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Safety of Herpes Zoster Vaccine for IBD Patients on Anti-TNFs Safety of Herpes Zoster Vaccine for IBD Patients on Anti-TNFs
Is it safe to give herpes zoster vaccine while patients are on anti-TNF therapy?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

These pathogens may lurk in cosmetics testers
A woman in the US is suing a cosmetics store because she claims that she caught herpes from their lipstick tester. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yes, You Can Get Herpes (And Other Bugs) From Lipstick
A woman filed a lawsuit against Sephora alleging that she contracted oral herpes from sampling lipstick. A review published in BMC Infectious Diseases showed how long viruses, bacteria, and other critters can remain on inanimate surfaces. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Make-up testers carry herpes and salmonella
Using make-up testers in stores is probably not a good idea, a microbiologist has warned, because of the risk of herpes and salmonella. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical safeguards thrown out the window in Pharma's mad rush for herpes vaccine
(Natural News) Offshore testing of a herpes vaccine on human subjects absent U.S. Food and Drug Administration monitoring is creating a medical ethics controversy. Without FDA oversight, Rational Vaccines, which received about $7 million from investors including Trump-supporting libertarian Peter Thiel, reportedly tested the experimental drug on 20 people on the island of St. Kitts during... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACIP Recommends New Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is recommending preferential use of a new herpes zoster subunit (HZ/su; Shingrix) vaccine over currently available herpes zoster live (Zostavax) vaccine for adults ages 50 and older. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Yes, Doctors Confirm You Can Get Herpes From Trying On Lipstick Samples
But just how likely is it? (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eye Herpes
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 31, 2017 Category: General Medicine 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

CDC Advisers Recommend New Herpes Zoster Vaccine over Zostavax (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted on Wednesday to recommend use of the newly approved herpes zoster vaccine, Shingrix.The inactivated, recombinant subunit, two-dosevaccine … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CDC Advisers Recommend New Herpes Zoster Vaccine over Zostavax (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted on Wednesday to recommend use of the newly approved herpes zoster vaccine, Shingrix.The non-live, recombinant subunit, two-dosevaccine … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACIP Narrowly Recommends Shingrix for Shingles Over Zostavax ACIP Narrowly Recommends Shingrix for Shingles Over Zostavax
As a whole, the CDC panel is sold on the new recombinant vaccine to prevent herpes zoster, but some members want more safety data before they endorse it over Zostavax.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hertfordshire woman mistook vaginal cancer for herpes
Helen Fox, 43, from Hertfordshire, accused her then-boyfriend of cheating when she noticed the abnormal vaginal growths. She has struggled to lose her vagina as she sees it as part of being a woman. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Herpes Zoster Vaccine (FREE)
By the Editors The FDA has approved a second vaccine to prevent herpes zoster in adults aged 50 and older, the manufacturer announced on Friday. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Shingrix (zoster vaccine recombinant, adjuvanted) Approved in the U.S. for Prevention of Shingles
London UK 20 October 2017 -- GlaxoSmithKline plc [LSE/NYSE: GSK] today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Shingrix (Zoster Vaccine Recombinant, Adjuvanted) for the prevention of shingles (herpes zoster) in adults... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - October 20, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology 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

Desperate Quest for Herpes Cure Launched ‘ Rogue ’ Trial Desperate Quest for Herpes Cure Launched ‘ Rogue ’ Trial
Patients flocked to researcher who ignored usual patient protections, as university claimed ignorance.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

GSK ’s Shingrix receives approval in Canada to prevent shingles
GlaxoSmithKline ’s (GSK) non-live, recombinant sub-unit, adjuvanted vaccine Shingrix has received approval from Health Canada to prevent shingles (herpes zoster) in people aged 50 or older. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - October 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

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

This ancestor gave herpes to humans
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

Dirty yoga mats can carry herpes, expert warns
Dr David Greuner, managing director and co-founder of NYC Surgical Associates, said bacteria, viruses, and germs love the hot, humid, and sweaty environments that exist in yoga studios. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These infections are a hidden risk in kids' sports
MRSA, herpes, and athlete's foot can all be spread through close contact sports, but there are steps you can take to prevent it (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

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

Cure for herpes - forget sores and antiviral medicine THIS could stop infection spreading
A CURE for herpes could be on the horizon - but how do you know if you have the STI? Sores on your genitals is just one of the symptoms. NHS advice and information about the trial of the TheravaxHSV-2 drug. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How herpes can cause stillbirth: We explain Usher's saga
Three people are accusing pop singer Usher of exposing them to herpes. And one of the plaintiffs is claiming that the virus cost the twins she was pregnant with their lives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chimera viruses can help the fight against lymphomas
(Instituto de Medicina Molecular) Researchers from Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) Lisboa have created a chimera virus that allows the study of molecules to treat cancers caused by human herpes virus infection in mice models of disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of New Shingles Vaccine (FREE)
By the Editors An FDA advisory panel voted 11-0 on Wednesday in favor of approving the Shingrix herpes zoster vaccine for adults … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

US FDA advisory committee votes for GSK ’s Shingrix to prevent shingles
The US Food and Drug Administration ’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) has voted unanimously for GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) Shingrix (HZ/su) to prevent herpes zoster (shingles) in adults of 50 years of age and a… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Advisory Committee Votes Unanimously for Shingrix (HZ/su) in the US for Prevention of Herpes Zoster (Shingles) in Adults Ages 50 and Over
London UK 13 September 2017 -- GlaxoSmithKline plc [LSE/NYSE: GSK] announced today that the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted unanimously that the data support the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - September 13, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lexington biotech Agenus files patent for herpes vaccine
A Lexington biotech working on a vaccine for shingles is also exploring a vaccine for herpes. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett 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

St. Kitts Launches Probe of Herpes Vaccine Tests on US Patients St. Kitts Launches Probe of Herpes Vaccine Tests on US Patients
After a Kaiser Health News report on an offshore herpes vaccine trial that skirted FDA regulations, St. Kitts and Nevis officials claim they had no knowledge of the testing. An investigation is underway.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News 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

St. Kitts Launches Probe Of Herpes Vaccine Tests On U.S. Patients
The vaccine research sparked controversy because the lead investigator conducted the trial without FDA or institutional review board oversight. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

St. Kitts Launches Probe Of Herpes Vaccine Tests On U.S. Patients
The vaccine research sparked controversy because the lead investigator conducted the trial without FDA or institutional review board oversight. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Herpes Zoster Vaccine Close to FDA Approval
A new recombinant adjuvanted herpes zoster vaccine awaiting potential approval from the Food and Drug Administration has been shown to have close to 90% efficacy at 4 years among research participants older than 70 and even those older than 80. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 30, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore 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

You can never know who gave you herpes
Usher has been accused of knowingly transmitting herpes to two women and one man without disclosing that he had the disease before they had sex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kent mother-of-two develops vulval cancer
Clare Baumhauer, 44, from Erith, Kent, had itchy genitals since she was a teenager - but was told it was just thrush, herpes or cystitis. She was shocked to find out she had vulval cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USFDA gives final nod to Glenmark Pharma for anti-herpes drug
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, USA, has been granted final approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for Acyclovir Ointment USP. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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