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 25, 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

Shingles symptoms: Two early signs to spot to avoid painful complications warns Dr Chris
SHINGLES symptoms in the first stages can be difficult to spot, but it ’s important to recognise the early signs as the infection can result in extremely painful complications. Dr Chris Steele took to ITV’s This Morning to warn of the two early signs to spot. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Virus Common in Children Poses a Greater Threat to Adults
A common childhood illness can strike the same person twice, once as a child and later as an adult — and without treatment, the adult version of the virus can be even more painful. The varicella-zoster virus does double duty, causing itchy, fluid-filled blisters on the head and body of young patients, and then can reactivate as a more painful, blistery rash called shingles after the child grows up. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Requiring insurers to cover retail pharmacy vaccinations for adult Californians could save lives, study finds
Requiring health insurers to pay for adult vaccinations given at retail pharmacies could help prevent the spread of deadly communicable diseases such as influenza, pneumococcal infection and human papillomavirus, according to a  new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Many insurers do not cover pharmacy-administered vaccines; cover a limited selection of vaccines; or require people they insure to get vaccinated only at pharmacies within their insurance network, the study reports.Overall vaccination rates in state are lowThe overall vaccination rate among adult Californians is far below federa...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Shingles vaccine responsible for causing huge number of shingles cases, vaccine injuries
(Natural News) Zostavax, a popular shingles vaccine, is in hot water: The inoculation has been tied to numerous cases of vaccine injury, and even shingles itself. Merck, the company that makes Zostavax, is now facing multiple lawsuits from patients and families harmed by their product. At least 80 deaths tied to the Zostavax vaccine have been... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can shingles affect the eyes?
Shingles is a common infection that can affect every part of the body, including the eyes. Shingles can cause vision problems, drooping of the eyelid, and, in some cases, vision loss. Here, we examine the effects of shingles on the eye. We also describe tips for prevention and the available treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Southwest PA Area Health Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA – learn about this AHEC’s amazing program that collaborates with community health centers, public libraries and other community-focused organizations to address the broader, unmet social health needs of their patients or patrons. Has your organization developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! It’s Back to School time! NNLM has numerous training opportunities for library sta...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Shingles: The one medicine you must AVOID or risk worse symptoms - Dr Ranj reveals
SHINGLES and chicken pox rash symptoms are both caused by the same family of virus, said ITV This Morning ’s Dr Ranj. Patients should avoid this one medicine treatment, or risk itching symptoms getting worse. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Having to pay for your own shingles vaccine isn't ageism, tribunal rules
When Thomas Hasek decided to get immunized against shingles a few years back, he had to pay $200 for the shot. That struck him as unfair — after all, the childhood chickenpox vaccine addresses the same virus, and it's publicly funded. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Flu, Tdap, Shingles and More: A List of Vaccines for Age 50+
Every Vaccine You Need After Age 50 ... There are three vaccines every adult needs — Influenza, Tdap, and Shingles. Two others, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B — are needed for certain risk factors. ..... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Let us shine a spotlight on the amazing work you do! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! Local lecture from NLM Director: the recording is now available from Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan’s talk, “Transforming Data into Knowledge and Knowledge into Health: NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027,” at the Univ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

August NIH News in Health Now Available
The August 2018 issue of NIH News in Health in now available online. In this issue learn about bionic artificial limbs, social isolation and loneliness, caring for concussions, preventing shingles, and palliative care. (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - August 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat shingles on the face
Shingles is a skin condition that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles results in a painful rash that may also burn or itch. It typically appears on the torso but can develop on the face and affect the eyes. Treatments include antiviral drugs. Learn more about shingles on the face here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Shingles Source Type: news

Shingrix Vaccine Makes Shingles Less Severe, Disruptive to Quality of Life Shingrix Vaccine Makes Shingles Less Severe, Disruptive to Quality of Life
The recombinant zoster vaccine Shingrix prevents shingles, and if people do contract the virus, it reduces the severity of illness, two company-funded studies suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 7/28/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 7/28/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic, discusses shingles and who should get vaccinated. Also on the podcast, Dr. John Volz, an orthodontist at Mayo Clinic, explains treatment for cleft lip and cleft palate. And?Dr. Scott Litin, an internal medicine specialist [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Shingrix vaccine makes shingles less severe, disruptive to quality of life
(Reuters Health) - The vaccine Shingrix prevents shingles, and if people do contract the virus, it reduces the severity of illness, two company-funded study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

