New virtual reality fitness apps aim to make exercise less tedious
This year, high-end virtual reality headsets such as HTC Vive and Oculus Rift have finally hit the market, putting immersive multimedia in the hands of consumers. While the industry has focused primarily on gaming and entertainment, a handful of start-ups are choosing a different route: fitness and medical applications of VR. This month, the Virtual […]Related:WHO will vaccinate in five African nations after polio outbreakU.S. affirms its prohibition on medical marijuanaZika may be linked to the disability that Donald Trump mocked (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Milestone in Prevention of Polio in Africa
[Citizen] Africa is now recognizing a historic moment: two years since a case of wild poliovirus was detected anywhere on the continent. This is not only a crucial step in the ongoing quest to eradicate polio--it is a major milestone for global immunization efforts as a whole. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Sad Over New Polio Cases in Nigeria
[Vanguard] The World Health Organization, WHO, has expressed deep sympathy over the detection of new cases of wild polio virus in Nigeria, after more than two years without wild poliovirus. Reacting to the development, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, said: "We are deeply saddened by the news that two Nigerian children have been paralyzed by polio. The Government has made significant strides to stop this paralyzing disease in recent years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientists admit polio vaccine causes polio... so they're trying to destroy it before they cause another polio outbreak
(NaturalNews) Clinics around the world are destroying an old, problematic polio vaccine in favor of a new oral one, in an unprecedented effort that has never before been attempted. The problem with the old vaccine? It was causing polio. Oops.(Article by Adan Salazar, republished... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Health Worker Bemoans New Polio Outbreak
[Guardian] A health worker, Mrs Felicia Obinna, on Monday bemoaned the fresh outbreak of polio in Borno, saying it will be "a setback to get WHO's certification as a polio-free nation". (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 16, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika and the race to quell outbreaks: My talk with Anthony Fauci, NIH ’ s top vaccine expert
Anthony Fauci has spent his career hunting ways to treat and prevent infectious diseases, from tuberculosis to severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. He did pioneering work on deciphering how HIV/AIDS attacks the human immune system, and during more than three decades as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has continued […]See the rest of the story at mysite.comRelated:WHO will vaccinate in five African nations after polio outbreakFederal emergency aid is ending in Flint. State officials vow to pay for water.Baltimore police cuffed, stunned and shot people in mental health cris...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Fresh Polio Outbreak Embarrassing - Shettima
[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State yesterday described fresh cases of polio as painful and personally embarrassing to him as an award winner in polio eradication. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Abuja Rotarians March Against Polio
[Daily Trust] About 200 Rotarians marched through the streets of Gwarinpa early Saturday morning to start the End Polio Now Walk, a campaign to raise awareness about eradicating the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Outbreak Embarrassing to Me - Shettima
[Leadership] Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has explained reasons for fresh cases of polio in Borno State blaming it on impossibility of accessing communities to administer polio preventive vaccines from December, 2013 to end of 2015 as well as the earliest part of 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: FG, Partners Target Five Million Children for Polio Immunisation
[Vanguard] About one million children in Borno State and a further four million in neighbouring states are being targeted for immunization against the Wild Polio Virus as the Federal government, supported by the World Health Organisation, WHO, UNICEF and partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, GPEI, begins an emergency immunisation campaign this week, after two fresh cases of paralysis emerged last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Aug. 15, 2016
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Two Polio Cases in Nigeria: CDC Two children have been diagnosed with polio in Nigeria, breaking a two-year stretch where there were no reported... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Two Cases of Polio Detected in Nigeria
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

2 Cases of Polio Identified in Nigeria (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH For the first time in 2 years, polio has been detected in Nigeria. The disease has … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 15, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Nigeria: Governor Shettima Gives Reason for Polio Resurgence in Borno
[Premium Times] The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Sunday said the inability of health officials to access remote areas held by Boko Haram insurgents is the reason for the resurgence of polio in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: New Polio Cases Prompt New Vaccination Drive
[Deutsche Welle] Nigeria has launched an emergency polio vaccination program after two infants were found to have contracted the disease. The children were from areas that until recently were under the control of Boko Haram militants. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 13, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Polio Response in Africa to Be Fast, Difficult and Possibly Dangerous
Stopping the disease in Africa, where two new cases have just been found, is crucial to the high-stakes effort to eradicate it from the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization Nigeria World Health Organization Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Outbreak - Nigerian Govt, Unicef Begin Emergency Immunisation, Target Five Million Children
[Premium Times] The Federal Ministry of Health supported by WHO, UNICEF and partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have rolled out an emergency Polio immunization campaign in Borno, an official said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global polio eradication hopes hang in the balance after Nigeria setback
LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - After two years in which the disease appeared beaten in Africa, polio eradication hopes hang in the balance with two cases of paralysis in Nigeria suggesting the virus has fought back, UN experts said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO will vaccinate in five African nations after polio outbreak
Despite attacks by Boko Haram, the agency says it must step up efforts in norther NIgeria and other nearby nations.See the rest of the story at mysite.comRelated:U.S. affirms its prohibition on medical marijuanaZika may be linked to the disability that Donald Trump mockedWhy the Zika travel warning in Florida is so narrow. And what it means for rest of U.S. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO will vaccinate in five African nations after polio outbreak
Despite attacks by Boko Haram, the agency says it must step up efforts in norther NIgeria and other nearby nations.Related:New virtual reality fitness apps aim to make exercise less tediousU.S. affirms its prohibition on medical marijuanaZika may be linked to the disability that Donald Trump mocked (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal emergency aid is ending in Flint. State officials vow to pay for water.
