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UCLA study describes structure of herpes virus linked to Kaposi's sarcoma
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) UCLA team shows in the laboratory that an inhibitor can be developed to break down the herpes virus. Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpes virus, or KSHV, is one of two viruses known to cause cancer in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 12, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Wild Monkeys in Florida Could Pass Herpes to People Some non-native monkeys in Florida carry herpes B, a virus that can be dangerous to people,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Wild Florida monkeys could pass herpes to people
A new report suggests that the infected monkeys should be considered a public health concern (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newer Shingles Vaccine Cheaper, More Effective Newer Shingles Vaccine Cheaper, More Effective
A novel adjuvanted herpes zoster vaccine is likely to be more effective and cheaper than the live attenuated herpes zoster vaccine, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

New Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine Cost-Effective
The new two-dose, adjuvanted herpes zoster subunit vaccine, approved in 2017, is cost-effective when compared with the live attenuated vaccine or with no... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Unregulated Herpes Experiments Expose ‘Black Hole’ Of Accountability
(MedPage Today) -- U.S. researcher bypassed safety regulations to test experimental herpes vaccine on patients (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is herpes gladiatorum?
Learn all about herpes gladiatorum, a virus that is spread through skin-to-skin contact. We look at the symptoms, risks, treatment, and prevention options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Ask Well: What Causes Bell ’ s Palsy?
The facial paralysis and drooping is caused by nerve inflammation, but the cause of that inflammation “ is a question for the ages ” says one expert. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Immune System Bell's Palsy Herpes Viruses Steroids Lyme Disease Nerves and Nervous System 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

American vaccine researcher illegally injected patients with herpes virus in hotel rooms as part of "vaccine science" research
(Natural News) If you had to picture a truly evil person, who would come to mind? Adolf Hitler? Josef Mengele? Perhaps Osama bin Laden? While all three are certainly among the most evil men who have ever lived, a recent investigation by Kaiser Health News (KHN) has uncovered a different type of evil: The evil of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Blood blister in mouth: Pictures and treatment
Learn about the causes of blood blisters in the mouth, including injury, oral herpes, stress, and oral cancer. How are blood blisters treated? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Herpes Researcher Experimented on People in US Herpes Researcher Experimented on People in US
Three years before launching an offshore herpes vaccine trial, an American researcher vaccinated patients in U.S. hotel rooms in brazen violation of U.S. law, a Kaiser Health News investigation has found.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Researcher deliberately injected Americans with herpes
A researcher illegally injected people eight Americans in Illinois with a live herpes virus in an unregulated experiment for a vaccine that is now backed by billionaire Peter Thiel. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler nearly died after catching herpes from a kiss
Parker, 16 months, was rushed to A&E by his mother Maria O'Neill, 22, from Derry, Norther Ireland, after he developed a rash and blisters all over his body. He was put on a drip and stayed for a week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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