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

First drug that can slow Alzheimer's dementia

Drug company says it will seek permission in the US to start marketing the potentially 'life-changing' new drug.

Breast cancer detected by thermal imaging scan in Edinburgh

A thermal imaging camera in Edinburgh showed that a Slough visitor's breast was a different colour.

Are we ready for men to take the pill?

Blurring of traditional gender roles could finally mean that the male pill is on the horizon.

'Ask about sexual orientation to improve LGBT inequalities'

Hospitals and care homes should be fined if they do not ask about sexual orientation, MPs say.

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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 PO36 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Greystones Acupuncture

100 Culver Way, Yaverland, Sandown PO36 8QG, UK – 01983 400418

Well what an experience !!!!! amazing, Jo is SO professional, and calm, I went to see her as i suffer with anxiety, After the fist session I had so much energy, felt incredible....Like a different person, i'm more positive, and looking forward to the future, PLEASE if you suffer with this condition go to see Jo, She truly has changed my life. Thank you Jo.

I looked into acupuncture as a way to help bring on my labour as I was overdue and the treatment worked! I had my baby two days later! The treatment was so relaxing, I couldn't recommend enough. Joanne you were amazing.

Shanklin Dr shen massage

Isle of Wight Massage, 24 Regent St, Shanklin PO37 7AA, UK – 07901 373889

Went there for my birthday. And the experience blew my mind. Throughly recommend. Don't get this service anywhere.

if you want a quality professional massage service then this Isle of wight massage place. It is situated in Shanklin, easy to park and staffs are friendly and massage was just superb!

Restoring harmony

3 High St, Brading, Newport PO30 1SS, UK – 01983 527538

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 Isle of Wight.

Alternative Medicine

Restoring harmony

3 High St, Brading, Newport PO30 1SS, UK – 01983 527538

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 Sandown 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 PO36 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 PO36 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 PO36 and Sandown.
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 Sandown.
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.