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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!

'Cancer treatment broke my heart, but I've survived'

Kreena developed heart failure after being treated for cancer - but has made a remarkable recovery.

Labour conference: Menopausal women 'should get flexible work hours'

Shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler will unveil the policy at Labour's conference in Brighton.

Efforts to cut sugar out of food way off target

Soft drinks have 29% less sugar on average since a levy was imposed, but we're eating more sugary food.

Children being denied new cancer drugs

Doctors say the rules are "too cautious" for giving innovative medicines to children.

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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 TA9 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Central Somerset Physiotherapy (Burnham-on-Sea)

Burnham-on-Sea Swim & Sports Academy, Berrow Road, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 2ET, UK – 01278 785221

I cannot recommend CSP enough. I have used for myself and also my dad and not only were they very accommodating but also extremely helpful. Their professionalism + knowledge always makes them a first choice

I cannot thank or recommend enough.

Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre

Love Ln, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 1EU, UK – 01278 795445

Things are tough for all of the doctors, nurses, receptionists, midwives and community staff. I've found when I've needed the services of any of the above they have been patient, empathetic and understanding. People need to realise we are lucky to have this medical centre and support rather than criticise. Thank you for the support ❤️

Good doctors, but a bit overworked. Suffering from austerity.

Inspiration Acupuncture

Beauty Oasis, 7 High Street, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 1NX, UK – 07977 993388

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 Somerset.

Alternative Medicine

Chatsworth Holistic Centre

25 Berrow Rd, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 2EY, UK – 01278 780498

Kinesiology Somerset

1 Marconi Dr, Highbridge TA9 3FE, UK – 07791 791718

Kate Thomas Homeopathy

5-7 High St, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 1NX, UK – 07747 612847

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 West Huntspill 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 TA9 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 TA9 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 TA9 and West Huntspill.
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 West Huntspill.
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.