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Hush little virus, don't say a word: How Princeton scientists investigate sleeping viruses
(Princeton University) Four in five adults are infected with herpes simplex virus, say researchers, but most don't show symptoms like cold sores because the virus infection is 'latent' -- sleeping -- within the nervous system. While many virus researchers are interested in understanding what causes these sleeping viruses to wake up, or reactivate, Princeton scientists are trying to understand what prevents the infection from going to sleep in the first place. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Treatment options for cold sores in the early stages
What can be done to stop a cold sore early on? Learn more here, along with what causes cold sores in the first place and how to avoid spreading them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Exploring how herpes simplex virus changes when passed between family members
(Penn State) A new study offers a rare glimpse into the genetics of a herpes simplex virus transmission event -- information that may prove useful in future development of therapeutics and vaccines. The study reveals nearly perfect genetic transmission of the virus from a father to his son and lays the foundation for future studies exploring the genetic diversity of this virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does my tongue hurt?
Learn about a number of common causes for tongue pain, including physical injury, thrush, and cold sores, along with treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

How Common Is Hereditary Angioedema?
Discussion Angioedema is edema that is non-pitting, self-limited occurring in non-dependent areas usually in an asymmetric distribution usually on the lips, face, hands, feet, genitals and also in the bowel. It usually develops over minutes to hours (often 1-2 hours) with resolution usually within 24-48 hours. Angioedema often occurs with urticaria but 20% of patients may have isolated angioedema. Acute allergic angioedema is often caused by drugs (including antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), foods, infections, insects, various organic substances (i.e. latex, preservatives, formaldehyde, etc.), and oth...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can HSV2 be transmitted through oral sex? What you need to know
Herpes simplex virus type 2 is a form of herpes that can be sexually transmitted and causes lesions to form on the skin. Can HSV2 be transmitted orally? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

What Causes Microcephaly?
Patient Presentation A 5-month-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit and followup from his neonatal intensive care stay. He was born prematurely at 28 weeks gestation and his stay was complicated by a right sided Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage, a left-sided Grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage, neonatal seizures, respiratory distress and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, acute kidney injury that had resolved, possible necrotizing enterocolitis incidents x 2, and herpes simplex encephalitis. He was on home oxygen, a nasogastric feeding tube because of aspiration risk and mult...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Adding modified herpes virus to immunotherapy shows promise for treating advanced melanoma
FINDINGSIn a two-year study at UCLA, nearly two-thirds of people with advanced melanoma responded positively to a treatment that combines the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab with a herpes virus called talimogene laherpareovec, or T-VEC. Researchers led by Dr. Antoni Ribas found that the treatment ’s side effects were manageable, and comparable to side effects for people who took either pembrolizumab or T-VEC as a standalone treatment.BACKGROUNDUCLA scientists are testing the combination of pembrolizumab (marketed as Keytruda) and T-VEC (marketed as Imlygic) as a treatment option for people with advanced melanoma tha...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How to take the sting out of rashes
Cold sores, athlete's foot, fungal nails, thrush - they may not be life-threatening but they can really get you down. In the fourth part of our unique series, we ask the experts what you can do to shift those infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIAID herpesvirus study in mice leads to discovery of potential broad-spectrum antiviral
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) NIAID scientists studying herpes simplex virus infection have unexpectedly found that inhibiting a cellular enzyme complex, EZH2/1, suppresses viral infection. The researchers then demonstrated that EZH2/1 inhibitors also enhanced the cellular antiviral response in cultured cells and mice. They then showed that EZH2/1 inhibitors suppressed HSV infection, spread, and reactivation in mice and, in cell culture, suppressed human cytomegalovirus, adenovirus, and Zika virus infections. They suggest that EZH2/1 inhibitors have considerable potential as broad-spectrum ant...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can a Newborn Contract Meningitis From a Kiss? Can a Newborn Contract Meningitis From a Kiss?
An Iowa couple say viral meningitis was most likely given to the baby girl by someone infected with the herpes simplex virus type 1, most commonly associated with cold sores.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

