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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

Did'Nutcracker Man' Give Us Genital Herpes?
The ancestors of modern humans may have gotten genital herpes from a now-extinct relative. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did'Nutcracker Man' Give Us Genital Herpes?
The ancestors of modern humans may have gotten genital herpes from a now-extinct relative. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

This early human ancestor is to blame for genital herpes
Herpes has been around a long time, to say the least. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet the hominin species that gave us genital herpes
(University of Cambridge) New research uses innovative data modeling to predict which species acted as an intermediary between our ancestors and those of chimpanzees to carry HSV2 -- the genital herpes virus -- across the species barrier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cambridge's Genocea cuts staff and shelves lead drug in major shakeup
Cambridge-based Genocea Biosciences said Monday that it is laying off around 40 of its 100 employees and seeking to unload a genital herpes vaccine program as it shifts its focus to developing cancer treatments. Genocea (Nasdaq: GNCA) said it was ceasing all spending and development activities related to GEN-003, which the company previously touted as a potential blockbuster. Genocea said it was “exploring strategic alternatives” for the vaccine, typically shorthand for a sale or other transaction. T he… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Cambridge's Genocea cuts staff and shelves lead drug in major shakeup
Cambridge-based Genocea Biosciences said Monday that it is laying off around 40 of its 100 employees and seeking to unload a genital herpes vaccine program as it shifts its focus to developing cancer treatments. Genocea (Nasdaq: GNCA) said it was ceasing all spending and development activities related to GEN-003, which the company previously touted as a potential blockbuster. Genocea said it was “exploring strategic alternatives” for the vaccine, typically shorthand for a sale or other transaction. T he… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Mothers-to-be at higher risk from STIs from oral sex
STIs in pregnancy can cause serious problems for a baby. Genital herpes in third trimester means there's a 50% chance baby will get it, says nurse and author Terri Warren from Portland, Oregon. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Early Symptoms of Genital Herpes
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

5 STI Myths That Just Won't Die
For Glamour, by Suzannah Weiss. Nobody wants to hear it, but it’s true: sexually transmitted infections are incredibly common, and even the most careful among us can contract them. Culturally we are trying to talk about the realities of STIs more often, but there are still a lot of misconceptions out there. If you’ve heard one of these myths repeated, we’re declaring once and for all: It’s not true. 1. If you had one, you would know. Half the human population gets an STI at some point in their life, and a lot of them don’t know it. “STIs can fly beneath the radar for months or even year...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Tell Your Partner You Have An STD
When Sarit Luban, a 27-year-old writer from Boston starts dating someone new, there’s a conversation she has to have first. Luban, who has genital herpes, says she has a couple of different approaches to disclosing her sexually transmitted infection. Sometimes she introduces herpes casually, as one of many facts about herself. Other times, she opens up the conversation by talking about STIs generally, and asking about the last time her partner was tested. “I don’t apologize, and I don’t go into how I got it,” she says. “It can be as simple as, ‘Hey, I want to have sex with you...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Short Film Explores What It’s Like To Find Out You Have An STI
A new short film from BuzzFeed Yellow shows just how terrifying it can be to find out you have a sexually transmitted infection.  The video titled “Getting Tested” features a young woman going to the doctor to find out if she has an STI. The film is an important reminder of how easily people can contract STIs; it doesn’t matter how many people you’ve slept with or if you’ve mostly had safe sex ― a lot of it comes down to bad luck.  As the young woman is laying on the doctor’s table getting the exam, she says, “This is really not like me... I’ve only had ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Women Really Need A Yearly Pelvic Exam?
Experts are still debating whether women need a pelvic exam at their yearly visit to a gynecologist, according to a new report. The report comes from a government-appointed expert panel that reviewed hundreds of studies on pelvic exams and concluded that there isn’t enough evidence to make a recommendation either for or against pelvic exams for women who don’t have symptoms of gynecologic conditions and aren’t pregnant. The panel, known as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), said that more studies are needed to better assess the potential benefits and harms of routine pelvic exams. In the me...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health 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

