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Scientists learn why even treated genital herpes sores boost the risk of HIV infection

... after successful treatment heals the genital skin sores and breaks that often result from HSV-2. ... Some HSV-2-infected people have recurring sores and breaks in genital skin, and it has been ... an alternative theory. "We hypothesized that sores and breaks in the skin from HSV-2 are associated ...

Licorice extract provides new treatment option for canker sores

... says. The most serious side effect of canker sores is sharp pain in the mouth, which can interfere ... of treatment. Those who experience canker sores on a regular basis can visit their dentist for ... such as Vitamin C and zinc, can help treat canker sores because they help to regenerate tissue cells, Dr. ...

A Cold Sore Is Often A Warning Sign of Deeper Health Issues, Expert Says

... advisor for http://www.SureNature.com . "Cold sores are more than just a cosmetic issue," says Dr. ... Prevention is the key. And preventing cold sores through natural, immune-enhancing means has the ... lessens their duration. -- Cut the sugar. Cold sores tend to emerge when your body is too acidic. ...

Pucker Up Without the Pain

... Americans who suffer from recurrent canker sores don't have to worry about a painful ... to speak on the topic of canker sores and how to best treat them, as well as ... he suffered from painful canker sores throughout his life and found no treatment ...

Study finds genetic link to human herpes susceptibility

... for making people prone to outbreaks of cold sores (also called fever blisters). Cold sores occur when the herpes virus reactivates from its ... determined the odds of a link between cold sores and the long arm of chromosome 21 to be at least ...

Dermatologists identify North Texas leishmaniasis outbreak

... endemic areas. The infection causes nonhealing sores that can be the size of a half-dollar or larger and that look like boils. These sores usually last for 6 to 12 months and because they ... if patients have a normal immune system, the sores will resolve in six to 12 months and wont make ...

Amgen and Wyeth Statement on FDA Announcement About Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blockers

... ENBREL if you have any kind of infection. Have any open cuts or sores Have diabetes or an immune system problem Have TB or have ... infection, including a fever, cough, flu-like symptoms, or have any open sores on your body. ENBREL can make you more likely to get infections or make ...

Herpes medication does not reduce risk of HIV transmission

... ability to suppress the herpes virus, which causes symptomatic genital sores and breaks in the skin but also frequently is active without symptoms, ... symptoms can be mild or absent. HSV-2 infection can cause recurrent sores and breaks in the skin of the genital region, which can be mild and often ...

Topical treatment for cold sores achieves efficacy of oral drugs; represents paradigm shift

... for the first time in humans that a novel topical treatment for cold sores (herpes labialis), NB-001, speeds healing of lesions as effectively as the ... the bloodstream." Because the herpes simplex virus causes both cold sores and genital herpes, there is a strong potential that NB-001 will also be ...

AHRQ's 2007 State Snapshots Provide Broader Portraits of State-By-State Health Care Performance

... measures of quality. Those measures range from preventing pressure sores to screening for diabetes-related foot problems to giving recommended care ... for example, ranked 4th best at minimizing nursing home patients' pressure sores but 41st on vaccinating older people against pneumonia. Ohio ranked 7th ...

K-State Veterinary Lab Routinely Tests For Bluetongue Virus; Lab Director Says Strains Found in Kansas, U.S. Usually Less-Virulent

... of bluetongue virus are more apparent in sheep and deer. They include sores on the feet and in the mouth. The virus also can affect animals in poor ... to be all that sick," he said. "They should be aware of animals that have sores in their mouths and/or exhibit lameness, because the signs are similar to ...

Cancer Survivors Face Tough Road Long After Treatment Ends

... director of quality-of-life research. The physical and emotional fallout of cancer treatment, including fatigue, pain, nausea and vomiting, mouth sores and hair loss, can contribute to feelings of anxiety and depression. While many of these symptoms may subside or disappear after treatment ends, ...

The Secrets to Staying Beautiful; Making the Most of Your Beauty Budget

... and tenderness. This will normally last less than seven days. Although rare, red or swollen small bumps may occur. If you have had facial cold sores before, an injection can cause another outbreak. In rare circumstances, the doctor may inject into a blood vessel, which can damage the skin. To ...