See the rest of the story at mysite.comRelated:WHO will vaccinate in five African nations after polio outbreakBaltimore police cuffed, stunned and shot people in mental health crisis, even if they posed no threatDo the new Merck HPV ads guilt-trip parents or tell hard truths? Both. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Polio Cases in Nigeria: CDC
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Source: WebMD Health - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ministry Despatches Team As Polio Re-Emerges in Borno
[Daily Trust] The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has confirmed two new cases of wild polio virus in Borno State amidst fears the re-emergence could stall the World Health Organisation's polio-free certification by 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 12, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt, WHO Confirm New Polio Cases in Borno
[Guardian] Abuja -The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health confirmed two new cases of polio in Nigeria, yesterday, at an emergency meeting of its Expert Review Committee (ERC) on Polio and Routine Immunisation in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 12, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years: WHO
Nigeria has reported the first two cases of polio after more than two years, in an area newly liberated from Islamic extremists who attacked polio vaccinators in the past, the government and the World Health Organization say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Outbreak - FG, Unicef Begin Emergency Immunisation Campaign
[Guardian] The Federal Ministry of Health supported by WHO, UNICEF and partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have rolled out an emergency Polio immunization campaign in Borno, an official said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 12, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria to start emergency polio campaign
Five million Nigerian children are due to be vaccinated against polio after the first new cases for two years, the government says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: FG - New Polio Cases Have Set Nigeria Backwards
[This Day] Abuja -The federal government on Thursday said the establishment of two new cases of Wild Polio Virus 1 in Borno State has set Nigeria backward in the fight against the complete elimination of polio virus in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 12, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Baltimore police cuffed, stunned and shot people in mental health crisis, even if they posed no threat
Police response to individuals with mental illness, an issue that has taken center stage in Justice Department investigations in recent years, is again in the spotlight given a lengthy new report showing how often Baltimore officers forcibly detain people in crisis. Justice Department investigators found that over a six-year period, mental illness played a role in at […]See the rest of the story at mysite.comRelated:WHO will vaccinate in five African nations after polio outbreakFederal emergency aid is ending in Flint. State officials vow to pay for water.Do the new Merck HPV ads guilt-trip parents or tell...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: New Polio Cases in Northeastern Nigeria Underline Risks for Children in Conflict - Unicef
[Unicef] New York -The sobering news that two children have been paralyzed by wild poliovirus in northeastern Nigeria underscores the urgency of eradicating the disease in conflict-affected areas, UNICEF said today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 12, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Reports First Polio Cases Since 2014, Highlighting Urgency of Immunization - UN Health Agency
[UN News] After two children were paralyzed by polio in Borno state in north-eastern Nigeria, the first cases of wild poliovirus in more than two years, the United Nations health agency today stressed the need to prioritize immunization of children in hard-to-reach areas such as the Lake Chad region, spanning several countries and often affected by conflict. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 12, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: FG Confirms Two Fresh Polio Cases in Borno
[Vanguard] The Minister of Health, Prof.Isaac Adewole, yesterday, confirmed an outbreak of wild polio virus, WPV, in Borno State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio-Free Certification Suffers Setback As New Cases Are Confirmed
[Premium Times] The federal government has confirmed two new cases of polio in Borno State, a development that has dealt a blow on Nigeria's hope of being certified polio-free by July 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Aug. 12, 2016
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Two Polio Cases in Nigeria: CDC Two children have been diagnosed with polio in Nigeria, breaking a two-year stretch where there were no reported... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 12, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Nigeria: New Cases of Polio Has Set Us Back - Minister
[Leadership] Following the two confirmed cases of Wild Polio Virus Type 1 in Borno State, the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole has reacted, saying that though the development has set the nation back, the federal government would do everything possible to be on top of the situation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Confirms Outbreak of Polio in Borno
[This Day] The Federal Government has confirmed the outbreak of wild polio virus in Borno State, which has affected two children from Gwoza and Jere Local Government Areas (LGA) of the State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Polio Returned to Nigeria
