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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Trends in the Prevalence of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1) and Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) Among Adolescents and Adults Aged 14 –49 Years — United States, 1999–2000 Through 2015–2016

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)

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New drug could treat cold sores better than anything else

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:00:20 +0100

Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered that a drug effectively treats herpes in the eye and may treat all forms of the virus, offering a glimmer of hope to herpes sufferers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Take a Number: Herpes Is Slowly Retreating, but the Infection Remains Common

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 18:42:33 +0100

About half of Americans aged 14 to 49 have HSV-1 or HSV-2. The latter, genital herpes, infects twice as many women as men. (Source: NYT Health)



Prevalence of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and Type 2 in Persons Aged 14-49: United States, 2015-2016

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:10:48 +0100

During 2015-2016, prevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) was 47.8%, and prevalence of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) was 11.9%. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Half of Americans have cold sores 12% have genital herpes

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 20:14:09 +0100

Both the typically oral and genital forms of herpes are common STDs that cause lesions which can leave people vulnerable to other infections, like HIV. New CDC data reveal that rates of herpes are finally falling. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Fewer Americans are getting herpes

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:14:07 +0100

A number of shifting trends in sexual behavior may explain it, experts say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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Fewer Americans Are Getting Herpes

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:02:04 +0100

Roughly 12 percent of adults were infected with genital herpes (HSV-2) in 2015-2016, down from 18 percent in 1999-2000, a new government report found. (Source: WebMD Health)



ID Break: Herpes Down in U.S.; $500 Billion Pandemics; Deadly Dengue Vax?

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)



Rates of Herpes Simplex Virus Down in US Adults Rates of Herpes Simplex Virus Down in US Adults

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:08:07 +0100

New CDC data show that fewer Americans aged 14 to 49 years have herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 today than 15 years ago.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Herpes rates decline across US

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:16:55 +0100

Herpes infections are decreasing across nearly every demographic in the United States, according to a new report. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Fewer Americans Are Getting Herpes

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:02:34 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 -- Herpes infection rates are dropping among young Americans, and safer sex practices may be one reason why. Roughly 12 percent of adults were infected with genital herpes (HSV-2) in 2015-2016, down from 18 percent in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Fewer Americans Have Herpes, But the Number is Still High

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 05:01:26 +0100

A new federal report reveals some good news about herpes: fewer Americans are getting the virus. However, nearly half of American adults have the first type of herpes simplex virus. According to the new findings, released Wednesday by the National Center of Health Statistics (NCHS)—part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—the prevalence of both strains of herpes is down. Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) can both cause outbreaks of sores. HSV-1 typically causes cold sores on or around the mouth and is often spread by kissing, and HSV-2 can cause genital outbreaks and is spread by sexual intercourse. But it’s now common to get genital herpes from both strains, likely because of oral sex. “This is an excellent finding, because...



Biohacker Injects DIY Herpes Vaccine on Facebook Live

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:40:00 +0100

The stunt, performed at a biohacking conference, was purportedly part of a two-subject trial of the genetically modified vaccine. (Source: The Scientist)



Medical News Today: What STIs can you get from oral sex?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0100

It is possible to contract many STIs through oral sex, including herpes, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Learn more about the conditions and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



CHMP Backs Shingles Vaccine Shingrix for Adults 50 and Older CHMP Backs Shingles Vaccine Shingrix for Adults 50 and Older

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 18:54:53 +0100

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)



Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0100

(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)

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University Entangled in Offshore Herpes Research Scandal

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 19:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) --'Unethical experiments'under investigation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)



New neuron-like cells allow investigation into synthesis of vital cellular components

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Penn State) A new method to create synthetic neurons allows researchers to investigate how the human brain makes metabolic building blocks essential for the survival of all living organisms. A new study describes a core enzyme involved in the synthesis of these building blocks, called purines, and how the enzyme might change during infection by herpes simplex virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



UCLA study describes structure of tumor herpes virus associated with Kaposi ’s sarcoma

