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Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS

Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS.

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.

Peanut allergy treatment 'lasts up to four years'

Four years after children in a study took the oral treatment, 70% had no allergic reaction to peanuts.

Newcastle health boss Sir Leonard Fenwick sacked

Longest serving NHS chief executive Sir Leonard Fenwick called it "an orchestrated witch hunt".

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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 PL15 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Dr Yan's

Unit 3 White Hart Arcade, Broad Street, Launceston PL15 8AA, UK – 01566 779997

Very good TuiNa treatment, will be back for more

Dr Yan helped me immensely when I was in a lot of pain with my shoulder. She helped my partner when he was very sick and I think she is a brilliant healer. If you feel hopeless and that you will never get better, go and see Dr Yan and you'll improve, she is very skilful.

Denture Repairs

11 Market St, Launceston PL15 8EP, UK – 01566 779563

Excellent friendly service at short notice Thanks

Really nice staff. Do a good job

Launceston General Hospital

Link Rd, Launceston PL15 9JD, UK – 01566 761000

This is The Launceston Hospital in Cornwall UK. It's one of the best hospitals around especially for minor injuries. It has an X-ray machine where they can do most X-ray's apart from hips. Friendly staff and you don't have to wait a long time either to be seen. Best though to phone them beforehand. Saves a drive down to Derriford!

Fantastic little place they do there best

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 Cornwall.

Alternative Medicine

Phil Wright Homeopath

1A Castle St, Launceston PL15 8AZ, UK – 07891 188813

Castle Street Clinic

1A Castle St, Launceston PL15 8AZ, UK – 01752 770998

Better Health Choice

Mufields, Hendra Park, Launceston PL15 7JR, UK – 07757 864208

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 Launceston 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 PL15 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 PL15 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 PL15 and Launceston.
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 Launceston.
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.