Syphilis Is Rising in the U.S. Here ’ s What to Know About the Sexually Transmitted Infection
Sexually transmitted infections are rising in the U.S.—particularly syphilis, which increased by 26% from 2020 to 2021, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in September. Especially troubling is a 24% rise during that time period of congenital syphilis, which infects fetuses in the womb and can cause birth defects in or even kill infants. Fortunately, syphilis can be easily treated and cured. However, people who are infected don’t necessarily know it—and without detection and treatment, the disease can have devastating consequences. [time-b...
Source: TIME: Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Disease healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

London scientists find cancer tumours in terminally ill patients are eradicated by herpes virus
An early trial at the Institute for Cancer Research (ICR) in London revealed that a modified version of the herpes simplex virus showed signs of effectiveness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TREMFYA ®▼ (guselkumab) Demonstrates Higher Rates of Complete Skin Clearance with Earlier Treatment in Adults with Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis in Phase 3b GUIDE Study
Beerse, Belgium, 8 September 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new data for TREMFYA®▼(guselkumab) from the ongoing Phase 3b GUIDE study, which is designed to understand the impact of early intervention and potential dosing interval flexibility on the long-term disease course in adult patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (Pso). These new data demonstrated that “super responders”a to guselkumab who received every-16-week dosingb maintained disease control (absolute Psoriasis Area and Severity Index [PASI] score <3) at a rate that was non-inferior to ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 8, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

Herpes Viruses Linked to Brain Changes
(MedPage Today) -- Symptomatic herpes viruses were linked with several neurologic and cognitive features, but not with Alzheimer's disease processes, a longitudinal cohort study showed. Among older adults who mainly were cognitively normal, herpes... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 24, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mechanistic Link Between Herpes Virus, Alzheimer's Revealed? Mechanistic Link Between Herpes Virus, Alzheimer's Revealed?
Varicella zoster virus infection may activate dormant herpes simplex virus causing neuroinflammation and accumulation of Alzheimer ' s disease-related proteins, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 16, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

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

Alzheimer's Retinal Exams; Convicted Neurologist Dies; Another ALS Drug Heads to FDA
(MedPage Today) -- Several different retinal exams are being evaluated as potential ways to screen for Alzheimer's disease. (Scientific American) Varicella zoster virus may play a role in Alzheimer's by reactivating herpes simplex virus type 1... (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - August 16, 2022 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

What It Really Feels Like to Have Monkeypox
Since the global monkeypox outbreak began in May 2022, more than 22,000 cases have been confirmed in countries around the world. More than 5,000 of those cases have been recorded in the U.S., with many clustered in hotspots including New York and California. The virus, which often results in a blister-like rash and spreads through close contact, has so far predominantly affected men who have sex with men. Even as cases tick up and monkeypox gains public attention, however, it can still be difficult to find information about testing, treatment, and vaccines. Many people who fear they are at risk or infected are left to seek...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme, Angela Haupt and Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate monkeypox Source Type: news

Leader of “Genesis II Church of Health and Healing,” Who Sold Toxic Bleach as Fake “Miracle” Cure for Covid-19 and Other Serious Diseases, Extradited from Colombia to the United States
FDA OCI, Mark Grenon, Bradenton FL, extradited, Colombia, Jonathan Grenon, Jordan Grenon, Joseph Grenon, fraudulent, marketing, selling, Miracle Mineral Solution, MMS, toxic, industrial, bleach, cure, COVID-19, coronavirus, AIDS, herpes, Parkinson's, autism, Genesis II, Church, Health, Healing, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - July 28, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Ancient DNA Points to Oral Herpes' Beginnings
For the first time, researchers report they have uncovered and sequenced four ancient herpes virus genomes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold sores traced back to kissing in Bronze Age by Cambridge research
Scientists say a strain of herpes arose during vast migrations of people 5,000 years ago. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient DNA Points to Oral Herpes' Beginnings
THURSDAY, July 28, 2022 -- While the herpes virus that causes lip sores is common today, it has been difficult for scientists to find traces of it among ancient remains. Now, researchers report they have uncovered and sequenced four ancient herpes... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - July 28, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ancient DNA Points to Oral Herpes' Beginnings
Title: Ancient DNA Points to Oral Herpes ' BeginningsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/28/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/28/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - July 28, 2022 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Prehistoric Roots of Herpes Traced Through Ancient DNA
An international team of scientists uncovered and sequenced ancient genomes from the herpes virus that commonly causes lip sores (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - July 27, 2022 Category: Disability Tags: Anthropology and Disabilities Source Type: news

Modern herpes variants may be linked to bronze age kissing, study finds
Virus may have received a boost from rise of kissing that came with westward migrations 4,500 years agoThe herpes variants that cause modern cold sores became widespread in the wake of bronze age migrations, and may have received a boost from the practice of kissing that came with it, researchers say.Scientists in Cambridge analysed the first ancient DNA specimens of herpes simplex virus and found that one variant overtook all others about 4,500 years ago, setting the course for its dominance today.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 27, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Infectious diseases Genetics Archaeology Anthropology Biology Science Source Type: news