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:41:03 +0100

UCLA researchers have provided the first description of the structure of the herpes virus associated with Kaposi ’s sarcoma, a type of cancer.The discovery answers important questions about how the virus spreads and provides a potential roadmap for the development of antiviral drugs to combat both that virus and the more common Epstein-Barr virus, which is present in more than 90 percent of the adult population and is believed to have a nearly identical structure.In the study, published in the journal  Nature, the UCLA team showed in the laboratory that an inhibitor could be developed to break down the herpes virus. Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpes virus, or KSHV, is one of two viruses known to cause cancer in humans.There are eight types of human herpes viruses, and they cause a wi...



UCLA study describes structure of herpes virus linked to Kaposi's sarcoma

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) UCLA team shows in the laboratory that an inhibitor can be developed to break down the herpes virus. Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpes virus, or KSHV, is one of two viruses known to cause cancer in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



UCLA study describes structure of herpes virus tumor linked to Kaposi's sarcoma

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) UCLA team shows in the laboratory that an inhibitor can be developed to break down the herpes virus. Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpes virus, or KSHV, is one of two viruses known to cause cancer in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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Health Highlights: Jan. 12, 2018

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:01:33 +0100

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Wild Monkeys in Florida Could Pass Herpes to People Some non-native monkeys in Florida carry herpes B, a virus that can be dangerous to people,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Wild Florida monkeys could pass herpes to people

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:14:24 +0100

A new report suggests that the infected monkeys should be considered a public health concern (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Newer Shingles Vaccine Cheaper, More Effective Newer Shingles Vaccine Cheaper, More Effective

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:56:35 +0100

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)



New Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine Cost-Effective

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 01:11:19 +0100

The new two-dose, adjuvanted herpes zoster subunit vaccine, approved in 2017, is cost-effective when compared with the live attenuated vaccine or with no... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



Unregulated Herpes Experiments Expose ‘Black Hole’ Of Accountability

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 20:35:03 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- U.S. researcher bypassed safety regulations to test experimental herpes vaccine on patients (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)

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Medical News Today: What is herpes gladiatorum?

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0100

Learn all about herpes gladiatorum, a virus that is spread through skin-to-skin contact. We look at the symptoms, risks, treatment, and prevention options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Ask Well: What Causes Bell ’ s Palsy?

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 11:00:05 +0100

The facial paralysis and drooping is caused by nerve inflammation, but the cause of that inflammation “ is a question for the ages ” says one expert. (Source: NYT Health)



Newfound protein may prevent viral infection and herpes-induced cancer

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Southern California) Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers have identified a human protein that could prevent cancer by restricting a type of herpes virus from replicating. Most people are infected by several herpes viruses by the time they reach adulthood. Learning how to stop herpes virus 8 from spreading may hint to how to prevent the other seven types, such as the one that causes cold sores (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)



American vaccine researcher illegally injected patients with herpes virus in hotel rooms as part of "vaccine science" research

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 11:23:46 +0100

(Natural News) If you had to picture a truly evil person, who would come to mind? Adolf Hitler? Josef Mengele? Perhaps Osama bin Laden? While all three are certainly among the most evil men who have ever lived, a recent investigation by Kaiser Health News (KHN) has uncovered a different type of evil: The evil of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Medical News Today: Blood blister in mouth: Pictures and treatment

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:00:00 +0100

Learn about the causes of blood blisters in the mouth, including injury, oral herpes, stress, and oral cancer. How are blood blisters treated? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Herpes Researcher Experimented on People in US Herpes Researcher Experimented on People in US

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:28:58 +0100

Three years before launching an offshore herpes vaccine trial, an American researcher vaccinated patients in U.S. hotel rooms in brazen violation of U.S. law, a Kaiser Health News investigation has found.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Researcher deliberately injected Americans with herpes

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:02:40 +0100

A researcher illegally injected people eight Americans in Illinois with a live herpes virus in an unregulated experiment for a vaccine that is now backed by billionaire Peter Thiel. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Toddler nearly died after catching herpes from a kiss

