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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!

First drug that can slow Alzheimer's dementia

Drug company says it will seek permission in the US to start marketing the potentially 'life-changing' new drug.

Breast cancer detected by thermal imaging scan in Edinburgh

A thermal imaging camera in Edinburgh showed that a Slough visitor's breast was a different colour.

Are we ready for men to take the pill?

Blurring of traditional gender roles could finally mean that the male pill is on the horizon.

'Ask about sexual orientation to improve LGBT inequalities'

Hospitals and care homes should be fined if they do not ask about sexual orientation, MPs say.

Click on Medical and Medical Research Charities on the Charity Choice website charity selector
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 BA22 or anywhere in the UK


Ryalls Park Medical Centre

Marsh La, Yeovil BA21 3BA, UK – 01935 434000

I just want to thank all of the doctors and staff at Ryall Park surgery, I have been with the practice for 2 years now. I have been amazed by all of the kindness and respect that all of the staff give to everyone when they are so obviously busy and under pressure to deliver services to some really difficult people. Every single one of them do the very best they can and I for one totally appreciate what they have done for me over a very difficult couple of years. We the general public... Always are always so quick I think to complain, but never to praise. I cannot praise or thank them enough for what they have done and continue to do for me. So celebrate your success Ryall Park and long may it continue.

Great GP center lovely doctors and staff

Elevate Yeovil Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic

Old Station Way, Yeovil BA20 1EL, UK – 01935 508271

Professional service, warm natured, ultra clean and modern practise. It's marathon day tomorrow and because of the support Ive received I feel relaxed and ready. Many many thanks to Simon and the team.

Central Somerset Physiotherapy (Yeovil)

Yeovil Personal Fitness Gym, Artillery Rd, Lufton Trading Est., Yeovil BA22 8RP, UK – 01935 410999

Professional and effective treatment. Would recommend.

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 Somerset.

Alternative Medicine

CM Equine Bowen

Westbourne Cl, Yeovil BA20 2DD, UK – 07393 684069

I can highly recommend Charlotte and her bowen treatments,a very effective process, charlotte is polite,thorough and provides an all round comfortable experience.

Highly recommend!

Jacqui Beauty Therapist

50 Hawks Rise, Yeovil BA22 8XT, UK – 01935 413323

Di Goddard Hypnotherapy

208 Mudford Rd, Yeovil BA21 4NP, UK – 07547 592791

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 Barwick 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 BA22 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 BA22 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 BA22 and Barwick.
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 Barwick.
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.