A mother lode of protection
(Harvard Medical School) Now research conducted in mice offers new hope that neonatal herpes infections might eventually be avoidable by stimulating an immune response in mothers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dartmouth Researchers Offer New Insights into How Maternal Immunity Impacts Neonatal HSV
Findings from a Dartmouth-led study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, are offering new insights into neonatal herpes, its impact on developing nervous systems, and how newborns can be protected from the disease. In this innovative study, investigators were able to measure not only mortality but also neurological consequences of infection in mice who acquired the virus. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - April 10, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Press Release Research David Leib herpes HSV immunology neonatal HSV Source Type: news

Dartmouth researchers offer new insights into how maternal immunity impacts neonatal HSV
(The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth) Findings from a Dartmouth-led study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, are offering new insights into neonatal herpes, its impact on developing nervous systems, and how newborns can be protected from the disease. In this innovative study, investigators were able to measure not only mortality but also neurological consequences of infection in mice who acquired the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does herpes look like?
This article discusses what herpes looks like, describes the symptoms, and provides pictures to help identify herpes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Space Herpes, Hot Tea and Cancer, and Greedy Twins The Week That Wasn't: Space Herpes, Hot Tea and Cancer, and Greedy Twins
Learn about herpes in space, the temperature at which hot tea may be linked to cancer, and why we need a #MeToo movement in the womb.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today Article Source Type: news

Spaceflight is activating herpes in astronauts
The longer astronauts spend in space, the more likely they are to have viruses like herpes, chickenpox and shingles reactivate, according to new NASA research. The reason may be the same for viral reactivation on Earth: stress. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dormant viruses activate during spaceflight -- NASA investigates
(Frontiers) Herpes viruses reactivate in more than half of crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions, according to NASA research published in Frontiers in Microbiology. While only a small proportion develop symptoms, virus reactivation rates increase with spaceflight duration and could present a significant health risk on missions to Mars and beyond. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health Tip: Cold Sores 101
-- Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV), a contagious germ. Although some people show no symptoms, others develop unpleasant sores on the mouth or lips. Normally, cold sores will go away on their own within a few weeks. Antiviral... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What do skin infections look like?
A skin infection occurs when parasites, fungi, or germs such as bacteria break into the skin. Some examples of these invaders include scabies, the herpes virus, and lice. Here, learn more about skin infections and what they look like. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

How attacking a virus in cancer patients helped a Peninsula company target MS
As a Peninsula drug developer outlines its path for immunotherapy and next-generation cancer drugs, it also may have pointed the way toward a seemingly unrelated disease: multiple sclerosis. Atara Biotherapeutics Inc. leaders believe the company's experimental tabelecleucel — or "tab-cel" — could halt Epstein-Barr virus. That common herpes virus threatens blood cancer patients after their immune systems are suppressed following a transplant from a bone marrow donor, and Atara's dr ug is designed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

How attacking a virus in cancer patients helped a Peninsula company target MS
As a Peninsula drug developer outlines its path for immunotherapy and next-generation cancer drugs, it also may have pointed the way toward a seemingly unrelated disease: multiple sclerosis. Atara Biotherapeutics Inc. leaders believe the company's experimental tabelecleucel — or "tab-cel" — could halt Epstein-Barr virus. That common herpes virus threatens blood cancer patients after their immune systems are suppressed following a transplant from a bone marrow donor, and Atara's dr ug is designed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Penetrating Keratoplasty Effective for Corneal Complications of Shingles Penetrating Keratoplasty Effective for Corneal Complications of Shingles
Even in eyes with preoperative risks, penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) can achieve favorable results for the corneal complications of herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO), researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

What Is the Most Common Type of Cardiomyopathy?
Discussion Barth syndrome is characterized by a dilated cardiomyopathy, proximal skeletal muscle weakness, neutropenia and short stature that usually presents at birth or soon after. It is a rare X-linked recessive disease process caused by mutations in the TAZ gene. The TAZ gene codes for tafazzin which alters cardiolipin in mitochondria. Characteristic facies can be seen especially in infancy including a tall and broad forehead, prominent chin and full cheeks, larger ears, and deep-set eyes. Most patients present at birth or soon afterwards but some may not until later in life. Life expectancy is reduced with many childr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise. Here ’s what you need to know to protect yourself
UCLA Health Rates of sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the past four years to record highs in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’slatest analysis. In California, the state health departmentfound that the number of people diagnosed with syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia in 2017 was 45 percent higher than five years prior.These sorts of statistics may spark a fear that there ’s little we can do to protect ourselves — but that’s not the full story.Dr. Leena Nathan, an obstetrician/gynecologist at UCLA Health-Westlake Village, consults with peo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Acyclovir labeling now includes details for treating premature infants infected with herpes virus
NIH-funded study provides information on drug ’s dosing and use in newborns. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 8, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Cold sore virus can 'wake up' after remaining dormant for years
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?I have had a few cold sore flare-ups over the past few months after years without getting any. What causes them to come back, and what's the best way to treat them? ANSWER:?Cold sores?are caused by the herpes simplex virus. Once you're exposed to the virus, which is typically passed from skin-to-skin contact, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 8, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Post-Onset Shingles Rx Fails to Cut Ischemic Stroke Risk Post-Onset Shingles Rx Fails to Cut Ischemic Stroke Risk
The higher risk for stroke with herpes zoster was not attenuated by antivirals or Zostavax vaccination in older patients, but that shouldn't slow vaccination rates or further study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Update: Common Shingrix Reactions--Which Can Be Prevented? Update: Common Shingrix Reactions--Which Can Be Prevented?
If administered incorrectly, Shingrix can produce some painful local reactions. Make sure your staff knows the differences between the two herpes zoster vaccines.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma
New research finds that therapy with a genetically modified herpes virus is highly effective in the treatment of stage 3 melanoma, with few side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Melanoma / Skin Cancer Source Type: news

Baby spends four days in hospital fighting for her life with HERPES after being pecked on the lips
Kaylah Merritt, one years old, was covered in a painful rash all over her body. The baby, from County Durham, was diagnosed with eczema herpeticum, caused by the herpes virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood test detects Alzheimer's years before symptoms
Changes in levels of a protein might reveal onset of disease more than 10 years before symptoms appear Related items fromOnMedica The increasing incidence of dementia Review shows link between herpes and dementia Use lumbar puncture to aid Alzheimer ’s disease diagnosis, doctors advised Falls risk just as high with trazodone as antipsychotics (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Herpes zoster infection
This review covers who is at risk, typical presentation, complications, infectiousness, when to prescribe antivirals and which antiviral, when to refer, use of analgesia, latest vaccine recommendations and the difference between Zostavax and Shingrix. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MTN researchers begin safety study of a 90-day vaginal ring containing tenofovir
(Microbicide Trials Network) A vaginal ring designed to protect women against both HIV and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is being tested in a new study that aims to determine whether its use for three months is safe. The Phase I study, taking place at three U.S. trial sites, is one of two studies evaluating full 90-day use of the ring, which contains an antiretroviral drug called tenofovir, and the first to enroll participants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Detection of HSV and VZV by Molecular Methods Detection of HSV and VZV by Molecular Methods
This study compared multiplex nucleic acid amplification tests that detect and differentiate herpes simplex virus and varicella-zoster virus with traditional virologic assays.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Herpes viruses and tumors evolved to learn how to manipulate the same ancient RNA
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Herpes viral infections use the ancient genetic material found in the human genome to proliferate, mimicking the same process tumors have been found to manipulate, Mount Sinai researchers have shown for the first time. These observations provide further insight about how herpes viruses can manipulate the immune system in ways that may drive neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, according to the study, published in Nature Communications in January. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Schizophrenia linked with abnormal immune response to Epstein-Barr virus
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) New research from Johns Hopkins Medicine and Sheppard Pratt Health System shows that people in the study with schizophrenia also have higher levels of antibodies against the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis, so-called mono. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Try these natural solutions for genital herpes
(Natural News) Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S., affecting at least 12 percent of Americans aged 14 to 19, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, it’s also a condition that has no known cure, which puts a lot of people — especially... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Painful intercourse in women improved with fibromyalgia drug
(Rutgers University) Women with chronic pain or discomfort around the vulva showed improved sexual function with an oral nerve pain medication used to treat pain caused by a previous herpes infection as well as fibromyalgia, according to a Rutgers study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Changing Epidemiology of Herpes Zoster After Vaccine Adoption in the U.S. Changing Epidemiology of Herpes Zoster After Vaccine Adoption in the U.S.
Shingles is becoming less common in both adults and children in the U.S., according to results from a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: S íntomas, causas y tratamiento para el herpes
Existen dos tipos de herpes: VHS-1 (herpes tipo 1 u oral) y VHS-2 (herpes tipo 2 o genital). Descubra las diferencias entre ellos y las opciones de tratamiento. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Todo lo que necesita saber sobre los herpes labiales
Los herpes labiales son peque ñas lesiones similares a las ampollas que aparecen alrededor o dentro de la boca y la nariz. El herpes oral es la principal causa que las origina. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Risk for Zoster Up Before Diagnosis, During Treatment of Hematologic Cancer
MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- The risk for herpes zoster (zoster) is elevated during the two years preceding diagnosis and during treatment of hematological cancer, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in the Journal of Infectious... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Higher Risk of Shingles Seen in Patients With Certain Cancers
(MedPage Today) -- Vaccine development may help with prevention of herpes zoster in this population (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - December 14, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about genital herpes
This article provides an overview of the symptoms, causes, and treatments for genital herpes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Herpes simplex: Everything you need to know
Herpes simplex is a very common virus that affects billions of people globally. It can cause sores around the mouth or on the genitals and surrounding areas. Learn more about herpes simplex here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Heartbroken mother reveals her 14-day-old daughter died after catching herpes from a peck  
Kelly Ineson and Thomas Cummins, of Dewsbury. said they were 'so careful' with their baby, Kiara. Her condition rapidly went downhill, leading to kidney failure, sepsis and death after four days in hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What are Some of the Causes of SGA?
Discussion Intrauterine growth retardation or fetal growth retardation is due to a pathological process that causes decelerated fetal growth velocity. Small-for-gestational age (SGA) is an infant with growth parameters below the normal range for gestational age. More commonly, SGA is defined as a birth weight
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

