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New Shingles Vaccine: What You Need To Know
The new vaccine is more than 90% effective at preventing shingles and a painful complication called postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) in all age groups. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chicken pox vaccine linked with shingles at the vaccination site in some children
(Wiley) New research in Pediatric Dermatology reports several cases of shingles that developed at the original vaccination site in healthy children after they were immunized against chicken pox. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Long-term Effectiveness of the Live Zoster Vaccine Long-term Effectiveness of the Live Zoster Vaccine
A live attenuated zoster vaccine for the prevention of shingles has been licensed for older adults in the US since 2006. How effective has it been over the long-term, and does efficacy differ by age?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

2018 Adult ACIP Schedule Highlights New Shingles Vaccine 2018 Adult ACIP Schedule Highlights New Shingles Vaccine
The new recommendations also address the use of an extra dose of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine during mumps outbreaks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

ACIP Issues Updated Adult Vax Schedule
(MedPage Today) -- Changes to shingles, MMR vaccine recommendations (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Shingles Vaccine Shingrix for Adults 50 and Older CHMP Backs Shingles Vaccine Shingrix for Adults 50 and Older
The European Medicines Agency's CHMP voted to grant marketing authorization for the Shingrix vaccine to prevent herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

GSK's shingles vaccine gets green light from EMA panel
(Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline's shingles vaccine moved one step closer to market after a European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel on Friday gave a positive opinion on the drug, which is a key product for the British drugmaker's pipeline. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Shingles and Shingles Vaccine: An Update Shingles and Shingles Vaccine: An Update
A recently approved shingles vaccine seems to be more effective in preventing the virus. Drs Rapuano and Meghpara from Wills Eye Hospital discuss its role for patients.Wills Eye Hospital (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

New Shingles Vaccine Is Cost Effective
Shingrix provides 90 percent protection and is given in two shots at $140 each. It is recommended for people 50 and older. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Shingles (Disease) Vaccination and Immunization Elderly Health Insurance and Managed Care Chicken Pox Source Type: news

Newer Shingles Vaccine Cheaper, More Effective
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Newer Shingles Vaccine Cheaper, More Effective Newer Shingles Vaccine Cheaper, More Effective
A novel adjuvanted herpes zoster vaccine is likely to be more effective and cheaper than the live attenuated herpes zoster vaccine, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

ID Break: Cheaper Shingles Vax; Flu Deaths Stable ... So Far
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New vaccine for 'hideous' shingles illness should be free for seniors, advocates argue
Advocates for older Canadians are calling on provincial governments to cover the cost of a new vaccine against shingles that will soon be available. Shingles is a painful illness to which seniors are more susceptible and advocates say vaccine coverage should be treated as a public health issue. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Ask Well: Does a ‘ Strong ’ Immune System Ward Off Colds and Flu?
How well you fight off colds and flu is likely a combination of luck, genetics and lifestyle. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Immune System Influenza Colds Diet and Nutrition Vaccination and Immunization Luck Shingles (Disease) Genetics and Heredity Obesity Smoking and Tobacco Source Type: news

Shingles vaccine programme proving effective but uptake falling
The benefits of the shingles vaccination programme need to be “effectively communicated” to health professionals and the public to reverse a fall in uptake, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Is shingles contagious? Symptoms risk rises with age and being near chickenpox sufferers
SHINGLES causes painful symptoms and complications in older people, however getting the vaccine could protect you. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles vaccine 'has cut cases by a third' in England
But Public Health England is urging more people in their 70s to get their free injection. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles vaccines scientifically proven to cause chicken pox outbreaks
(Natural News) Hopped up on vaccine industry funds, the mainstream media went all out in 2015 trying to convince the public that unvaccinated children are spreading disease and endangering society. In tune with other lying mainstream media outlets, The International Business Times lied about the true source of disease while calling for the continued segregation of normal, healthy, unvaccinated children... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists prove that people vaccinated for shingles can infect others with chicken pox
(Natural News) For many years, the US government and mainstream media have continued to blame the unvaccinated community for the spread of infectious disease. We are constantly being bombarded with statements like the one written by Philip Ross and published in the International Business Times, which stated: (Article by Claire Dwoskin republished from Info.CMSRI.Org) “The American... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California Wildfires Spur Asbestos Concerns
Six major wildfires are torching Southern California, covering an area larger than New York City and Boston combined. The Thomas Fire — the largest of the six and the fifth-largest blaze in modern California history — covers 238,500 acres. The other fires have destroyed nearly 260,000 acres, officials said. At least 18,000 homes and other structures are threatened by the fires and more than 1,000 structures have been wiped out, according to the fire protection agency Cal Fire. Cal Fire officials said the Thomas Fire was 30 percent contained as of late Wednesday. Some residents have been allowed back in their ho...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 15, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: Air Pollution Control District asbestos exposure Cal Fire California Department of Toxic Substances Control Charles Conway Karen Relucio Napa County Richard Belkin Ridley-Tree Cancer Center Santa Barbara County Sonoma County Thomas F Source Type: news

