FDA Warns Homeopathic Company About Illegal Product Claims
TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 -- Nutra Pharma Corp. has been warned about illegal marketing of unapproved homeopathic products with claims that they can treat addiction and chronic pain from serious conditions such as cancer, diabetes, shingles, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Space travel is giving astronauts SHINGLES and cold sores
NASA-funded researchers in the US studied 87 astronauts who had been on space shuttles or the International Space Station and found more than half started shedding previously inactive viruses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Shingles Vaccine (Zoster Shingles Vaccine Live, Zostavax)
Title: Shingles Vaccine (Zoster Shingles Vaccine Live, Zostavax)Category: MedicationsCreated: 11/9/2010 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - March 13, 2019 Category: Dermatology 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

Too young for shingles? Think again
While shingles typically affects people ages 50 and older, it can happen in younger adults — but because those numbers aren't tracked in Nova Scotia, it's hard to know exactly how many under 50 are affected. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Vaccinating against chickenpox often causes shingles, even in children
(Natural News) Like all diseases, chickenpox takes a lot of joy out of childhood. When he gets it, he can’t learn more at school, enjoy the sunshine, or even explore the great outdoors. However, if you think that getting a shot for chickenpox solves the problem, think again. According to researchers from Harvard Medical School, healthy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GSK strategy revamp and shingles drug help lift earnings
UK drugmaker warns 2019 earnings likely to be hit by generic rival to Advair asthma drug (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shingles vaccine: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful blistery rash. According to the?Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,?almost 1 out of every 3 people in the U.S. will develop?shingles?in their lifetime. And the risk goes up with age.? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Radio Health Minute,?Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Teacher's eye twitch turned out to be SHINGLES which left her with an paralysed face
Tanya Rust, 29, of Montreal, was sent home by doctors who missed shingles on her ear. A diagnosis eight days later has left her with a neurological disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Shingles vaccine side effects mostly mild, yet 3% of complaints were serious, CDC says
Reported side effects of the Shringrix shingles vaccine in its first eight months of doctors' office use were mostly unremarkable, but 3% of the complaints were serious, according to a Thursday report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relaxed Informed Consent Rules: Clin Onc News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, shingles risk higher in newly diagnosed patients and those on chemo (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 31, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Treating shingles after it appears doesn't reduce increased stroke risk
(American Heart Association) Stroke risk increased significantly in the days, weeks and months after shingles appeared, despite use of the shingles vaccine and antiviral therapy to treat it, according to preliminary research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ASK THE GP:  Did diesel fumes damage my heart? Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions 
The Daily Mail's resident doctor answers your personal concerns in his weekly Good Health column. Today, he advises on heart damage and shingles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Shingles Vaccine On the Way, Maker Says
More doses of Shingrix, the shingles vaccine that has been in very short supply, are on the way to U.S. pharmacies, says drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline. However, demand may still outpace supply. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Patients May Face Greater Risk of Shingles
Title: Cancer Patients May Face Greater Risk of ShinglesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/10/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 10, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Ask What Not to Eat When You Have Shingles
What Not to Eat When You Have Shingles (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cancer Patients May Face Greater Risk of Shingles
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - January 10, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

People With Cancer May Face Greater Shingles Risk
A study of about 240,000 cancer patients in Australia from 2006 to 2015 found that any type of cancer was associated with a 40 percent increased risk of developing shingles, compared with not having cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Patients May Face Greater Risk of Shingles
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 -- Newly diagnosed cancer patients may be at increased risk for the painful skin condition shingles, a new study finds. Experts say development of new vaccines might help prevent shingles in cancer patients. The study, of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine 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

Shingles Patterns Differ in Hematologic and Solid Cancers Shingles Patterns Differ in Hematologic and Solid Cancers
The occurrence of shingles in cancer patients is linked to the form of cancer. Hematologic cancers increase the risk; chemotherapy primarily drives the risk in solid tumors, suggest Australian data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News 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

People with cancer have higher shingles risk, study says
Any cancer diagnosis puts patients at 40 percent higher risk of developing shingles than a person with no cancer, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer patients face higher risk for shingles, new vaccines hold promise for prevention
(Infectious Diseases Society of America) People newly diagnosed with cancer, particularly blood cancers, and those treated with chemotherapy have a greater risk of developing shingles, according to a new study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The findings may help guide efforts to prevent the often painful skin condition in cancer patients through the use of new vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘All I want for Christmas’ is the shingles vaccine, but it’s nearly impossible to find
Shortage of new shingles vaccine worsens as demand soars. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun 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

Medical News Today: What is the link between HIV and shingles?
Some people with HIV are more likely to develop shingles. In this article, we look at the factors that increase a person's risk, and cover treatments and possible complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Chickenpox Outbreak Hits North Carolina School With High Vaccination Exemption Rate
A North Carolina school where a high concentration of families claim religious exemption from vaccines is facing the state’s worst chickenpox outbreak in more than 20 years. The chickenpox outbreak has affected 36 students at Asheville Waldorf School, health officials with Buncombe County said. The outbreak ranks as North Carolina’s largest since a chickenpox vaccine became available more than 20 years ago, the Asheville Citizen Times reports. The Asheville Waldorf School has one of the highest rates in the state of families who opt out of vaccines based on religious beliefs, according to data from North Caroli...
Source: TIME: Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized chickenpox North Carolina onetime vaccines Source Type: news

