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

Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth

The risk of stillbirth is doubled if women go to sleep on their backs in the last trimester, a study finds.

Social care: MPs seek cross-party group to 'sustain' NHS

Ninety MPs write to the PM, saying patients are being "failed" by strained NHS social care services.

Dog owners lowers early death risk, study finds

Researchers found a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, especially hunting breeds.

First gene-editing in human body attempt

Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.

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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


The Fitzgerald Clinic

9 Plymouth Rd, Tavistock PL19 8AU, UK – 01822 617873

Warm Friendly welcoming. I would highly recommend every time. 5*

I have been seeing Dr. Melissa Fitzgerald for over two years now for differing aspects of facial rejuvenation which have included Sculptra, Botox and Dermal Fillers. Her level of knowledge is exceptional and I trust her implicitly to give the correct advice and treatment options for the concerns I have in trying to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance . I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her should you be considering any rejuvenation treatments .

Tavistock Physio Clinics

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

Superb treatment and caring team. Thank you

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

Sole Reflexology

19 Skylark Rise, Tavistock PL19 9FT, UK – 07934 505903

I had reflexology with Claire before and after an operation. Before it was a major help for managing my pain and after it has definitely speeded up my recovery. Her treatment room is very pleasant and very relaxing to be sat in for an hour. Claire listens well and takes all appropriate information. She works really hard trying her best to make you feel your best. I would definitely recommend Claire and sole reflexology.

Claire listened and did manage to fix which had become chronic problems. She is friendly, knowledgeable, thorough and has a fabulously relaxing treatment room which completes the experience. I would wholeheartedly recommend her reflexology for any conditions that you may have that are becoming/have become problematic in your life. Thank you Claire - and I look forward to seeing you for ongoing top up treatments!

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.