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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!

Boris Johnson orders action to stop measles spread

A fall in uptake of the MMR vaccine means the UK has lost its measles-free status.

Edinburgh Fringe: Tourette's charity wants apology over award-winning joke

People with the condition are angered after Olaf Falafel's gag won an award following a public vote.

Eduard Pernkopf: The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons

Eduard Pernkopf created an "atlas" of anatomy by dissecting the bodies of Nazi political prisoners.

The little-known spinal injury 'costing the NHS millions'

Cauda equina syndrome requires decompression surgery within hours to avoid catastrophic damage.

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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 DL5 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Bowen North East

Aycliffe Business Park, Bede House St Cuthberts Way, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6DX, UK – 07790 081283

Aycliffe Physiotherapy

Langton Business Centre, Durham Way N, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6UY, UK – 01325 310122

Cobblers Hall Surgery

Pioneering Care Centre, Carers Way, Newton Aycliffe DL5 4SE, UK – 01325 311300

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 County Durham.

Alternative Medicine

Padget Chris

1 Northside Ct, Middridge, Newton Aycliffe DL5 7JF, UK – 01325 316968

Paul Moore

8 Westwood Ave, Heighington Village, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6SA, UK – 01325 301433

National Stop Smoking Centres

2 Sheppards Croft, School Aycliffe, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6TD, UK – 01273 945965

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 Aycliffe 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 DL5 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 DL5 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 DL5 and Aycliffe.
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 Aycliffe.
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.