Chickenpox WARNING: Taking ibuprofen to relieve itchy spots 'can make someone very ill'
CHICKENPOX season is fast approaching meaning it ’s more important than ever to recognise the spots and symptoms. Most cases require little or no treatment, and a vaccine can work as a preventative method. But a pharmacist is warning people of the dangers with administering ibuprofen. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox vs Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
Chickenpox vs. Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (Source:
Source: - February 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What to Do if Your Child Has Chickenpox
Title: What to Do if Your Child Has ChickenpoxCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - January 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

What to Do if Your Child Has Chickenpox
MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2017 -- Have a child with chickenpox? Don ' t despair. There are a number of things you can do to care for a child with this disease. " For most healthy children, chickenpox clears on its own without treatment, " said Dr. Sheila Fallon... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - January 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

London woman becomes oldest person ever to have chickenpox
The unnamed patient, who was treated at the Princess Royal University Hospital in London, had already battled the contagious bug as a child before contracting it again nine decades later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is shingles contagious? Symptoms risk rises with age and being near chickenpox sufferers
SHINGLES causes painful symptoms and complications in older people, however getting the vaccine could protect you. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Children Aged 4 –17 Years Who had Ever had Varicella (Chickenpox), by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, 2007–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 7, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

From chickenpox to shingles: new insights
The virus that causes chickenpox can also lead to more serious and painful conditions in older people. An EU-funded researcher is discovering how the virus interacts with the immune system and, possibly, how it might be controlled. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 14, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus
US regulators approve a new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles caused by the chickenpox virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Housecall: Understanding shingles
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Shingles: An overview Shingles is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus ? the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus remains inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles, causing a painful skin rash along [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 2, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Zydus and Pharm Aid enter deal for varicella vaccine technology in Russia
Indian healthcare company Zydus Cadila has entered an exclusive agreement with Pharm Aid for the technology expertise of varicella vaccine production in Russia to prevent chickenpox. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Immunization Resources in Multiple Languages
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and public health professionals often need resources to educate individuals who may have limited English proficiency about the importance of receiving vaccinations for themselves and their children. Check MedlinePlus for resources on immunizations and childhood immunizations in both English and Spanish. Also check HealthReach for patient handouts in multiple languages about vaccinations, including: Vaccine Information Statements on specific vaccines, like the chickenpox vaccine (24 languages), diphtheria, tetanus, and ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals Outreach Source Type: news

Newly found immunodeficiency can turn chickenpox virus fatal
Researchers have identified a mutation in a sensor that the immune system uses to detect viruses that can turn the chickenpox virus deadly in rare cases. (Source: Health News -
Source: Health News - - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox virus fatal in newly discovered immunodeficiency
(Aarhus University) A new study has identified an immunodeficiency which leads to some people becoming seriously ill from the chickenpox virus. The discovery of the gene mutation may help to improve prevention and treatment of the disease. It also contributes with fundamental new knowledge about the immune system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news