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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!

Tax cuts sugar in drinks, but we still eat more

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.

Sertraline: Antidepressant works 'by reducing anxiety symptoms first'

A study of patients taking the common antidepressant sertraline throws new light on how it works.

MPs demand action over wrongly-issued NHS fines

"Vulnerable" people are being fined over claims for free treatment at dentists and doctors, say MPs.

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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 LE15 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Life Medicine Acupuncture and Herb Clinic

24 Mill St, Oakham LE15 6EA, UK – 01572 868579

Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, the lady who helped me was happy to talk about the different teas. I found the perfect caffeine free tea for me and was given a few samples of others too. A very pleasant shop, highly recommend dropping in.

Excellence Physio

4 Station Approach, Oakham LE15 6QW, UK – 01572 720491

I've been a regular at Excellence Physio for over a year now. Initially for a recurring knee/ITB issue but also for a regular sports massage. Alex was very thorough in my initial consultation and has continued to be professional and knowledgable, always explaining things clearly. At each new session even for a sports massage, Alex takes time to get a clear picture of any possible problem areas so that these can be addressed. The regular sessions with Alex have contributed to my confidence in completing my first marathon last year and he has been part of my preparation before and recovery after each of my races since.

Alex is fabulous. Went to see him with a rugby caused ACJ shoulder injury. Had very limited movement or rotation but within 12 weeks was back to full movement with a return to play programme. Still do the rehab exercises today and it hasn’t flared up since. Thanks Alex!!

Rutland Physiotherapy Clinic

35 Burley Rd, Oakham LE15 6DH, UK – 01572 757795

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 Leicestershire.

Alternative Medicine

Mary Wright, Reiki and Seichim Healer

11 Barmstedt Dr, Oakham LE15 6RG, UK – 01572 720075

Mary is a rare find. Dedicated to the well-being of all the people and animals she heals she is always 'spot on'. With the barest knowledge of energetic healing I contacted Mary to try to reduce my long-term stress. I've stuck at it and the difference has become like night and day. With her uncanny insight she's always welcoming, offering encouragement and a source of comfort to me and my family and horses.

Mary's healings are really powerful. I found my energy and interest for life return to me significantly after just a few sessions. I had been stuck in a bit of a rut and it was wonderful to feel an excitement and joy for my life again.

Natural Healing Academy Ltd

18 Barmstedt Dr, Oakham LE15 6RG, UK – 01572 755003

Rutland Bowen

9 Stocks Hill, Manton, Oakham LE15 8SY, UK – 07766 832292

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 Cottesmore 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 LE15 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 LE15 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 LE15 and Cottesmore.
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 Cottesmore.
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.