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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.
HIV hides in more types of bone marrow cells than previously thought, research shows

HIV hides in more types of bone marrow cells than previously thought, research shows

Shingles raises the risk for heart attack and stroke

Shingles raises the risk for heart attack and stroke

Proton pump inhibitors linked to increased death risk

Proton pump inhibitors linked to increased death risk

Researchers evaluate trends in emergency room use and treatment costs for shingles

Researchers evaluate trends in emergency room use and treatment costs for shingles

Researchers solve medical mystery through genetics

Researchers solve medical mystery through genetics

Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Dermatologist offers tips to help soothe itchy skin

Dermatologist offers tips to help soothe itchy skin

ILC-UK urges change to eligibility guidelines to increase uptake of shingles vaccination

ILC-UK urges change to eligibility guidelines to increase uptake of shingles vaccination

NYU Langone-led study to examine longer-term use of suppressive antiviral medication to reduce shingles

NYU Langone-led study to examine longer-term use of suppressive antiviral medication to reduce shingles

Simple treatment can help relieve majority of back pain

Simple treatment can help relieve majority of back pain

Studies find environment plays major role in shaping immune system

Studies find environment plays major role in shaping immune system

New collaborative initiative seeks to develop interventions for optimizing adult vaccination rates

New collaborative initiative seeks to develop interventions for optimizing adult vaccination rates

New collaborative initiative aims to improve adult immunization rates

New collaborative initiative aims to improve adult immunization rates

Study finds high rate of misuse of seizure and pain drug

Study finds high rate of misuse of seizure and pain drug

Penn researchers develop plant-based oral vaccine booster

Penn researchers develop plant-based oral vaccine booster

Researchers identify shingles as persistent risk factor for stroke

Researchers identify shingles as persistent risk factor for stroke

Study finds decrease in Google searches for chickenpox after vaccination implementation

Study finds decrease in Google searches for chickenpox after vaccination implementation

Taking pregabalin drug during pregnancy could lead to major birth defects

Taking pregabalin drug during pregnancy could lead to major birth defects

Non-invasive optogenetic therapy can help treat chronic pain

Non-invasive optogenetic therapy can help treat chronic pain

Heart failure drug has unexpected ability to block herpesvirus infection

Heart failure drug has unexpected ability to block herpesvirus infection