Neuroscience

Study explains why patients with shingles feel pain

In most cases, chickenpox is a benign childhood infection with symptoms that disappear within 10 days. However, the Varicella zoster virus (VZV) that causes it remains dormant in the patient forever. In some cases, the virus ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Shingles raises risk of stroke by 30 percent or more in adults

Adults with shingles were about 30 percent more likely to have a stroke during a one-year follow-up than adults without shingles, in a study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zoster vaccine associated with lower risk of shingles in older adults

Vaccination for herpes zoster, a painful rash commonly known as shingles, among a large group of older adults was associated with a reduced risk of this condition, regardless of age, race or the presence of chronic diseases, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Untangling how Epstein-Barr virus infects cells

A team led by scientists at Northwestern Medicine has discovered a new epithelial receptor for Epstein-Barr virus, according to a study published recently in Nature Microbiology.

Medications

Shingles vaccine is safe, according to new study

The herpes zoster vaccine, also known as the shingles vaccine, is generally safe and well tolerated according to a Vaccine Safety Datalink study of 193,083 adults published online in the Journal of Internal Medicine.

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