The Secrets to Staying Beautiful; Making the Most of Your Beauty Budget

... and tenderness. This will normally last less than seven days. Although rare, red or swollen small bumps may occur. If you have had facial cold sores before, an injection can cause another outbreak. In rare circumstances, the doctor may inject into a blood vessel, which can damage the skin. To ...

8 Questions for AddisonsDisease.Net: Where Members Form Lifetime Bonds for Lifetime Wellness

... pre-diagnosis, uncontrollable vomiting and diarrhea, hypotension, dizziness, intolerance to cold, muscle pain and aches, darkening of the skin, mouth sores and intense salt cravings to name some. Read More at http://www.teleplexus.com/8_Questions_For_AddisonsDisease.Net.html 3. Why was ...

Sangamo BioSciences Presents Positive Phase 2 ZFP Therapeutic Data at ADA 2009

... and pain particularly in the toes or feet, which gradually evolve to loss of sensation and motor function as nerve damage progresses. Ulcers and sores may appear on numb areas of the foot as pressure wounds or injuries go unnoticed. Despite palliative treatment, these areas of trauma frequently ...

FDA Approves Lamictal(R)XR(TM); An Extended-Release Once-Daily, New Generation Treatment for Epilepsy

... patient should call their healthcare provider right away if they have any of the following: a skin rash, hives, fever, swollen lymph glands, painful sores in the mouth or around the eyes, swelling of the lips or tongue, yellowing of the skin or eyes, unusual bruising or bleeding, severe fatigue or ...

FDA Approves Lamictal(R) ODT(TM) Orally Disintegrating Tablets

... patient should call their healthcare provider right away if they have any of the following: a skin rash, hives, fever, swollen lymph glands, painful sores in the mouth or around the eyes, swelling of the lips or tongue, yellowing of the skin or eyes, unusual bruising or bleeding, severe fatigue or ...

SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives FDA Approval as First Once-Monthly Anti-TNF for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

... muscle aches cough shortness of breath blood in phlegm weight loss warm, red, or painful skin or sores on your body diarrhea or stomach pain burning when you urinate or urinate more than normal feel very tired ...

Paralysis Population Survey Shows Over a Million More Paralyzed Than Previously Estimated; Five Times More People Live With Spinal Cord Injury

... many health insurance companies will not pay for a $400 wheel chair seat cushion, but they will pay $75,000 to $100,000 to treat the pressure sores caused by the wrong cushion. The more we can do to help people live independently -- to get an education, to work and to live fulfilling lives -- ...

Homeopathic medicines: Can they help relieve side-effects of cancer therapy?

... trolamine. In another study of 32 participants, those who took Traumeel S (a combination of 14 homeopathic medicines) had more relief from mouth sores caused by chemotherapy than those who took placebo. Two small studies on adverse effects of radiotherapy were positive but may have been biased, and ...

Hispanics appear to face poorer quality nursing home care

... recently in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association . Researchers reached their conclusions after looking at the rate of bed sores at nursing homes with high concentrations of Hispanic patients, compared to others with low concentrations. Hispanics at nursing homes with a high ...

Not just a long-distance relationship: Immune cells in skin fight off infection better than the rest

... to boost the response after reinfection. They did this by using a model infection with herpes simplex virus - a virus best known for causing cold sores but also associated with life threatening diseases in certain individuals and newborns. The work was published in two articles in the advanced ...

Treatment Target for Herpes Pinpointed

... by close person-to-person contact, often through the mouth or genitals. This study looks specifically at herpes simplex 1, which can cause cold sores and genital lesions. The virus can also cause stromal keritis, the leading cause of infectious blindness. After infection at the skin surface, the ...

Promising Three-year Data: Saving Limbs With Drug-Eluting Stents

... carries oxygen and nutrients to the cells. The severely restricted blood flow results in severe pain in the feet or toes, even while resting, and sores and wounds that will not heal. Tissue death (gangrene) and amputation are imminent at this advanced stage of PAD, which is caused by atherosclerosis, ...

One of North America's Largest Exhibitions of Dental Products Brings More than 30,000 Dental Professionals to Chicago

... of course!) First developed for patrons of piercing parlors, H2Ocean's mouthwashes contain salt and a special enzyme that aid in healing sores and cuts in the mouth . They're now being marketed to help with abrasions caused by braces or incisions from dental procedures. Novalar ...

