Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Oral herpes rates are falling in children

Two thirds of children and young people have their first sexual activity unexposed to herpes but risk catching it in adulthood, say researchers

Vaccination

Warning to keep up shingles vaccinations

Older Australians are being urged to keep having free shingles vaccinations—along with their annual flu injection—to keep pushing down the incidence of the painful chicken pox-related condition.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

3-D brain-like tissue model links Alzheimer's disease with herpes

Engineers and scientists led by Tufts University used a three-dimensional (3-D) human tissue culture model mimicking the components and conditions in the brain to demonstrate a possible causal relationship between sporadic ...

Medications

New drug combination may improve cold sore treatment

Research from Kent's School of Biosciences and the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, has found a drug combination that may improve treatment for diseases caused by herpes simplex viruses such as cold sore, genital herpes, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Discovery reveals mechanism that turns herpes virus on and off

New research from Dr. Luis M. Schang and his group at the Baker Institute for Animal Health has identified a new mechanism that plays a role in controlling how the herpes virus alternates between dormant and active stages ...

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Mongoose

Mongoose (plural: mongooses or, rarely, mongeese) is a name for any member of the family Herpestidae (although also used for some members of Eupleridae), a family of small, cat-like carnivores.

The word mongoose is derived from the Marathi name mangus (pronounced as "mongoose"), perhaps ultimately from Dravidian (cf. Telugu mungeesa, Kannada mungisi). The form of the English name (since 1698) was altered to its -goose ending by folk-etymology. It has no etymological connection with the word goose.

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