What medical advancements can we expect in 2018?
In 2017, we've seen headlines about new blood pressure guidelines and the opioid crisis being declared a public health emergency. The FDA also approved gene therapy for childhood leukemia. Next year, we could see advances in gene editing to cure or prevent diseases. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss a new shingles vaccine, the ethical questions surrounding gene editing and the importance of strong leadership when regulating medicine. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline's Rockville chief lays out priorities for 2018
British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline PLC said it finally has its full team in place at its vaccine hub in Rockville, ready to take on some of the region's most well-known biotech competitors with part of its product lineup. This next year, officials said, will be about taking a leadership position in new vaccine technologies and advancing its priority projects, including its vaccine for shingles as well its vaccine candidate for respiratory syncytial virus, a common respiratory virus that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline's Rockville chief lays out priorities for 2018
British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline PLC said it finally has its full team in place at its vaccine hub in Rockville, ready to take on some of the region's most well-known biotech competitors with part of its product lineup. This next year, officials said, will be about taking a leadership position in new vaccine technologies and advancing its priority projects, including its vaccine for shingles as well its vaccine candidate for respiratory syncytial virus, a common respiratory virus that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Big improvements in stroke care
Almost 90% of eligible patients received thrombolysis Related items fromOnMedica Stroke and other vascular disorders Charity calls for major reorganisation of stroke care Combined oral contraception, migraine and stroke Thousands set to benefit from 'game-changer' stroke treatment Heart attack and stroke risk higher with shingles (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 30, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

SECOND OPINION | What's with all the studies on coffee, and why can't we get a straight answer?
Also: U.S.-style ads for a shingles vaccine are popping up in Canada — and they're perfectly legal. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Rise in prescriptions for GABA drugs is worrying experts
GABA drugs are increasingly being used to treat nerve pain such as diabetic neuropathy (a complication of diabetes), shingles pain and trigeminal neuralgia (severe facial pain). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crippling toll of the new valium ruining lives of MILLIONS
GABA drugs are increasingly being used to treat nerve pain such as diabetic neuropathy (a complication of diabetes), shingles pain and trigeminal neuralgia (severe facial pain). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From chickenpox to shingles: new insights
The virus that causes chickenpox can also lead to more serious and painful conditions in older people. An EU-funded researcher is discovering how the virus interacts with the immune system and, possibly, how it might be controlled. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 14, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

The New Old Age: No Excuses, People: Get the New Shingles Vaccine
Shingrix, which begins shipping this month, is far more effective than the previous shingles shot. Experts recommend it for everyone over age 50. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Shingles (Disease) Vaccination and Immunization Elderly Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention GlaxoSmithKline PLC Source Type: news

Why Do We Need Separate Chicken-Pox And Shingles Vaccines?
The two diseases may arise from the same virus, but they afflict different populations and that is key. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White House opioid commission calls for wide-ranging changes to anti-drug policies
More drug courts and increased use of alternatives to opioids for people in pain may help curb the drug epidemic, commission saysRelated:Screams, torture and so much blood: The gruesome world of 19th-century surgeryShe signed up to be a surrogate mother — and unwittingly gave her own child awayWhat you need to know about the new shingles vaccine (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screams, torture and so much blood: The gruesome world of 19th-century surgery
In these troubling times — amid melting glaciers, worries about a nuclear war and white supremacy rallies — it can sometimes be hard to appreciate our modern-day life. But here’s a thought guaranteed to make you feel grateful to be alive right now: Medical care in the Victorian era was a horrifying, gruesome affair. Just in […]Related:Toddler hospitalized after his father’s arrest postponed kidney donationShe signed up to be a surrogate mother — and unwittingly gave her own child awayWhat you need to know about the new shingles vaccine (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler hospitalized after his father ’ s arrest prevented a kidney donation
A toddler who was prevented from receiving a kidney transplant from his father was reportedly rushed to an emergency room Sunday with an abdominal infection. Two-year-old A.J. Burgess was set to receive the transplant earlier this month when his father, who is a match, said he was told he had to wait to donate a kidney following a probation violation […]Related:She signed up to be a surrogate mother — and unwittingly gave her own child awayWhat you need to know about the new shingles vaccineA shocking overdose photo exposed her addiction — and may have saved her life (Source: Was...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler hospitalized after his father ’ s arrest postponed kidney donation
A toddler who was prevented from receiving a kidney transplant from his father was reportedly rushed to an emergency room Sunday with an abdominal infection. Two-year-old A.J. Burgess was set to receive the transplant earlier this month when his father, who is a match, said he was told he had to wait to donate a kidney following a probation violation […]Related:She signed up to be a surrogate mother — and unwittingly gave her own child awayWhat you need to know about the new shingles vaccineA shocking overdose photo exposed her addiction — and may have saved her life (Source: Was...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She signed up to be a surrogate mother — and unwittingly gave her own child away
Jessica Allen was already the mother of two boys when she decided to become a surrogate. The pay she would receive to carry another woman’s child to term — $30,000 — would allow Allen to become a stay-at-home mom, as well as save for a new house. It would also be her “chance to give […]Related:What you need to know about the new shingles vaccineA shocking overdose photo exposed her addiction — and may have saved her lifeHow the government can fight the opioid epidemic under a public health emergency (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What you need to know about the new shingles vaccine
Barbara Campbell has twice had shingles. Each time, one side of her body was covered in “thousands of these horrid blisters.” She could only wear the lightest silk blouse. Anything else touching her skin hurt too much. “I’m in terror of having it happen again,” said Campbell, 79, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., describing the painful […]Related:How the government can fight the opioid epidemic under a public health emergencyRise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. panel to endorse 3rd vaccine doseExpert panel recommends new shingles vaccine that gives increased protection (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Should I Get Revaccinated as an Adult?
Certain adults should be vaccinated against measles, mumps and whooping cough, diseases that are making a comeback. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Whooping Cough Vaccination and Immunization Mumps Shingles (Disease) Tetanus Measles Source Type: news

