Shingles Vaccine Linked to Lower Stroke Risk Shingles Vaccine Linked to Lower Stroke Risk
New evidence suggests the Zoster Vaccine Live — administered to prevent shingles — could also reduce the risk of stroke in older adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?
Title: Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?
Overall stroke risk dropped 20% among patients under age 80 who got the shingles vaccine. In patients 80 and older, risk was cut by about 10%, said researchers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uptake of shingles vaccination is more likely if proactively offered in primary care
The shingles vaccination programme is intended for people aged between 70 and 80 years, but uptake in this group has been low. This survey found that people were more likely to have had the vaccine if it was proactively offered by a GP or nurse. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Bonus: Reduced Risk of Stroke?
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- Seniors who get the shingles vaccine may gain stroke protection as well, a new study suggests. Shingles is a viral infection tied to heightened risk of stroke. But overall stroke risk dropped 20% among patients under age... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Adult Exposure to Chickenpox Cuts Shingles Risk
TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 -- The relative incidence of shingles is lower in adults after exposure to a household contact with chickenpox, but full protection is not achieved, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in The BMJ. Harriet Forbes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Parents of children with chickenpox less likely to develop shingles
Adults exposed to a child with chickenpox in the home are around 30 percent less likely to develop shingles over 20 years, a new analysis has revealed. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to chickenpox as adult does not fully protect against shingles
Adults re-exposed to the herpes zoster virus found to be around 30% less likely to develop shingles Related items fromOnMedica GPs are dealing with growing flu rates Experts predict 'invigorated' winter flu Illness poorly managed in those with learning disability Flu activity appears to be nearing its peak Doctors can help overcome ‘vaccine hesitancy’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UTHSC College of Pharmacy partnering with Kroger Health Nationwide
(University of Tennessee Health Science Center) The College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has partnered with Kroger Health, the healthcare arm of The Kroger Co., on a nationwide, randomized controlled study across more than 2,200 community pharmacy locations to improve second-dose vaccination completion rates for the shingles vaccine. Elements of the project are funded through a grant from GlaxoSmithKline. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Herpes zoster (shingles) immunisation programme 2018 to 2019: evaluation reports
These reports provide an evaluation of the shingles vaccination programme in England from 2018 to 2019. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the early signs and symptoms of shingles?
The symptoms of shingles in the early stages can vary hugely among individuals but typically include burning or pain in an area on one side of the body. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Shingles Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating Shingles
-- More than a million cases of shingles are diagnosed in the United States every year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Anyone who has had chickenpox is susceptible to getting the disease. To treat shingles, doctors will usually... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Herpes zoster vaccine reduces chances of shingles after stem cell transplants
This NIHR Signal says that the risk of shingles is about 10% per year in adults after autologous stem cell transplant. The evidence summary indicates that two doses of deactivated herpes zoster vaccine could be a safe and effective way to reduce that risk by about two thirds.This effect is similar to another, heat-treated, non-live vaccine. Either vaccine could reduce the pain and need for medical treatment associated with shingles, and long-lasting complications such as post-herpetic neuralgia. It's not yet known if people need to continue taking acyclovir as well. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Shingles Vaccine: What You Need to Know New Shingles Vaccine: What You Need to Know
The shingles vaccine Shingrix was approved in 2017. Doctors say they are learning more about how it works, its safety risks, and how it compares to Zostavax.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

GSK sees breakthrough in shingles vaccine output in 2024
GlaxoSmithKline said further growth from its shingles vaccine, which has boosted earnings, would be reined in by limited capacity until 2024, but a new bioreactor facility would then be ready to bring a step change in production. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

GSK raises outlook again amid strong demand for shingles drug
UK drugmaker also boosted by performance of consumer health and vaccines divisions (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What side effects can the shingles vaccine cause?
The shingles vaccine is effective, but it can cause side effects. Learn about the possible mild, serious, and long term side effects here. Also, learn who may benefit the most from the vaccine and who should avoid it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Shingles Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about viral rash in adults and babies
A range of viral infections, including shingles, chickenpox, and measles, can cause a skin rash. Learn more about the types, symptoms, and treatment of a viral rash here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: How do I shake off my shingles?  
A 74-year-old reader asks DR ELLIE CANNON about possible alternative treatments for shingles after the medication prescribed by her doctor left them with severe vertigo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles Vaccine Not the Only Immunization Linked With Gout Flare Shingles Vaccine Not the Only Immunization Linked With Gout Flare
The recombinant shingles vaccine (RZV) is associated with an increased risk of gout flare, and a new study suggests other vaccines may trigger flares as well, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 21, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes eyebrow pain?
There are many possible causes of eyebrow pain, including sinusitis, headaches, shingles, and glaucoma. Learn about these and other causes, as well as how to get relief, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

I thought the rashes were insect bites. I actually had shingles, and it was horrible.
Too late for the vaccine to prevent the painful nerve condition, I had to focus on long-term treatment. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christine Lehmann Source Type: news