Childhood Stress Compromises Immune System

... against the common and usually latent herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). The virus, found in about two-thirds of Americans, can cause cold sores and fever blisters. People with a healthy immune system can keep this virus under control and only develop symptoms when their immune system is ...

New Product Makes Loose Dentures Fit Better

... the rigid denture to become loose. Then, when chewing food, the movement of the denture where it rubs against the gums can cause raw and very painful sores to develop on the gums. Using this new, unique and always soft Weber Denture Liner can eliminate this very common sore mouth problem of denture ...

Treating gum disease linked to lower medical costs for patients with diabetes

... disease, the body reacts to the bacteria causing the gum infection by producing proteins or chemicals called inflammatory mediators. Ulcers and open sores in the gums become passageways for these proteins and for the bacteria themselves to enter the body's blood circulation. These inflammatory ...

UIC researchers hunting drugs for devastating parasitic disease

... said. Only recently, he said, have novel agents been added to the therapeutic arsenal. Leishmaniasis can be cutaneus, which causes skin sores that leave ugly scars, or visceral, which is 100 percent fatal if left untreated. Visceral leishmaniasis has increased in recent years due to ...

Enbrel(R) (etanercept) Is the First Biologic With Published Efficacy and Safety Data for up to a Decade of Continuous Use for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

... is unknown. Tell your doctor if you: -- Think you have, are being treated for, have signs of, or are prone to infection -- Have any open sores -- Have or have had TB or hepatitis B -- Have ever been treated for heart failure -- Have ever had or develop a serious nervous system disorder ...

Hoana Medical, Inc. Partners With Kahala Nui to Improve Patient Safety

... partnering with organizations like Kahala Nui that can also benefit from upcoming LifeBed features, like pressure sore management, since pressure sores also pose significant health risks to our elderly." "This will be a pilot to test the application of the LifeBed in a skilled nursing setting," ...

Chickenpox Protection: Get That Booster

... chickenpox typically got fewer lesions, Frenck said, perhaps 20 to 50. Still, schools and day-care centers would not welcome them back until the sores had dried or crusted, because the disease can spread easily from person to person. Based on those findings, experts from the U.S. Centers for ...

The Risk Management and Patient Safety Institute Announces 2008/2009 Annual Risk Management Conference, Dates

... October 2008, CMS will begin withholding payment for eight preventable hospital-acquired conditions, including certain types of infection, pressure sores and blood transfusion errors. This list is expected to expand during the next several years, and a number of private payers are also following suit. ...

Australian Study Seeks Genetic Roots of Cerebral Palsy

... clotting within the brain," MacLennan said. "An association between cerebral palsy and different types of herpes virus infection -- such as cold sores and chicken pox -- has also been discovered in South Australian studies. The next step is to see if this is true in a much large population, ...

MRSA Infections Can Bug Fitness Buffs

... room benches. Insist your gym have antiseptic wipes readily available to clean equipment before and after each use. Cover any open wounds or sores with a bandage before working out. Keep the area clean. Never share personal items such as towels, clothing, swim wear, combs, soap, shampoo or ...

New Hope Against the Cold Sore Virus

... up to 80 percent of American adults are infected with herpes simplex 1. Many, but not all, will suffer outbreaks involving unsightly, painful sores around the lips and mouth. Certain drugs, such as the antibiotic acyclovir, can help prevent or curb outbreaks, but there is no way of eliminating ...

Medline Announces Advanced Line of Therapeutic Mattresses, Operating Room Table Pads and Stretcher Pads

... elbows or shoulders. This causes the skin tissue to break down, creating an open sore that can become a portal for infection. Treating one of these sores can cost between $38,000 and $55,000. The federal Medicare program recently announced that beginning in October 2008 it will no longer assign a ...

Smokeless Tobacco: Not a Harmless Substitute

... increased. In addition to the risk of developing oral cancer, the use of smokeless tobacco also causes permanent tooth stains, bad breath and sores and painful patches on the lips and gums. Because smokeless tobacco also causes the gums to pull away from the teeth, the exposed roots make teeth ...

African Americans have 5 times higher amputation rate

... the feet. Almost all who have amputations are smokers, a habit that can cause hardening of the arteries and clots in the legs. "These people get sores on their feet that don't heal," Feinglass said. "They develop an ulcer that can often turn into something worse if it's not treated right away." ...
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