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Vaccinating children before poor morally wrong, Oxford scientist says

Oxford vaccine leader Prof Andrew Pollard says adults in poorer countries should be protected first.

Covid-19: Nothing conclusive on changing roadmap, Boris Johnson says

Boris Johnson says "we’ll know a lot more in a few days time", amid concern over the Indian variant.

Over a million hospital admissions for obesity

The record number provides the clearest indication yet of the scale of the problem in 2020.

Covid: Indian variant cases in 86 council areas - Hancock

It's not just Bolton and Blackburn, says the health secretary, as he urges people to get vaccinated.

Covid-19: Variant fears could delay England's 21 June easing review

Ministers are hoping to update people ahead of the planned lifting of limits on social contact.

Covid: More than 6,000 vaccinated in Bolton over variant

Thousands of people got jabs in Bolton over the weekend as the town battles the Indian variant.

India's Covid crisis hits Covax vaccine-sharing scheme

The largest single supplier to the international Covax scheme has made no shipments since March.

Covid: Increasing confidence jabs work against Indian variant

There is "increasing confidence" Covid vaccines are effective against the variant, Matt Hancock says.


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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.