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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.

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.

Jade Goody: Cancer charity hopes documentary serves as 'a reminder'

The spike in cervical screenings after Jade Goody's diagnosis did not last long, a charity says.

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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 IM2 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Authentic Chinese Acupuncture

Victoria Arcade, 15 Castle Street, Douglas IM1 2EX – 01624 616866

The Manx Pain Relief Clinic

18a Village Walk, Douglas IM3 4EB – 01624 617101

Bodystat Limited

Ballakaap, Ballafletcher Road, Cronkbourne, Ballafletcher Farm Rd, Douglas IM4 4QJ – 01624 629571

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 Isle of Man.

Alternative Medicine

Nicola Dycher Holistic Therapist

7 Whitebridge Road Onchan, Douglas IM3 4HQ – 07624 475959

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 Douglas 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 IM2 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 IM2 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 IM2 and Douglas.
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 Douglas.
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.