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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!

Briton Audrey Schoeman revived after six-hour cardiac arrest

Audrey Schoeman fell unconscious when she was caught in a snowstorm while hiking in Spain.

Long waits 'leave mental health patients in limbo'

NHS leaves patients stuck on 'hidden' waiting lists for months, a BBC investigation shows.

Norovirus closes 1,100 hospital beds in England

Don't go to work or send children to school until 48 hours after symptoms have gone, NHS bosses say.

Once-a-month oral contraceptive pill in tests

Researchers say the prototype pill could ultimately offer women more contraceptive choice and control.

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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.