Tag: "pox" at medical news
Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma
...d nosebleeds. If your child is exposed to chicken pox
or measles, consult your child's health care professional. If your child is switching to Pulmicort Respules from an oral (syrup or pill) corticosteroid, carefully follow the health care professional's instructions. This will help your child avoid hea...
Chicken pox vaccine saves $$, protects whole population
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The chicken pox
vaccine has saved America hundreds of millions of ...coverage." The savings don't include other chicken pox
costs, such as doctor visits, prescription drugs, over-the-counter remedies or lost work time for pa...
Study finds HIV protein can drive immune cells away
...could also be used by other viruses including the pox
viruses, papilloma viruses and herpes viruses that remain in the body after initial infection and have proteins known to influence cellular movement. Poznansky is an assistant professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Additional co-authors a...
UCLA study shows Medicaid costs can shrink
...l issues, from fevers and minor scrapes to chicken pox
and head lice. Head Start parents were surveyed about their family's health-care habits three months prior to the training and six months afterward; at the outset, 80 percent said that they did not have a single childcare book at home to reference fo...
OHSU researchers study recent monkeypox outbreak
...s, but also protects against other closely related pox
viruses such as cowpox, camelpox and monkeypox. The smallpox virus is extinct in nature, so it remains difficult to know what level of immunity is required for full protection. People who received smallpox vaccinations and were later exposed to monk...
Targeted smallpox vaccinations could be effective intervention against deliberate attack
...4 days); prodromal phase, (flu-like symptoms); and pox
phase and the likelihood of interaction and transmission within a community each day following infection. Based on historical data, they assumed that smallpox is more likely to be transmitted through close contact than through casual contact on the...
New gene therapy protocol: First successful treatment for 'bubble babies'
...normally. Interestingly, after exposure to chicken pox
in the family, Salsabil's antibodies developed spontaneously and she did not develop any sign of the disease. Since this first-of-a-kind procedure was performed, two other children have received a similar protocol from the Italian team, apparently wi...
Preventive medicine residency
...tes at state and national levels, examined chicken pox
data, and looked at the statewide immunization trends, all with an eye on helping populations better maintain their health. This new residency received $750,000 in funding from the Michigan Department of Community Health, to help get it up and runnin...
Lidocaine patch shown in large trial to relieve post-herpetic neuralgia
...Cause Excruciating Pain Anyone who has had chicken pox
could develop shingles. Once reactivated from its dormant state, the herpes zoster virus travels along nerve paths to the skin, causing a severe, painful rash usually on one side of the body. After about a month, the shingles rash and pain usually e...
A nasty disease and a spunky kid: donation from Cody Unser sparks national network of transverse myelitis centers
...M can be triggered by common ailments like chicken pox
or the flu, by auto-immune reactions to vaccinations or other as-yet unknown causes....
New Vaccine Provides Protection From HIV In Monkeys
...munizations with the same SHIV DNA inserted into a pox
virus. Thepox virus deftly invades the host's cell...esired proteins are inserted into apox virus. The pox
virus itself is quite powerful and can elicit a strongimmune response, adding to the power of the re...
AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...atients, and will expose them in a laboratory to a pox
virus that expressesan inert segment of HIV's genome. This exposed viral particle will bothstimulate the CTLs to rapidly multiply, as if expanding its troops, andwill also prime these CTLs to readily recognize the virus. Two to three weeks ...