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!

Baby box safety doubts raised by experts

They say the boxes are being promoted as a safe alternative to cots despite a lack of research.

Contaminated blood victims 'on the breadline'

Chairman of public inquiry calls on the government to take decisive action over financial support.

'Miracle' baby whose heart stopped for 22 minutes turns one

Doctors say Lacey's recovery is remarkable and defies the odds - and she should live a normal life.

Self-lubricating condom designed to reduce infections

Scientists hope it'll make condoms easier to use and cut rates of sexually transmitted infections.

Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana

The country becomes only the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use.

Mystery donor gives thousands to ill Shropshire boy

An anonymous donor gives the final £100,000 needed to help the family reach its target.

Women told they aren't thin enough for eating disorder treatment, MPs told

MPs debating the stigma surrounding eating disorders say the "medical profession are failing patients with eating disorders".

Bill Turnbull: Cancer chemo treatment was 'unbearable'

The presenter says he watched all 67 episodes of Game of Thrones "to pass the time" during treatment.


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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

I recently received Physiotherapy for a frozen shoulder care of Chris Worsfield and am happy to report that over 10 sessions my arm movement has greatly improved & I am no longer getting sharp pains when moving my arms and shoulder. I am very pleased with the service and the great results received from The Tonbridge Clinic. Thank You

Tim Veysey-Smith was extremely helpful and a very friendly man. The place had a relaxed feel to it.

Ananda Clinic

231 Hadlow Rd E, Tonbridge TN10 4LR, UK – 01732 850695

If you want to be treated holistically then give this place a ring. I can recommend Sally Dean for acupuncture.

The Mind Body Clinic

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.

Sandy J Therapies

9 Dawes Cl, Tonbridge TN9 1QX, UK – 07931 966473

Relaxing and value for money. Very pleasant therapist with excellent listening skills

The Mind Body Clinic

45 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1SD, UK – 01732 441008

I have now had two treatments with the osteopath Ben, even after the first appointment my neck pain had reduced. He really took the time to understand me and my lifestyle, so we could work out which activities were contributing to my recent neck and back problems. Ben is friendly and professional and it is easy to feel very comfortable with him.

Very happy with my practitioner (Carrie) who is friendly but efficient, and so far the treatment is working well. The clinic is a pleasant and spotlessly clean environment, communication is excellent and prices competitive.

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.