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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!

DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

The rare declaration comes after Ebola killed more than 1,600 people in the DR Congo.

Children with gender identity issues 'need help from all sides'

Referrals to NHS gender identity clinics have more than tripled in the past five years.

Menstrual cups 'as reliable as tampons'

Scientific review shows they are as leakproof as other sanitary products, say researchers.

Luton house transformed to help parents of sick children

The former 1930s council house will support 420 families a year and has five bedrooms.

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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 LN4 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Herbalist

Shiregate, Metheringham, Lincoln LN4 3DR, UK – 07771 546062

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 Lincolnshire.

Alternative Medicine

Elysian Holistic Therapies

Skipwith Crescent, Metheringham, Lincoln LN4 3HP, UK – 07803 800441

Absolutely phenomenal, relaxing treatment from a lovely lady. Would definitely recommend them and will be ordering more treatments

Herbology Health

19 High St, Metheringham, Lincoln LN4 3DZ, UK – 01526 268081

Friendly and helpful new owner, Herbology offers natural products for all the family, herbal based remedies, CBD pastes and oils for stress and pain relief. In addition to massage and aromatherapy oils, candles and a range of related gifts.

Very freindly , informative, also well stocked shop. Best herbology shop I have been in. Well worth the visit.

Inner Peace

Lincoln Rd, Blankney, Lincoln LN4 3AZ, UK – 01526 322089

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 Digby 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 LN4 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 LN4 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 LN4 and Digby.
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 Digby.
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.