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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!

Briton Audrey Schoeman revived after six-hour cardiac arrest

Audrey Schoeman fell unconscious when she was caught in a snowstorm while hiking in Spain.

Measles deaths 'staggering and tragic'

Global estimates suggest 142,000 people - mostly children - died from the disease in 2018

Long waits 'leave mental health patients in limbo'

NHS leaves patients stuck on 'hidden' waiting lists for months, a BBC investigation shows.

Norovirus closes 1,100 hospital beds in England

Don't go to work or send children to school until 48 hours after symptoms have gone, NHS bosses say.

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 BT18 or anywhere in the UK



139 High St, Holywood BT18 9LG, UK – 028 9042 1511

Friendly footcare and massage, homeopathy and health advice, also acupuncture with experienced staff.

Great place for your body to repair and treatments

North Down Physio & Sports Injury Clinic

34 Shore Rd, Holywood BT18 9HX, UK – 028 9042 5517

Excellent care given from everyone I've been treated by here. I've been coming to North Down Physio for a few years now (with long term health issues) - not because they don't help but because they do! I wouldn't be upright without them. Brilliant team. 😊

Very professional, very friendly, Very good team of physiotherapists and receptionist:) I recommend especially to athletes!

Fit For Life Physiotherapy

106 Belfast Rd, Holywood BT18 9QY, UK – 028 9039 7768

Great physio. Have been to a few other physios in Belfast, but fitfor/life Physiotherapy is by far the best. Steven knows his stuff and is always on hand for advice. Would definitely recommend him to anyone.

I found Steven at Fit for Life extremely knowledgeable and proactive when treating my injury. My injury was pinpointed quickly, a treatment plan developed and following my sessions at the clinic I was provided with a number of exercises to continue my rehabilitation in my own time and Steven was always happy to offer advice and support during this process. The service throughout was excellent and I would highly recommend Fit For Life Physiotherapy!

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 County Down.

Alternative Medicine

Bowman D

33 Church Rd, Holywood BT18 9BU, UK – 028 9042 3991

Amazing result with Deirdre. Very hard to get in touch with her 🤔

Ana M Salcedo

8 Glendhu Manor, Belfast BT4 2RJ, UK – 028 9076 1365

I have been going to Ana for massage on and off for many years, tried others, and she is the best!

Ralph McCutcheon Osteopath & Acupucturist - Pain Relief Belfast Northern Ireland

150 High St, Holywood BT18 9HS, UK – 028 9042 5953

I brought my daughter to Ralph having take her to both NHS and Private Paediatricians with and 3 years later, still no further forward. One visit with Ralph and she is a completely new child, back to her old self. Absolutely brilliant.

Neck pain for year felt world of difference after one session

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 Holywood 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 BT18 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 BT18 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 BT18 and Holywood.
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 Holywood.
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.