Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Shingles vaccine important for older adults

Shingles, also referred to as herpes zoster, is a painful rash that develops as the result of reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). VZV is responsible for varicella infection, more commonly known as chicken pox.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Second University of Colorado vaccine approved by FDA for shingles

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why shingles affects mostly people who are middle age and older

Shingles is a painful viral infection that affects almost 1 million people worldwide and 30 percent of Americans every year. Known as herpes zoster, it's caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox, the varicella-zoster ...

Oncology & Cancer

Promising candidate protein for cancer prevention vaccines found

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have learned that some healthy people naturally developed an immune response against a protein that is made in excess levels in many cancers, including breast, ...

Medications

Oxycodone Effective Against Shingles Pain

(PhysOrg.com) -- The painkiller oxycodone is effective at treating the acute pain of shingles, an illness that often causes severe pain which can become long-lasting and sometimes even permanent.

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