Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q and A: Shingles: Not just a band of blisters

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend recently went through a bout of shingles. I really don't know much about this condition, but I know it was painful. How do you get it? Is there a treatment or vaccine for it?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A new way to fight diseases? Stop viruses from stealing nutrients

The immune system has long been touted as the body's primary defense against invading viruses, with the understanding that a strong immune response swiftly knocks out an infection while a weak one allows it to linger, leading ...

Medications

Hepatitis C drugs may reduce PTSD symptoms

More than 6 percent of Americans will develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in their lifetime. This potentially chronic condition disrupts lives, and can lead to or exacerbate existing health issues such as depression, ...

Neuroscience

Does shingles increase a person's risk of dementia?

Shingles, a viral infection caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus, results in a painful blistering rash along one side of the body or face from nerve inflammation. There has been scientific speculation that such ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study reports first use of antivirals in monkeypox patients

A new retrospective study of seven patients diagnosed with monkeypox in the UK between 2018 and 2021, suggests that some antiviral medications might have the potential to shorten symptoms and reduce the amount of time a patient ...

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