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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!

Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia

The usual treatments are failing 60% of the time in some regions of Cambodia, scientists say.

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

It will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.

Epilepsy drug warnings 'not reaching women', survey shows

Sodium valproate risks harming unborn babies, but some women haven't received the latest safety warnings.

Mental health staff on long-term stress leave up 22%

The number of staff taking long-term leave has risen steadily over the past five years.

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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 B19 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Dr Hua Shen Acupuncture

2 Highfield Rd, Birmingham B15 3ED, UK – 07846 573656

Dr Shen is brilliant! I've seen her for years. Very professional, very welcoming and approachable. Every time I go I always come out feeling so much better. Fully recommended.

I'm surprised with the previous review. I have been visiting Dr Shen for over 4 years and have recommended her to most of my colleagues and friends. The treatments were exceptional. Extremely friendly and listens to your concerns. I have visited Dr Shen for a variety of treatments and have not been disappointed. There are not many therapists I trust and I endorse Dr Shen. The treatments provided has always worked for me. Thanks Dr Shen.

City Spring Acupuncture Clinic

139 Hagley Rd, Birmingham B16 8UA, UK – 07791 585449

I have had several accupuncture appointments with Jon now and have always felt deeply relaxed and in very safe and trusting hands during the session and afterwards usually feel very peaceful. I would highly reccommend having consecutive weekly appointments for consistency as when I have had consistent weekly appointments this is where I have observed a progressive rebalancing in my mind and body

I have received accupuncture from Jon for many years. He has a wonderful gentle energy and does wonders. This year I booked in my daughter for some treatment, she is a teenager and I initially thought she would refuse to go after the first session, however she came back glowing and now says that she loves the sessions with Jon and cant wait for the next one. Uniquely Jon's treatments work on many levels and he is worth every single penny.

City Acupuncture

18 Lower Temple St, Birmingham B2 4JD, UK – 07798 622788

I first tried acupuncture many years ago and it helped me with a cold but when I had a serious stomach condition I didn't think about acupuncture until I went to Mark. He sorted me out in no time at all and everything is fine now. He is very professional and really puts you at ease. I am a little wary of the whole chi thing but Mark is not at all 'away with the fairies', he's down to earth and very knowledgeable. He knows his anatomy and physiology as well as his Chinese Medicine meridians, I really enjoy the explanations he gives as to why a point is useful for such or such condition. And it's true you do come out of the sessions beautifully relaxed and revitalised. He's fully trustworthy and I highly recommend him. A++++

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 West Midlands.

Alternative Medicine

Meridian Chinese Medicine

Burlington Court, 18 Lower Temple St, Birmingham B2 4JD, UK – 0121 643 2688

Excellent session, hopefully on the mend soon!

Birmingham Chinese Medicine Clinic

205F, the Big Peg, 120 Vyse St, Birmingham B18 6NF, UK – 0121 293 8587

Amazing service. Able to fit me in on less than a days notice. The practitioner was extremely knowledgeable and was able to explain my problem much better than any GP I had been to. He took the time for the necessary treatments to be completed and explained why he was performing each treatment. I Felt amazing afterwards, the pain I was experiencing had completely gone and I felt my muscles and joints were much more mobile! First time trying Chinese medicine methods and it won't be the last!

The only thing to solve my back pain! I've been going for a few months now, religiously. The acupuncture really works to relieve my back pain, I also receive cupping and massages in the same session if required. Kevin is great at identifying the issues within my body and figuring out how to best treat them. I always feel like I leave a different person to when I arrived! Can highly recommend!

City Acupuncture

18 Lower Temple St, Birmingham B2 4JD, UK – 07798 622788

I first tried acupuncture many years ago and it helped me with a cold but when I had a serious stomach condition I didn't think about acupuncture until I went to Mark. He sorted me out in no time at all and everything is fine now. He is very professional and really puts you at ease. I am a little wary of the whole chi thing but Mark is not at all 'away with the fairies', he's down to earth and very knowledgeable. He knows his anatomy and physiology as well as his Chinese Medicine meridians, I really enjoy the explanations he gives as to why a point is useful for such or such condition. And it's true you do come out of the sessions beautifully relaxed and revitalised. He's fully trustworthy and I highly recommend him. A++++

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 Birmingham 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 B19 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 B19 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 B19 and Birmingham.
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 Birmingham.
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