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:03:55 +0100

Parker, 16 months, was rushed to A&E by his mother Maria O'Neill, 22, from Derry, Norther Ireland, after he developed a rash and blisters all over his body. He was put on a drip and stayed for a week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Safety of Herpes Zoster Vaccine for IBD Patients on Anti-TNFs Safety of Herpes Zoster Vaccine for IBD Patients on Anti-TNFs

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 06:14:41 +0100

Is it safe to give herpes zoster vaccine while patients are on anti-TNF therapy?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



These pathogens may lurk in cosmetics testers

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:24:34 +0100

A woman in the US is suing a cosmetics store because she claims that she caught herpes from their lipstick tester. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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Yes, You Can Get Herpes (And Other Bugs) From Lipstick

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:13:00 +0100

A woman filed a lawsuit against Sephora alleging that she contracted oral herpes from sampling lipstick. A review published in BMC Infectious Diseases showed how long viruses, bacteria, and other critters can remain on inanimate surfaces. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Make-up testers carry herpes and salmonella

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 01:10:43 +0100

Using make-up testers in stores is probably not a good idea, a microbiologist has warned, because of the risk of herpes and salmonella. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Medical safeguards thrown out the window in Pharma's mad rush for herpes vaccine

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:35:21 +0100

(Natural News) Offshore testing of a herpes vaccine on human subjects absent U.S. Food and Drug Administration monitoring is creating a medical ethics controversy. Without FDA oversight, Rational Vaccines, which received about $7 million from investors including Trump-supporting libertarian Peter Thiel, reportedly tested the experimental drug on 20 people on the island of St. Kitts during... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



ACIP Recommends New Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 21:16:00 +0100

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is recommending preferential use of a new herpes zoster subunit (HZ/su; Shingrix) vaccine over currently available herpes zoster live (Zostavax) vaccine for adults ages 50 and older. (Source: AAFP News)



Yes, Doctors Confirm You Can Get Herpes From Trying On Lipstick Samples

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 18:00:49 +0100

But just how likely is it? (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)

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Eye Herpes

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0100

(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



Hush little virus, don't say a word: How Princeton scientists investigate sleeping viruses

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Princeton University) Four in five adults are infected with herpes simplex virus, say researchers, but most don't show symptoms like cold sores because the virus infection is 'latent' -- sleeping -- within the nervous system. While many virus researchers are interested in understanding what causes these sleeping viruses to wake up, or reactivate, Princeton scientists are trying to understand what prevents the infection from going to sleep in the first place. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



CDC Advisers Recommend New Herpes Zoster Vaccine over Zostavax (FREE)

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100

By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted on Wednesday to recommend use of the newly approved herpes zoster vaccine, Shingrix.The inactivated, recombinant subunit, two-dosevaccine … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



ACIP Narrowly Recommends Shingrix for Shingles Over Zostavax ACIP Narrowly Recommends Shingrix for Shingles Over Zostavax

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 23:58:05 +0100

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)

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Hertfordshire woman mistook vaginal cancer for herpes

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:14:05 +0100

Helen Fox, 43, from Hertfordshire, accused her then-boyfriend of cheating when she noticed the abnormal vaginal growths. She has struggled to lose her vagina as she sees it as part of being a woman. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



FDA Approves New Herpes Zoster Vaccine (FREE)

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100

By the Editors The FDA has approved a second vaccine to prevent herpes zoster in adults aged 50 and older, the manufacturer announced on Friday. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



Shingrix (zoster vaccine recombinant, adjuvanted) Approved in the U.S. for Prevention of Shingles

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:10:33 +0100

London UK 20 October 2017 -- GlaxoSmithKline plc [LSE/NYSE: GSK] today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Shingrix (Zoster Vaccine Recombinant, Adjuvanted) for the prevention of shingles (herpes zoster) in adults... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)



