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Morning Break: Shkreli Jailed; Irma Nursing Home Deaths; New Shingles Vax
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of New Shingles Vaccine (FREE)
By the Editors An FDA advisory panel voted 11-0 on Wednesday in favor of approving the Shingrix herpes zoster vaccine for adults … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

US FDA advisory committee votes for GSK ’s Shingrix to prevent shingles
The US Food and Drug Administration ’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) has voted unanimously for GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) Shingrix (HZ/su) to prevent herpes zoster (shingles) in adults of 50 years of age and a… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Panel Recommends New Shingles Vaccine FDA Panel Recommends New Shingles Vaccine
An FDA panel unanimously recommended zoster vaccine recombinant (adjuvanted) (Shingrix, GlaxoSmithKline) for adults aged 50 years and older.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

GSK's shingles vaccine gets positive FDA recommendation
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend approval for GlaxoSmithKline's new drug candidate Shingrix, a vaccine for preventing shingles in adults age 50 and older. The vote by the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee was 11-0 in support of the biologics license application submitted by GlaxoSmithKline last October. The committee's recommendation is nonbinding, but the FDA typically follows the advice of its advisory panels. If… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

GSK's shingles vaccine gets positive FDA recommendation
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend approval for GlaxoSmithKline's new drug candidate Shingrix, a vaccine for preventing shingles in adults age 50 and older. The vote by the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee was 11-0 in support of the biologics license application submitted by GlaxoSmithKline last October. The committee's recommendation is nonbinding, but the FDA typically follows the advice of its advisory panels. If… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

'Impressed' FDA panel unanimously recommends GSK shingles vaccine
(Reuters) - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Wednesday voted 11-0 that the safety and efficacy of GlaxoSmithKline's Shingrix shingles vaccine warrants approval for its use in adults aged 50 and over. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA panel unanimously votes to recommend GSK shingles vaccine
(Reuters) - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Wednesday voted 11-0 that the safety and efficacy of GlaxoSmithKline's Shingrix shingles vaccine warrants approval for its use in adults aged 50 and over. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Advisory Committee Votes Unanimously for Shingrix (HZ/su) in the US for Prevention of Herpes Zoster (Shingles) in Adults Ages 50 and Over
London UK 13 September 2017 -- GlaxoSmithKline plc [LSE/NYSE: GSK] announced today that the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted unanimously that the data support the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - September 13, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

ASK THE DOCTOR: Dr Martin Scurr answers your queries
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your queries on everything and anything. This week, statins and shingles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Massive But Weakened, Hurricane Irma Is Now a Category 1 Storm
(TAMPA, Florida) — A massive but weakened Hurricane Irma zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages. Irma continued its slog north along Florida’s western coast having blazed a path of unknown destruction. With communication cut to some of the Florida Keys, where Irma made landfall Sunday, and rough conditions persisting across the peninsula, many held their breath for what daylight might reveal. The monster storm measured more than 400 miles (640 kilometers) wide, and its winds of up to 130 mph (210 kp...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tamara Lush / AP Tags: Uncategorized hurricane irma onetime weather Source Type: news