Autism risk linked to herpes infection during pregnancy
Women actively infected with genital herpes during early pregnancy had twice the odds of giving birth to a child later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: Science 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

Autism risk linked to herpes infection during pregnancy
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Women actively infected with genital herpes during early pregnancy had twice the odds of giving birth to a child later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Results appear in mSphere, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

Genital herpes vaccine shows promise in animal trials
The vaccine could be nearing human clinical trials, researchers say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could this jab STOP genital herpes?
Around 500 million people have genital herpes. But no experimental jab has ever achieved strong or consistent results in a clinical trial. Now, a jab at the University of Pennsylvania, has. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News A new vaccine for genital herpes could be nearing human clinical trials, researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genital Herpes Vaccine Promising in Animal Trials
Two-pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigs (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials
Two - pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigs (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - January 19, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Reproductive Medicine, Research, News, Source Type: news

Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials
Two-pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genital Herpes, Immunization (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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: Final Recommendations on Genital Herpes Screening USPSTF: Final Recommendations on Genital Herpes Screening
The USPSTF has released final recommendations on genital herpes screening, which advise against routine screening in asymptomatic individuals, including pregnant women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 21, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Abolish routine herpes tests, health officials say
For a number of reasons, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concluded blood tests to detect genital herpes cause more harm than good - even in pregnant women and young people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abolish routine herpes tests, health officials say: New guidelines declare early detection causes more harm than good  
For a number of reasons, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concluded blood tests to detect genital herpes cause more harm than good - even in pregnant women and young people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Routine Genital Herpes Testing Not Recommended
Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts
Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - December 20, 2016 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, Obstetrics, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts
Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genital Herpes, Health Screening (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts
TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 -- Routine blood test screening for genital herpes is not recommended for teens and adults -- including pregnant women -- who don't have any signs or symptoms of the sexually transmitted disease (STD), a panel of U.S. health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 20, 2016 Category: Journals (General) 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

Herpes virus linked to most common type of childhood cancer
Congenital cytomegalovirus infection may increase risk of developing acute lymphocytic leukaemia Related items fromOnMedica Cold sore virus could kill cancer New guidelines on managing genital herpes in pregnancy Scientists find genetic signature linked to leukaemia Breastfeeding could cut children ’s leukaemia risk Prophylactic antibiotics help children with leukaemia (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 15, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Removing Your Pubic Hair Is Linked To A Heightened Risk Of STIs
The Question: Does waxing, plucking or shaving your pubic hair come with added risk for sexually transmitted infections?  Yes, according to new research that links the frequency of pubic grooming with the added risk of certain sexually transmitted infections.  The new study, which surveyed 7,580 nationally representative adults across the U.S., finds that people who practice “extreme grooming” ― removing all of their pubic hair more than 11 times per year ― or “high frequency” grooming ― trimming pubic hair daily or weekly ― have a 3.5- to four-fold heightened risk for co...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Shots May Help Prevent Genital Herpes Transmission
Three-shot regimen seems to control lesions as effectively as daily pills, but wider trials needed (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injections Might Help Prevent Genital Herpes Transmission for Months: Study
Three - shot regimen seems to control lesions as effectively as daily pills, but wider trials needed (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - November 3, 2016 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Infections, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Injections Might Help Prevent Genital Herpes Transmission for Months: Study
Three-shot regimen seems to control lesions as effectively as daily pills, but wider trials needed Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genital Herpes, Immunization (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injections Might Help Prevent Genital Herpes Transmission for Months: Study
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 -- Three injections of a therapeutic vaccine may control genital herpes as effectively as daily pills for at least a year, a new study suggests. Researchers tested the experimental vaccine in 310 people with herpes from 17... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 2, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Genital Herpes Case (FREE)
By the Editors Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group this week, in case you missed it the first time around: … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 26, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Genital Herpes Case, Elevated Lipids & Diabetes Risk, Hawaii Family Medicine Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Practice: A 25-year-old woman reports three brief episodes of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 21, 2016 Category: Primary Care 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