STING is an essential mediator of the Ku70-mediated production of IFN-{lambda}1 in response to exogenous DNA
We previously identified Ku70, a subunit of a DNA repair protein complex, as a cytosolic DNA sensor that induces the production of interferon-1 (IFN-1) by human primary cells and cell lines. IFN-1 is a type III IFN and has similar antiviral activity to that of the type I IFNs (IFN-α and IFN-β). We observed that human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293T cells, which are deficient in the innate immune adaptor protein STING (stimulator of IFN genes), did not produce IFN-1 in response to DNA unless they were reconstituted with STING. Conversely, parental HEK 293 cells produced IFN-1 after they were exposed to exogenous DNA;...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sui, H., Zhou, M., Imamichi, H., Jiao, X., Sherman, B. T., Lane, H. C., Imamichi, T. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

How Common Are STIs?
Discussion Of the 30 different microbes which can be transmitted by sexual contact, 8 have the greatest incidence of transmitting disease. Four are curable (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) and 4 are incurable at present (Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human papillomavirus (HPV)). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important as they can cause: Increased rates of acquisition of other STIs (ie HSV and syphilis increase the rate of HIV infection acquisition) Pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility Stillbirth and neonatal death Neonatal morbidity i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Dartmouth Researchers Find that Mothers ’ Antibodies Against HSV-1 Can Protect Their Infants from the Virus
A team of Dartmouth researchers has found that mothers who have developed antibodies against the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) can pass these antibodies to the nervous systems of their infants, protecting them from acquiring the virus. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - July 6, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News David Leib Features Home-feature HSV-1 infant health infectious diseases pediatrics research virus Source Type: news

Hologic Announces FDA Clearance of Aptima(R) Assay to Detect Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2
Aptima HSV 1 & 2 Assay Now Available Alongside Women's Health, Virology Menu on the Fully Automated Panther System MARLBOROUGH, Mass. , June 20, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) announced today that it has ... Diagnostics, FDA Hologic, Aptima, Herpes Simplex Virus, Panther (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Glutamine found to suppress herpes in mice, guinea pigs
A National Institutes of Health study on mice and guinea pigs shows that glutamine supplements may suppress the reactivation of herpes simplex virus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes and Zika Transmission
FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 -- Vaginal bacteria may affect the sexually transmitted Zika virus and herpes simplex virus-2, possibly helping to protect women from these infections, a new study suggests. " The human vagina has a wide array of bacterial... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Potential Role of Polymerase Chain Reaction in Diagnosis of Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infection: Is Viral Culture Outdated?
Even in the era of effective antiviral therapy, neonatal herpes simplex viral infection causes significant morbidity and mortality in newborns. Prompt diagnosis is the cornerstone of treatment of these infants. Outside and inside the neonatal clinical practice, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is replacing culture as a method of facilitating a speedy diagnosis of herpes simplex virus infection. New pediatric guidelines call for testing of high-risk asymptomatic infants, and thus, many more surface cultures and PCRs are being performed. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - June 6, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nicole L. Samies, Swathi M. Gowtham Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Herpetic whitlow: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
Herpetic whitlow is a rare but painful infection which occurs on the fingers and is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eczema herpeticum: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
What is eczema, what is the herpes simplex virus, and what is eczema herpeticum? Learn about the treatments available and how it may be prevented. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eczema / Psoriasis Source Type: news

Health Tip: Coping With Cold Sores
-- Cold sores are small blisters, triggered a herpes virus, that mostly form on the mouth. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to cope with them: Apply an over-the-counter antiviral cold-sore medication that contains docosanol or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Coping With Cold Sores
Title: Health Tip: Coping With Cold SoresCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - May 12, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

First study of Oncolytic HSV-1 in children & young adults with cancer indicates safety, tolerability
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) HSV1716 -- an oncolytic herpes simplex virus-1 -- has been studied in adults via injection into the brain and superficial tumors. Now, a team of researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have completed the first phase 1 trial of the virus in the pediatric population, published online in Clinical Cancer Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Case 2: Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in a Preterm Infant and Complications
(Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - May 1, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kojima, K., Schein, R., Karna, P. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Index of Suspicion in the Nursery Source Type: news

Why is herpes simplex virus disease risk so much greater for newborns?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Interferon is a crucial component of the human immune system's response to infection by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), but how important a role it plays in determining the severity of disease and explaining why newborns are so much more susceptible to HSV-1 infection than adults remains unclear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Understanding of herpesvirus infection advanced by new research
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections last a lifetime. Once a person has been infected, the virus can remain dormant (latent) for years before periodically reactivating to cause recurrent disease. This poorly understood cycle has frustrated scientists for years. Now, scientists have identified a set of protein complexes that are recruited to viral genes and stimulate both initial infection and reactivation from latency. Environmental stresses known to regulate these proteins also induce reactivation. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NIH scientists advance understanding of herpesvirus infection
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections last a lifetime. Once a person has been infected, the virus can remain dormant (latent) for years before periodically reactivating to cause recurrent disease. This poorly understood cycle has frustrated scientists for years. Now, National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists have identified a set of protein complexes that are recruited to viral genes and stimulate both initial infection and reactivation from latency. Environmental stresses known to regulate these proteins also induce reactivation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infec...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What Causes Uveitis?
Discussion Inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, or uvea, is termed uveitis. Uveitis can be divided into anterior, intermediate or posterior uveitis by involving the anterior (iris and ciliary body), intermediate (vitreous) or posterior (choroid and usually retina) compartments. Panuveitis involves all 3 compartments. Duration can also be used to classify uveitis. Acute is 6 weeks and> 3 months is chronic persistent uveitis. Episodic periods of inactivity and reactivity that last more than 3 months are called recurrent uveitis. A third way to characterize uveitis is if it is granulomatous or not. Uveitis increase...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 3, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Herpes STDs: From chimps to humans to cold sore cousin mixing before worldwide spread
(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) Evolutionarily, Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 are considered cousins, and are thought to have evolved independently, Now, an entirely new picture is emerging. While scientists did not find evidence of chimpanzee herpes virus fragments in HSV-2 genomes, they show the history of HSV-2 was marked by recombination with HSV-1. In addition, they determined two main lineages of HSV-2, one globally distributed and another restricted to sub-Saharan Africa, which both started diversifying about 30,000 years ago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Autism Linked to Herpes Infection in Pregnancy Autism Linked to Herpes Infection in Pregnancy
High levels of maternal antibodies against herpes simplex virus 2 in mid-pregnancy may increase the risk for autism spectrum disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry 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

Medical News Today: Genital herpes in pregnancy may raise autism risk for offspring
Researchers suggest that mothers with a greater immune response to herpes simplex virus 2 in pregnancy may be more likely to have children with autism. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Autism Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperammonemia?
Discussion Reye’s syndrome (RS)is named for Dr. Douglas Reye who along with Drs. G. Morgan and J. Baral described encephalopathy and fatty accumulation and degeneration in children in a 1963 Lancet article. RS usually affects children but can occur at all ages. All organs can be affected but the liver and brain are primarily affected causing liver failure and encephalopathy as toxic metabolites (especially ammonia) accumulate, and intracranial hypertension and cerebral edema occurs. As the ammonia levels begin to rise (> 100 mg/dL) patients lose their appetite, have nausea and emesis and mental status changes whic...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ocular Complications of Congenital Infections
This article summarizes the ocular complications of the 5 infections typically represented by the acronym TORCHES (toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, and syphilis), as well as others, including newer pathogens such as the human immunodeficiency, West Nile, and Zika viruses. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - January 31, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Khazaeni, L. M. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

New genital herpes vaccine candidate provides powerful protection in preclinical tests
Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is needed desperately, yet no candidate vaccine has ever performed well in clinical trials. Now scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that a new type of vaccine provides powerful protection in standard guinea pig and monkey models of HSV2 infection. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Coping with cold sores
Cold sores ? also called fever blisters ? are a common viral infection. They are tiny, fluid-filled blisters on and around your lips. These blisters are often grouped together in patches. After the blisters break, a crust forms over the resulting sore. Cold sores usually heal in two to four weeks without leaving a scar. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New genital herpes vaccine candidate provides powerful protection in preclinical tests
Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is needed desperately, yet no candidate vaccine has ever performed well in clinical trials. Now scientists have shown that a new type of vaccine provides powerful protection in standard guinea pig and monkey models of HSV2 infection. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials
THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2017 -- A new vaccine for genital herpes could be nearing human clinical trials, researchers say. The vaccine has proven effective in animals against herpes simplex virus 2, the sexually transmitted virus that causes genital... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

