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Overprescribing of medicines must stop, says government

Some prescribed treatments are unnecessary and even harmful, says government-commissioned report.

Surrogacy on the rise in England and Wales

The number of parents having a baby this way has nearly quadrupled in the last decade, figures show.

Covid vaccine stockpiles: Are 241m doses at risk of going to waste?

Joe Biden wants more global vaccine equality but the US and other nations have not backed promises with action.

Covid: Morale on Wales' ambulances 'at rock bottom'

While military is asked for help, a frontline worker tells BBC Wales there is no let-up in demand.

Children face 'agonising' waits for mental health care

BBC investigation finds children in England face "agonising" waits in pandemic to access services.

Pfizer/BioNTech jab safe for children aged five to 11

The positive trial results could pave the way for vaccinating children younger than 12, if approved.

Covid vaccination begins for UK 12 to 15 year olds

It is part of the drive to get more people protected ahead of winter as the pandemic continues.

Early baby therapy could reduce autism diagnoses

Video training for parents could improve communication with their infants, a small study suggests.


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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 SO20 or anywhere in the UK


Stockbridge Osteopathic Practice

First Floor, Agriculture House, High St, Stockbridge SO20 6HF, UK – 01264 810028

Seen huge improvement in my shoulder from my sessions with Joe. Everyone at the practice is super professional and made me feel really comfortable. Would recommend. Thanks guys!

Patti Hemmings Acupuncture

1 Plum Tree Cottages, Houghton, Stockbridge SO20 6LL, UK – 07787 831275

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 Hampshire.

Alternative Medicine

Stockbridge Surgery

New St, Stockbridge SO20 6HG, UK – 01264 810524

Stockbridge is extremely fortunate to have an effective and efficient surgery staffed by hardworking and devoted staff.

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 Longstock 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 SO20 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 SO20 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 SO20 and Longstock.

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 Longstock.

Healthy Audio

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.