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!

WHO gaming disorder listing a ‘moral panic’, say experts

Experts say the WHO's decision risks "pathologising" a behaviour that is harmless for most people.

Cases of cancer in elderly to surge by 2035, report says

By 2035 about 234,000 over-75s will get cancer each year - up from 130,000 now, a report estimates.

Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep

Adding or removing the colour cyan can have an impact on sleep, according to biologists.

Stem cell match brother 'denied visa for life-saving op'

Shirley Kordie's brother Joseph is a "perfect" stem cell match and is ready to donate.

Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers 'shortened 456 lives'

Relatives call for a criminal inquiry into the "unforgivable" actions at the Gosport hospital.

Drug 'reduces hearing loss' after childhood cancer treatment

Given hours after chemotherapy, it showed promising results in children with a rare cancer.

Charlie Gard's parents want 'Charlie's Law'

The parents of Charlie Gard want to change the law so other cases like theirs don't end up in court.

Cough syrup recall over mould risk from ingredients

Eight products are affected and the advice is to return bottles to where they were bought.


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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

Pleasant people but the podiatrist did not diagnose me correctly and was more interested in recommending friend.

Brilliant people and service, I’ve used them a number of times and always been very pleased

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

Juliet Wagner BSc (Hons) Medical Herbalist

164 High St, Tonbridge TN9 1BB, UK – 07856 012043

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.