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Post-Polio News (ppn) an online news cutting service that specialises in news relating to polio and post-polio issues.

Disability and other health related issues are also covered.

News sources are many and varied including newspapers, magazines, medical journals and support group notices to name but a few.

As editor of this independent service I have total freedom over what news I choose to output.

Post-Polio News therefore inevitably reflects a personal bias.

Nevertheless, I try to report with an even hand and views expressed by the authors of the news items I include in Post-Polio News do not necessarily reflect those of my own.

Primary news source feed is RSS. Post-Polio News is distributed via RSS and Twitter. For anyone not presently set up to receive either RSS and/or Twitter there are various email and newspaper options.

TwitterFor those who prefer to scan headlines

Twitter is both a source and distribution channel for Post-Polio News. As a follower of @postpolionews you will have a direct line to the Editor via the Reply facility or Direct Messages if I have decided to follow you in return.

Twitter

TIP: If you are likely to want to view more than one Twitter channel, creating a Twitter account will make reading tweets that much easier. However, if you only want to read Post-Polio News for the moment, you don't need a Twitter account. Just go to the Post-Polio news Twitter page now by selecting this link. When new news items are posted, the page may update itself with a notification but if in doubt just reload the page.

Newspaper a convenient way for you to select from the last 24 hours worth of articles

Post-Polio News Daily is initially & automatically generated at around 10.00 AM GMT/UTC.  It is reviewed by the editor and late news items may be added late morning / early afternoon. Email notices for those who subscribed to that facility will be posted at that time; notices will also distributed on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

Daily edition published circa 10:00 a.m GMT/UTC 24/7

Optionally via a link on the newspaper you can subscribe to email notices as described above. Several factors affecting newspaper generation currently mean that not all news items distributed via RSS/Twitter feeds are included in the newspaper. Email subscribers may therefore prefer to subscribe to the email daily digest of the Post-Polio News RSS feed as detailed further down this page.

RSSfor those who prefer summaries

RSS (most commonly expanded as Really Simple Syndication) is also both the primary source and a distribution channel for Post-Polio News. The advantage of RSS over Twitter is that the 'notice' is not limited to 140 characters.

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Subscribe to Post-Polio News RSS Feed in your favourite RSS Reader.

TIP: In the short term, with the demise of Google Reader, to view the RSS feed you will need an RSS Reader or web browser that is 'RSS Aware' and can present the feed in a easily readable format. I hope in the longer term to enable the raw RSS feed readable in all web browsers.

Facebook & Linkedin.

Although this Editor has been involved in Information Technology since the 1970's as a then Applications and System Programmer on IBM mainframes, Facebook appears to me to require an arcane skillset. Perhaps my brain is wired differently but having created a Post-Polio News page on Facebook, it's not clear to me how to make effective use of it. So any suggestions, polite of course, will be most welcome. The Linkedin 'presence' was initially added because some authors or subjects of news items are only on Linkedin. However, like the Facebook presence, it needs further consideration on how to make best use of it.

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Email Daily Digestfor those who prefer email

A daily digest is available via email. It is generated from the Post-Polio News RSS Feed and therefore includes all news distributed items. The email is currently generated at 10:00 hrs BST (09:00 hrs GMT/UTC).

Due to a few technical problems encountered when including the subscription form on this page, while I resolve them please follow the link to a separate Post-Polio News Daily Digest subscription form.

Video Channels

Some news items include links to videos. Direct access to most of those videos is available through the postpolionews channel and associated playlists.

YouTube

The YouTube icon above the video opens up the postpolionews channel in a new tab. The video displayed above is the last one that was added to the playlist of 'Latest' videos. The postpolionews channel includes a number of catagorised 'archival' playlists into which videos are periodically transferred from the 'Latest' playlist.

Post-Polio Health International

Although this UK site shares the 'Post-Polio' part of the domain name with Post-Polio Health International (www.post-polio.org), Post-Polio News (www.post-polio.uk, www.post-polio.org.uk and www.post-polio-uk.org) is an independent site owned and managed by myself, Chris Salter.

Post-Polio Health International (PHI), or GINI as they were called in the mid 1990's when I first ventured into post-polio support on the internet, provide a unique service to the international polio and post-polio community.

Contact Details

Comments on this service are welcome. I will also consider any support group or oganization news but they will have to be in the form of links to the news/information as I am unable to publish news articles on this site at this stage.

Please email either postpolionews-at-post-polio.org.uk or postpolionews-at-originalthinktank.org.uk.

This page was updated Thursday, 26 June, 2014 3:53 PM .