New genital herpes vaccine candidate provides powerful protection in preclinical tests
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is needed desperately, yet no candidate vaccine has ever performed well in clinical trials. Now scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that a new type of vaccine provides powerful protection in standard guinea pig and monkey models of HSV2 infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Don't Routinely Screen Adults, Teens for Genital Herpes
On Dec. 20, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published a final statement recommending against screening asymptomatic adults and adolescents for genital herpes simplex virus infection using serology. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 21, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF Recommends Against Routine Genital Herpes Screening (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says that asymptomatic adults and adolescents, including pregnant women, should not be screened for genital herpes-simplex … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 20, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medication may provide greater virus suppression, reduction in lesions for patients with genital herpes
(The JAMA Network Journals) In a study appearing in the Dec. 20 issue of JAMA, Anna Wald, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Washington& Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, and colleagues compared the medications pritelivir and valacyclovir for reducing genital herpes simplex virus shedding and lesions in persons with recurrent genital herpes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 20, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Grooming pubic hair linked to increased STI risk
Conclusion This US questionnaire-based study aimed to assess the link between the grooming of pubic hair and lifetime history of STIs. The findings showed that grooming was associated with a higher rate of STIs. The study has strengths in that it included a large number of both men and women with a very small number excluded from the analysis. The team made attempts to make the survey as fair as possible and provided a laptop computer and free internet service to those without access to the internet. They also carried out a pilot survey to make sure it was valid and easy to understand. However there are some important limi...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Herpes cure: One pill could treat cold sores and even cancer by stopping virus replicating
ONE drug could block a range of herpes viral infections - everything from the common cold sore to chicken pox and even some types of cancer, experts have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overcoming IBD:  “I am bigger than my Crohn’s disease.”
Like most high school seniors, Camden Vassallo of Norwell has a very busy schedule. The 17-year-old Thayer Academy student manages a heavy academic schedule, works at the local YMCA, is a two-sport, three-season athlete and is looking ahead to college. But like nearly 800,000 children and adults in the U.S., Camden is also managing Crohn’s disease — a chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The condition causes intense stomach pain, diarrhea, fatigue, bloody stool and weight loss in severe cases. Although the disease has uncomfortable and sometimes embarr...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 1, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Athos Bousvaros Crohn's disease IBD Inflammatory Bowel Disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center Source Type: news

Overcoming IBD:  ‘I am bigger than my Crohn’s disease.’
Like most high school seniors, Camden Vassallo of Norwell has a very busy schedule. The 17-year-old Thayer Academy student manages a heavy academic schedule, works at the local YMCA, is a two-sport, three-season athlete and is looking ahead to college. But like nearly 800,000 children and adults in the U.S., Camden is also managing Crohn’s disease — a chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The condition causes intense stomach pain, diarrhea, fatigue, bloody stool and weight loss in severe cases. Although the disease has uncomfortable and sometimes embarr...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 1, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Athos Bousvaros Crohn's disease IBD Inflammatory Bowel Disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center Source Type: news

Cold Sores
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 29, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Targeting the host to get rid of unwanted guests
A new approach has been developed to combat diseases caused by herpesvirus infections, including everything from cold sores to cancer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

AiCuris Anti-infective Cures reports positive phase I trial results of pritelivir for cold sores
German-based drug-development company AiCuris Anti-infective Cures has reported positive results from its phase I trial of pritelivir for the topical treatment of recurrent labial herpes (cold sores). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - August 23, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

USPSTF: Evidence Doesn't Support Screening for Genital Herpes
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released a draft recommendation statement against routine serologic screening for genital herpes simplex virus infection in asymptomatic patients. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 17, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news