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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!

Four-in-one pill prevents third of heart problems

The drug combination has huge potential and would cost just "pennies a day", say the researchers.

Bake Off judge Prue Leith joins hospital food improvement review

The celebrity chef will help set new quality standards as part of the government's review of hospital food.

Fish oil pills 'no benefit' for type 2 diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes "should not be encouraged" to take omega-3, researchers say.

'Multiple medicines' side-effect risk for over-65s

Two million older people are risking side-effects from taking multiple medications, a charity warns.

Click on Medical and Medical Research Charities on the Charity Choice website charity selector
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 PR2 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Chinese Acupuncture & Skin Clinic

409 Blackpool Rd, Preston PR2 2DU, UK – 01772 721746

Dr Jin really know what she is doing, God blessed her for best quality accupuncture. Helped me alot!

I have had chronic tendonosis/tendinopathy of the Achilles for 9 years following a partial tear. Painkillers and physio have had little impact. Dr Jin has been treating me for just a few weeks and the improvement is immense. I did not expect such an improvement in such a short period of time. Wish I had contacted her years ago! Would highly recommend.

Anna Krypczyk Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine

30A Liverpool Rd, Penwortham, Preston PR1 0DQ, UK – 07855 608732

Anna is a wonderful acupuncturist. She is has a wealth of knowledge and she is is so friendly. I have been for treatment of whiplash (pain went in 2 treatments, after 1 year of constant relapses before then) and allergic rhinitis - I still have this, but I am far less sensitive now. Thank you for all of your help Anna!

Catherine Swales

Remedy Centre for Health 166 Tulketh Rd, Preston PR2 1ER, UK – 01772 761166

I have been seeing Catherine over a number of years for various health issues. She is a very good acupuncturist. I find her acupuncture techniques very beneficial. Occasionally Catherine also combines this with massage which can be very deep, relaxing and freeing. Catherine always consults me on her proposed treatment which puts me at ease. She is a very trustworthy and kind person who listens well. I would highly recommend her.

I have attended The Remedy Centre for Health for Acupuncture and Remedial Massage for some time. Catherine is very experienced and the first thing you will notice is how she immediately puts you at ease whilst listening to your problems. Whether you have a specific problem or just want to give your body a treat, book an appointment you'll not be disappointed, I can highly recommend it.

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 Lancashire.

Alternative Medicine

Complementary Health Centre

30a Liverpool Rd, Penwortham, Preston PR1 0DQ, UK – 01772 751122

Been for 3 sessions with the osteopath Geraldine and back next week, it’s a long journey for me but so worth it. She works wonders! Not easy working with someone who has hyper-mobility but I’m please to say my neck doesn’t wobble around and click half as much anymore and my shoulder no longer feels pulled up into my head. highly recommend the clinic and the other brilliant services they offer too!

After years of suffering with rhinitis and following on from sinus surgery which left me prone to sinusitis, I decided to give acupuncture a try. I visited Anna who has helped to reduce my symptoms significantly. After a few weeks, I had gone from sleepless nights, feeling congested and low mood to feeling much more energised, positive and a good nights sleep! I can't thank Anna enough, she carefully observed my symptoms and worked on several points to obtain a better balance. I feel much better! Thanks Anna!

Elizabeth Slingsby

119 Garstang Rd, Fulwood, Preston PR2 3EB, UK – 01772 461933

Seed Of Happiness

35 Oakwood Dr, Fulwood, Preston PR2 3LY, UK – 01772 863137

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 Fulwood 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 PR2 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 PR2 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 PR2 and Fulwood.
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 Fulwood.
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.