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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!

Coronavirus: New 90-minute tests for Covid-19 and flu 'hugely beneficial'

The rapid tests for hospitals and care homes will distinguish between Covid-19 and seasonal illness.

NHS test hope for children with suspected genetic illness

Critically ill children with suspected genetic illnesses in Wales are to be offered a new NHS test in UK first.

Coronavirus: Shielding ends for two million in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Vulnerable people can now leave their home for the first time since lockdown began.

First England case diagnosed of tick-borne babesiosis

Be 'tick alert' say health officials, following the diagnosis for the first time of a rare illness.

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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 GU34 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Acupuncture at Pure Alternative Therapy

131 Victoria Rd, Alton GU34 2DD, UK – 07787 731677

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 Hampshire.

Alternative Medicine

Lizzie Carver, EFT, Matrix Reimprinting, NLP & Reiki (Alton)

131 Victoria Rd, Alton GU34 2DD, UK – 07515 288096

Shaun Howard, Reiki master +

12 Lime Ave, Alton GU34 2AE, UK – 07834 549219

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 Holybourne 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 GU34 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 GU34 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 GU34 and Holybourne.
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 Holybourne.
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.