Sunderland couple who watched their baby DIE from chickenpox
Layton Boys-Hope was 12 months old when he died from sepsis - an immune response caused by the common virus. His parents say medics at Sunderland Royal Hospital didn't notice the warning signs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Couple who watched their baby DIE from chickenpox
Layton Boys-Hope was 12 months old when he died from sepsis - an immune response caused by the common virus. His parents say medics at Sunderland Royal Hospital didn't notice the warning signs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monkeypox warning - how deadly virus infection is different to chickenpox revealed
MONKEYPOX virus was diagnosed in the UK for the first time last weekend, Public Health England confirmed. The rare - and deadly - disease, which causes headaches, fever and a widespread rash, is similar to chickenpox, but with some distinctive differences. These are the signs and symptoms of both infectious viral infections. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monkeypox warning: How virus infection is different to chickenpox - second case in UK
MONKEYPOX virus has been diagnosed in the UK twice within the past five days, Public Health England confirmed. The rare disease, which causes headaches, fever and a widespread rash, is similar to chickenpox, but with some distinctive differences. These are the signs and symptoms of both infectious viral infections. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Having to pay for your own shingles vaccine isn't ageism, tribunal rules
When Thomas Hasek decided to get immunized against shingles a few years back, he had to pay $200 for the shot. That struck him as unfair — after all, the childhood chickenpox vaccine addresses the same virus, and it's publicly funded. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat shingles on the face
Shingles is a skin condition that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles results in a painful rash that may also burn or itch. It typically appears on the torso but can develop on the face and affect the eyes. Treatments include antiviral drugs. Learn more about shingles on the face here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Shingles Source Type: news

‘ You don ’ t achieve anything in the movement by yourself ’
UNISON’s new president Gordon McKay is a mental health nurse from the union’s Ayrshire and Arran health branch. He’s been a member of the union for 31 years, having joined the NHS in 1987 and UNISON forebear NUPE on the very same day. “In working class communities in Scotland, that’s what you did – you joined your union straight away,” he says. But he’s keen to stress that joining a union was far from an unthinking action. “It was recognised that the best way to defend yourself was to defend your colleagues, in the knowledge that when the time came, they would defend you.” It was always a consci...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Magazine mental health Northern president presidential team Scotland UNISON Cymru/Wales Source Type: news

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. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Mother releases horrifying images of her daughter struck down with the worst case of chickenpox
Lianne Taylor, from Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, claims she was turned away twice after taking Evie-Beth to A&E when she broke out in spots. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Shingles 101
-- Shingles is a painful rash that is caused by the herpes zoster virus, the same one that causes chickenpox. After triggering chickenpox, the virus may lay dormant inside the body and re-emerge as shingles, typically after a person reaches age... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is acyclovir?
Acyclovir comes in several prescription forms, including an oral tablet. The acyclovir oral tablet is used to treat viral infections such as shingles, genital herpes, and chickenpox. This form is available as both a generic drug and the brand-name drug Zovirax. Learn about its side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

ICE detainee held in California prison diagnosed with chickenpox
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A detained immigrant has contracted chickenpox in California prison holding 1,000 asylum seekers
On June 18, officials sent out a warning to 800 staff saying the person had contracted varicella (chickenpox) while behind bars, and was now in isolation, according to a letter obtained by LAist. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Is Shingles Contagious?
People who have never had chickenpox are at risk for developing the illness if they come in contact with a shingles patient ’ s blisters. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Shingles (Disease) Chicken Pox Immune System Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Personal Health: Why You Should Get the New Shingles Vaccine
People 50 and older should get the new shingles vaccine whether or not they remember having had chickenpox as a child, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Shingles (Disease) Vaccination and Immunization Chicken Pox Viruses Immune System Source Type: news