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

UCLA study produces clearest images to date of HSV-1, the virus that causes cold sores
UCLA researchers have produced the clearest 3-D images to date of the virus that causes cold sores, herpes simplex virus type 1, or HSV-1. The images enabled them to map the virus ’ structure and offered new insights into how HSV-1 works.A report on the research was published online by the journal Science.The scientists used cryo electron microscopy, or cryoEM, to obtain the first atomic model of the virus particle, which is made up of more than 3,000 protein molecules comprising tens of millions of atoms.“We’ve known that HSV-1 can hide inside the nucleus of the nerve cell and establish life-long latent ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cryo-EM structure of a herpesvirus capsid at 3.1 A
Structurally and genetically, human herpesviruses are among the largest and most complex of viruses. Using cryo–electron microscopy (cryo-EM) with an optimized image reconstruction strategy, we report the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) capsid structure at 3.1 angstroms, which is built up of about 3000 proteins organized into three types of hexons (central, peripentonal, and edge), pentons, and triplexes. Both hexons and pentons contain the major capsid protein, VP5; hexons also contain a small capsid protein, VP26; and triplexes comprise VP23 and VP19C. Acting as core organizers, VP5 proteins form extensive inte...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Yuan, S., Wang, J., Zhu, D., Wang, N., Gao, Q., Chen, W., Tang, H., Wang, J., Zhang, X., Liu, H., Rao, Z., Wang, X. Tags: Biochemistry, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Structure of the herpes simplex virus 1 capsid with associated tegument protein complexes
Herpes simplex viruses (HSVs) rely on capsid-associated tegument complex (CATC) for long-range axonal transport of their genome-containing capsids between sites of infection and neuronal cell bodies. Here we report cryo–electron microscopy structures of the HSV-1 capsid with CATC up to 3.5-angstrom resolution and atomic models of multiple conformers of capsid proteins VP5, VP19c, VP23, and VP26 and tegument proteins pUL17, pUL25, and pUL36. Crowning every capsid vertex are five copies of heteropentameric CATC, each containing a pUL17 monomer supporting the coiled-coil helix bundle of a pUL25 dimer and a pUL36 dimer, ...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dai, X., Zhou, Z. H. Tags: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Viral hideout
(Harvard Medical School) The ability of the 'cold sore' herpes simplex virus to establish quiet infections and reawaken periodically has long mystified scientists. A new study in mice reveals that a key host protein acts as a critical regulator of the virus's sleep-wake cycle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Molecule halts herpes of the eye
A small molecule prevents herpes simplex-1 virus from making viral proteins. The finding suggests a new class of molecule that may be useful for developing antiviral treatments. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Trends in the Prevalence of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1) and Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) Among Adolescents and Adults Aged 14 –49 Years — United States, 1999–2000 Through 2015–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New drug could treat cold sores better than anything else
Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered that a drug effectively treats herpes in the eye and may treat all forms of the virus, offering a glimmer of hope to herpes sufferers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and Type 2 in Persons Aged 14-49: United States, 2015-2016
During 2015-2016, prevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) was 47.8%, and prevalence of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) was 11.9%. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Half of Americans have cold sores 12% have genital herpes
Both the typically oral and genital forms of herpes are common STDs that cause lesions which can leave people vulnerable to other infections, like HIV. New CDC data reveal that rates of herpes are finally falling. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rates of Herpes Simplex Virus Down in US Adults Rates of Herpes Simplex Virus Down in US Adults
New CDC data show that fewer Americans aged 14 to 49 years have herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 today than 15 years ago.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fewer Americans Have Herpes, But the Number is Still High
A new federal report reveals some good news about herpes: fewer Americans are getting the virus. However, nearly half of American adults have the first type of herpes simplex virus. According to the new findings, released Wednesday by the National Center of Health Statistics (NCHS)—part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—the prevalence of both strains of herpes is down. Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) can both cause outbreaks of sores. HSV-1 typically causes cold sores on or around the mouth and is often spread by kissing, and HSV-2 can cause genital outbreaks and is ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized CDC genital herpes healthytime herpes hsv 1 herpes hsv 2 herpes outbreak herpes rates herpes simplex herpes sore NCHS oral herpes percentage of people with herpes public health safe sex sexually transmitted dise Source Type: news

Licorice root outperforms anti-viral meds for cold sores: Teenage girl is finally cured after trying every conventional treatment
(Natural News) A 18-year-old girl who had cold sores since she was five said that the only treatment that effectively worked to manage her sores is a licorice balm. Indigo Faulkner tried a lot of topical treatments and even anti-viral medications prescribed by her doctor to treat her cold sores, but all of these failed.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New neuron-like cells allow investigation into synthesis of vital cellular components
(Penn State) A new method to create synthetic neurons allows researchers to investigate how the human brain makes metabolic building blocks essential for the survival of all living organisms. A new study describes a core enzyme involved in the synthesis of these building blocks, called purines, and how the enzyme might change during infection by herpes simplex virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UCLA study describes structure of tumor herpes virus associated with Kaposi ’s sarcoma
UCLA researchers have provided the first description of the structure of the herpes virus associated with Kaposi ’s sarcoma, a type of cancer.The discovery answers important questions about how the virus spreads and provides a potential roadmap for the development of antiviral drugs to combat both that virus and the more common Epstein-Barr virus, which is present in more than 90 percent of the adult population and is believed to have a nearly identical structure.In the study, published in the journal  Nature, the UCLA team showed in the laboratory that an inhibitor could be developed to break down the herpes vi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cold sore-ridden teen finds 'cure' with liquorice balm
EXCLUSIVE: Indigo Faulkner, 18, from Shropshire, has suffered with severe cold sores since she was five and had outbreaks every six weeks until she found relief through liquorice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold sore-ridden teen who's never had a boyfriend
EXCLUSIVE: Indigo Faulkner, 18, from Shropshire, has suffered with severe cold sores since she was five and had outbreaks every six weeks until she found relief through liquorice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newfound protein may prevent viral infection and herpes-induced cancer
(University of Southern California) Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers have identified a human protein that could prevent cancer by restricting a type of herpes virus from replicating. Most people are infected by several herpes viruses by the time they reach adulthood. Learning how to stop herpes virus 8 from spreading may hint to how to prevent the other seven types, such as the one that causes cold sores (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 28, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Best essential oils for treating cold sores
This article also looks at the possible risks and other home remedies to treat this (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

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