Second University of Colorado vaccine approved by FDA for shingles
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) The Centers for Disease Control's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended new treatment practices Wednesday for shingles based on a vaccine initially developed at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, now the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Who should get the new shingles vaccine?
The FDA recently approved a new, more effective vaccine for the painful condition; do you need it? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Shingles Vaccine That Is More Than 90% Effective
BOSTON (CBS) – There’s a new shingles vaccine in town. Shingrix was approved by the FDA last week, and a CDC advisory panel just voted to recommend it for patients 50 and older. It is given as two injections two to six months apart, and in studies the vaccine was found to be more than 90% effective. Shingrix is not the only shingles vaccine available. Zostavax has been around for more than a decade, but it may not be as effective as this new vaccine, especially in older patients. Vaccine experts are not only recommending the new vaccine for people who have never been vaccinated but say that people who got the ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Shingles Source Type: news

There's a New Shingles Vaccine -- Is It for You?
On the heels of approval of a better vaccine for the painful condition shingles, adults over 50 should plan to roll up their sleeves -- again. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expert Panel Recommends New Shingles Vaccine, Shingrix, as First-Line Treatment
A new shingles vaccine that provides far more protection than its predecessor received the full blessing of a U.S. government vaccine advisory panel on Wednesday. In a close 8-7 vote, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

There's a New Shingles Vaccine -- Is It for You?
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Seniors' Health, Shingles (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the government can fight the opioid epidemic under a public health emergency
According to the president, 175 people will die of overdoses today, and every day, until the epidemic is curbed. Related:Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. panel to endorse 3rd vaccine doseExpert panel recommends new shingles vaccine that gives increased protectionFDA’s Gottlieb calls for greater use of medication-assisted treatment to fight opioid epidemic (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There's a New Shingles Vaccine, Shingrix, -- Is It for You?
THURSDAY, Oct. 26, 2017 -- On the heels of approval of a better vaccine for the painful condition shingles, adults over 50 should plan to roll up their sleeves -- again. The new vaccine, Shingrix, will likely be recommended even for those already... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pat yourself on the back, America. Your cholesterol levels are holding steady, CDC says.
When it comes to our health as a nation, we’re not doing so great. Some cancer rates are climbing sharply. Nearly one in eight Americans has diabetes. And we are ballooning in weight, with obesity rates at record highs. Amid that grim picture, government researchers on Thursday had a glimmer of good news: Our cholesterol numbers, […]Related:Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. panel to endorse 3rd vaccine doseExpert panel recommends new shingles vaccine that gives increased protectionFDA’s Gottlieb calls for greater use of medication-assisted treatment to fight opioid epidemic (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACIP Narrowly Recommends Shingrix for Shingles Over Zostavax ACIP Narrowly Recommends Shingrix for Shingles Over Zostavax
As a whole, the CDC panel is sold on the new recombinant vaccine to prevent herpes zoster, but some members want more safety data before they endorse it over Zostavax.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. panel to endorse 3rd vaccine dose
A federal expert panel on Wednesday recommended a third dose of the mumps vaccine when an outbreak occurs. The move was in response to the rise in mumps outbreaks since 2006, especially among highly vaccinated college students. More than 6,000 cases of the contagious viral illness were reported last year in the United States, the most […]Related:Expert panel recommends new shingles vaccine that gives increased protectionFDA’s Gottlieb calls for greater use of medication-assisted treatment to fight opioid epidemicWorld leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come ‘sooner than we expect’ (Sour...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC recommends new shingles vaccine to replace older one
A new adult vaccine has received a double thumbs-up from the American federal health system. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news