Posts tagged as:

Cold Sores

If you’ve ever suffered a cold sore, your risk for developing Alzheimer’s later in life is doubled—and that correlation is supported by several studies. Even if you rarely have outbreaks now, the virus is likely to re-emerge with age as your immune system weakens. Not only will you be dealing with the fire of outbreaks […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Cold sores are caused by Herpes Simplex 1 (sometimes Herpes Simplex 2), a virus which resides deep within nerve tissue and recurs when the immune system is weakened—in times of stress, an extra illness, or with age. Fibromyalgia is primarily characterized by nerve pain, muscle spasms, fatigue, and gastrointestinal problems. There is no known cause […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Scientists at Vical have come up with a vaccine against the Herpes viruses, HSV-1 and HSV-2, that has successfully completed animal testing and is set to begin human trials as early as 2013. Cold sores and genital warts are the main Herpes symptoms, but pain, itching, and redness may also accompany an outbreak (before, during, […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

More Gym Mat Diseases

March 15, 2012

Schools everywhere seem to struggle to keep staph, and the far more intimidating (and life-threatening) MRSA, off their gym mats. Since staph, including MRSA, exists naturally on the skin (usually posing no threat), it’s an incredibly hard task, between wrestlers, cheerleaders, practicing divers, and other athletics clubs that will come into the mats on a […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Scientists have now found an obscure gene that seems to affect the likelihood of having recurrent cold sores. Some expressions of the gene cause cold sores to recur frequently, while at least two expressions protect against cold sores, discouraging the virus from occurring more than once. What is a cold sore? Cold sores are caused […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }