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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!

Fat found in overweight people's lungs

The findings could explain why being overweight or obese increases asthma risk, researchers say.

Miscarriages: Calls for better care for women in Wales

Women who have experienced multiple losses say there is not enough support in Wales.

Suspected mumps among south Wales university students

Public Health Wales says it is investigating at least 28 possible cases of the virus.

Baby Niamh Williams' wait for Cardiff hospital bed 'horrific'

Niamh Williams has been waiting for a specialised assessment since her birth on 1 October.

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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 EX20 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Williams Osteopathy

Rosemary house, 3 Market St, Okehampton EX20 1HN, UK – 01837 659789

Had my second appointment with Jo today after hurting my back/shoulder blade a few months ago and being in pain ever since. The staff are all lovely and for the first time in months I am sat comfortably without pain relief and feel so much better! Thank you very much!

After hurting my back while on holiday I contacted the practice first thing in the morning. The reception staff were excellent and compassionate, managing to fit me in the same day. Jo was very thorough in her initial investigation and was able to ease my discomfort and gave me a couple of gentle stretches to help it stay mobile through the remainder of my week away. Excellent diagnosis and treatment, well appointed and tastefully decorated surroundings and a very good cup of tea when I first arrived!

Okehampton Medical Centre

East St, Okehampton EX20 1AY, UK – 01837 52233

An excellent medical centre. Somehow (despite worsening funding pressures and an increasing population combined with an excessive number of over-entitled individuals within the population who expect an expensive private service without paying a penny in either medical fees or taxes) the practice has somehow managed to adapt and to cope and continue to offer safe care. To any who feel aggrieved by the medical centre, why not register at a different practice and see whether your issues have any genuine value (you will certainly find identical problems at every medical centre) or even write to your MP to try and create the political changes which are required for a better service to be offered.

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 Devon.

Alternative Medicine

Burdus Gina

23 Kempley Rd, Okehampton EX20 1DS, UK – 01837 53789

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 Okehampton 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 EX20 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 EX20 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 EX20 and Okehampton.
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 Okehampton.
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.