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Kissing can cause Kaposi’s Sarcoma in AID

Kisssing may be responsible for a form of the herpes virus that causes an AIDS-related skin cancer call...ned immune system as in AIDS. The virus known as herpes virus 8 was discovered six years ago. Almost 30% to 50% of HIV-infected people who catch herpes viru...

Eczema patients lack natural antibiotic in skin

...topic dermatitis patients to eczema vaccinatum and herpes simplex infections." Atopic dermatitis is a common, chronic skin disease characterized by dry, itchy and easily irritated skin. It occurs most commonly in infants and young children, but can persist into adulthood. Severe cases can lead to sleep dep...

New oral antiviral treatment of cold sores approved

... a cold sore outbreak. Cold sores, also known as herpes labialis and commonly referred to as fever blister...the lip and outer edges of the mouth caused by the herpes simplex virus. People who develop cold sores are advised to exercise high levels of caution, like wa...

Gene Therapy could treat Impotence

...state-removal. Doctors injected harmless, modified herpes virus to deliver proteins known as neurotrophic factors into the penis and the area near the cavernous nerves, which are located around the prostate gland and play an// important role in erections. After a period of four weeks, researchers stimulated...

Oral Medication Effective In Combating Eye Infection

Ocular herpes simplex virus is a common eye disease affecting pe...fective over the long-term in patients with ocular herpes simplex virus....

Drug Stops Herpes

...may significantly reduce the spread of the genital herpes virus.Researchers studied more than 1,400 heterose...each case, one partner was diagnosed with //type 2 herpes and the other was susceptible to the virus. Type 2 herpes causes a chronic genital viral infection a...

Drug Found To Reduce The Transmission Of Herpes

Researchers say transmission of genital herpes to others is the chief concern in patients with th...may significantly reduce the spread of the genital herpes virus. Researchers studied more than 1,400 heterosexual couples. In each case, one partner was diag...

Soaking In The Sun May Give You More Than Just a Tan

... connection between sunlight and susceptibility to herpes and adenovirus, among other things. "The relationship between sunlight and cancer is complex," say researchers. However in general, these reports show that several kinds of cancer, including colon, prostate and breast, are less frequent in souther...

Cancer Causing Herpes Virus At Last May Have A Cure

... Clinical Investigations show that certain form of herpes virus called Kaposi sarcoma– // associated herpes virus (KSHV) that can cause cancer, may be treated with by glycyrrhizic acid (GA) for total recovery...

Treating Latent Herpes With Licorice

...s showing promise as a treatment for a form of the herpes virus that lingers in the body. For the study rese...to kill cells infected with the latent form of the herpes virus that causes Kaposi sarcoma, a disease characterized by tumors under the skin’s surface that of...

Experimental vaccine for shingles is effective

...ndition called shingles. Shingles (also known as herpes zoster) is the condition that gets symptoms of rashes or blisters on the skin, along with sensations of burning pain, tingling, and numbness on the area. There may be fever with chills, headache or upset stomach. The infection is somewhat like chicke...

Condoms May not be safe Enough

...ainst other sexually transmitted diseases, such as herpes and syphilis. There has been a rise recently in S...ore easily passed on than others. And STDs such as herpes and human papilloma virus, or HPV, can be transmitted by contact with skin not covered by a condom. ...

Habit Memory May Enhance Learning In People

... impairment, due to temporal lobe damage caused by herpes simplex encephalitis. At the beginning of each session, the volunteers had no recollection of having performed the task previously, and even after several sessions they could not explain what they were being asked to do or why. But, after several s...

Scientists Identify Cancer Pathway

...cancers have been linked to viruses, including the herpes virus and its association with cervical cancer. The study reveals how connective tissue holding a cancer cell in place might degrade, unmooring the diseased cell and allowing it to spread to other parts of the body. "We looked at a relatively late ...

Virus makes Hodgkin’s disease more deadl

A herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), has long been thought to contribute to the development of Hodgkin's disease. But no one has carefully studied the possible link between EBV and Hodgkin's survival, according to res...

"An Armour against pleasure, and a cobweb against infection" – Has the condom withstood the test of time

...titis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea, whereas syphilis, herpes and human papillomavirus (also known as genital warts) occur on the skin of genitalia and can get passed from one partner to another even if a condom is used. The effectiveness of a condom against STDs also depends on whether the condom was stored ...

Experts Insist That Neonatal Herpes Be Reported Regularly

...are of the opinion that infection of newborns with herpes type 1 and 2 should be routinely reported to the a...rnal Sexually Transmitted Diseases, researchers in herpes infections, from University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD in Seattle, point out that unlike ...

Mutated Viruses Can Cure Tumors

...ls, the New Scientist reported. A mutation of the herpes virus was injected into the patient who had been given only four months to live in 1997. But, eight years later he is still alive and his tumor has gone, the report said. They used the same method on another patient who took part in the trial and ...

Urban Monkeys Source Of Virus Infections

...eukemia in people. One macaque tested positive for herpes B virus, also known as CHV-1, which rarely infects humans, but, in the 40 known human cases, was associated with an 80 percent fatality rate. The researchers urge the monkey perfromers to take precautions around performing monkeys, by preventing th...

Viral Infection At Birth Leads To Cerebral Palsy.

...l sores, Varicella zoster-chickenpox and shingles, herpes viruses 6 and 7 are harmless. Hence all adults carry Varicella zoster and herpes 6 and 7 viruses in their body. It is found that babies suffer brain damage only when they are expo...

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