Unique new antiviral treatment made using sugar
(University of Manchester) New antiviral materials made from sugar have been developed to destroy viruses on contact and may help in the fight against viral outbreaks. This new development from a collaborative team of international scientists shows promise for the treatment of herpes simplex (cold sore virus), respiratory syncytial virus, hepatitis C, HIV, and Zika virus to name a few. The team have demonstrated success treating a range of viruses in the lab - including respiratory infections to genital herpes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Herpes simplex viruses: new relationships between epidemiology and history
(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) An Italian research team has refined the history and origins of two extremely common pathogens in human populations, herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2. Using and applying rather precise data methods they estimated that the circulating strains of herpes simplex virus type 1 migrated from Africa about 5000 years ago. The exit from Africa of herpes simplex virus type 2 was even more recent and probably occurred in the eighteenth century, during the height of the slave trade. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Herpes's Achilles heel
(Harvard Medical School) Scientists have used the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 to disrupt both latent reservoirs of the herpes simplex virus and actively replicating virus in human fibroblast cells. Experiments pinpoint weak spot that can make the virus susceptible to gene editing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Could a hot 'lipstick' end the misery of cold sores?
A German-engineered device, which is the size and shape of a lipstick, may help those infected with the HSV-1 virus, which causes cold sores. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How dormant herpes springs back to life
Researchers have now uncovered a cellular mechanism that may explain how the herpes simplex virus goes into and comes out of hiding. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Congenital viral infections in England over five decades: a population-based observational study
Study (data from 1968 to 2016) reports that compared with earlier years of the study, rates in 2016 were higher for congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus, and varicella zoster virus, but lower for rubella. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Preventing herpes infections: Study offers new insights
A new study reveals a key protein that can encourage or slow the progression of the herpes simplex virus 1 and tests a compound that blocks the virus. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

What happens when herpes viruses merge? For one, a supervirus
(Natural News) Experts have known that the herpes simplex viruses (HSV) responsible for oral and genital infections were capable of mixing their genetic material. But a recent study by the University of Washington (UW) warns that these pathogens recombine more often than predicted. The HSV-1 virus is classically responsible for oral herpes. Meanwhile, HSV-2 triggers genital herpes. They... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Living With Herpes
-- Herpes is a common and usually mild skin condition caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). If you are living with herpes, Sutter Health encourages you to: Be alert to triggers that activate herpes. Use safe sex methods, such as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Experimental Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice
THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 -- An experimental vaccine against genital herpes is extremely effective in mice, offering hope of human protection against an incurable sexually transmitted disease. The vaccine prevented transmission of the herpes simplex... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long are cold sores contagious for?
Cold sores are highly infectious blisters that develop on the lips and around the mouth. They result from a common viral infection and tend to be contagious for around 15 days. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

