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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.
‘Wisdom and fear’ lead 90% of U.S. seniors to covid vaccines

‘Wisdom and fear’ lead 90% of U.S. seniors to covid vaccines

Doctors tell how to make the most of your telehealth visits

Doctors tell how to make the most of your telehealth visits

Study shows more evidence that vaccines are safe for children, adults

Study shows more evidence that vaccines are safe for children, adults

Despite all the talk, Covid vaccination does not infect people with shingles

Despite all the talk, Covid vaccination does not infect people with shingles

GW team to play a role in Sanofi COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

GW team to play a role in Sanofi COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

Study: Nalfurafine drug can help treat spinal morphine-induced itch in pregnant women

Study: Nalfurafine drug can help treat spinal morphine-induced itch in pregnant women

Research explores the cost-effectiveness of Sweden's national vaccination programs

Research explores the cost-effectiveness of Sweden's national vaccination programs

Smartphone-based adherence program can optimize uptake of COVID-19 vaccine

Smartphone-based adherence program can optimize uptake of COVID-19 vaccine

Come for your eye exam, leave with a band-aid on your arm

Come for your eye exam, leave with a band-aid on your arm

Time to discuss potentially unpleasant side effects of COVID shots? Scientists say yes.

Time to discuss potentially unpleasant side effects of COVID shots? Scientists say yes.

Five important questions about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

Five important questions about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

FDA approves first drug for patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome in nearly 14 years

FDA approves first drug for patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome in nearly 14 years

Combination of two mosquito-borne viruses may be a trigger for stroke

Combination of two mosquito-borne viruses may be a trigger for stroke

UIC's first-of-its-kind contraceptive receives FDA approval

UIC's first-of-its-kind contraceptive receives FDA approval

Shingles vaccination rate soars but leaves many behind

Shingles vaccination rate soars but leaves many behind

Analysis: How a COVID-19 vaccine could cost Americans dearly

Analysis: How a COVID-19 vaccine could cost Americans dearly

Excessive blood clotting and stroke in COVID-19 patients

Excessive blood clotting and stroke in COVID-19 patients

Drugmakers tout COVID-19 vaccines to refurbish their public image

Drugmakers tout COVID-19 vaccines to refurbish their public image

Recombinant protein produces neutralizing COVID-19 antibodies in primate model

Recombinant protein produces neutralizing COVID-19 antibodies in primate model

Clinical trial launched to investigate safety and efficacy of antiviral drug for COVID-19

Clinical trial launched to investigate safety and efficacy of antiviral drug for COVID-19