VIDEO: Shingles jab for people in their 70s
People in their 70s in the UK are to be offered a vaccination against shingles from September. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Every child to be vaccinated against flu and every pensioner against shingles
Every child will be vaccinated against flu and pensioners against shingles in expansion of immunisations available in UK.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles jab for people in their 70s
People in their 70s in most parts of the UK will be routinely vaccinated against shingles from September 2013. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles vaccine reduces risk of infection by 50% and of linked complications by up to 60%
The research, carried out by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, found that immunising the elderly against the virus dramatically lowered the risk of infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Effective but Underused in Elderly Shingles Vaccine Effective but Underused in Elderly
Incidence of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia was markedly lower in people who were immunized, but 96% of the study population had not received the vaccine. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Study Finds Shingles Vaccine Effective, But Uptake Remains Low
When it comes to protecting older patients from the ravages of shingles and its sequelae, family physicians have no better weapon in their arsenal than the herpes zoster vaccine. But, like every other vaccine, it only works if patients get it. Unfortunately, a recent study found that despite the documented effectiveness of the herpes zoster vaccine in preventing shingles and its most common complication -- postherpetic neuralgia -- few people are receiving the immunization. (Source: AAFP Health of the Public)
Source: AAFP Health of the Public - April 11, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Few U.S. Seniors Take Advantage of Shingles Vaccine
Title: Few U.S. Seniors Take Advantage of Shingles VaccineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/9/2013 6:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 10, 2013 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Is Associated With Reduction In Both Postherpetic Neuralgia And Herpes Zoster, But Uptake In The US Is Low
A vaccine to prevent shingles may reduce by half the occurrence of this painful skin and nerve infection in older people (aged over 65 years) and may also reduce the rate of a painful complication of shingles, post-herpetic neuralgia, but has a very low uptake (only 4%) in older adults in the United States, according to a study by UK and US researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Few U.S. Seniors Take Advantage of Shingles Vaccine
Large study found shot effective but only 4 percent of older adults receive it Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Seniors' Health, Shingles (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Childhood: Varicella Vaccine Prevents Chickenpox
Chickenpox, which once led to thousands of hospitalizations and about 100 deaths a year, is on the wane, thanks to the effectiveness of the varicella vaccine. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family Shingles (Disease) chickenpox Chicken Pox Featured Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Varicella Vaccine Has Long-Term Effectiveness Against Chicken Pox
Chicken pox, the childhood affliction of earlier generations, has been largely neutralized by the varicella vaccine, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, which appears in the current online issue of Pediatrics. The 14-year study followed 7,585 children who were vaccinated in 1995, when they were 12 to 23 months old, to assess the long-term effectiveness of the vaccine and the impact on the epidemiology of varicella (chicken pox) and herpes zoster (shingles). Researchers also observed the impact of the second dose of varicella vaccine, introduced in 2006... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Varicella Vaccine Has Long-Lasting Effectiveness Against Chickenpox
Chickenpox, the childhood infection of earlier generations, has been most recently neutralized by the varicella vaccine - a vaccine that has shown long-term effectiveness against the illness, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center. The study findings, published in the journal Pediatrics, were based on a 14-year study consisting of 7,585 children ranging in age from 12 to 23 months. The researchers aimed to examine the long-term effectiveness of the vaccine and its influence on the epidemiology of varicella (chickenpox) and herpes zoster (shingles)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Chickenpox Vaccine Effective For A Long Time
Chickenpox, the childhood infection of earlier generations, has been most recently neutralized by the varicella vaccine - a vaccine that has shown long-term effectiveness against the illness, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center. The study findings, published in the journal Pediatrics, were based on a 14-year study consisting of 7,585 children ranging in age from 12 to 23 months. The researchers aimed to examine the long-term effectiveness of the vaccine and its influence on the epidemiology of varicella (chickenpox) and herpes zoster (shingles)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Children's Lives Saved By Chicken Pox Vaccine
The widespread introduction of a chicken pox vaccine in Australia in 2006 has prevented thousands of children from being hospitalized with severe chicken pox and saved lives, according to new research. In a national study of chicken pox admissions at four participating Australian children's hospitals, researchers found the number of children hospitalized with chicken pox or shingles had dropped by 68% since 2006... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Well: Depression May Stifle Shingles Vaccine Response
Adults with untreated depression who received the shingles vaccine mounted a relatively weak immune response compared with their healthy age-matched peers, or to those taking antidepressants. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Mental Health and Disorders depression Shingles (Disease) vaccination Body Depression (Mental) Mind Featured Vaccination and Immunization Immune System Source Type: news

UCLA study suggests link between untreated depression, response to shingles vaccine
(University of California - Los Angeles) More evidence for the mind-body connection -- a new UCLA study suggests a link between untreated depression and response to the shingles vaccine. The bigger issue -- can one's mental state impact how effective any vaccine is? (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 19, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Depression reduces efficacy of shingles vaccine
Research suggests that the varicella zoster, or shingles, vaccine is less effective in older people with untreated depression. (Source: MedWire News - Dermatology)
Source: MedWire News - Dermatology - February 16, 2013 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