Lexington biotech Agenus files patent for herpes vaccine
A Lexington biotech working on a vaccine for shingles is also exploring a vaccine for herpes. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Tenth of men aged 50 have heart age of 60-year-old
Men have worse heart health than women, tests show Related items fromOnMedica Heart attack and stroke risk higher with shingles CHD exerts higher burden on men than women Half of patients delay seeking help for heart attacks Never too old to benefit from CVD prevention (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Shingles: A Link to Vasculitis? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- History of complicated shingles doubled risk of giant cell arteritis (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - September 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tofacitinib After Live Shingles Vaccination Does Not Impair Immunogenicity Tofacitinib After Live Shingles Vaccination Does Not Impair Immunogenicity
Tofacitinib begun 2 to 3 weeks after live zoster vaccination does not impair immunogenicity, and vaccination appears to be safe in patients with pre-existing varicella-zoster virus (VZV) immunity, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Arthritis treatment news: THIS vaccine should be given to sufferers before medication
ARTHRITIS patients have a higher risk of developing shingles, but researchers have found that a vaccine could boost their immune system. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles Vax Effective in RA Patients onJAK Inhibitor (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study directly assessed safety, immunogenicity of live zoster vaccine (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 29, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Shingles Vax Effective in RA Patients on JAK Inhibitor (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study directly assessed safety, immunogenicity of live zoster vaccine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Doctors urge shingles vaccine to be used in arthritis patients
Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University found that the live varicella-zoster, or shingles, vaccine boosts the immune response in arthritis patients. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studies reveal how shingles vaccine should be used in arthritis patients
(Wiley) New research indicates that the live varicella-zoster vaccine -- which is given to protect against shingles -- elicits robust immune responses in patients when administered several weeks prior to the start of treatment with the arthritis drug tofacitinib. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study explains why patients with shingles feel pain
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The immune mechanisms triggered by the virus when it is reactivated, changing the way that sensory neurons work and resulting in herpetic neuralgia, are described by researchers affiliated with the University of S ã o Paulo in an article published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The authors say that their discoveries lay a foundation for novel treatments not only to combat acute pain but also to prevent it from becoming chronic, a condition known as post-herpetic neuralgia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Health Tip: One of Three Adults Gets Shingles
-- Adults 60 and older should be vaccinated for shingles, a very painful rash that's triggered by the same virus that causes chickenpox, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. If you had chickenpox when you were younger, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Infectious diseases warning: The three vaccinations YOU should have by your 70s
INFECTIOUS diseases are responsible for a significant number of hospital admissions and deaths in the elderly. For this reason, there are particular vaccines recommended for people 65 and over - pneumococcal vaccine, flu vaccine and shingles vaccine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles May Up Stroke, Heart Attack Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Physicians should make patients aware of increased risk (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 4, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Why We Fear Death and How to Integrate It into Our Lives
From our first breath in this lifetime until the split second the heart clock stops ticking away the moments of our incarnation, we are on call to this concept called death. Avoid it though we try, deny it, though we attempt, dance away from it, though we insist, it beckons us with finger crooked in our direction. For some it is a blessed relief, at the end of an illness, for others, wracked with serious mental illness, a seductive force to which they may succumb. For others, still, it arrives unbidden, quite by surprise. We use language to describe the experience, such as: Kick the bucket Angel of death Give up the ghost...
Source: Psych Central - July 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Anxiety Grief and Loss Motivation and Inspiration Psychology Self-Help Bereavement death dying Existentialism fear of death five stages of grief Mortality Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccination: Why Wait?
ACIP recommends the zoster vaccine be given at age 60 years. That could be too late for some. And, what about this 60-year-old? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terry Brenneman, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Shingles Virus Tied to Risk of Heart Attack in Adults - AARP
6 hours ago ... Researchers have found a link between adults with shingles virus and an increased risk of heart attack in adults with high blood pressure or  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 7, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Is Shingles Tied to Heart, Stroke Risk?
Title: Is Shingles Tied to Heart, Stroke Risk?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/4/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/5/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - July 5, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Shingles Tied to Higher Risk for CV Events (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Herpes zoster infection is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular events, suggests a study in the Journal of the American … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Is Shingles Tied to Heart, Stroke Risk?
More research is needed, but doctors should warn patients, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Shingles Tied to Heart, Stroke Risk?
More research is needed, but doctors should warn patients, researchers saySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Diseases, Shingles, Stroke (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Shingles Tied to Heart, Stroke Risk?
TUESDAY, July 4, 2017 -- Shingles may be tied to an increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests. About one-third of Americans will develop shingles in their lifetime. The painful skin rash can occur in anyone who's had chickenpox, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 4, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can shingles raise the risk of heart attack?
The cardiovascular dangers of shingles are investigated in a new study, providing more evidence that the risk of stroke and heart attack is increased. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Heart attack and stroke risk higher with shingles
Doctors urged to make patients with shingles aware of their risk of cardiovascular disease Related items fromOnMedica Risk of stroke increases immediately after shingles Vaccine for shingles fails to reach patients in most need (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Shingles increases your risk of a heart attack by 40%
Researchers at Asan Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, warn that the shingles virus may move through the skin and directly attack and inflame blood vessels, as well as certain nerves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles Seen as Possible Trigger for Cardiovascular Events
(MedPage Today) -- Younger age associated with increased risk; but biological mechanism unclear (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 3, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Shingles may up risk of heart attack, stroke
Getting shingles may increase your risk of a heart attack, stroke or other heart problems by as much as 40 per cent, according to Korean researchers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Shingles may raise risk of heart attack, stroke, researchers say
Getting shingles may increase your risk of a heart attack, stroke or other heart problems by as much as 40 per cent, according to Korean researchers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Study: Shingles increases risk of heart attack, stroke
Researchers in South Korea have found a link between the shingles virus and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles may up risk of heart attack, stroke
(Reuters Health) - Getting shingles may increase your risk of a heart attack, stroke or other heart problems by as much as 40 percent, according to Korean researchers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Catching this INFECTIOUS virus could increase your risk
HEART attacks can be indirectly caused by poor diet or stress, but new research has discovered how contracting shingles could also up your risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Older Adults Lacking Shingles, Flu Vaccinations - AARP
3 days ago ... AARP previously reported on the many different vaccinations and what they protect against, who needs them, how often you should get them  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 2, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vaccination May Be Curbing ER Visits For Shingles
Vaccination can cut shingles risk by more than half. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gaps Remain in Recommended Vaccines for Older Americans Gaps Remain in Recommended Vaccines for Older Americans
New data suggest room for improvement in influenza, pneumococcal, tetanus, and shingles vaccine coverage among adults aged 65 and older.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vaccination May Be Curbing ED Visits for Shingles Vaccination May Be Curbing ED Visits for Shingles
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Vaccination may be curbing ER visits for shingles
(Reuters Health) - Emergency room (ER) visits for shingles fell in the past decade for people aged 60 and older but rose for most younger age groups. The decrease among older people may be due to more of them getting the shingles vaccine, U.S. researchers suggest. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Practice nurses called upon to boost London shingles vaccination
Practice nurses and GPs across London are being urged to boost uptake of the shingles vaccine among people aged over 70 years old as part of a city-wide campaign. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Trends in emergency room visits & costs for patients with shingles
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Their study suggests that while emergency room visits for shingles has decreased for those vaccinated against either the chicken pox (18 to 19 years old) or the shingles (60 years and older), the patient population in-between (ages 20-59 years old) has experienced increased visits for the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news