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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!

Labour pledges to stop NHS prescription charges

Labour is to announce a pledge to abolish prescription charges in England at its party conference next week.

'Cancer treatment broke my heart, but I've survived'

Kreena developed heart failure after being treated for cancer - but has made a remarkable recovery.

Efforts to cut sugar out of food way off target

Soft drinks have 29% less sugar on average since a levy was imposed, but we're eating more sugary food.

Children being denied new cancer drugs

Doctors say the rules are "too cautious" for giving innovative medicines to children.

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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 TN23 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

ASTRA Physiotherapy & Acupuncture Clinic

11 Repton Ave, Ashford TN23 3RX, UK – 01233 631555

Sumin is the BEST physiotherapist I have ever been to! He is very knowledgeable, decisive and explains everything thoroughly! Thank you for helping me! Would highly recommend! H Buttle

Great service, really put at ease and great results.

Acupuncture Leslie Ross

Romney House, Romney Rd, Willesborough, Ashford TN24 0RW, UK – 01233 733387

Helped my back & hip pain instantly!

Dr Sun & Herbs

25C Bank St, Ashford TN23 1DG, UK – 01233 633231

I came here after 4 recent trips to the doctors as my skin was incredibly itchy and came up in heat like rashes. I'd tried antihistamines from the doctors and every cream and lotion and potion. My dad suggested I came here, I could not thank them enough, the skin torture has gone and i really believe it is down to the tea that the lady made for me. Thank you!

Dr sun. Is z Dr in massage etc etc .she is so great .my dad is 76 and still plain golf Tennis etc etc .my m9m and dad go once a wk .I have also had.treatment .Amazing women she can tell you weather your kidneys heart etc etc is functioning well etc etc .I would say you are in safe hands .thankyou Dr sun .xxx

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

Parkside Complementary Health Clinic

37 Jemmett Rd, Ashford TN23 4QD, UK – 01233 620681

Wonderful approach to an alternative result

Kristina Pepper Therapy

79 Manorfield, Ashford TN23 5YP, UK – 07851 797881

Cyto Solutions

Ellingham Industrial Centre, Ellingham Way, Ashford TN23 6LZ, UK – 01233 665522

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 Kingsnorth 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 TN23 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 TN23 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 TN23 and Kingsnorth.
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 Kingsnorth.
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.