ASA: Herpes Zoster Vaccine May Reduce Risk for Stroke
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- Vaccination with zoster vaccine live (ZVL) is associated with a reduced risk for stroke among older adults, according to a study to be presented at the American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference, held... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

City of Hope's Triplex vaccine reduces rate of CMV complications in transplant recipients
(City of Hope) Patients who underwent a stem cell transplant and received the Triplex vaccine to prevent a type of herpes virus -- cytomegalovirus (CMV) -- from duplicating out of control were 50% less likely to develop health complications related to the virus than patients who did not take Triplex, according to a City of Hope-led study published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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

Risk of herpes zoster after exposure to varicella to explore the exogenous boosting hypothesis: self controlled case series study using UK electronic healthcare data
Study of 9604 adults with both household exposure to varicella and an episode of zoster found that exposure to varicella is linked to reduction in risk of zoster by ~30% over 20 years, though findings cannot be used to justify for or against specific vaccination schedules. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds No Association Between Herpes Virus and Alzheimer's
While the findings contradict previous studies that have linked human herpesvirus 6 to the neurodegenerative disease, they do not eliminate the possibility of a relationship. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Exposure to chickenpox as adult does not fully protect against shingles
Adults re-exposed to the herpes zoster virus found to be around 30% less likely to develop shingles Related items fromOnMedica GPs are dealing with growing flu rates Experts predict 'invigorated' winter flu Illness poorly managed in those with learning disability Flu activity appears to be nearing its peak Doctors can help overcome ‘vaccine hesitancy’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 23, 2020 Category: UK Health 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

Type of Herpes Virus Tied to Multiple Sclerosis
A study of 16,000 people suggests that human herpesvirus 6A is a risk factor for developing multiple sclerosis, reinvigorating a neglected hypothesis that the virus could be involved in triggering... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 10, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Differentiating ingrown hairs and herpes
People may sometimes confuse herpes and ingrown hairs because they can cause similar symptoms. Learn how to tell the difference here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Herpes zoster (shingles) immunisation programme 2018 to 2019: evaluation reports
These reports provide an evaluation of the shingles vaccination programme in England from 2018 to 2019. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are herpes virus infections linked to Alzheimer's disease?
(Baylor College of Medicine) Researchers refute the link between increased levels of herpes virus and Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Mother of baby born with a clubbed foot feared she would die
Willow Diamond, from Gateshead, became ill when she was just two weeks old and a blister on her leg led doctors to suspect she might have neonatal herpes, which can be deadly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could MS Have Links to the Herpes Virus?
MS patients were 55% more likely to have antibodies against the HHV-6A protein than the control group. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could MS Have Links to the Herpes Virus?
MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 -- A variant of a common herpes virus may play a role in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), Swedish researchers say. They analyzed the blood of about 8,700 MS patients and a control group of more than 7,200 people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Monkey 'infects scientist with deadly herpes B virus' in a Japanese laboratory
The scientist has not been named but is reportedly in a critical condition. Officials in Kagoshima City, western Japan, said the patient was working in research for an unidentified pharmaceutical company. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Herpes symptoms: How long do they take to show up?
Herpes is a viral infection. People with this virus may experience symptoms shortly after contracting it or many years later. Learn about the symptoms to look out for, and when they may show up, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

MS linked to variant of common herpes virus through new method
(Karolinska Institutet) Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a new method to separate between two different types of a common herpes virus (HHV-6) that has been linked to multiple sclerosis. By analyzing antibodies in the blood against the most divergent proteins of herpesvirus 6A and 6B, the researchers were able to show that MS-patients carry the herpesvirus 6A to a greater extent than healthy individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Microorganisms in the gut boost the immune system's ability to fight a herpes virus that can cause fatal brain inflammation
(Natural News) A recent study from the Beckman Research Institute in California revealed a surprising link between gut bacteria and inflammation. The findings, which were published in the journal Nature Communications, identified an envelope molecule from Bacteroides fragilis to have anti-inflammatory properties. According to the researchers, the molecule – which they called capsular polysaccharide A (PSA) – promotes protective and anti-inflammatory responses during... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 23, 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

Herpes zoster vaccine reduces chances of shingles after stem cell transplants
This NIHR Signal says that the risk of shingles is about 10% per year in adults after autologous stem cell transplant. The evidence summary indicates that two doses of deactivated herpes zoster vaccine could be a safe and effective way to reduce that risk by about two thirds.This effect is similar to another, heat-treated, non-live vaccine. Either vaccine could reduce the pain and need for medical treatment associated with shingles, and long-lasting complications such as post-herpetic neuralgia. It's not yet known if people need to continue taking acyclovir as well. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovery reveals mechanism that turns herpes virus on and off
(Cornell University) New research from Dr. Luis M. Schang and his group at the Baker Institute for Animal Health has identified a new mechanism that plays a role in controlling how the herpes virus alternates between dormant and active stages of infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 14, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists ID Clue in Effort to Contain Herpes Virus
THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 -- An inflammatory protein may play a part against the spread of sexually transmitted genital herpes virus in the nervous system, a new study says. The findings could help lead to improved treatment of herpes, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine 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