UCLA study suggests link between untreated depression, response to shingles vaccine
Can an individual's state of mind effect how well a vaccine may work? In the case of seniors and shingles, the answer is yes.   Reporting in the current online edition of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, Dr. Michael Irwin, a professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, demonstrates a link between untreated depression in older adults and decreased effectiveness of the herpes zoster —or shingles — vaccine.   Shingles is a painful, blistering skin rash that can last for months or even years. It's caused by the varicella–zoster virus, the ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 16, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Depression reduces efficacy of shingles vaccine
Research suggests that the varicella zoster, or shingles, vaccine is less effective in older people with untreated depression. (Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry)
Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry - February 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Treating Depression May Boost Vaccine ResponseTreating Depression May Boost Vaccine Response
Treating major depression in older adults may significantly boost their response to vaccines, such as for herpes zoster. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Depression May Lower Response to Shingles Vax (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Untreated major depression may hamper the protective effect of varicella zoster virus vaccine against herpes zoster -- shingles -- in older individuals, researchers found. (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - February 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Untreated Depression May Cut Shingles Vaccine Effectiveness
Antidepressants linked to improved immune response in older patients, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Depression, Immunization, Shingles (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Suggests Link Between Untreated Depression And Response To Shingles Vaccine
Results from a new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases suggest a link between untreated depression in older adults and decreased effectiveness of the herpes zoster, or shingles, vaccine. Older adults are known to be at risk for shingles, a painful condition caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, and more than a million new cases occur each year in the U.S. The vaccine boosts cell-mediated immunity to the virus and can decrease the incidence and severity of the condition... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Untreated Depression May Cut Shingles Vaccine Effectiveness
Title: Untreated Depression May Cut Shingles Vaccine EffectivenessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2013 10:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - February 14, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Study suggests link between untreated depression and response to shingles vaccine
(Infectious Diseases Society of America) Results from a new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases suggest a link between untreated depression in older adults and decreased effectiveness of the herpes zoster, or shingles, vaccine. Older adults are known to be at risk for shingles, a painful condition caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, and more than a million new cases occur each year in the US. The vaccine boosts cell-mediated immunity to the virus and can decrease the incidence and severity of the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Study suggests chicken pox vaccine responsible for triggering nationwide shingles epidemic
For the past several years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been actively promoting the shingles vaccine as the solution to what some experts say is a building shingles epidemic. But a new study published in the German medical journal Der... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Prevents Painful Disease in Older Adults
10/17/2012, The Cochrane Library, Older adults who get the shingles vaccine have a nearly 50 percent reduced risk of developing the often debilitating disease, finds a new evidence review from The Cochrane Library. (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - February 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Seniors Don't Get Shingles Vaccination, CDC Finds
01/11/2011, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Less than 7 percent of U.S. seniors chose to receive the shingles vaccination as of 2008, finds a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - February 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Merck Announces Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Dateline City:  WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. 2012 Full-Year Non-GAAP EPS of $3.82, Excluding Certain Items; GAAP EPS of $2.16; Fourth-Quarter Non-GAAP EPS of $0.83, Excluding Certain Items; GAAP EPS of $0.46 2012 Full-Year Worldwide Sales Were $47.3 Billion, a Decrease of 2 Percent, Including a 3 Percent Unfavorable Impact from Foreign Exchange; Fourth-Quarter Worldwide Sales Were $11.7 Billion, a Decline of 5 Percent, Including a 2 Percent Unfavorable Impact from Foreign Exchange Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter Double-Digit Gl...
Source: Merck.com - Corporate News - February 1, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: hq_site_admin Tags: Corporate News Financial News Source Type: news

UK First Major European Country To Run Zostavax Nationwide Shingles Vaccination Programme
Vaccine to be given to UK seniors to help protect against shingles The UK has decided to launch the first-ever national shingles immunisation campaign in Europe using the innovative Zostavax vaccine from Sanofi Pasteur MSD, the joint venture in Europe between MSD and Sanofi Pasteur. Eligible senior members of the public will be able to receive the Zostavax vaccine during regular health visits or at the same time as their seasonal flu jab. The decision from the UK's Department of Health follows a comprehensive assessment of the health and economic benefits of shingles vaccination... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Older patients to get shingles jab
Patients aged 70-79 are set to be vaccinated against shingles under a new national immunisation programme (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - January 24, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Shingles Becoming More Prominent In All Age Groups
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: stevesaleeba Tags: Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Paula Ebben Shingles Source Type: news

Herpes zoster vaccine recommendations questioned in patients on biologics
Administration of the live attenuated herpes zoster vaccine is not associated with an increased risk for shingles shortly after vaccination in patients receiving biologic treatments for immune-mediated diseases, researchers report in JAMA. (Source: MedWire News - Psoriasis)
Source: MedWire News - Psoriasis - July 6, 2012 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news