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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!

Cervical smear tests: 'Concerning' delays on results letters

A change to the screening system is thought to be the cause as fewer staff are replaced when they leave.

South African child 'virtually cured' of HIV

The nine-year-old has no active HIV in the body after catching the infection at birth.

Injections ‘next revolution’ in HIV - study

The ''next revolution" in HIV could see daily drugs replaced with just six doses a year, say scientists.

Women 'unsure how much to eat while pregnant' - survey

Charities say they want to debunk the myth of "eating for two" that many women adhere to.

Click on Medical and Medical Research Charities on the Charity Choice website charity selector
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 CB4 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Physic

76 Gilbert Rd, Cambridge CB4 3PD, UK – 01223 237459

Away from home and carrying out some particularly repetitive physical work I was in agony with shoulders and had numbness going into both arms. I needed a massage to loosen me up to see me through the rest of the week. I am not new to sports massage and so know it's a) not normally a pleasant experience and b) not a quick fix. I looked at those local to where I was staying and this place had good reviews. Don't be put off by the fact it is a residential address as the treatment room(s) are every bit as professional as those you would find at a centre or unit. I was a bit nervous as I usually see a woman therapist when I'm at home and this was a guy so I was a little uneasy but I didn't need to be and in fact I wish he was local to me as I would definitely see him again - I saw Mike, there are several therapists. I felt completely at ease and could tell he knew his stuff and if I'm honest probably has a bit more strength behind him than my usual therapist. I paid £42 for an hour and it was worth every penny. I'm not suddenly better and I'm sore from the treatment but I know already I am looser and will feel the benefit tomorrow!!

Roger has sorted my husbands back out after docs just giving pain killers which are not much use when your back has locked up. We have used Rodger for over 20 years now when he first started off in his front room at Oakington. He is a very pleasant man who believes in going in hard with his treatment but when you are in agony it is better to go this way rather than several soft appointments. If you have a bad back Roger is your man. Thank you Roger please don't ever go into full retirement

Cambridge Osteopathy

Prime Time Fitness, Oakington Road, Girton, Girton, Cambridge CB3 0QH, UK – 07986 767702

Bethany has really eased my lower back pain after only 2 treatments and has given me some very helpful exercises to do at home. Wish I'd booked in sooner - highly recommended!

Teddy Brookes Osteopathy

25 Oxford Rd, Cambridge CB4 3PH, UK – 01223 315400

Excellent service

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 Cambridgeshire.

Alternative Medicine

Physic

76 Gilbert Rd, Cambridge CB4 3PD, UK – 01223 237459

Away from home and carrying out some particularly repetitive physical work I was in agony with shoulders and had numbness going into both arms. I needed a massage to loosen me up to see me through the rest of the week. I am not new to sports massage and so know it's a) not normally a pleasant experience and b) not a quick fix. I looked at those local to where I was staying and this place had good reviews. Don't be put off by the fact it is a residential address as the treatment room(s) are every bit as professional as those you would find at a centre or unit. I was a bit nervous as I usually see a woman therapist when I'm at home and this was a guy so I was a little uneasy but I didn't need to be and in fact I wish he was local to me as I would definitely see him again - I saw Mike, there are several therapists. I felt completely at ease and could tell he knew his stuff and if I'm honest probably has a bit more strength behind him than my usual therapist. I paid £42 for an hour and it was worth every penny. I'm not suddenly better and I'm sore from the treatment but I know already I am looser and will feel the benefit tomorrow!!

Roger has sorted my husbands back out after docs just giving pain killers which are not much use when your back has locked up. We have used Rodger for over 20 years now when he first started off in his front room at Oakington. He is a very pleasant man who believes in going in hard with his treatment but when you are in agony it is better to go this way rather than several soft appointments. If you have a bad back Roger is your man. Thank you Roger please don't ever go into full retirement

Cambridge Hypnotherapy

2 Saffron Rd, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LJ, UK – 01223 720120

I'm shocked to see the negative comment above as Luke has been amazing. Very professional and an amazing service !! Never had any problem contacting him and he has a purpose built office solely for hypnosis - not even accessible via his house? Extremely relaxing and comfortable environment! I would and have recommended Luke to my closest family members and friends; I cannot rate him high enough!!!

My experience with Cambridge hypnotherapy was excellent. They were there for me whenever I needed them. Totally professional and committed to my needs. I would highly recommend them and I am eternally grateful for all your help and continued support. Natalie

Cambridge Osteopathy

Prime Time Fitness, Oakington Road, Girton, Girton, Cambridge CB3 0QH, UK – 07986 767702

Bethany has really eased my lower back pain after only 2 treatments and has given me some very helpful exercises to do at home. Wish I'd booked in sooner - highly recommended!

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 Cambridge 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 CB4 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 CB4 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 CB4 and Cambridge.
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 Cambridge.
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.