Exploring how herpes simplex virus changes when passed between family members

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Penn State) A new study offers a rare glimpse into the genetics of a herpes simplex virus transmission event -- information that may prove useful in future development of therapeutics and vaccines. The study reveals nearly perfect genetic transmission of the virus from a father to his son and lays the foundation for future studies exploring the genetic diversity of this virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Desperate Quest for Herpes Cure Launched ‘ Rogue ’ Trial Desperate Quest for Herpes Cure Launched ‘ Rogue ’ Trial

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:06:53 +0100

Patients flocked to researcher who ignored usual patient protections, as university claimed ignorance.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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GSK ’s Shingrix receives approval in Canada to prevent shingles

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:00:00 +0100

GlaxoSmithKline ’s (GSK) non-live, recombinant sub-unit, adjuvanted vaccine Shingrix has received approval from Health Canada to prevent shingles (herpes zoster) in people aged 50 or older. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)



How Common Is Hereditary Angioedema?

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:58:55 +0100

Discussion Angioedema is edema that is non-pitting, self-limited occurring in non-dependent areas usually in an asymmetric distribution usually on the lips, face, hands, feet, genitals and also in the bowel. It usually develops over minutes to hours (often 1-2 hours) with resolution usually within 24-48 hours. Angioedema often occurs with urticaria but 20% of patients may have isolated angioedema. Acute allergic angioedema is often caused by drugs (including antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), foods, infections, insects, various organic substances (i.e. latex, preservatives, formaldehyde, etc.), and other allergens such as animal danders, dust mites, pollens and molds. Common triggers in children are infections including the viruses Coxsackie A, Epstein-Barr virus, Hepa...



Did'Nutcracker Man' Give Us Genital Herpes?

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:53:32 +0100

The ancestors of modern humans may have gotten genital herpes from a now-extinct relative. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)



This early human ancestor is to blame for genital herpes

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:21:44 +0100

Herpes has been around a long time, to say the least. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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This ancestor gave herpes to humans

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:21:44 +0100

Herpes has been around a long time, to say the least. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Meet the hominin species that gave us genital herpes

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(University of Cambridge) New research uses innovative data modeling to predict which species acted as an intermediary between our ancestors and those of chimpanzees to carry HSV2 -- the genital herpes virus -- across the species barrier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Dirty yoga mats can carry herpes, expert warns

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:08:42 +0100

Dr David Greuner, managing director and co-founder of NYC Surgical Associates, said bacteria, viruses, and germs love the hot, humid, and sweaty environments that exist in yoga studios. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



These infections are a hidden risk in kids' sports

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:14:06 +0100

MRSA, herpes, and athlete's foot can all be spread through close contact sports, but there are steps you can take to prevent it (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Cambridge's Genocea cuts staff and shelves lead drug in major shakeup

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:38:38 +0100

Cambridge-based Genocea Biosciences said Monday that it is laying off around 40 of its 100 employees and seeking to unload a genital herpes vaccine program as it shifts its focus to developing cancer treatments. Genocea (Nasdaq: GNCA) said it was ceasing all spending and development activities related to GEN-003, which the company previously touted as a potential blockbuster. Genocea said it was “exploring strategic alternatives” for the vaccine, typically shorthand for a sale or other transaction. T he… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

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Medical News Today: Can HSV2 be transmitted through oral sex? What you need to know

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0100

Herpes simplex virus type 2 is a form of herpes that can be sexually transmitted and causes lesions to form on the skin. Can HSV2 be transmitted orally? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



What Causes Microcephaly?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:22:33 +0100

Discussion Microcephaly is usually defined as an occipitofrontal head circumference (OFC) more than 2 standard deviations (SD) below the mean for sex, age and ethnicity. Severe microcephaly is used for OFC < 3 standard deviations. Rates of microcephaly range from 0.5-12 patients/10,000 live births. The OFC should be measured at every well child visit and at other opportunities and plotted on standard growth charts. The OFC is measured using a nonelastic tape measure around the largest part of the head with the tape measure held above the eyebrows and ears. It is a highly reproducible measurement. There are several different international standard growth charts that can be used and those used should reflect the population the patient is drawn from the best. For example, the World Health...



