Shingles in the News

Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study

04/03/2014 - But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add

Boomers Should Consider Shingles Vaccine, Physician Says

03/05/2014 - Painful condition, caused by same virus responsible for chicken pox, can last several weeks

Younger Adults Who've Had Shingles May Face Higher Stroke Risk

01/03/2014 - Study also found increased odds of heart attack, mini-stroke in older adults years after infection

Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says

12/02/2013 - 39 percent increase over 18 years remains unexplained

Untreated Depression May Cut Shingles Vaccine Effectiveness

02/14/2013 - Antidepressants linked to improved immune response in older patients, researchers say

Shingles Vaccine Safe for Those With Autoimmune Diseases: Study

07/03/2012 - Study allays fears that the shot might raise shingles risk in people with psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

Little Short-Term Risk of Repeat Bout of Shingles, Study Finds

06/05/2012 - Seniors were unlikely to have recurrence of painful skin condition, researchers found

Shingles Vaccine Safe, Underutilized, Study Says

04/23/2012 - CDC recommends it for people 60 and older

Children With Asthma at Higher Risk for Shingles: Study

03/05/2012 - Painful skin condition typically strikes older adults, researchers note

Health Tip: Getting the Shingles Vaccine

10/05/2011 - Who is a candidate, and who isn't

Chickenpox Vaccine May Wipe Out Related Deaths: Study

07/25/2011 - U.S. mortality rate dropped from about 105 to just 14 in 2007, research shows

U.S. Shingles Vaccine Approval Expanded

03/24/2011 - To include people in their 50s

COPD May Make Shingles More Likely

02/22/2011 - People taking corticosteroids for breathing disorder face highest risk, study finds