Health News Spot - Health warning! Clicking any item will take you to the full BBC news item which can be distracting!

New drug for people who can bleed uncontrollably

NHS England is funding a new treatment for patients with severe haemophilia A.

High blood pressure in mid-30s may pose risk to brain health

People in their mid-30s need to watch their blood pressure to protect brain health in later life.

Vitamin D: Add 'sunshine vitamin' to flour, study says

One in five UK adults doesn't get enough of the "sunshine vitamin", especially in winter.

West Lane Hospital patients 'at high risk of avoidable harm'

Two patients died in two months at the Middlesbrough centre, which has been rated inadequate.

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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 LU1 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Glenn Lobo Osteopathic Clinic

227 Ashcroft Rd, Luton LU2 9AA, UK – 01582 721531

Very effective help in pain relief and others. I went there with unbearable shoulder pain and after first visit I felt instantly better. By 3rd visit I had pretty much no pain. I can recommend with no doubts. Now I am going back there for acupuncture for alergy relief and honestly I cannot remember last time when I could breath so fine during spring. If you haven't try chiropractic or acupuncture yet - that's where you want to start. Very friendly atmosphere, also helpful, responsive and professional reception. There is space to park but place is also directly next to bus stop (bus 19 &12)

This guy can do miracles. I am a beauty therapist and it’s quite tough when you start having any problems with your hands. I went to my Gp first and left with a notice that I couldn’t do massages at all for 4 weeks due to the Inflammation of the tendon.After following the doctors prescription for a month and not seeing any results I started to worry as my career is everything to me and decided to do visit dr. Glenn and let me tell you guys in just two sessions he treated my condition and saved my career. Many thanks dr. Glenn

The Luton Osteo Clinic

Prudence Place, Proctor Way, Luton LU2 9PE, UK – 07496 225569

Excellent results seen from treatment. Prit Sidhu from my experience is a highly experienced and a passionate Osteopath. I have been visiting Prit’s clinic for treatment on a weekly basis, since June 2017, when mobility was quite limited for me. Since Prit delivered a treatment plan, my muscular aches and pains and nervous system related symptoms have improved significantly. The treatment provided at the clinic, has been extremely beneficial to my day to day life. Her treatment plan varies according to my changing needs. I have received treatment to include manual manipulation therapies involving soft tissue massage, acupuncture, electro acupuncture and several other methods including exercise techniques to help with ease of movement. Thank you very much to Prit at the Luton Osteo Clinic, for all her helpful treatment methods. I tried several treatment methods from physiotherapy to massage by other Osteo and massage professionals including medication treatment, however, the only treatment that proved to be effective was Oseopathy from Prit. I would highly recommend the Luton Osteo Clinic based in Luton that focuses on your wellbeing, in addition to excellent treatment, the sessions are very reasonably priced.

AMAZING!! Been suffering with neck pain & headaches for months. Saw Prit & after only one session feel brilliant. She is friendly, thorough & knowledgable. Has a welcoming & sunny personality!

Clarendon Link

34 Clarendon Rd, Luton LU2 7PQ, UK – 01582 439480

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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 Bedfordshire.

Alternative Medicine

Spiritual Healer

20 Chapel St, Luton LU1 2SE, UK – 07412 743503

Hayleys Holistic Therapies

21 Shelton Way, Luton LU2 9AP, UK – 01582 735283

Holistic Hands

27 Stephens Cl, Luton LU2 9AN, UK – 01582 759192

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 Luton 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 LU1 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 LU1 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 LU1 and Luton.
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 Luton.
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.