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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!

Age not job prioritised in second phase of Covid jab roll-out

Over-40s will be first in line from mid-April after the top nine priority groups receive one dose.

Decreasing levels of coronavirus across the UK

Infection rates in the community are continuing to decline, says the Office for National Statistics.

Queen urges people to 'think about others' by taking Covid jab

The monarch, who had her first dose of the vaccine in January, said it "didn't hurt at all".

Government agrees to call pregnant women mothers

A bill to give ministers maternity pay will change, after peers reject the use of the term "person".

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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 NE1 or anywhere in the UK


Jing Seng Clinic

7, Old Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7JG, UK – 0191 230 0031

Satisfied medical treatment and hospitality service.

I had a persistent cough which caused some problem.Dr Lin gave a course of herbal medicine, and the cough disappeared.

Jesmond Natural Health and Fertility

1 Osborne Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2AA, UK – 07434 240652

Recently had a massage with Chris after suffering from lower back and shoulder pain. After a great massage and advice from Chris my back and shoulder pain has gone. I would definitely recommend Chris and the calm and comfortable surroundings of the clinic to everyone!

Acupuncture & Massage Chinese Medical Centre

14 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QG, UK – 0191 222 1890

Amazing. Would recommend this place they have changed my health around more than I could have imagined. Thank you so much. Good prices.

The doctor here was one of the most amazing ever! I have used acupuncture before. However, this doctor assessed correctly the problem unlike my Western doctor who told me is a chronic pain that will not go away. Both with needles and some chinese medicine the doctor here helped me. I was not able to move my arm. I came in and in three days he did exactly what he said: he healed my arm. Thank you so much for the amazing work you do!

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 Northumberland.

Alternative Medicine

Adam H. Kasar - Holistic Chiropractor

42 Brighton Grove, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5NS, UK – 0191 273 2040

Adam is so knowledgeable!!! I was amazed at the difference after just one visit. I would never hesitate recommending Adam to anyone who needs professional advice and professional treatment...yes! He really is that good.

Took my 8 month old Maremma Sheepdog who had been limping on her back right hand side for almost 2 months. Within 20 minutes Adam had treat her and she walked out of his practise like there had never been a problem! The next step before we heard of Adam was vets, X-ray and god knows what!! Thanks to Adam and the guys on the beach who gave me his details.

Dr Chu's Acupuncture & Natural Medicine Clinic

88 Wingrove Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9BR, UK – 0191 272 2424

Better diagnosis then my local GP.

JBC Vitality alternative therapy clinic

68 Clayton Park Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4DP, UK – 0191 281 4277

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 Newcastle Upon Tyne 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 NE1 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 NE1 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 NE1 and Newcastle Upon Tyne.
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 Newcastle Upon Tyne.
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.