Cure for herpes - forget sores and antiviral medicine THIS could stop infection spreading

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:01:44 +0100

A CURE for herpes could be on the horizon - but how do you know if you have the STI? Sores on your genitals is just one of the symptoms. NHS advice and information about the trial of the TheravaxHSV-2 drug. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



How herpes can cause stillbirth: We explain Usher's saga

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:11:50 +0100

Three people are accusing pop singer Usher of exposing them to herpes. And one of the plaintiffs is claiming that the virus cost the twins she was pregnant with their lives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Chimera viruses can help the fight against lymphomas

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Instituto de Medicina Molecular) Researchers from Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) Lisboa have created a chimera virus that allows the study of molecules to treat cancers caused by human herpes virus infection in mice models of disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)



FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of New Shingles Vaccine (FREE)

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

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)



US FDA advisory committee votes for GSK ’s Shingrix to prevent shingles

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:00:00 +0100

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)



FDA Advisory Committee Votes Unanimously for Shingrix (HZ/su) in the US for Prevention of Herpes Zoster (Shingles) in Adults Ages 50 and Over

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 03:09:20 +0100

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)



Lexington biotech Agenus files patent for herpes vaccine

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 19:07:26 +0100

A Lexington biotech working on a vaccine for shingles is also exploring a vaccine for herpes. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

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Adding modified herpes virus to immunotherapy shows promise for treating advanced melanoma

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:00:00 +0100

FINDINGSIn a two-year study at UCLA, nearly two-thirds of people with advanced melanoma responded positively to a treatment that combines the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab with a herpes virus called talimogene laherpareovec, or T-VEC. Researchers led by Dr. Antoni Ribas found that the treatment ’s side effects were manageable, and comparable to side effects for people who took either pembrolizumab or T-VEC as a standalone treatment.BACKGROUNDUCLA scientists are testing the combination of pembrolizumab (marketed as Keytruda) and T-VEC (marketed as Imlygic) as a treatment option for people with advanced melanoma that doesn ’t fully respond to either treatment separately.T-VEC is a genetically modified version of the herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores, but is safe to use. T-VE...



St. Kitts Launches Probe of Herpes Vaccine Tests on US Patients St. Kitts Launches Probe of Herpes Vaccine Tests on US Patients

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:41:57 +0100

After a Kaiser Health News report on an offshore herpes vaccine trial that skirted FDA regulations, St. Kitts and Nevis officials claim they had no knowledge of the testing. An investigation is underway.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Mothers-to-be at higher risk from STIs from oral sex

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:48:09 +0100

STIs in pregnancy can cause serious problems for a baby. Genital herpes in third trimester means there's a 50% chance baby will get it, says nurse and author Terri Warren from Portland, Oregon. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



St. Kitts Launches Probe Of Herpes Vaccine Tests On U.S. Patients

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:10:52 +0100

The vaccine research sparked controversy because the lead investigator conducted the trial without FDA or institutional review board oversight. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)



New Herpes Zoster Vaccine Close to FDA Approval

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 05:24:41 +0100

A new recombinant adjuvanted herpes zoster vaccine awaiting potential approval from the Food and Drug Administration has been shown to have close to 90% efficacy at 4 years among research participants older than 70 and even those older than 80. (Source: Caring for the Ages)



NIAID herpesvirus study in mice leads to discovery of potential broad-spectrum antiviral

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) NIAID scientists studying herpes simplex virus infection have unexpectedly found that inhibiting a cellular enzyme complex, EZH2/1, suppresses viral infection. The researchers then demonstrated that EZH2/1 inhibitors also enhanced the cellular antiviral response in cultured cells and mice. They then showed that EZH2/1 inhibitors suppressed HSV infection, spread, and reactivation in mice and, in cell culture, suppressed human cytomegalovirus, adenovirus, and Zika virus infections. They suggest that EZH2/1 inhibitors have considerable potential as broad-spectrum antivirals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



