Link between common 'harmless' virus and cardiovascular damage
(University of Sussex) Researchers from Brighton and Sussex Medical School have found an unexpectedly close link between a herpes virus and the occurrence of immune cells damaging cardiovascular tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How are HPV and herpes different?
HPV and herpes are both viral infections that can be transmitted through sex and lead to skin problems. Each infection also causes distinct symptoms and health problems, and methods of treatment and prevention can differ. Learn more about the differences between HPV and herpes here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Telling the difference between genital pimples and herpes
Many people develop pimples on their genitals. Sometimes, these pimples resemble lesions caused by the herpes simplex virus. Although genital pimples and genital herpes have some similar characteristics, they are very different conditions. Learn more about how to tell the difference between genital herpes and pimples. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about babies and cold sores
Cold sores are not common in newborns or babies. However, if a baby does catch the cold sore virus, called herpes simplex, it can be very dangerous. People with cold sores should avoid kissing babies or sharing towels or bedding. Learn about the causes, complications, and treatment of cold sores in babies here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Merge attack: Scientists find mechanism of virus penetration into living cell
(National University of Science and Technology MISIS) Viruses often present the main threat to the human body, with diseases like HIV, Herpes, Hepatitis, Ebola and forms of influenza, causing serious damage. A joint research team from the A.N. Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry& Electrochemistry, NUST MISIS, and MIPT have created a theoretical model describing the mechanical properties of the lipid membranes of both the virus and the targeted cells, making it possible to connect the mechanisms of membranes with cell resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Most Eligible IBD Patients Don't Get Shingles Vaccine Most Eligible IBD Patients Don't Get Shingles Vaccine
Just one in five patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who are eligible for the herpes zoster (HZ) vaccine actually receive it, according to new study in VA patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sydney mother shares ordeal of how herpes virus killed her baby
Jessica Buchanan, a mother-of-three from Sydney, has spoken out about the harrowing experience of losing her son to a common virus when he was just 11 days old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's risk 10 times lower with herpes medication
New research offers 'the first population evidence for a causal link' between herpes infection and the development of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Herpes or Bacterial Infection? Testing and Treating Young Infants Herpes or Bacterial Infection? Testing and Treating Young Infants
Which symptomatic infants should be empirically treated for possible herpes simplex infection? New data help to narrow it down.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Health Tip: Shingles 101
-- Shingles is a painful rash that is caused by the herpes zoster virus, the same one that causes chickenpox. After triggering chickenpox, the virus may lay dormant inside the body and re-emerge as shingles, typically after a person reaches age... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New study highlights Alzheimer's herpes link, experts say
(University of Manchester) A new commentary by scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh on a study by Taiwanese epidemiologists supports the viability of a potential way to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is acyclovir?
Acyclovir comes in several prescription forms, including an oral tablet. The acyclovir oral tablet is used to treat viral infections such as shingles, genital herpes, and chickenpox. This form is available as both a generic drug and the brand-name drug Zovirax. Learn about its side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Viral immunotherapy to treat brain tumors in children shows promise
A viral immunotherapy using a herpes virus to treat brain tumors has been shown to be safe and well-tolerated in a pediatric study from UAB and Children ’s of Alabama.  The findings managed to show preliminary evidence of effectiveness in killing malignant tumor cells.  The funding to develop the therapy has been provided by the NIH/NCI, Department of Defense, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, Cannonb all Kid’s Foundation, Hyundai Hope on Wheels, Vs.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Viral immunotherapy to treat brain tumors in children shows promise
A viral immunotherapy using a herpes virus to treat brain tumors has been shown to be safe and well-tolerated in a pediatric study from UAB and Children ’s of Alabama.  The findings managed to show preliminary evidence of effectiveness in killing malignant tumor cells.  The funding to develop the therapy has been provided by the NIH/NCI, Department of Defense, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, Cannonb all Kid’s Foundation, Hyundai Hope on Wheels, Vs.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Nobel prize winning technology reveals common herpes virus structure
For the first time, MRC researchers have been able to use the Nobel Prize winning technology, cryo-electron microscopy, to reveal the detailed structure of the common herpes virus. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - July 5, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Nobel Prize-winning technology reveals common herpes virus structure
For the first time, MRC researchers have been able to use the Nobel Prize-winning technology, cryo-electron microscopy, to reveal the detailed structure of the common herpes virus. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - July 5, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Amyloid beta protein protects brain from herpes infection by entrapping viral particles
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A Massachusetts General Hospital study has found the mechanism by which amyloid beta -- the protein deposited into plaques in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease -- protects from the effects of herpes viruses commonly found in the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about anal herpes
Anal herpes is a form of genital herpes. Like genital herpes, it is caused by HSV-2 and is passed on through sexual contact. Anal herpes causes blisters or sores around the anus. It can be treated using antiviral medication. In this article, we discuss how to identify this condition, treatments, and prevention methods. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Polio Virus Could Help Treat Brain Cancer. Here ’s How
The idea that viruses may be co-opted to do good rather than harm isn’t entirely new; researchers have been attempting to harness the power of viruses and bacteria for more than a century. Vaccines are the shining example of using bad bugs to do good in priming the immune system to fight disease. But disease-causing viruses aren’t always easy to corral, and attempts to use them to activate the immune system against things other than fellow bacteria and viruses — including cancer, for example — have not been so successful. There is only one approved virus-based treatment for cancer, which uses herpes...
Source: TIME: Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?
Title: Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - June 22, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Surprising discovery about viruses and Alzheimer ’s disease could open new avenues for treatment
Researchers may have found a tiny culprit — human herpes virus -- in the progressive loss of memory, thinking ability and identity that comes with Alzheimer’s disease. And it could be a big deal.In research that revives a suspicion first raised more than six decades ago, scientists have found... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Alzheimer's link to herpes virus in brain, say scientists
Research reveals strains of virus more abundant in brains with early stage of disease, though uncertainly whether virus is a trigger or a symptomThe presence of viruses in the brain has been linked to Alzheimer ’s disease in research that challenges conventional theories about the onset of dementia.The results, based on tests of brain tissue from nearly 1,000 people, found that two strains of herpes virus were far more abundant in the brains of those with early-stage Alzheimer ’s than in healthy controls. However, scientists are divided on whether viruses are likely to be an active trigger, or whether the brain...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Alzheimer's Medical research Neuroscience Dementia Ageing Health Society Mental health Source Type: news

Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's, study says
Doctors don't know what causes Alzheimer's or how to treat it best, but they have new evidence to suggest that a common virus may play a role in who gets it. The study, out Thursday, is running in the journal Neuron. It suggests the human herpes virus, 6A and 7 to be specific, may have a role in the disease that robs people of their memory and cognitive functions. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?
Human herpes virus 6 and 7 were found in Alzheimer's-affected brains at levels up to twice as high as in those without Alzheimer's, the scientists reported Thursday. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herpes Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer ’s Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Roles of genes, viruses may not be'as binary as we thought,'says researcher (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer ’s
The research suggests that certain viruses – including two extremely common herpes viruses – affect the behavior of genes involved in Alzheimer's (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer ’s Disease
A new study shows that the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients have a greater viral load, while another study in mice shows infection leads to amyloid-β build up. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 21, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's
Researchers saw double the concentration of herpes virus in the brains of people who had Alzheimer's. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: 'Strong evidence' of virus involvement
A study of large sets of postmortem data provides new evidence that viruses — herpes HHV-6 and HHV-7 in particular — may be involved in Alzheimer's. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Herpes strains 90% of us have are 'abundant' in Alzheimer's patients
Two strains of the herpes virus that some 90 percent of us pick up as children may disrupt the human genes that raise risks for Alzheimer's disease, new Mt Sinai School of Medicine research reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease
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Source: NPR Health and Science - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

A Common Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer ’ s Disease, Study Finds
The research did not find that viruses cause Alzheimer ’ s. But it showed that two types of herpes interact with Alzheimer ’ s-related genes and might drive the disease process (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Research Brain Herpes Viruses Immune System Source Type: news

Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- Viruses could play a key role in the development of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Brains riddled with Alzheimer's disease contain high levels of two strains of human herpes virus, researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimers Disease
A new study shows that the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients have a greater viral load, while another study in mice finds infection leads to amyloid-β build up. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 21, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

How party dips can give you Norovirus and even HERPES
Microbiologists reveal on Channel 4's Food Unwrapped how double dipping can spread bacteria very quickly as even a small amount of someone's saliva in a dip will allow germs to multiply. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine Administration Errors Involving Zoster Vaccine Vaccine Administration Errors Involving Zoster Vaccine
This report indicates that some vaccine providers remain confused.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

From vitamin C therapy to acupuncture: Natural ways to prevent and ease shingles
(Natural News) Even though at least one in three people will develop shingles, or herpes zoster, in their lifetime, there are only a handful of effective remedies for the viral disease. A person develops shingles when latent varicella-zoster/chickenpox virus reactivates along the sensory nerves in the skin. The symptoms of shingles include painful blisters that last for about... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about Epstein-Barr virus testing
The Epstein-Barr virus is a type of herpes virus. It is very common, and because the symptoms are quite general, a doctor may order an Epstein-Barr virus blood test to confirm whether or not a person currently has or has had this virus in the past. Read on to learn about the procedure and how to interpret the results. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

T-VEC Immunotherapy Shows Promising Early Activity in Melanoma
Bryant FurlowJun 7, 2018The genetically engineered oncolytic herpes simplex virus produced promising clinical responses in stage IIIB –IVM1a melanoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

June Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available
The June 2018 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. In this issue read about research to help people recover from trauma, learn about herpes, and discover some healthy habits that can extend your life! /da NIH News in Health is a monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - June 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

June 2018
Dealing With Trauma : Recovering From Frightening Events Herpes Can Happen to Anyone : Share Facts, Not Fears Healthy Habits Can Lengthen Life Join With NIH to Personalize Medicine Healthy Moments Radio (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robust Immune Responses for Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- Recipients of the herpes zoster subunit vaccine (HZ/su), consisting of varicella-zoster virus glycoprotein E (gE) and AS01B Adjuvant System, develop robust immune responses, according to a study published in the June 1 issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Genital Herpes
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'Tremendous potential' for a herpes vaccine after success in animals
Universities in Louisiana and Pennsylvania have developed vaccines that stop monkeys and guinea pigs developing symptoms after being exposed to aggressive forms of the genital herpes virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Over age 50? Get your shingles vaccine
All adults over 50 are encouraged to get the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends Shingrix for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) and related complications. "When people get shingles, it?s a very painful ordeal," says Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic. Watch: Dr. Pritish [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Recommendations for the Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines
May 10, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Stop sharing your lip balm
Besides the ick factor, Dr. Dawn Davis, a?dermatologist at?Mayo Clinic, says sharing your lip balm or lip moisturizer with another person is a bad idea. Sharing these products increases your risk for contracting?cold sores, which are caused by herpes?simplex virus (HSV-1). Dr. Davis says people can carry the herpes virus in their mouth without developing [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Shingles: guidance and vaccination programme
This Guidance Collection covering the characteristics, management and surveillance of shingles (herpes zoster) was updated in April 2018. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler left covered in a rash after catching herpes from her father
The unnamed three-year-old, from Portugal, is believed to have caught the infection after her father, who had a cold sore, kissed her. Doctors initially dismissed her symptoms as eczema. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news