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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!

Cancer blood test ‘enormously exciting’

Scientists move nearer to one of the biggest goals in medicine - a universal blood test for cancer.

NHS bail-outs could become new normal, National Audit Office says

Money meant to transform services has been used to shore up finances, the National Audit Office says.

'Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24'

Delayed marriage and parenthood has pushed back perceptions of when adulthood starts.

UK 'in grip of worst flu season since 2011'

Latest weekly figures show rise in numbers of patients going to their GP and being admitted to hospital.

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 BH20 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Wareham Therapy Clinic

Elmstead, Sandford Rd, Wareham BH20 4DH, UK – 01929 551513

Very tired looking building, but the treatment from Othalie is effective caring, and that's what really matters.

Friendly reception staff expert therapists in a very pleasant atmosphere.

Victoria Meadway Doctor of Chiropractic

8 Hollow Oak Rd, Wareham BH20 5AH, UK – 07918 611616

I have been treated by Victoria regularly over the last 4 months as I have ongoing health issues. Victoria is always helpful, welcoming and understanding. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Victoria is a great chiropractor! She is friendly, welcoming and above all brilliant at what she does. She has really helped me with my shoulder, back and neck problems. I dont know what I would have done without her help. I would highly reccomend!

Purbeck Sports Centre

Worgret Rd, Wareham BH20 4PH, UK – 01929 500000

Good sports centre but got something unexpected. Great great food. A restaurant you would not expect in a sports centre.

Went for archery 🎯 intercounties, so only used the field, loos and restaurant. Bit overpriced but not ridiculously so.

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 Dorset.

Alternative Medicine

Johnson Rex

High Tor/Worgret Hill, Wareham BH20 6AD, UK – 01929 556869

R E Johnson

High Tor, Worgret Hill, Wareham BH20 6AD, UK – 01929 556869

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 Bovington 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 BH20 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 BH20 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 BH20 and Bovington.
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 Bovington.
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.