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

Prostate drug may slow Parkinson's disease

A medicine for enlarged prostates may benefit brain cells damaged by Parkinson's, scientists find.

Soot pollution particles 'cross the placenta'

Particles of black carbon pollution can cross to the fetal side of the placenta, a study finds.

Nurse numbers rise 'eclipsed by jump in patients'

Hospital admissions are rising at nearly three times the rate of the nurse workforce, the RCN says.

Inquiry into safety and wellbeing concerns at two hospitals

It follows problems at the new children's hospital in Edinburgh and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

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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 PL19 or anywhere in the UK


Marcus Mason, Acupuncture-Tavistock & Truro

9 Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AU, UK – 01822 616424

National Stop Smoking Centres

7 Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AU, UK – 01200 405022

Brew Elizabeth

Conway House Kelly College, Parkwood Rd, Tavistock PL19 0HZ, UK – 07808 582589

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 Devon.

Alternative Medicine

Au-Naturel - Alternative Therapies

4 Bedford Villas, Tavistock PL19 8LA, UK – 01822 617970

Mayan Astrology & Creative Kinesiology

Brook St, Tavistock PL19 0LD, UK – 01395 277358

Neal's Yard Remedies

16 Duke St, Tavistock PL19 0BA, UK – 01822 617671

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 Tavistock 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 PL19 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 PL19 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 PL19 and Tavistock.
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 Tavistock.
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.