You can never know who gave you herpes

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 05:11:06 +0100

Usher has been accused of knowingly transmitting herpes to two women and one man without disclosing that he had the disease before they had sex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Kent mother-of-two develops vulval cancer

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:19:21 +0100

Clare Baumhauer, 44, from Erith, Kent, had itchy genitals since she was a teenager - but was told it was just thrush, herpes or cystitis. She was shocked to find out she had vulval cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



USFDA gives final nod to Glenmark Pharma for anti-herpes drug

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 06:05:03 +0100

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, USA, has been granted final approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for Acyclovir Ointment USP. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)

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Can a Newborn Contract Meningitis From a Kiss? Can a Newborn Contract Meningitis From a Kiss?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:03:24 +0100

An Iowa couple say viral meningitis was most likely given to the baby girl by someone infected with the herpes simplex virus type 1, most commonly associated with cold sores.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



STING is an essential mediator of the Ku70-mediated production of IFN-{lambda}1 in response to exogenous DNA

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

We previously identified Ku70, a subunit of a DNA repair protein complex, as a cytosolic DNA sensor that induces the production of interferon-1 (IFN-1) by human primary cells and cell lines. IFN-1 is a type III IFN and has similar antiviral activity to that of the type I IFNs (IFN-α and IFN-β). We observed that human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293T cells, which are deficient in the innate immune adaptor protein STING (stimulator of IFN genes), did not produce IFN-1 in response to DNA unless they were reconstituted with STING. Conversely, parental HEK 293 cells produced IFN-1 after they were exposed to exogenous DNA; however, when STING was knocked out in the HEK 293 cells through the CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats)/Cas9 genome editing system, they ...



How Common Are STIs?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:01:06 +0100

Discussion Of the 30 different microbes which can be transmitted by sexual contact, 8 have the greatest incidence of transmitting disease. Four are curable (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) and 4 are incurable at present (Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human papillomavirus (HPV)). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important as they can cause: Increased rates of acquisition of other STIs (ie HSV and syphilis increase the rate of HIV infection acquisition) Pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility Stillbirth and neonatal death Neonatal morbidity including low-birth weight, prematurity, conjunctivitis, pneumonia, sepsis, and congenital abnormalities Genital cancer In high-income countries diagnosis usually includ...



Analysis: Critically endangered gorillas can contract mono-like virus

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 17:04:53 +0100

Researchers say a herpes virus similar to the Epstein-Barr virus that infects people has been found in mountain gorillas. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Our Gorilla Cousins Harbor Mono-Like Virus, Too

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:07:32 +0100

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 -- Researchers say a herpes virus similar to the Epstein-Barr virus that infects people has been found in mountain gorillas. The discovery may assist in the conservation of critically endangered mountain gorillas, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Mountain gorillas have herpes virus similar to that found in humans

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(University of California - Davis) Scientists from the University of California, Davis, have detected a herpes virus in wild mountain gorillas that is very similar to the Epstein-Barr virus in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)



Analysis Strengthens Herpes Zoster Link With Stroke, MI Analysis Strengthens Herpes Zoster Link With Stroke, MI

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:13:20 +0100

More research is needed to elucidate the effect of antiviral-agent use or vaccination on cardiovascular outcomes after herpes zoster infection, the authors said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Researchers at UIC identify master molecule behind corneal inflammation

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(University of Illinois at Chicago) Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified an enzyme present in the cornea that becomes dramatically upregulated and triggers inflammation during and even after a herpes virus infection has cleared. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Hidden Herpes Virus May Play Key Role in MS, Other Brain Disorders

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 22:23:29 +0100

The ubiquitous human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) may play a critical role in impeding the brain ’s ability to repair itself in diseases like multiple sclerosis. The findings, which appear in the journal Scientific Reports, may help explain the differences in severity in symptoms that many people with the disease experience. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)



