Health Tip: One of Three Adults Gets Shingles
-- Adults 60 and older should be vaccinated for shingles, a very painful rash that ' s triggered by the same virus that causes chickenpox, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. If you had chickenpox when you were younger, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chickenpox vaccine now on the high street - but would you pay THIS much?
CHICKENPOX is a common childhood illness affecting nearly 8 million one to ten-year-olds in the UK. The condition can also cause complications in adults. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox jab offered on the High Street
The vaccine is not part of routine immunisations and only offered by the NHS in specific cases. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox vaccine now on the high street - would you pay THIS much to protect family?
CHICKENPOX is a common childhood illness affecting nearly 8 million one to ten-year-olds in the UK. The condition can also cause complications in adults. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Shingles Tied to Heart, Stroke Risk?
TUESDAY, July 4, 2017 -- Shingles may be tied to an increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests. About one-third of Americans will develop shingles in their lifetime. The painful skin rash can occur in anyone who ' s had chickenpox, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 4, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Everything you MUST know about the new chickenpox jab
Although the NHS describes chickenpox as a ‘usually mild’ condition that clears up in a week or so, in some cases it can be serious. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Got Shingles As A Healthy 34-Year-Old, And It Was The Worst Pain I've Ever Felt
By Amanda MacMillan A few weeks after my 34th birthday, my husband and I went for a Saturday hike — a weekly ritual we’d started after moving to New York State’s Catskill Mountains region a few months earlier. I’d been feeling a bit under the weather, and I hoped the fresh autumn air would do me good. It didn’t. Later that night, I had chills and my skin felt strangely sensitive, like when you’re coming down with the flu. On top of that, it felt like I had pulled a muscle in my back or chest; when I breathed or stretched certain ways, I’d get shooting pains across my body. I blamed...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Cuts Chronic Pain, Hospitalizations
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 -- Vaccination greatly reduces the risk of serious complications from shingles, a new study finds. Shingles occurs when the same virus that causes chickenpox is reactivated later in life. Nearly one-third of people in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 17, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Mother of baby with meningitis told she had chickenpox
Tiffany Staveley, 26, was given calamine lotion to treat her daughter, Ava. The five-month-old was found to have both meningitis and Kawasaki disease, and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Link between herpes in pregnancy and autism is unconfirmed
Conclusion This was a Norwegian case-control study that looked at whether maternal infections during pregnancy are associated with the risk of neurological developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in their children. The study initially found no association between any of the pathogens during pregnancy or after delivery, and the development of ASD in boys or girls. Further investigations suggested that high levels of HSV-2 virus antibodies during mid-pregnancy were associated with increased risk of the development of ASD in boys. The researchers suggest that the suspected risk of ASD associated wit...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Neurology Mental health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Don't suffer with shingles
Shingles is a viral infection that triggers a painful, blistery rash. It's?caused by the varicella-zoster virus ? the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles. There's no cure for shingles, but a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Will "Measles Parties" Return?
The co-author of this post is Will Schupmann President Trump's possible appointment of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to lead a commission on vaccine safety should frighten all American parents. Kennedy, a vocal believer in the thoroughly discredited notion that childhood vaccines lead to autism, could strengthen the anti-vaccination movement, which would undoubtedly result in the deaths of unvaccinated children. Today's anti-vaccination movement has already proved to be dangerous. The Disneyland-linked outbreak of measles in California two years ago brought attention to a significant decline in vaccination rates, which vaccine o...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 29, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The secret of Namibia's 'fairy circles' may be explained at last
Using computer models, ecologists think they have finally hit upon the reason for the strange polka dot patches scattered across the Namib desertThe marks on the ground in the Namib desert resemble a vast sheet of polka dots, or to the less romantic observer, perhaps a bad case of chickenpox.In local myths, the bare, red circles fringed with grass are footprints of the gods, or patches of land once poisoned by the breath of a subterranean dragon. But even among scientists, who strive for more convincing theories, the curious, repetitive patterns have proved hard to explain.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Biology Namibia Africa World news Science Environment Source Type: news

Chickenpox symptoms: Should ibuprofen be used to treat common virus?
CHICKENPOX is a common illness - caused by a virus - which affects most children. However, after a child was struck down by life-threatening sepsis following treatment with medicine containing ibuprofen, questions have been raised as to how children should be medicated. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Health Ministry Confirms There Is Chickenpox Outbreak in Mombasa and Nairobi
[Nation] The Health ministry has confirmed an ongoing outbreak of chickenpox in Mombasa and Nairobi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news