Posts Tagged ‘chicken pox’

Study Shows Interaction between Herpes viruses and Alzheimer’s

Slow Viruses and Prion Diseases Researchers have long suspected that there might be a connection between Alzheimer’s disease and microbes like bacteria or viruses. In fact many studies have dealt with this issue beginning in 1952 when a study suggested that a slow virus form of herpes simplex could be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease.…

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New Shingrix Shingles Vaccine

Shingrix 90% Effective The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that a new improved shingles vaccine called Shingrix was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2017 and is now available. The Shingrix vaccine is 90% effective. The CDC recommends that healthy individuals over the age of 50 get the vaccine, which is…

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Shingles: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

Shingles is a distinctive and painful rash that is the descendent of the chicken pox virus.   If you’ve ever had the chickenpox there’s a good chance the virus is still at large in your body. The varicella zoster virus can lie dormant for decades without causing any symptoms.  It can then wake up and…

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