BBC Health and Medical News

Health News Spot - Health warning! Clicking any item will take you to the full BBC news item which can be distracting!

Top women doctors lose out in NHS pay stakes

The best paid male consultant pocketed £740,000 last year - two-and-a-half times that of the top woman.

Fathers may pass ovarian cancer risk to daughters

Many cases of seemingly sporadic ovarian cancer might actually be inherited from paternal genes.

Cleaning products linked to poorer lung function

Regular exposure to cleaning products significantly affects lung function, research has suggested.

Patient's chest rebuilt with 3D print after tumour surgery

Peter Maggs' chest wall was rebuilt using the technology after a large tumour was removed.

Ultra-processed foods 'linked to cancer'

French researchers studied effects of highly-processed foods, such as cakes, bread and chicken nuggets.

Transgender woman breastfeeds baby in first recorded case, study says

She was able to produce enough milk to be the baby's only food source for the first six weeks, a study says.

Lena Dunham undergoes hysterectomy after chronic pain

The Girls star reveals the pain of endometriosis led her to have surgery to remove her womb.

Probe provides rapid lung investigation

Scientists develop technology that goes inside the lung to make fast diagnoses of infection.


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GENERAL

Very good general health website from the NHS information about illnesses, diseases, finding your BMI, growing old gracefully, care of the elderly, over 50s health, children's health, mens' health, women's health, addictions and much more. Really important stuff. Give it a browse and you might live longer!

British Medical Acupuncture Society. Contains information about meetings and advice for patients and health professionals plus search facility to find acupuncturists in TN11 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

The Tonbridge Clinic

339 Shipbourne Rd, Tonbridge TN10 3EU, UK – 01732 350255

The place is located at a peaceful part of Tonbridge with a convince store not far away. Locating the actual place is a tad harder though as its only a small road turn which may look deceiving. Parking is another tough issue as there's only a few spaces along side the private road. My suggestion is the convenient car park only a few meters out. The inside of the clinic is modern and peaceful. One major negetive is the staff and their lack of respect for the client.

Went here for a assessment after a accident I had. Efficient and nice people.

Tonbridge Acupuncture

Fundindelve, Leigh, Tonbridge TN11 8PY, UK – 07957 183254

Asenta Wellbeing

45 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1SD, UK – 01732 354816

Complementary Healthare Information Service UK with information about all sorts of alternative therapies from Acupuncture to Bowen technique to Reiki and Yoga.  Search for alternative health practitioners in Kent.

Alternative Medicine

Therapeutic Aromas

The Treatment Rooms, 34 Avebury Ave, Tonbridge TN9 1TL, UK – 07906 569288

Booking an appointment to see Sarah was easy using her online booking system on her website. There is parking available and Theraputic Arromas is served very well by bus and train services. Sarahs aromatherapy massage and reflexology treatment was really relaxing and has become a monthly aid to wellbeing for me. I have no hesitation in recommending Sarah at Theraputic arromas, the products she blends and her treatments.

Useful NHS site with information for every type of carer. It provides details of the services or benefits affecting carers, carers' workers and voluntary organisations and others. Find out if you will have to pay for your own long term care, research money and financial implications, the wellbeing of all carers, the needs of young carers. Search for carer services such as dementia care and respite breaks around Leigh or anywhere in the UK with the search facility.

This is a good NHS site for finding doctors, dentists, clinics, hospitals and urgent care in TN11 or anywhere in England. It also lists Dentists accepting NHS patients!

BBC Healthy Lifestyle Website - the importance of exercise, exercise for children, diet and finess plans.

This is the NHS website with information about all sorts of mental health issues including depression, breakdowns, phobias, self-harm, over-eating and more.

Search for mental health services in TN11 or anywhere in England.

Health A to Z, conditions and illnesses, symptom checker. Online discussions and communities, news and topical articles.

NHS site for England and Wales. Health A to Z of conditions and illnesses. Information about the NHS and its services and management. Search for NHS services in TN11 and Leigh.

Health companion for travellers - offers customized medical kits and advice on medication. Check the tablet and vaccination requirements and tips.

The NHS website with advice for healthy travelling - inoculations required for travel, inflight health. Lots of stuff that you did not Know you did not Know - some of it really important!

Useful travel health website from NHS with travel advice and search facility to find where to get a yellow fever innoculation around Leigh.

Healthy Audio

For many conditions and symptoms such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS, Emotional recovery after breast cancer, redundancy, confidence & self esteem, anxiety and many more. Many on offer. Professional, caring and thoughtful company.

St Mary's Church
Leigh, Kent
Vicar: Rev'd Lionel Kevis
01732 833022


Coffee Stop
Meet up with friends and make new ones over coffee. 10.00 - 11.30 am every Wednesday in the Genner Room, St Marys Church, Leigh.
Tea and cake also available.