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

Drinking a few times a week 'reduces diabetes risk'

Wine can protect against the condition - but too much is still a bad thing, the research suggests.

Slimy slugs inspire 'potentially lifesaving' medical glue

The secretion is very strong, moves with the body and sticks to wet surfaces, scientists say.

Should you finish a course of antibiotics?

Experts are divided over whether people should always finish a course of antibiotics.

Charlie Gard parents 'denied final wish' for more time

His mother says the couple have had "no control" over their son's life or death.

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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

Acupuncture

Westdown Podiatry & Chiropody

9 Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AU, UK – 01822 613796

Alan is constantly extending his specialist knowledge of foot treatments keeping up to date with the latest improvements. His clinic is well equipped, clean and pleasant, very conveniently located in the town centre.

Drake Vets Tavistock

11c, Plymouth Road Industrial Estate, Tavistock PL19 9QN, UK – 01822 854255

Easy access from Tavistock and surrounding areas with free parking. Inside is clean and bright.

Marcus Mason, Acupuncture-Tavistock & Truro

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

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

Lisa Gleadhill Maternity Reflexologist

Eko Brae, Spring Hill, Tavistock PL19 8LA, UK – 01822 617970

Lisa Gleadhil - wonderful experience, thank you

Tavistock Massage & Sports Injury Centre

18 Beech Cl, Tavistock PL19 9DW, UK – 01822 611368

I have been going to Tavistock Massage for ages and Kirstie has always done a fantastic treatment. But, today I had to go almost on bended knee, well one bent knee anyway, because I've damaged my Cruciate Ligament. Kirstie recommended a Lymphatic Massage. What an amazing experience totally different from a deep tissue massage. But, it was amazing. I wont' do it , but I could go dancing now. No pain at all anymore. Thanks once again Kirstie well done.

Kathryn Hayman - Tavistock Sports Massage

Unit 6 Lockyers Mews, Paddons Row, Tavistock PL19 0HD, UK – 07809 571162

i came to Kathryn after an acute bout of sciatic whilst on holiday. this lady is a genius! she was very patient with me, and explained everything that was going on. my 220 mile trip home was so much more comfortable because of the treatment. would I recommend her....IN A HEARTBEAT! thank you so much Kathryn.

I have been seeing Kathryn for the last 4 months after a injury at work to my shoulder. She has worked hard to restore my shoulder with patience and assurance that all will be well. Kathryn is hard working and professional with a good sense of humour. Would recommend her to anyone

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.