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Shingles (herpes zoster) is an outbreak of rash or blisters on the skin that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox — the varicella-zoster virus. The first sign of shingles is often burning or tingling pain, or sometimes numbness or itch, in one particular location on only one side of the body.
New shingles vaccine reduces outbreaks of painful rash among stem cell transplant patients

New shingles vaccine reduces outbreaks of painful rash among stem cell transplant patients

Oral steroid use in patients with inflammatory diseases increases risk of infection

Oral steroid use in patients with inflammatory diseases increases risk of infection

Virus employs powerful strategy to inhibit natural killer cell function

Virus employs powerful strategy to inhibit natural killer cell function

Chickenpox vaccine lessens likelihood of pediatric shingles

Chickenpox vaccine lessens likelihood of pediatric shingles

Study reveals a better way to help increase support for vaccinations

Study reveals a better way to help increase support for vaccinations

Study discovers origin of neurofibromas that develop throughout the skin of NF1 patients

Study discovers origin of neurofibromas that develop throughout the skin of NF1 patients

Study shows high incidence of herpes zoster ophthalmicus among older adults

Study shows high incidence of herpes zoster ophthalmicus among older adults

UA College partners with Space Tango to develop an easy way to test astronauts' health in space

UA College partners with Space Tango to develop an easy way to test astronauts' health in space

Space worries - shingles affecting astronauts says NASA

Space worries - shingles affecting astronauts says NASA

FDA warns marketer of unapproved products claiming to treat addiction, chronic pain

FDA warns marketer of unapproved products claiming to treat addiction, chronic pain

Study shows no difference between relief offered by topical pain creams and placebos

Study shows no difference between relief offered by topical pain creams and placebos

Having vaccine after shingles appear do not reduce the risk of stroke

Having vaccine after shingles appear do not reduce the risk of stroke

Study: Long-term spaceflights could adversely affect astronauts' immune systems

Study: Long-term spaceflights could adversely affect astronauts' immune systems

Cancer patients have greater risk of developing shingles, study shows

Cancer patients have greater risk of developing shingles, study shows

Newer vaccine far more successful in preventing shingles, systematic review reveals

Newer vaccine far more successful in preventing shingles, systematic review reveals

Who knew? Life begins (again) at 65

Who knew? Life begins (again) at 65

Common painkiller not effective in controlling chronic pain after traumatic nerve injury

Common painkiller not effective in controlling chronic pain after traumatic nerve injury

Non-opioid drug shows promise for treating pain by targeting receptors on immune cells

Non-opioid drug shows promise for treating pain by targeting receptors on immune cells

Price check on drug ads: Would revealing costs help patients control spending?

Price check on drug ads: Would revealing costs help patients control spending?

FDA approves first oral medication for adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis

FDA approves first oral medication for adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis