaccine called Shingrix is recommended for anyone [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Why Chickenpox Parties Are A Bad Idea
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin said that his kids " got the chickenpox on purpose. " (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Chickenpox parties and natural immunity: Your questions answered
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin recently said he chose to expose all nine of his children to the chickenpox instead of giving them the vaccine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kentucky governor exposed his kids to chickenpox
All nine of the governor's kids were "miserable for a few days" after contracting the virus, he said (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gov. Exposed Kids to Chickenpox
Republican Governor Matt Bevin’s actions of deliberately exposing his children to a disease are "unfortunate and not an example for any of us," infectious disease expert Dr. William Schaffner told the associated press. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kentucky governor says he exposed his 9 children to chickenpox
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he exposed his nine children to chickenpox rather than getting them vaccinated. He said on a radio show this week that he did it so they would catch it and become immune. Bevin said he does not support the state's mandatory chickenpox vaccine for children entering kindergarten. Parents can seek religious exemptions or prove the child was already infected. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kentucky governor exposed his kids to chickenpox
All nine of the governor's kids were "miserable for a few days" after contracting the virus, he said (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen kept home for refusing chickenpox vaccine sues the health department
In northern Kentucky, an outbreak of more than 30 cases of chickenpox prompted health officials to ban unvaccinated students from school. A student's family is suing for religious reasons. Dean Reynolds reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: March 21, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Kentucky Governor Exposed His Children to Chickenpox Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's revelation that he exposed his children to chickenpox so they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kentucky governor says he exposed his children to chickenpox rather than getting vaccine
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen refuses chickenpox vaccine despite outbreak
Jerome Kunkel said he refused to get the vaccine based on religious beliefs (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

God, country and chickenpox: How an outbreak entangled one school in a vaccine showdown
Jerome Kunkel, 18, was banned from his Kentucky school, which is experiencing a chickenpox outbreak, because he isn't vaccinated against the virus. Now he's suing. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Mettler Source Type: news

Kentucky teen who refuses to get the chickenpox vaccine SUES his school
Jerome Kunkel, an 18-year-old senior and basketball captain at a Catholic school in Walton, objects to vaccines because he believes they 'contain aborted fetal cells'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen who refused chickenpox vaccine says school is limiting his activities. So he's suing
A Kentucky student is suing his local health department after it barred students who aren't immunized against the chickenpox from attending school and canceled extracurricular activities during an outbreak that has affected 32 people. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news