Medical News Today: Doce causas y tratamientos del p árpado hinchado
El p árpado hinchado puede ir desde la irritación leve hasta afectar la visión. La mayoría de los casos son inofensivos. Lee sobre las causas más comunes, incluyendo orzuelos, cosméticos, alergias, herpes ocular y blefaritis, y cuándo ver al médico. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Shingrix for Herpes Zoster: A Review Shingrix for Herpes Zoster: A Review
This brief primer reviews the pathophysiology of herpes zoster, and summarizes the results of the clinical trials of Shingrex, the newly approved recombinant vaccine for HZ prevention.Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 14, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Would you get injected with HERPES to treat skin cancer? New therapy uses the STI to attack tumors 
Bill Tripoli, of Louisiana, was diagnosed with melanoma in 2014. He was then treated with a drug that injects a genetically modified version of the herpes virus directly into tumors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Living With Herpes
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - October 7, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Reproductive Medicine, FYI, 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

Hinting at a herpes vaccine
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Fogg, C. N. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Herpes Vaccine Candidate Moves Closer To Human Trials
Herpes is one of the most prevalent viruses in humans, but this may not always be the case. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dana Dovey, Contributor Source Type: news

Hopes of a herpes vaccine after study of the experimental jab prevented the spread
Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania who developed the experimental vaccine said the findings were 'better than anything' they've ever seen in literature. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health matters: preventing STI's
Focuses on the prevention of 5 common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) - gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes and genital warts. It also covers the public health challenge of antimicrobial-resistant STIs and the commissioning and improvement of sexual health services. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health matters: preventing STIs
This edition of Health Matters focuses on the prevention of five common sexually transmitted infections (STIs): gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes and genital warts. It also covers the public health challenge of antimicrobial-resistant STIs, and the commissioning and improvement of sexual health services. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to identify and treat a herpes skin rash
Herpes skin rash outbreaks usually affect the mouth or genitals but can appear anywhere on the body. Learn about identifying and treating herpes skin rashes here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Health Matters: preventing STIs
The latest edition of the Health Matters newsletter focuses on the prevention of five common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital herpes and genital warts. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why Sexually Transmitted Infections Can ’t Shake Their Stigma
We live in an era of sex positivity — until we get positive test results. And that’s unfortunate, because S.T.I.s are on the rise. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jen Gunter Tags: your-feed-selfcare Sexually Transmitted Diseases Herpes Viruses Human Papillomavirus (HPV) your-feed-science your-feed-health 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

Nearly 60 percent of astronauts have "space herpes"
(Natural News) Anyone who wants to go to space must know about the health risks involved in leaving the Earth’s atmosphere and gravity. A NASA-backed study warns that astronauts were much more prone to developing a case of herpes while in space and after coming home. Researchers found that seven percent of the astronauts who... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dual Therapy Might Be Advance Against Genital Herpes, Animal Study Suggests
THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 -- It's only been tried so far in guinea pigs, but researchers say a combination of a vaccine and a medicated cream could greatly lower recurrence of genital herpes. The condition is very common, affecting about one out of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can a combination immune therapy reduce genital herpes outbreaks?
Yale investigators have shown that the combination of a vaccine and a medicated cream is a promising strategy to reduce the recurrence of genital herpes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training 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

HIV vaccine nears clinical trial following new findings
A promising vaccine that clears an HIV-like virus from monkeys is closer to human testing after a new, weakened version of the vaccine has been shown to provide similar protection as its original version. A pair of papers published July 17 in Science Translational Medicine describe how the vaccine - which uses a form of the common herpes virus cytomegalovirus, or CMV - was live-attenuated, or weakened so CMV couldn't spread as easily. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

South Florida biotech raises $56M in Series A funding
Another South Florida health care startup has raised a significant round of funding as venture capital investments rebound in the region. X-Vax Technology, a biotechnology firm based in Jupiter, has raised $56 million in upsized Series A financing with impressive backers. Adjuvant Capital, a fund supported by the& Melinda Gates Foundation, made its first investment in advancing the South Florida company's herpes vaccination research alongside co-investors including Johnson& Johnson Innovation, … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emon Reiser Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does it mean when a scab turns yellow?
Scabs can turn yellow as a normal part of the skin ’s healing process. However, yellow scabs can sometimes indicate an infection, such as impetigo or herpes. Learn about the causes and treatment of yellow scabs and when to see a doctor here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

HIV vaccine nears clinical trial following new findings
(Oregon Health& Science University) A promising vaccine that clears an HIV-like virus from monkeys is closer to human testing after a new, weakened version of the vaccine has been shown to provide similar protection as its original version. The vaccine -- which uses a form of the common herpes virus cytomegalovirus, or CMV -- was live-attenuated, or weakened so CMV couldn't spread as easily. Having an attenuated version of the vaccine is key to being potentially able to use it in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Can A Vaccine Help Reduce Herpes Zoster After ASCT?
Researchers looked at whether or not a two-dose recombinant zoster vaccine would reduce the incidence of herpes zoster in patients with  hematologic malignancies after autologous stem cell transplantation. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news