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'Dangerous complacency' to global HIV epidemic risks resurgence'Dangerous complacency' to global HIV epidemic risks resurgence

The response to the global HIV pandemic is risking a resurgence of the disease, experts warn.

Alternative cancer therapies linked to reduced survivalAlternative cancer therapies linked to reduced survival

Cancer patients who receive alternative therapies are more likely to shun proven treatments, a study finds.

Low NHS morale is 'heartbreaking' says Matt HancockLow NHS morale is 'heartbreaking' says Matt Hancock

The new health secretary says technology, the workforce and prevention will be his top priorities.

IVF: NHS couples 'face social rationing'IVF: NHS couples 'face social rationing'

Eight out of 10 of CCGs in England do not offer IVF to couples if one partner has previous children.

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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

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.

British Medical Acupuncture Society

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

Excellent regulated medical body

Chisense Acupuncture Health Beauty

62 Green Dragon Yd, London E1 5NJ, UK – 07853 984877

Dr Wen is brilliant! The experience from the get go was so relaxing and she really listens and gets to understand your body and how it’s functioning. Then I had my first acupuncture session; I’ve had acupuncture before but nothing like this, I felt currents of electricity as some of the needles went in and when’s seen left me to relax my body felt like it wasn’t mine any more, a sheer state of relaxation. There were odd sensations of pain and warmth which Wen mentioned may happen and was your body opening up and blood flowing more freely! Will keep updated on my progress in terms of health but so far SO GOOD!

I went to see Wen this week with a trapped nerve in my shoulder and it's made a huge difference in a good way. Wen is a lovely, kind person who although is 'stabbing' you with needles, does it in the best way possible and talks you through the whole process so you feel comfortable. It's also great to feel the release that the needles bring so even if you're not in pain, you should give it a try. Thanks Wen

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

Dr Baliga has been amazing! I came to his practice because I have been experiencing pain in my heel (plantar fasciitis) for the past 10 months. After trying just about every other treatment, Dr Baliga helped my narrow down the source of my pain in a few weeks and I am now pain free. I am so thankful and highly recommend him!

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.

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.