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What Causes Microcephaly?
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:22:33 +0800 |
Discussion Microcephaly is usually defined as an occipitofrontal head circumference (OFC) more than 2 standard deviations (SD) below the mean for sex, age and ethnicity. Severe microcephaly is used for OFC < 3 standard deviations. Rates of microcephaly range from 0.5-12 patients/10,000 live births. The OFC should be measured at every well child visit and at other opportunities and plotted on standard growth charts. The OFC is measured using a nonelastic tape measure around the largest part of the head with the tape measure held above the eyebrows and ears. It is a highly reproducible measurement. There are several different international standard growth charts that can be used and those used should reflect the population the patient is drawn from the best. For example, the World Health...

Cure for herpes - forget sores and antiviral medicine THIS could stop infection spreading
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:44 +0800 | Daily Express - Health
A CURE for herpes could be on the horizon - but how do you know if you have the STI? Sores on your genitals is just one of the symptoms. NHS advice and information about the trial of the TheravaxHSV-2 drug. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

How herpes can cause stillbirth: We explain Usher's saga
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:11:50 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
Three people are accusing pop singer Usher of exposing them to herpes. And one of the plaintiffs is claiming that the virus cost the twins she was pregnant with their lives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Chimera viruses can help the fight against lymphomas
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Cancer
(Instituto de Medicina Molecular) Researchers from Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) Lisboa have created a chimera virus that allows the study of molecules to treat cancers caused by human herpes virus infection in mice models of disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of New Shingles Vaccine (FREE)
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0800 | Physician's First Watch current issue
By the Editors An FDA advisory panel voted 11-0 on Wednesday in favor of approving the Shingrix herpes zoster vaccine for adults … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)

US FDA advisory committee votes for GSK ’s Shingrix to prevent shingles
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:00:00 +0800 | Pharmaceutical Technology
The US Food and Drug Administration ’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) has voted unanimously for GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) Shingrix (HZ/su) to prevent herpes zoster (shingles) in adults of 50 years of age and a… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)

FDA Advisory Committee Votes Unanimously for Shingrix (HZ/su) in the US for Prevention of Herpes Zoster (Shingles) in Adults Ages 50 and Over
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:09:20 +0800 | - New Drug Applications
London UK 13 September 2017 -- GlaxoSmithKline plc [LSE/NYSE: GSK] announced today that the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted unanimously that the data support the... (Source: - New Drug Applications)

Lexington biotech Agenus files patent for herpes vaccine
Sat, 09 Sep 2017 02:07:26 +0800 | Health Care:Physician Practices headlines
A Lexington biotech working on a vaccine for shingles is also exploring a vaccine for herpes. (Source: Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

Adding modified herpes virus to immunotherapy shows promise for treating advanced melanoma
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 23:00:00 +0800 | UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences
FINDINGSIn a two-year study at UCLA, nearly two-thirds of people with advanced melanoma responded positively to a treatment that combines the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab with a herpes virus called talimogene laherpareovec, or T-VEC. Researchers led by Dr. Antoni Ribas found that the treatment ’s side effects were manageable, and comparable to side effects for people who took either pembrolizumab or T-VEC as a standalone treatment.BACKGROUNDUCLA scientists are testing the combination of pembrolizumab (marketed as Keytruda) and T-VEC (marketed as Imlygic) as a treatment option for people with advanced melanoma that doesn ’t fully respond to either treatment separately.T-VEC is a genetically modified version of the herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores, but is safe to use. T-VE...

St. Kitts Launches Probe of Herpes Vaccine Tests on US Patients St. Kitts Launches Probe of Herpes Vaccine Tests on US Patients
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 21:41:57 +0800 | Medscape Medical News Headlines
After a Kaiser Health News report on an offshore herpes vaccine trial that skirted FDA regulations, St. Kitts and Nevis officials claim they had no knowledge of the testing. An investigation is underway.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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