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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!

NHS faces huge clinical negligence legal fees bill

Doctors' groups say the current system is not fit for purpose and requires "fundamental" reform.

Sperm donations from dead men should be allowed, study says

Research suggests the method could help curb a growing shortage of UK donations.

Immune discovery 'may treat all cancer'

Research is at an early stage but scientists said it had huge potential for destroying cancers.

Call to tax 'hidden' sugar in pre-mixed alcoholic drinks

Some cans of spirits and cocktails sold in shops and supermarkets contain eight teaspoons of sugar.

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 SW5 or anywhere in the UK


GinSen Clinic - Kensington

15 Kensington Church St, Kensington, London W8 4LF, UK – 020 7937 7968

Lily (the Founder of GinSen) is deeply intuitive with many, many years of expertise and knows exactly what you need to move forward. I went to visit her struggling with my energy in the first trimester of pregnancy. She took a quick look at my tongue, eyes, and took my pulse and devised a plan to sort me out, blending herbs with acupuncture and other lifestyle changes (for example not walking around barefoot!). Within a fortnight my energy was back, my tongue and eyes had brightened and I was no longer feeling nauseous and achy all the time. Thank you Lily!

The specialists in GinSen are very helpful. They have suggested me to take herbal medicines as well as to have acupuncture sessions in order to help me improve my health. I was feeling tired all the time last year, after following the instructions of the specialists, I feel much better these days. Also, my hands and feet were cold most of the time and after taking the herbal medicines as well as the treatment, they are not cold anymore. I highly recommend GinSen for people who want to try alternative way in improving their health.

Kate Winstanley Acupuncture London - Chelsea Clinic

293 Fulham Rd, London SW10 9PZ, UK – 07794 621027

I visited Kate a couple of weeks ago with a lower back muscular problem - I was having spasms and there were no inflamatory markers - even though I dislike needles the treatment was totally painless and afterwards I felt relaxed and energised at the same time.Since then the spasms have decreased and I shall return to see if she can progress my situation further.

Acupuncture Life Clinic

189 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TB, UK – 07762 201216

I have been having migraines for several years now and it got worse during my two pregnancies. It is thanks to John that I'm feeling much, much better! I started seeing him on my first pregnancy - throughout my first trimester- and now I'm back again (currently 14 weeks pregnant) and I can assure that his work is absolutely fantastic. He can make the pain go away in just one session and I feel so well after the sessions. Apart from being great at what he does, he's reliable and kind. Can't recommend him enough!

John is extremely knowledgeable and experienced with fertility acupuncture. He is also such a nice person. Would highly 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 London.

Alternative Medicine

Chinese Herb Medicine Centre

20 Putney High St, Putney, London SW15 1SL, UK – 020 8780 1112

I have serious scoliosis problems. The people there are knowledgeable and cured the pain instantly, with cupping, electrically conductive acupuncture and massage. The potions didn't help, and added considerably to the cost. Would recommend to anyone in pain.

Franky Kossy - Health Kinesiology Therapist and Training London

1-7 Harley St, Marylebone, London W1G 9QD, UK – 07815 869598

Kinesiology with Franky is transforming. She has helped me in so many ways and helped me reconnect with my body and soul. I looked for forward to every session, ready to discover something new. Franky has been so supportive of me through every moment too. My life has changed for the better because of it. Thank you Franky!

Franky has changed my life. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to everyone! I am so grateful to her for all she has acheived with me. She's incredible.

Holistic Medical Clinic

69 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London W1G 8AS, UK – 020 7631 1111

Have been going for acupuncture sessions for the past two months and has helped me a lot to reduce migraines . Ewa is very good, with a lot of positive energy and helps you relax whilst putting needles in you which to me is amazing. Even if you do not believe it, try it!

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 London 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 SW5 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 SW5 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 SW5 and London.
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 London.
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.