GSK lifts outlook after vaccines drive strong quarter
Shingles and meningitis treatments help offset blow from generic version of key drug (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shingrix shortage: Advice for physicians
With demand for the newer shingles vaccine, known as Shingrix, far outstripping the pace at which the manufacturer can supply it, shortages will likely continue throughout 2019, predicts the CDC.   “GlaxoSmithKline [GSK] are running their vaccine plants as much as they can, to produce more but it’s just not enough,” says Julio Viola, PharmD, the director of centralized pharmacy services at Northwell Health Systems, which operate in the New York metro area.  (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Milly Dawson Tags: Medical News Source Type: news

Shingles vaccine safely prevents outbreaks among stem cell transplant patients
(Duke University Medical Center) A newer form of shingles vaccine reduced outbreaks of the painful rash among patients who were transplanted with their own stem cells, according to a study led by a Duke Health researcher and published today in JAMA. The vaccine appears to offer protection from one of the most common and painful side effects of cell therapy and shows promise for patients with immune-compromising conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sir Cliff Richard health: ‘I can’t believe it is happening’ - pop legend on shingles
Sir Cliff Richard has earned his place in the British hall of fame, with a career spanning seven decades. Following a false allegation in 2014 he experienced an unpleasant infection - are you aware of the signs and symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Storms Bring Tornadoes, Floods, Power Outages Across U.S.
ATLANTA (AP) — Potent thunderstorms have been blamed for one death and left more than 200,000 people without power across the southern United States — and fierce winds were expected to wallop parts of several states as new storms form Thursday, forecasters said. Fallen trees ripped down power lines and crashed into buildings along a line from Texas to Alabama overnight and into Thursday morning, the national Storm Prediction Center reported. A few isolated tornadoes were reported, damaging roofs in the northeast Texas city of Greenville. In Mississippi, Jackson Salter, 19, died when a tree fell on his home Wedn...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Chickenpox vaccine may reduce risk of shingles for kids
Children who have been vaccinated for chickenpox have a 78 percent lower risk of developing shingles than unvaccinated children, according to research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox Vaccine Shields Against Shingles Too
Kids who were vaccinated against chickenpox had a 78% lower risk of developing shingles, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chickenpox Vaccine Shields Kids From Shingles, Too
MONDAY, June 10, 2019 -- Shingles isn't usually considered a kids'disease, but children can get this painful condition. Fortunately, the chickenpox vaccine can also protect them against it, a new study finds. " The virus that causes chickenpox also... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chickenpox Vaccine Shields Kids From Shingles, Too
Title: Chickenpox Vaccine Shields Kids From Shingles, TooCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/10/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 10, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Chickenpox Vaccine May Protect Against Shingles Years Later
Children vaccinated against chickenpox had a 78 percent lower rate of shingles than their unvaccinated peers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Shingles (Disease) Chicken Pox Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Dispensing Non-opioid Pain Medication...
BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy, one of the nation’s leading innovative specialty pharmacies, announces an exclusive partnership to dispense Qutenza for post-shingles pain.(PRWeb June 06, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/bioplus_specialty_pharmacy_dispensing_non_opioid_pain_medication_qutenza_capsaicin_8_patch_in_exclusive_relationship/prweb16360840.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GSK's shingles vaccine approved for use in China in adults aged 50 and above
GlaxoSmithKline Plc said on Thursday its shingles vaccine had been approved for use in China in adults aged 50 and above. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Three Dead as Tornado Strikes Missouri Capital
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A "violent tornado" touched down in Jefferson City, causing heavy damage in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the wreckage of their homes. The service reported that a "confirmed large and destructive tornado" was observed over Jefferson City at 11:43 p.m. Wednesday, moving northeast at 40 mph (64 kph). The capital city has a population of about 40,000 and is located about 130 miles (209 kilometers) west of St. Louis. "Across the state, Missouri's first responders once a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 23, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

What Older Adults Need To Know About Measles And Shingles Vaccines
Here's what you need to know about vaccinations for measles and shingles, which can be serious for older adults. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Next Avenue, Contributor Source Type: news

Potentially Blinding Shingles of the Eye on the Rise
Title: Potentially Blinding Shingles of the Eye on the RiseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - May 10, 2019 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Potentially Blinding Shingles of the Eye on the Rise
THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 -- The virus that gave you chickenpox as a kid can rise again after decades of inactivity and inflict a painful, even blinding, eye infection in old age. New research reveals that cases of eye-based " shingles " have tripled... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Aging baby boomers push sky high incidence of shingles of the eye
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) More Americans are being diagnosed with eye complications of shingles, but older adults can call the shots on whether they are protected from the painful rash that can cost them their eyesight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GSK sales boosted by shingles and HIV treatments success
Group beats expectations but warns generic alternative will hit best-selling asthma drug (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ask Can You Still Go to Work if You Have Shingles
Can You Still Go to Work if You Have Shingles? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What are eye shingles?
Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus -- the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you've had chickenpox, the virus can lie dormant in your body's nerve tissue for years when suddenly it's triggered by stress or a weakened immune system, and manifests as shingles. A new shingles vaccine called Shingrix is recommended for anyone [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about scabs on the face
Causes of scabs on the face include acne, shingles, and eczema. Treatment depends on the cause, and prevention is possible in some cases. Learn more about scabs on the face here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

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