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

Children in England 'deserve better' from healthcare

England has not made the same strides as Wales and Scotland to improve care, a report says.

Boris Johnson to push for more cash for NHS

The foreign secretary thinks No 10 is not doing enough to ease winter pressures, sources tell the BBC.

Asthma patients 'not receiving basic care'

Majority of patients do not get the basic care which could prevent two out of three asthma deaths

Embarrassment makes women avoid smear tests, charity says

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 but a majority are not aware of the risk.

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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

Bliss Acupuncture & Massage

136 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8AS, UK – 020 7833 0219

Had an hour and half deep tissue massage in Bliss. It was fantastic. It has sorted out all of my knots after a stressful time for me. Will definitely rebook.

This is my 5th massage from Bliss in gray's inn road. They have never disappointed me. This place is always clean and the therapists are always warm and friendly. I've tried a number of other massage places before, I think Bliss is definitely better by far.

Acupuncturists London

18 Devonshire Row, London EC2M 4RH, UK – 07830 325856

I have been going to see Jonathan for a few months now for Acupuncture. I have Trigeminal Neuralgia which is an incredibly painful neurological condition. I went there after 2 years of medics just giving me more drugs or telling me surgery on the brain would be the best way. In the time that I have been going to his practice, Jonathan has taught me a lot about how to look after myself and how to encourage my system to be better with itself. We have talked about causes and how to manage it myself rather than going straight to the prescription pad which I was heavily reliant on before. I am now taking a much smaller dose of medication which I never thought possible and I am gradually learning how to look after myself better. I could not recommend Jonathan highly enough. I am very grateful for his help.

I was treated at this clinic for a number of weeks because I was suffering from anxiety and symptoms of IBS. I had really bad pains from the IBS, which disappeared by session four. The anxiety also cleared up quite quickly. I understand now that in order to keep myself symptom free, I have to manage how I look after my body. I am very grateful that I met Jonathan as I had been seeing doctors for years with no results.

Bricetacupuncture - Acupuncture for Issues of Modern Life

Kennington Osteopaths, 2-4 Cleaver Street, Oval, Kennington, London, South West London SE11 4DP, UK – 07944 623533

I was skeptical about acupuncture but after a couple of sessions with Silene, she has convinced me about the benefits of this method of treatment. After each session I feel very relaxed and free of pain. I would recommend Silene's treatment to anyone who is experiencing pain, anxiety or stress.

Treatments with Silene are heavenly! I had several sessions of facial accupuncture and she also treated my hypothyroidsim at the same time. Many friends commented that my skin was radiant and glowing following the sessions, not to mention that it was incredibly relaxing and de-stressing. Silene took the time to send me lots of advice and tips on how to treat my hypothyroidsm. Thank you so much Silene, I will be back soon!

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

Holistic Health

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

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 :)

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!!

London Natural Health Centre

46 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8NW, UK – 020 7242 6665

A bit of an oasis in the centre of London. Definitely recommend it.

193 Whitecross Street Holistic Health and Skin Clinic

193 Whitecross St, London EC1Y 8QP, UK – 020 7250 3340

I had a microdermabrasion treatment done and I am thoroughly happy. The service was professional, discreet and efficient. The staff at LPA is always friendly and helpful. I did not feel compelled to use extra services, it felt like my satisfaction really mattered. The result was a smooth and glowing skin. I very much recommend this clinic as a very professional, tidy and not overly priced clinic. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and professional and take time to explain the procedures. Overall, a great clinic.

Outstanding location, outstanding service, outstanding staff. Its a must! Go!

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.