BBC Health and Medical News

Health News Spot - Health warning! Clicking any item will take you to the full BBC news item which can be distracting!

Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia

The usual treatments are failing 60% of the time in some regions of Cambodia, scientists say.

'My baby is allergic to milk'

Tammy worries that her baby's allergy to milk protein damaged their bond.

Abortion should not be a crime, says doctors' body

The pregnancy association votes to regulate terminations in line with other medical procedures.

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

It will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.

Epilepsy drug warnings 'not reaching women', survey shows

Sodium valproate risks harming unborn babies, but some women haven't received the latest safety warnings.

Mental health staff on long-term stress leave up 22%

The number of staff taking long-term leave has risen steadily over the past five years.

Loneliness: The cost of the 'last taboo'

Loneliness costs £6,000 per person in ill-health, says a study, with calls to end the "stigma".

Epilepsy drug's safety reviewed over pregnancy risk

Women whose children have been harmed by sodium valproate will give evidence to a European panel.


CHARITIES

Click on Medical and Medical Research Charities on the Charity Choice website charity selector


GENERAL

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 TN11 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

The Tonbridge Clinic

339 Shipbourne Rd, Tonbridge TN10 3EU, UK – 01732 350255

After 9 months of trying to sort out a painful Achilles tendon problem, sadly without any lasting success, I eventually decided to visit The Tonbridge Clinic back in November 2016. Fortunately, I was introduced to Tim Versey Smith and he quickly established the likely cause of my heel pain. With his guidance and support over a few short months, the daily pain that I had been experiencing has disappeared and I have even managed to meet my goal of getting back to regular running. Thank you very much Tim. Dealing with Tim and other members of the team at The Tonbridge Centre has been a real pleasure. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their services.

I was referred to The Tonbridge Clinic by a friend following a fracture to my foot. Chris Worsfold has been amazing in not only suggesting an exercise regime but also in giving peace of mind to ensure that I regain full flexibility. To find an expert who is both friendly and approachable with a real way in understanding your concerns has been invaluable. Friendly and flexible booking, lovely surroundings, all an added bonus. Am all-round positive experience. Thank you.

Ananda Clinic

231 Hadlow Rd E, Tonbridge TN10 4LR, UK – 01732 850695

If you want to be treated holistically then give this place a ring. I can recommend Sally Dean for acupuncture.

Stradbrook Dental Centre

47 Lyons Cres, Tonbridge TN9 1EY, UK – 01732 770666

Been here twice now for extractions including wisdom teeth and they are by far the best around they make you feel so at ease before during and after treatment. Softly spoken well mannered and very clean

Excellent dentist!!

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 Kent.

Alternative Medicine

The Tonbridge Clinic

339 Shipbourne Rd, Tonbridge TN10 3EU, UK – 01732 350255

After 9 months of trying to sort out a painful Achilles tendon problem, sadly without any lasting success, I eventually decided to visit The Tonbridge Clinic back in November 2016. Fortunately, I was introduced to Tim Versey Smith and he quickly established the likely cause of my heel pain. With his guidance and support over a few short months, the daily pain that I had been experiencing has disappeared and I have even managed to meet my goal of getting back to regular running. Thank you very much Tim. Dealing with Tim and other members of the team at The Tonbridge Centre has been a real pleasure. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their services.

I was referred to The Tonbridge Clinic by a friend following a fracture to my foot. Chris Worsfold has been amazing in not only suggesting an exercise regime but also in giving peace of mind to ensure that I regain full flexibility. To find an expert who is both friendly and approachable with a real way in understanding your concerns has been invaluable. Friendly and flexible booking, lovely surroundings, all an added bonus. Am all-round positive experience. Thank you.

Ananda Clinic

231 Hadlow Rd E, Tonbridge TN10 4LR, UK – 01732 850695

If you want to be treated holistically then give this place a ring. I can recommend Sally Dean for acupuncture.

Tonbridge Family Chiropractic

10 Quarry Hill Parade, On the roundabout, Tonbridge TN9 2HR, UK – 01732 353232

Been visiting this clinic for quite a while - I have always had great service and treatment has been really beneficial particularly during my pregnancy, Alex even helped when my young son was colicky. I would recommend this practice to anyone in an instant.

AMAZING RESULTS ! THANK YOU! Attended this clinic for a low back problem. Received great treatment on my first visit, felt improvement the next day. Very experienced chiropractor and lowest fees in the area. Highly recommended!

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 Leigh 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 TN11 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 TN11 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 TN11 and Leigh.

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 Leigh.

Healthy Audio

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.

St Mary's Church
Leigh, Kent
Vicar: Rev'd Lionel Kevis
01732 833022


Coffee Stop
Meet up with friends and make new ones over coffee. 10.00 - 11.30 am every Wednesday in the Genner Room, St Marys Church, Leigh.
Tea and cake also available.



Pet Service in the Marquee on the Green
10am on 7th September