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Angelina Jolie gene testing for all?

Testing everyone for cancer risk genes would save lives and is cost effective say doctors.

Noel Conway: Terminally ill man granted assisted dying appeal

Noel Conway wins the right to challenge a High Court decision against changing the law on assisted dying.

Pressure 'easing' on busy A&E units

Ambulance delays are down, but hospitals remain over-crowded, figures for England show.

Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer

Scientists capture "incredible" images of instructions contained in DNA being read

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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

Drake Vets Tavistock

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

I use to take my dogs here they are a vary good vet's, I now take my four main coon cats to this vet. The prices are resanable and they care about your pet.

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

Abbey Surgery

28 Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8BU, UK – 01822 612247

Decent surgery with plenty of GPs

Tavistock Physio Clinics

9 Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AU, UK – 01822 617722

Personally can I say how pleased I’ve been with your clinic. You personally help to keep me running in my last bout of training and I’m sure when I commence my training again in December our paths will cross again. In the meantime I continue to see Ellie on a regular basis for a sports massage which has been so beneficial and will be ongoing. Also you reception team are so lovely and friendly. I do and will continue to use and recommend your services.

Superb treatment and caring team. Thank you

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

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.