FDA approves Meridian Bioscience's test for herpes in newborns
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved on Friday the first test - a diagnostic from Meridian Bioscience Inc - to help detect a type of herpes virus in newborns. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA authorizes first test to aid in detecting a type of herpes virus in newborns called cytomegalovirus
(Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 30, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Herpes zoster (shingles) immunisation programme 2017 to 2018: evaluation report
This report evaluates the fifth year of the shingles vaccination programme in England from 2017 to 2018. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home remedies for herpes
(Natural News) Herpes is considered to be a controversial disease, mainly due to the nature of its transmission. There is an increasing number of patients who suffer from this disease. According to the World Health Organization, more than 3.7 billion patients suffer from oral herpes infections. A portion of these cases does not get the necessary treatments... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is herpes esophagitis?
Esophagitis is swelling and irritation of the food pipe, or esophagus. Herpes esophagitis is a type of esophagitis that results from infection with the herpes simplex virus. This condition is rare and usually only occurs in people with a weakened immune system. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

What Causes Post-Inflammatory Hypopigmentation?
Discussion Hypopigmentation can be worrisome for many families because of cosmesis and the worry that “something is wrong.” The normal natural changes in skin-tone over the year due to different light exposure and wide variations within individuals is not something that many people are aware of. Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation is a common cause of hypopigmentation. Vitiligo is the most common cause of depigmentation. Vitiligo is an acquired, depigmenting disorder with typical lesions appearing as milky white macules with distinct margins that are not scaly. Hair (including eyebrows and eyelashes) can be dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

It's not just the flu that's seasonal! Scientist names when 31 diseases most commonly strike
A researcher from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health found the hazy months of June, July and August cause a spike in gonorrhoea, genital herpes and syphilis in the northern hemisphere. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herpes Zoster Recombinant Vaccine Seems Most Effective
THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 -- The herpes zoster adjuvant recombinant subunit vaccine may be more effective than the live attenuated vaccine, though it is associated with an increased risk for adverse events at the injection site, according to a review... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Baby died at just eight days old after catching herpes from someone with a cold sore  
Aliza Rose Friend, from Oakland, Maryland, passed away at just eight days old after developing neonatal herpes from the HSV-1 virus as a 'fluke'. Her life-support was turned off on May 20. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Evidence Herpes Virus Strongly Tied to Alzheimer's More Evidence Herpes Virus Strongly Tied to Alzheimer's
New epidemiologic studies suggest a causal relationship between the herpes virus and Alzheimer's, as the involvement of the immunology system in the disease becomes a'hot'research topic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Herpes may account for 50 percent of Alzheimer's cases
A large review suggests that the herpes virus may result in a heightened risk of senile dementia, and may account for numerous Alzheimer's diagnoses. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Could Herpes Virus Help Cause Alzheimer ’ s?
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - October 19, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Infections, Neurology, Reproductive Medicine, Research, News, Source Type: news

Half of Alzheimer's cases may be caused by the herpes virus
Professor Ruth Itzhaki, of Manchester University, claims the virus causes similar protein deposits in the brain to the characteristic plaques of Alzheimer's. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news