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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.

Miscarriages: Calls for better care for women in Wales

Women who have experienced multiple losses say there is not enough support in Wales.

Suspected mumps among south Wales university students

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

Baby Niamh Williams' wait for Cardiff hospital bed 'horrific'

Niamh Williams has been waiting for a specialised assessment since her birth on 1 October.

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 PE2 or anywhere in the UK


Peterborough Acupuncture Centre

First Floor,, 35 Long Causeway, Peterborough PE1 1YJ, UK – 01733 558688

Both my wife and myself have, over several years, had occasion to need treatment - mainly for lower back pain. My wife has had surgery, but also benefited greatly from acupuncture. I too, have had relief. We would both recommend Dr Qin.

Bubbling Spring Acupuncture Clinic

9 Allan Ave, Peterborough PE2 8TP, UK

I have been visiting Helen for about a year now for chronic insomnia. I have a session every 4 weeks to maintain a decent nights sleep, I’ve tried everything and acupuncture is the only thing that has helped. Helen is exceptionally knowledgable and will often suggest slight changes to treatment depending on any other minor ailments that I have at the time. The clinic is immaculate and a very relaxing environment. I would highly recommend Babbling Springs and the treatments that Helen provides.

I recently injured my shoulder. Having previously suffered a dislocation on my other shoulder, I was eager to avoid the same from happening again. I booked a consultation and from there received acupuncture and massage. Helen herself is very warm, caring and considerate. I was never in any doubt that I was being well looked after. Bubbling Springs is a pleasant and well equipped clinic; there was no shortage of equipment to make sure that I was comfortable. At times, I wasn't very easy to make comfortable, so I was appreciative of how accommodating Helen was. As for the care, Helen made a thorough and complete assessment of my health before outlining the treatment I would be receiving. Throughout, I was asked about my health and comfort. The treatment was comprehensive and I left every session feeling relaxed, strengthened and well looked-after. Unlike other forms of treatment, I found the acupuncture and massage to be very relaxing. Having a busy work and home life, I found this to be something to look forward to. A very positive experience that left my shoulder good as new, with no further issues. I am going to continue my active lifestyle with confidence that I can call upon The Bubbling Springs clinic in the event of any injury. I know I will be taken care of. Thank you!


56 Broadway, Peterborough PE1 1SU, UK – 01733 310978

Great experience, David was extremely welcoming and helpful. I do a lot of weight lifting and he gave me some great advice and helped fix my stiff back. I will definitely be back in the future if i experience any more back injuries.

I found David through a Google search shortly after developing excruciating sciatic pain down my left side. On attending I asked how many treatments it might take before I would start feeling my old more flexible self. "Most likely just the one" David replied. Less than an hour later I literally jumped up and down on leaving his premises,,, pain near all full gone. David advised it could take four or five days for all to settle fully but I'm still amazed at the difference that single visit made. Thank you David and I truly recommend your services.

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 Northamptonshire.

Alternative Medicine

Hijama Clinic

205 Gladstone St, Peterborough PE1 2BP, UK – 07791 759345

One of the best hairdressers I’ve been too

My first ever cupping treatment, consultation took around 30 minutes which was useful and treatment was delivered painlessly. The practitioner put me at ease by explaining the entire process before and during which was reassuring. Would recommend.


32 Martins Way, Peterborough PE2 5DY, UK – 01733 235254

Joy has magic fingers and has really helped with both my back and shoulder. She is so lovely to talk to and she listens well.

And So Beautiful

36 Cherry Orton Rd, Peterborough PE2 5EQ, UK – 07905 926902

I visited this place for the first time after finding them on google. Out of all the other options around, they came highly recommended, and they did not disappointed. This is probably the best massage I had in the last couple of years. Very relaxing, great customer service.. and the jacuzzi , hydro massage was amazing. :) Thank you. I will definitely come back again.

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 Peterborough 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 PE2 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 PE2 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 PE2 and Peterborough.
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 Peterborough.
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.