Cold sore before and after: Woman cures ‘open wound’ herpes virus with £8 liquorice balm

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus, and can reappear once you become infected, according to the NHS. More than 30 million people in the UK are infected with the virus, which can be caught by a single kiss. Patients can experience flare ups of the condition, which may be caused by hormone […]

Florida man’s latest worry: Killer herpes from wild monkeys

Enlarge / Rhesus Macaques in a tree (credit: Getty | IndiaPictures ) In the 1930s and ‘40s, the captain of a glass-bottom boat released a dozen or so rhesus macaques on an island in Florida’s Silver River, which snakes through Marion county in the center of the state. The idea was that the monkeys, native […]

Professor conducted back-alley herpes vaccine trial at Illinois hotels – report

A US researcher aiming to develop a herpes vaccine conducted illegal trials during which he injected people in hotel rooms and at a house on the island of St. Kitts, according to a new investigation. William Halford, a former associate professor at Southern Illinois University (SIU), began his first “trial” in 2013. But the setting […]

Before Peter Thiel invested, research on herpes vaccine began in US hotel rooms

(credit: ZaldyImg) The researcher who conducted a controversial 2016 herpes vaccine trial on the island of St. Kitts without federal safety oversight had secretly begun the trial in the US three years earlier. He began them in hotel rooms not far from his academic lab. That’s according to a new investigation by Kaiser Health News. […]

Cure for herpes – forget sores and antiviral medicine THIS could stop infection spreading

Herpes – known as genital herpes – is a common infection which can carry few or no symptoms.  In fact, at least eight out of 10 people who carry the virus are unaware they have been infected because there are so few symptoms.  The infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) – most commonly […]

Bucking FDA, Peter Thiel funds “patently unethical” herpes vaccine trial

Enlarge / Entrepreneur Peter Thiel. (credit: Getty | Alex Wong ) Heavyweight tech investor and FDA-critic Peter Thiel is among conservative funders and American researchers backing an offshore herpes vaccine trial that blatantly flouts US safety regulations, according to a Monday report by Kaiser Health News. The vaccine—a live but weakened herpes virus—was first tested in […]