Study links viral infections to Alzheimer ’s, Parkinson’s—with many caveats
A massive data mining study has found numerous associations between common viruses like the flu and devastating neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). The findings expand on previous research linking individual viruses to neurological diseases. But experts caution that the study, which relied on electronic medical records rather than biological samples, merely describes correlations and doesn’t prove causation. Still, it’s “really exciting,” says Kristen Funk, a neuroimmunologist who studi...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 19, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Obesity Protects Against Genital Herpes in Mice, Study Finds
A high-fat diet induced changes to the animals’ vaginal microbiomes that boosted survival after exposure to the virus. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 11, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Viral Shedding Common After First-Episode Genital HSV-1 Infection
MONDAY, Oct. 31, 2022 -- Genital viral shedding is frequent after first-episode genital herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection, particularly among those with primary infection, according to a study published online Oct. 22 in the Journal of... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - October 31, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

USPSTF Continues to Recommend Against Genital Herpes Screening
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) did not find new evidence that could result in a change to the 2016 recommendation on screening for genital herpes and consequently continues to recommend against routine... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - August 16, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Themis Medi bets big on antiviral drug for Covid
Themis had launched inosine pranobex under brand name Viralex in June this year. Despite the drug not figuring in the government's Covid treatment protocol - the company is banking on the drug to improve overall revenues as it was approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for more indications such as influenza and other viral respiratory diseases (ARDS), mucocutaneous herpes, genital wart and panencephalitis. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 11, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

STI: Four warning signs of an infection with the herpes simplex virus – it has 'no cure'
GENITAL herpes is considered a "common" sexually transmitted infection . Triggered by the herpes simplex virus, here are the warning signs of the contagious condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Can Be Mistaken for Genital Herpes
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Source: - October 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sexually transmitted infections fall during pandemic
Genital warts and herpes saw the biggest decrease, the figures for England reveal. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

R Kelly's physician testifies the singer had herpes since at least 2007 as prosecutors allege he knowingly infected people
R. Kelly's personal physician of 25 years took the stand Thursday to testify about his treatment of the singer's genital herpes since at... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neonatal Herpes: The 24th-Hour Workup Neonatal Herpes: The 24th-Hour Workup
How to manage the asymptomatic newborn of a mother with a genital lesion.The Cribsiders (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Worm infestation in intestine has a remote effect on viral defenses
(University of Bonn) Infection with parasitic intestinal worms (helminths) can apparently cause sexually transmitted viral in-fections to be much more severe elsewhere in the body. This is shown by a study led by the Universities of Cape Town and Bonn. According to the study, helminth-infected mice developed significantly more severe symptoms after infection with a genital herpes viruses (Herpes Simplex Virus). The researchers suspect that these results can also be transferred to humans. The results have now appeared in the journal Cell Host& Microbe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Differences in herpes virus symptoms may relate to variations in strain gene expression
(Penn State) Why do some people with cold sores around their lips experience painful lesions, while others have no symptoms at all, yet still spread the virus? A new study conducted at Penn State finds that these differences could be due to variations in the way certain strains of herpes simplex (HSV-1) -- the virus that causes cold sores, as well as genital herpes -- activate gene expression in neurons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What is a Lipschultz Ulcer?
Discussion Acute genital ulcers (AGU) are much less common in sexually-naive women than sexually experienced or active women. The differential diagnosis of AGU is large. For sexually active women Herpes simplex virus is the most common cause. Sexually transmitted infections are also included in this differential. In addition to the pain, AGUs can cause distress for the patient and family as possible sexual abuse must be considered. The differential diagnosis of AGU in non-sexually active women includes: Aphthosis Lipschutz ulcer Idiopathic Autoimmune or inflammatory diseases Behcet disease Bullous pemphigoid Inflammato...
Source: - February 8, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Vaccine shows promise against herpes virus
(University of Nebraska-Lincoln) A genetically edited form of a herpes simplex virus has outperformed a leading vaccine candidate in a new study published in Nature Vaccines. When challenged with a virulent strain of the sexually transmitted HSV-2, vaccinated guinea pigs displayed fewer genital lesions, less viral replication and less of the viral shedding that most readily spreads infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Systemic Disease Causes of Oral Ulcers?
Discussion Oral ulcers are common problems seen by dentists but pediatricians also see them. Usually families have are concerned because they are painful and acute. Ulcers are sometime noticed by the physician and not the family as in the case of herpangina or hand-foot and mouth disease. Chronic or recurrent ulcerations present less commonly and therefore it may be more difficult to determine their etiology. Many of the systemic disease causes of oral ulcers are overall infrequent and/or not common in the pediatric age range. Ulcers can be classified in several ways but acute ulcers are usually painful and last less tha...
Source: - September 21, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news