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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!

Women take legal action over breast implant cancer link

Twenty UK women are taking legal action over a rare type of breast implant-related cancer.

Candida auris: The new superbug on the block

The fungus was only discovered 10 years ago, but is now a problem in hospitals across the world.

Patients who cannot eat food 'fear for lives'

Problems making "liquid nutrition" have led to a national emergency, the NHS says.

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre 'may lose proton beam therapy'

Aging proton beam technology at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre may not be replaced, health bosses warn.

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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 SE18 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Original Herbs Ltd

113 Welling High St, Welling DA16 1TY, UK – 020 8304 6951

I have been in agony for 18 month's. Been to G.P's,MRI, neurologist philosophy and they couldn't help me. Then last week I popped in here on the off chance. With in 10 mins they diagnosed me and started treatment that day. Fantastic results

Can highly recommend Dr Xia, excellent care given. Clean professional friendly environment. Feeling so much better.

Shooters Hill Acupuncture Practice

145 Eglinton Hill, London SE18 3DU, UK – 020 8854 8787

Teresa Redding Acupuncture

135 Dairsie Rd, London SE9 1XL, UK – 07957 560787

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 London.

Alternative Medicine

Chinese Medical Clinic

112 Woolwich High St, Thamesmead West, London SE18 6DN, UK – 020 8316 6327

Great service and friendly. I had accupuncture done and also bought some chinese herbs.

Bowen Bexley

Norfolk Pl, Welling DA16 3HR, UK – 07784 085280

Brilliant work being done .. My go to guy!!! Highly recommend!!!

VERY good! Would recommend trying Bowen as it’s very helpful for so many things. After I fractured my foot Matt did a great job at helping it, along with other problems.

Original Herbs Ltd

113 Welling High St, Welling DA16 1TY, UK – 020 8304 6951

I have been in agony for 18 month's. Been to G.P's,MRI, neurologist philosophy and they couldn't help me. Then last week I popped in here on the off chance. With in 10 mins they diagnosed me and started treatment that day. Fantastic results

Can highly recommend Dr Xia, excellent care given. Clean professional friendly environment. Feeling so much better.

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 Woolwich 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 SE18 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 SE18 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 SE18 and Woolwich.
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 Woolwich.
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.