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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!

Fat found in overweight people's lungs

The findings could explain why being overweight or obese increases asthma risk, researchers say.

Suspected mumps among south Wales university students

Public Health Wales says it is investigating at least 28 possible cases of the virus.

Microphone could diagnose 'noisy' arthritic knees

The technology is the same as that used by engineers to listen for faults in bridges.

Genetic tests: Experts urge caution over home testing

People should not make health decisions based on genetic tests they do at home, experts warn.

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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 BB3 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Darwen Osteopathic Clinic

4 Church St, Darwen BB3 2RE, UK – 01254 772990

I have been to appointments with Kerry I'Anson on several occasions during the past years. She is always friendly and professional. Kerry is thoughtful when assessing your condition/injury, taking all aspects of your lifestyle into consideration. She is thorough and always gives her patients the best possible care. I would thoroughly recommend this practice if you have an injury/medical condition which needs care and attention from an osteopath. Great receptionist service, too.

As a general fidget being able to be active is very important to me. I have used Darwen Osteopathic Clinic on several occasions. I see Yassien Latef and have always found him to be a knowledgeable, caring and professional practitioner. The services offered at the clinic are of a very high standard whilst remaining friendly. I would definitely recommend to others who are looking for support with injuries or as part of managing long term health issues.

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 Lancashire.

Alternative Medicine

Wellspring Holistic Clinic

Peak Brow Cottage/, Bog Height Rd, Darwen BB3 0LG, UK – 01254 662585

Holistic hound and other animals

18 St Pauls Terrace, Hoddlesden, Darwen BB3 3NP, UK – 07910 155552

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 Darwen 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 BB3 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 BB3 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 BB3 and Darwen.
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 Darwen.
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.