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Shingles May Increase The Risk of Stroke and Heart Disease

Posted by healtheo360 on Jan 21, 2014 5:04:21 AM

The Link between Shingles, Stroke and Heart Disease

According to a new study by British researchers, the herpes zostes virus, more commonly known as shingles may affect the risk of heart attack and stroke in people who have had an outbreak before the age of 40. The research included the results of more than 300,000 people, about 105,000 of whom were infected by shingles. Adults with shingles aged 18-40 were more than likely to suffer from a stroke or heart attack in the following 20 years after the outbreak.
 

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Preventitive Vaccines Help Seniors Guard Against Shingles

Posted by healtheo360 on Nov 24, 2013 4:57:47 PM

Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly released "The Silver Book." It attributes the cost of treating infectious diseases in seniors to 15 percent of all health care expense.

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