These effective natural remedies can help heal cold sores
(Natural News) Cold sores can be painful and inconvenient. If you want relief from these tiny, annoying blisters, try natural remedies like essential oils, L-lysine, or zinc-based creams. What causes cold sores? Cold sores (also known as fever blisters) can appear when you’re sick, stressed, or menstruating. Dr. William Cole, a functional medicine expert, says that cold sores... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother reveals her baby girl was left unable to eat or drink 'after catching herpes from a kiss'
Katie Taylor, from Sunderland, revealed her daughter developed cold sores around her mouth and she feared the then 10-month-old would develop a serious and deadly infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother's warning after her three-year-old catches the herpes virus after being kissed by a relative
Hayley Etheridge, 24, of Prestwich, was told her son, Baylie-Grey, had the herpes simplex virus. Doctors told Ms Etheridge her unborn baby was at risk if she too had the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Squarex Appoints Biopharmaceutical Industry Veteran Jack V. Talley as Chief Executive Officer
ST. PAUL, Minn., July 1, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Squarex, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing a topical immunomodulator for the long-term prevention of recurrent cold sores and other diseases, today announced the a... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Squarex, squaric acid dibutyl ester, Herpes Simplex, herpes simplex (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Infectious Diseases are Important to Consider in Transplantation Patients?
Discussion Transplantation is not a common problem for primary care physicians but when a child’s disease has progressed to end-stage organ failure, transplantation can be the only treatment available. While the primary care provider usually is not involved in the daily management of patients before, during and after transplantation, they can be involved in many areas. These can include providing appropriate primary and acute care, ordering and obtaining necessary medical tests, medications and equipment, assisting with medical insurance, providing medical history and records to consultants, translating medical infor...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 24, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: How do I get rid of nose blisters? 
The Mail on Sunday's GP discusses cold sores, blisters, pap smear tests, constipation and how forest bathing can help treat mental health problems. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Facial Nerve Palsy?
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 3, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Honey is 'just as effective as treating cold sores as anti-viral creams'
The trial of 952 participants was led by researchers at the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand (MRINZ). The volunteers used either an anti-viral cream or honey. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HSV Strains Recombining, Potentially Impacting Vaccine Development HSV Strains Recombining, Potentially Impacting Vaccine Development
Herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) are recombining, suggesting that live attenuated HSV-2 vaccine candidates carry a"significant risk" of recombining with circulating HSV-1 strains to form an infectious virus, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Simple remedies for herpes you can make at home
(Natural News) Oral herpes is a condition that causes painful cold sores to form on your mouth or face. If you have oral herpes, natural remedies like aloe vera or sage can help relieve your symptoms. What is oral herpes? The herpes simplex virus (HSV) is an infection that causes herpes. Herpes can appear in various... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to manage infected eczema
Red, itchy and inflamed skin is a well-known symptom of what's generally called eczema. While there are a variety of conditions described in this way, the most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. Occasionally, complications develop and the skin becomes infected. When this happens, there are a number of treatment options available. Consult your doctor or medical practitioner if you have any questions regarding your eczema treatment plan, but in the meantime, here are some things you'll want to know about the condition. When eczema becomes infected, there are a variety of treatments.  What causes an ec...
Source: Advanced Tissue - May 7, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound Infection 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

Lines blurring between human herpes simplex viruses
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) The herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) that commonly infects the mouth, is continuing to mix with the genital herpes virus (HSV-2) to create new, different recombinant versions. Genital co-infection with both viruses could create opportunities for the viruses to recombine. This ability of the viruses to recombine poses problems for vaccine development, due to the risk of a live vaccine for genital herpes mixing with HSV-1 to form an infectious recombinant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does herpes look like?
This article discusses what herpes looks like, describes the symptoms, and provides pictures to help identify herpes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Space travel is giving astronauts SHINGLES and cold sores
NASA-funded researchers in the US studied 87 astronauts who had been on space shuttles or the International Space Station and found more than half started shedding previously inactive viruses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes recurrent cold sores?
Many people have cold sores throughout their lives, but some factors can make it easier for them to recur. Learn about why cold sores recur here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lysine for cold sores: Does it work?
Lysine is an amino acid that may help prevent cold sores. Most people get lysine from their diet. In this article, Learn more about whether it is effective and how to use it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Health Tip: Cold Sores 101
-- Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV), a contagious germ. Although some people show no symptoms, others develop unpleasant sores on the mouth or lips. Normally, cold sores will go away on their own within a few weeks. Antiviral... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise. Here ’s what you need to know to protect yourself
UCLA Health Rates of sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the past four years to record highs in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’slatest analysis. In California, the state health departmentfound that the number of people diagnosed with syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia in 2017 was 45 percent higher than five years prior.These sorts of statistics may spark a fear that there ’s little we can do to protect ourselves — but that’s not the full story.Dr. Leena Nathan, an obstetrician/gynecologist at UCLA Health-Westlake Village, consults with peo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Cold sore virus can 'wake up' after remaining dormant for years
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?I have had a few cold sore flare-ups over the past few months after years without getting any. What causes them to come back, and what's the best way to treat them? ANSWER:?Cold sores?are caused by the herpes simplex virus. Once you're exposed to the virus, which is typically passed from skin-to-skin contact, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 8, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Treating cold sores
Treating cold sores Cold sores, also called fever blisters, are a common viral infection. They are tiny, fluid-filled blisters on and around your lips, often grouped together in patches. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment in two to four weeks. There are over-the-counter, prescription and alternative medicine treatments that may speed the healing process, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 18, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

MTN researchers begin safety study of a 90-day vaginal ring containing tenofovir
(Microbicide Trials Network) A vaginal ring designed to protect women against both HIV and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is being tested in a new study that aims to determine whether its use for three months is safe. The Phase I study, taking place at three U.S. trial sites, is one of two studies evaluating full 90-day use of the ring, which contains an antiretroviral drug called tenofovir, and the first to enroll participants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Detection of HSV and VZV by Molecular Methods Detection of HSV and VZV by Molecular Methods
This study compared multiplex nucleic acid amplification tests that detect and differentiate herpes simplex virus and varicella-zoster virus with traditional virologic assays.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Herpes simplex: Everything you need to know
Herpes simplex is a very common virus that affects billions of people globally. It can cause sores around the mouth or on the genitals and surrounding areas. Learn more about herpes simplex here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is herpes esophagitis?
Esophagitis is swelling and irritation of the food pipe, or esophagus. Herpes esophagitis is a type of esophagitis that results from infection with the herpes simplex virus. This condition is rare and usually only occurs in people with a weakened immune system. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

How to get rid of a cold sore: Take this daily supplement to soothe blisters says Dr Chris
HOW TO get rid of cold sores: A cold sore is a small fluid-filled blister which commonly appears on the face and can sometimes burst and crust over into a scab. Taking a daily supplement can help soothe your painful symptoms, according to Dr Chris Steele. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Herpes Virus Help Cause Alzheimer's?
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- There's growing evidence that the herpes virus responsible for cold sores also may cause Alzheimer's disease, a new research paper contends. It's been long known that herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) can been found in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Differences between pimples and cold sores
Cold sores and pimples can look similar, but they are two separate conditions. Here, we examine their differences and similarities, including their causes, treatment, and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Veterinary college researcher awarded grant to study herpes simplex virus
(Virginia Tech) HSV1 and HSV2 are highly contagious and incurable. The viruses establish latency in sensory and autonomic neurons (nerve cells), from which they can reactivate to cause recurrent disease, affecting more than 250 million people in the U.S. alone, according to Bertke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A guide to preventing and treating cold sores using home remedies
(Natural News) Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, are small lesions that can appear on your lips, cheeks, chin, or inside the nostrils. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). It is estimated that around 50 to 80 percent of American adults have oral herpes. There is no known cure... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold sore: Avoid eating too much of this food to keep painful blisters at bay
COLD sores are small fluid-filled blisters that can appear anywhere on the face and sometimes they burst and crust over into a scab. They can be unpredictable but there are a number of things you can do to help keep them at bay.   (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold sores virus, cardiovascular damage linked in study
A herpes virus similar to the one that causes cold sores has been linked to immune cells that can damage cardiovascular tissue, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Telling the difference between genital pimples and herpes
Many people develop pimples on their genitals. Sometimes, these pimples resemble lesions caused by the herpes simplex virus. Although genital pimples and genital herpes have some similar characteristics, they are very different conditions. Learn more about how to tell the difference between genital herpes and pimples. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about babies and cold sores
Cold sores are not common in newborns or babies. However, if a baby does catch the cold sore virus, called herpes simplex, it can be very dangerous. People with cold sores should avoid kissing babies or sharing towels or bedding. Learn about the causes, complications, and treatment of cold sores in babies here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Herpes or Bacterial Infection? Testing and Treating Young Infants Herpes or Bacterial Infection? Testing and Treating Young Infants
Which symptomatic infants should be empirically treated for possible herpes simplex infection? New data help to narrow it down.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

T-VEC Immunotherapy Shows Promising Early Activity in Melanoma
Bryant FurlowJun 7, 2018The genetically engineered oncolytic herpes simplex virus produced promising clinical responses in stage IIIB –IVM1a melanoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

Orajel and Other Teething Medicines Are Not Safe for Babies, FDA Warns
(WASHINGTON) — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers. The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. The agency has been warning about the products for a decade but said reports of illnesses and deaths have continued. Now, it wants teething products off the market, noting there is little evidence they...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Stop sharing your lip balm
Besides the ick factor, Dr. Dawn Davis, a?dermatologist at?Mayo Clinic, says sharing your lip balm or lip moisturizer with another person is a bad idea. Sharing these products increases your risk for contracting?cold sores, which are caused by herpes?simplex virus (HSV-1). Dr. Davis says people can carry the herpes virus in their mouth without developing [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does eye herpes look like?
The herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores can also affect the eyes. Herpetic eye disease can lead to sores forming on the eyelid, light sensitivity, and may affect vision. In this article, we examine the ways that herpes affects the eyes and what treatments are available to bring relief. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news