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

Dementia risk linked to some medicines

Up to two million people in England take anticholinergics, for depression and Parkinson's disease.

Primary school mental health counselling may help economy, study says

Research estimates that every £1 spent on one-to-one counselling could earn a societal return of £6.20.

Fake cancer causes belief 'rife', research suggests

Drinking from plastic bottles, food additives and microwave ovens are just some that people believe.

NHS needs '£50bn extra by 2030'

A top surgeon and ex-minister makes prediction as the government considers a long-term funding plan.

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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 EC3N or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

British Medical Acupuncture Society

60 Great Ormond St, London WC1N 3HR, UK – 020 7713 9437

Excellent regulated medical body

London City Acupuncture

16 Devonshire Row, London EC2M 4RH, UK – 07737 958633

Leonie's acupuncture resolved my severe and long-standing condition within one month of beginning treatment. She is professional, knowledgable and highly skilled, and it was a joy to be treated by her. I'd recommend this clinic for anyone with any health or wellbeing issues, especially those with conditions unsuited to western methods of treatment.

Acupuncture Access EC1

193 Whitecross Street, London EC1Y 8QP, UK – 07553 636841

I have attended quite a few acupuncture sessions over the past two years and the results have been amazing. Usually after each session I feel lighter, calmer, more grounded, more energised and on occasion, reborn. I highly recommend these sessions.

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 London.

Alternative Medicine

Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine

60 Great Ormond St, London WC1N 3HR, UK – 020 3456 7890

After drugs didn't help. I tried alternatives not having much faith but hands down its been so helpful. The doctor is so caring and my condition has healed.

GREAT HOMEOPATHIC HOSPITAL & allied alternative treatments​ HOSPITAL, NOT ONLY IN LONDON,BUT ALSO IN EUROPE, FAMOUS WORLD WIDE.

Holistic Health

64 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ, UK – 020 7275 8434

Clinic offers big range of treatments with experienced therapists. If you are not sure which treatment is suitable for you friendly receptionist will be able to help you. Highly recommend!!

I've been seeing Yuriko regarding some health issues since 2016 and visiting Holistic Health is always a pleasant and therapeutic experience. Yuriko is a warm, considerate, knowledgable and attentive naturopath; she's made a significant positive impact on my health/lifestyle and helped me when NHS doctors could not. I've recommended her to many. Thanks team Holistic Health :)

Baliga Ayurveda

Universal House, 204c, 88-94 Wentworth St, London E1 7SA, UK – 07720 236036

I came to the clinic for Ayurveda consultation and therapy. It was a very pleasant experience. Dr Baliga is sincere and committed to his work. He genuinely wants to make sure that every patient meets their health goals.

Definitely recommend! My Gran gave me some money for Xmas for a treat so I carefully researched alternative treatments and chose Ayurveda as it seemed to match my health aspirations and philosophy. The dude at the clinic was so thorough and helped me in so many areas with supplements that I combine into my health regime; and I really feel energised, which is a miracle in winter!

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 London 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 EC3N 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 EC3N 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 EC3N and London.
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 London.
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.