Health Tip: When to Get the Shingles Vaccine
-- Once you have had chickenpox, you are at risk for developing shingles, a painful skin rash and nerve disease that's caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles can strike at any age, but usually affects adults after age 50, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: When to Get the Shingles Vaccine
Title: Health Tip: When to Get the Shingles VaccineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - November 19, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Shingles vaccine: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
According to the?Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,?almost 1 out of every 3 people in the U.S. will develop?shingles?in their lifetime. And the risk goes up with age. Vaccines can reduce the risk of shingles, while early treatment can shorten a shingles infection and lessen the chance of complications. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Radio [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Why are there so many shortages of common vaccines?
Vaccines against Hepatitis A and B, shingles, yellow fever and even rabies are just some of the injections Canadians are having a tough time finding. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Shortage Has Seniors Scrambling
For months, demand for Shingrix, the shingles vaccine approved by the FDA in October 2017, has outpaced supply, frustrating patients and providers alike. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GSK’s shingles vaccine helps it shrug off Advair fears
UK drugmaker tightens full-year guidance towards upper end of expectations (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trying to Get the New Shingles Vaccine? Join the Crowd
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 -- For weeks, Donna Greene got the brush-off when she asked the pharmacist about getting her second dose of Shingrix, the sought-after but scarce new shingles vaccine. Check back next week. Check in two weeks. We just don't... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Trying to Get the New Shingles Vaccine? Join the Crowd
Title: Trying to Get the New Shingles Vaccine? Join the CrowdCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - October 31, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Pork gelatine in vaccines 'puts many off using them', vegetarians say
Gelatine is added as a stabiliser to prevent vaccines degrading in transportation. In the UK, the worst offenders are the nasal flu vaccine Fluenz Tetra, the shingles jab Zostavax and the MMR. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Newer shingles vaccine far more effective
The newer shingles vaccine Shingrix was far more successful in preventing the condition compared with the older vaccine Zostavax among patients 50 and older. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Systematic review of clinical studies suggests newer shingles vaccine far more effective
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - October 26, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Systematic review of clinical studies suggests newer shingles vaccine far more effective
(St. Michael's Hospital) A systematic review of clinical studies involving more than two million patients aged 50 years and older suggests the newer shingles vaccine Shingrix was far more successful in preventing the painful condition compared to the older vaccine Zostavax. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION ALERT: Zoster Shingles vaccines and non-seasonal flu vaccines are NOT COVERED by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
(Natural News) In the 1980s, after a series of very serious lawsuits against vaccine companies from healthcare providers due to vaccine injuries, the CDC, in cahoots with vaccine manufacturers, created the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) so that no vaccine maker could ever be sued again. From that date forward, if any U.S. person was... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: I had shingles two years ago - so why am I still itchy?  
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your health concerns - this week, he focuses on the lingering effects of shingles and the problem of walking in unsupportive shoes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Shingles -- if you're over 50, get your vaccination
Shingles: Vaccination can lower your risk? Shingles is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus ? the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus remains inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles, causing a painful skin rash along nerve [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Shortages Result From High Demand
Shingrix, the vaccine approved last year to prevent shingles, has proved so popular that its maker, GlaxoSmithKline, has not been able to produce it quickly enough. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Shingles (Disease) Shortages Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drugstores Source Type: news

Flood Victims Get Food and Water; Rain Spreads to Northeast
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of people waited in long lines for water and other essentials Tuesday in Wilmington, still mostly cut off by high water days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with more than 10,000 evacuees around the state not to return home yet. The death toll rose to at least 34 in three states, with 26 fatalities in North Carolina, as Florence's remnants went in two directions: Water flowed downstream toward the Carolina coast, and storms moved through the Northeast, where flash floods hit New Hampshire and New York state . North Carolina Gov. Ro...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Chuck Burton and Martha Waggoner, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Flood Victims Get Food and Water; Rain Spreads to Northeast
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of people waited in long lines for water and other essentials Tuesday in Wilmington, still mostly cut off by high water days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with more than 10,000 evacuees around the state not to return home yet. The death toll rose to at least 34 in three states, with 26 fatalities in North Carolina, as Florence's remnants went in two directions: Water flowed downstream toward the Carolina coast, and storms moved through the Northeast, where flash floods hit New Hampshire and New York state . North Carolina Gov. Ro...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Chuck Burton and Martha Waggoner, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Shingles on the Rise Among Younger People
Over the last six decades, there has been a steady uptick in the number of shingles cases in the United States -- even among younger adults. What's behind it? Researchers have a few theories. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news