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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!

Microphone could diagnose 'noisy' arthritic knees

The technology is the same as that used by engineers to listen for faults in bridges.

Genetic tests: Experts urge caution over home testing

People should not make health decisions based on genetic tests they do at home, experts warn.

Milton Keynes Council: Man 'struggled to feed himself after care cut'

The local authority has apologised for the "mistake" which led to a man's care being reduced.

NHS screening 'needs to fit with busy lives'

Mobile clinics and evening and weekend opening could help increase uptake of NHS screening programmes.

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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 BT30 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

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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 County Down.

Alternative Medicine

Debbie Wilson BodyTalk

65 New Bridge St, Downpatrick BT30 6EX, UK – 07528 917448

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 Downpatrick 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 BT30 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 BT30 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 BT30 and Downpatrick.
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 Downpatrick.
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.