August 2018
Bionic Movements : Connecting Mind and Machine Care and Connection : Loneliness Affects All Ages Dr. Steve Cole on Loneliness Preventing Shingles Caring for Concussions Palliative Care: Conversations Matter (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug maker GSK invests in gene profiling services
Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline says second-quarter revenue totaled 7.3 billion pounds ($9.6 billion), a 4 percent increase at constant currency exchange rates, amid promising performances for vaccines and a new shingles treatment (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: 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

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

Health Tip: Shingles 101
Title: Health Tip: Shingles 101Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - July 12, 2018 Category: Dermatology 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

CDC warns of shingles vaccine shortage
Shingrix was recommended for people 50 and older beginning last fall and is more effective than the old vaccine at preventing the painful virus (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC warns of shingles vaccine shortage
The CDC is warning about a shortage of the newest shingles vaccine. Shingrix was recommended for people 50 and older beginning last fall and is more effective than the old vaccine at preventing the painful shingles virus. The demand has been greater than expected and many patients are having trouble getting the shot. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why the vaccine is so important for many Americans and what's behind the shortage. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EXPLOSIVE research: Chickenpox vaccine linked to widespread increase in shingles
(Natural News) If you ever had chicken pox, you probably have some unpleasant memories of the unrelenting itch and long soaks in an oatmeal bath looking for some relief. Most kids today will never know the misery of a bout of chicken pox because of the chicken pox vaccine, but it looks like all of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shortages Arise For New Shingles Vaccine
Supplies of a new and more effective shingles vaccine are running low in the United States. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clamor for GSK Shingles Shot Points to Bigger Profits Clamor for GSK Shingles Shot Points to Bigger Profits
GlaxoSmithKline is facing"unprecedented" demand for its new shingles vaccine Shingrix, suggesting the product could be a bigger money-spinner than the company and analysts initially thought.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

Clamor for GSK shingles shot points to bigger profits
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline is facing "unprecedented" demand for its new shingles vaccine Shingrix, suggesting the product could be a bigger money-spinner than the company and analysts initially thought. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: New shingles vaccine recommended for most adults over age 50
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How effective is the shingles vaccine? Who should get it? Is it recommended even for those who have already had shingles? ANSWER:?A new vaccine, called Shingrix, is now available that?s very effective in preventing shingles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone age 50 and older with a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are some home remedies for shingles?
Shingles is a viral infection that causes a rash, which can be painful. There are several home remedies that may provide relief from the symptoms. These include chamomile, witch hazel, and oat baths. Different treatments may be more effective for different people. Learn more about natural treatments for shingles here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Shingles Source Type: news

Clinical advances in systemic lupus erythematosus
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate exciting advances for individuals suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The first is a phase II clinical study of a promising oral treatment, baricitinib. The second demonstrates the effective use of shingles vaccine in SLE patients who are particularly prone to this infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

Treating shingles with homeopathy
(Natural News) Despite popular belief, conventional medicine isn’t a magic bullet in disease treatment. Most of the time, there are more natural, affordable cures to remedy a particular ailment or condition. Take shingles, for instance. While there are conventional drug therapies to treat the disease, these can be expensive and may cause adverse side effects.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you use essential oils for shingles?
Shingles results in a painful, itchy rash that can lead to blistering and permanent nerve damage. Medications can treat the condition, but many people also explore home remedies and alternative ways to alleviate symptoms. Here, learn which essential oils may help, including peppermint, thyme, and geranium oils. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Shingles Source Type: news

Ask Well: Is Shingles Contagious?
People who have never had chickenpox are at risk for developing the illness if they come in contact with a shingles patient ’ s blisters. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Shingles (Disease) Chicken Pox Immune System Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news