Weekly health news roundup: 18 August 2015

Africa celebrated one year without any new polio cases.

International health news

Health advice

  • A new summer ritual – 300,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Lyme disease. Incorporate the “tick-check” into your summer rituals, especially if you have children or dogs who love to play outdoors.
  • How much sitting is too much sitting? – researchers recommend standing up between two and four hours per day for those who work sitting down 8+ hours a day.

Country health updates

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