Dartmouth Researchers Find that Mothers ’ Antibodies Against HSV-1 Can Protect Their Infants from the Virus

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:12:00 +0100

A team of Dartmouth researchers has found that mothers who have developed antibodies against the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) can pass these antibodies to the nervous systems of their infants, protecting them from acquiring the virus. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)

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Shingles Tied to Higher Risk for CV Events (FREE)

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

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)



Aethlon looks fast-track FDA nod for Hemopurifier blood filter through EAP

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:22:39 +0100

Aethlon Medical (NSDQ:AEMD) said today it is submitting an expedited access pathway application to the FDA seeking a breakthrough technology designation for its hemopurifier. Aethlon’s Hemopurifier device is a single-use, disposable cartridge designed to target and filter out viruses or tumor-secreted exosomes. Blood flows through the cartridge into nearly 3,000 hollow fibers with pores 250 nanometers in diameter. A pressure deferential in the 1st third of the fiber pushes particles below 250 nanometers through the pores into a space between the fibers and the cartridge. The San Diego, Calif.-based company said that in a recent study, the Hemopurifier was shown to successfully capture Ebola, Zika, HIV, Hepatitis C, West Nile and Flu viruses with no adverse impacts on subjects. Aethlon...



What are trends in emergency department utilization, costs for shingles?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(The JAMA Network Journals) A new article published by JAMA Dermatology uses a nationwide database of emergency department (ED) visits to examine herpes zoster (HZ, shingles)-related ED utilization and costs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Hologic Announces FDA Clearance of Aptima(R) Assay to Detect Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:08:09 +0100

Aptima HSV 1 & 2 Assay Now Available Alongside Women's Health, Virology Menu on the Fully Automated Panther System MARLBOROUGH, Mass. , June 20, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) announced today that it has ... Diagnostics, FDA Hologic, Aptima, Herpes Simplex Virus, Panther (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)



Glutamine found to suppress herpes in mice, guinea pigs

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:22:16 +0100

A National Institutes of Health study on mice and guinea pigs shows that glutamine supplements may suppress the reactivation of herpes simplex virus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

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NIH study: Glutamine suppresses herpes in mice and guinea pigs

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:26:45 +0100

Results suggest possible new treatment approach. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)



Skin cancer symptoms -surprising treatment could cure patients and help YOU live longer

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:56:00 +0100

SKIN cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world - and now experts believe a drug which is a modified form of the herpes virus could treat the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Skin cancer symptoms - unexpected treatment could cure patients and help YOU live longer

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:56:00 +0100

SKIN cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world - and now experts believe a drug which is a modified form of the herpes virus could treat the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes and Zika Transmission

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Healthy'bugs'might alter how the viruses work, researcher says (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)



Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes and Zika Virus

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 22:14:05 +0100

Healthy 'bugs' might alter how the viruses work, researcher says (Source: WebMD Health)

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Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes and Zika Transmission

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 17:06:11 +0100

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 -- Vaginal bacteria may affect the sexually transmitted Zika virus and herpes simplex virus-2, possibly helping to protect women from these infections, a new study suggests. " The human vagina has a wide array of bacterial... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



The Potential Role of Polymerase Chain Reaction in Diagnosis of Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infection: Is Viral Culture Outdated?

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:44:54 +0100

Even in the era of effective antiviral therapy, neonatal herpes simplex viral infection causes significant morbidity and mortality in newborns. Prompt diagnosis is the cornerstone of treatment of these infants. Outside and inside the neonatal clinical practice, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is replacing culture as a method of facilitating a speedy diagnosis of herpes simplex virus infection. New pediatric guidelines call for testing of high-risk asymptomatic infants, and thus, many more surface cultures and PCRs are being performed. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)



Medical News Today: Herpetic whitlow: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Wed, 31 May 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Herpetic whitlow is a rare but painful infection which occurs on the fingers and is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)