[Daily Trust] Borno state health commissioner, Haruna Mshelia, left Maiduguri for Abuja on Wednesday. Then the whispers began filtering. It was wild poliovirus, and it was back. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria reports two new polio cases
Shawn PriceLAGOS, Nigeria, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Nigeria reported two new cases of polio, the first cases in two years, the World Health Organization said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 Polio Paralysis Cases in Nigeria Set Back Eradication Effort
The discovery dashed the hopes of global health authorities who had hoped to declare the continent polio-free soon. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization Nigeria World Health Organization Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation Source Type: news

Nigeria reports first polio cases since 2014, highlighting urgency of immunization – UN health agency
After two children were paralyzed by polio in Borno state in north-eastern Nigeria, the first cases of wild poliovirus in more than two years, the United Nations health agency today stressed the need to prioritize immunization of children in hard-to-reach areas such as the Lake Chad region, spanning several countries and often affected by conflict. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nigeria: Two Fresh Polio Infections Stun Nation
[Daily Trust] Two fresh infections of wild polio virus have emerged in Borno state, threatening Nigeria's progress toward a polio free status. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 11, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Tasks Nigerians On Polio Elimination
[Guardian] Two years without a case of polio notwithstanding, Rotary Club of Ikoyi Metropolitan, Lagos, has urged Nigerians to be unrelenting till the country is officially declared polio free. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 11, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Polio countdown
There has not been a polio case in Africa for two years - after another year, the continent will be declared free of the disease, writes BBC Africa Health correspondent Anne Soy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government of Nigeria reports 2 wild polio cases, first since July 2014
After more than two years without wild poliovirus in Nigeria, the Government reported today that 2 children have been paralyzed by the disease in the northern Borno state. As an immediate priority, the Government of Nigeria is collaborating with WHO and other partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to respond urgently and prevent more children from being paralyzed. These steps include conducting large-scale immunization campaigns and strengthening surveillance systems that help catch the virus early. These activities are also being strengthened in neighboring countries. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - August 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: child health [subject], children's health, children, young child, child, mortality [subject], death, death rate, adult mortality, child mortality, neonate mortality, fatal outcome, mortality [subject], death, death rate, adult mortality, child mortality, Source Type: news

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre supports WHO ’s health response in Yemen
9 August 2016 – With support from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre WHO continues to provide lifesaving health, nutrition and environmental services for millions of people in Yemen. To date, the Centre has donated more than US$ 22 million to support WHO’s response activities in Yemen. Funds received have allowed WHO to provide 120 metric tonnes of essential medicines and medical supplies to hospitals in Abyan, Aden, Al-Dhalea, Al-Mahra, Shabwah, Lahj, Hadramout, Taiz (enclave), Al-Jawf, Marib and Socotra governorates in 2016. These include emergency health supplies, trauma supplies, and m...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 9, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Get Vaccinated for a Healthy Back-to-school Start
By Stacy Simon It won’t be long before the new school year begins and students head back to the classroom - if they haven't already. Protect your children by making sure they are up to date with vaccinations. In fact, your state may require children entering school to be vaccinated against certain diseases. Check with your child’s doctor, your child’s school, or your health department to find out.Some diseases that are preventable through vaccines, such as whooping cough and chickenpox, are still common in the US. Thanks to vaccines, some other diseases are no longer common. But according to the Centers f...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - August 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Prevention/Early Detection Cervical Cancer Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Club of Gbagada, Lagos Intensifies Campaign Against Polio
[Guardian] In continuation of the campaign to kick out polio from Nigeria, the Rotary Club of Gbagada, as one of its projects for the service year, has initiated a campaign through a branded bus that would ply Ikorodu to CMS to create more awareness on polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Jill Stein May Not Be Anti-Vax, But She's Pushing A Dangerous Anti-Vax Theory
Green party candidate Jill Stein is a medical doctor, but she’s got some unorthodox views about an issue most of her peers and other experts find uncontroversial: the vaccine regulatory process. In a video interview with The Washington Post last Friday, she said that while vaccines have played an important role in keeping us healthy and safe, there are legitimate concerns about how those vaccines are approved and regulated.  “I think there’s no question that vaccines have transformed public health and have been absolutely critical in ridding us of the scourge of many diseases: small pox, polio, etc. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news