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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!

'Global epidemic' of childhood inactivity

Report shows 81% don't exercise enough with effects on health, brain development and social skills.

Bacterial allies make dengue fever cases dive

Scientists infected mosquitoes with Wolbachia bacteria to make it harder for them to spread disease.

Shrewsbury and Telford NHS maternity death review families unaware

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has been told by the NHS to contact affected families.

Cancer: One in five cancer diagnoses 'in Emergency Departments'

Research shows that a quarter of bowel cancers and a third of lung cancer are diagnosed in this way.

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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 CO12 or anywhere in the UK


The Mayflower Medical Centre

419 Main Rd, Harwich CO12 4EX, UK – 01255 201299

There are some rather helpful people at this surgery. Ruth was awesome helping with a last minute prescription request and Karen in the computer team solved my online patient access issues quicker than I could say long welsh station names! Kudos. Don’t knock the NHS until to you’ve lived in countries without a free at point of use service. You don’t realise how good it is when used appropriately.

Hi there i must be one of the few that like the place. I'm original from London so if you think this hospital is bad think again. I go to see my nurse and im well happy with my treatment, maybe people are expecting to much Dr's and nurses are human and so are we. are we becoming like the USA where there's blame there's a claim. We need to get a grip.

I McLachlan Acupuncture

20 The St, Ramsey, Harwich CO12 5HL, UK – 07906 309912

The Tendring Osteopath

25-26 Station Rd, Harwich CO12 3AL, UK – 01255 243100

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 Essex.

Alternative Medicine

A Touch Of Insight

2 Regimental Way, Harwich CO12 5FE, UK – 07543 905232

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 Harwich 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 CO12 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 CO12 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 CO12 and Harwich.
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 Harwich.
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.