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Selenium Supplements Could Increase Diabetes Risk

...nternet for conditions ranging from cold sores and shingles to arthritis and multiple sclerosis . They are sold to prevent aging, enhance fertility, prevent cancer and get rid of toxic minerals such as mercury, lead and cadmium. Selenium supplements have shown some promise in preventing prostate cancer. Be...

Hot Flashes in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer Reduced by Non-hormonal Drug

...to treat epileptic seizures in 1994, and pain from shingles in 2002. The ability of gabapentin to reduce hot flashes was first detected when it was being used for other reasons. Since then, several clinical trials testing gabapentin in women found that a dose of about 900 milligrams a day decreased hot flashe...

Tai Chi may Be Useful to Prevent Shingles in Older Adults

...dy says that Tai Chi, may be helpful in preventing shingles in elderly adults. The traditional Chinese exercis...ne in five people who have had chickenpox will get shingles later in life, usually after age 50, and the risk increases as people get older," says NIA Director ...

Tai Chi Augments Immune Response Against Shingles

... Varicella zoster virus is responsible for causing shingles which results in painful blistery rash on the body...hird of adults above sixty years are vulnerable to shingles attack. For this research Irwin and his colleagues studied 112 senior citizens who had attended...

Vaccines Effective in Preterm Babies too

... has had chicken pox can get a painful rash called shingles years later, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The measles virus causes a rash, cough, runny nose, eye irritation and fever, but it can also lead to ear infections, pneumonia, seizures, brain damage, and rarely, death. Th...

Americans in Dark About Shingles

...ns each year. As people age, their risk of getting shingles increases but despite its incidence many people ar... of the disease. “People don’t really know about shingles unless they know someone who has had shingles, or they develop it themselves,” said Stephen Tyring M...

Shingles Vaccine For Older People - Panel Recommendation

...s had an earlier attack. Over a million cases of shingles occur every year in the US and the average person has a 30% chance of developing it during their lifetime. Since older people have less immunity and may also have to contend with other chronic health problems, the vaccine will provide protection agai...

New Immunizations for Adults

... Watch. Shingles vaccine: The culprit that causes shingles is the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus responsible for chickenpox. In most people who have had chickenpox, the virus remains dormant and harmless for life. But in up to 15%, the virus becomes active and causes shingles, a painful line of blist...

Remarkable Progress In Development Of Vaccines

...f age, and it will reduce their chances of getting shingles by at least 50 percent. It was explained that doctors are also trying to improve the immunization schedules of the already-developed vaccines, in response to the development in certain diseases. It was explained that a booster dose of an improved D...

Gabapentin Reduced Menopausal Symptoms as Estrogen – Study Find

... been used off-label for years to treat headaches, shingles pain and other ailments. Scientists hypothesize that gabapentin may reduce hot flashes by regulating the flow of calcium in and out of cells, which is one mechanism for controlling body temperature. An expert panel on menopause convened by the Nati...

Experimental vaccine for shingles is effective

...vaccine had been able to prevent the occurrence of shingles for half the people who received it, and reduced significantly the severity and complications of the disease in most of the vaccinated people. Shingles is a condition that keeps on affecting people and affects the elderly people more severely. The ...

A Solution For Patients Suffering From Shingles

...intense meditation -- protects seniors against the shingles virus. Each tai chi class is about 45 minutes long...hree classes of tai chi a week for 15 weeks boosts shingles immunity by about 50 percent. Significant improvements were seen in the older adults who practiced t...

Capsaicin patches help reduce post-shingles pain

...-herpetic neuralgia or pain following an attack of shingles can now getrelief through a patch of Capsaicin, the active ingredient of chili peppers.Shingles is caused the varicella zoster virus, which also causes chicken pox.Shingles results in the occurrence of painful rashes on one side of the body andthe pa...

Vaccine guards against shingles

...ed immunity because of cancer, have a high rate of shingles a viral infection caused by the same virus that gi...ars later to cause shingles. Unlike chicken pox, shingles is a very troublesome disease, generally accompanied by excruciating nerve pain as well as a rash. R...

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