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Two-Dose Chickenpox Shot Gets the Job Done, Study Shows March 14, 2016

Adding second shot at ages 4 to 6 is almost 100 percent effective

Health Tip: Chickenpox Can Be Dangerous February 05, 2016

Especially for the young and elderly

Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked to Rare Eye Inflammation January 25, 2016

But study doesn't prove cause-and-effect

Asthma May Be Linked to Shingles Risk December 31, 2015

Chances of getting painful skin condition 70 percent higher among people with respiratory condition, study finds

Health Tip: Coping With Chickenpox August 24, 2015

Easing itch and discomfort

Vaccine Sharply Curbs Chickenpox Cases in U.S. August 13, 2015

Recommendation for second dose reduced number of infections even more, CDC finds

Study Ties Shingles Virus to Dangerous Blood Vessel Disease in Elderly February 18, 2015

Condition causes inflamed vessels in scalp, neck and arms, and can be deadly, researchers say

Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report December 18, 2014

Ebola, mumps, other illnesses suggest public health systems need strengthening, researchers say

'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults December 16, 2014

Doctors explain reasons behind surge in cases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough and the like

Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Toddlers: Study June 09, 2014

Safer to give MMR and chickenpox shots separately for first dose, researchers say

Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study April 03, 2014

But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add

Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids February 12, 2014

The brain attacks are rare in children, experts note, and study found vaccines may offer some protection

Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says December 02, 2013

39 percent increase over 18 years remains unexplained

Second Dose of Vaccine Cuts Chickenpox Cases Even More, Study Finds October 08, 2013

Kids and adults benefit from children receiving both recommended immunizations, researcher says

Scientists Say Pressure Allows Herpes Viruses to Infect Cells October 04, 2013

New ability to measure that pressure may help lead to treatments, study authors suggest

Health Tip: Chickenpox May Lead to Complications September 02, 2013

Including pneumonia and chronic inflammation