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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!

Cost legacy of decades-old NHS blunders begins to rise

Damages are still being paid today for medical mistakes which happened before 1995 and the bill is starting to climb.

Man ruptures throat by stifling a sneeze

Clamping your nose and mouth shut when you need to sneeze is dangerous, doctors warn the public.

'Being a teenage mother is so lonely'

New guidelines aim to cut UK teenage pregnancy rates which remain among the highest in Europe.

London's January air quality 'best in 10 years'

The capital has breached air pollution limits by 6 January every year since 2008.

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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 EX34 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Ilfracombe Chiropractic Clinic

5 Marlborough Rd, Ilfracombe EX34 8JJ, UK – 01271 867970

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 Devon.

Alternative Medicine

TradeFayre

51A High St, Ilfracombe EX34 9QB, UK – 01271 267570

Peter Wright Hypnotherapy

St James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, UK – 07722 736672

sharon Reeds Heath and beauty

Upper Torrs, Ilfracombe EX34 8AZ, UK – 07980 956324

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 Ilfracombe 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 EX34 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 EX34 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 EX34 and Ilfracombe.
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 Ilfracombe.
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.