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Cases of cancer in elderly to surge by 2035, report saysCases of cancer in elderly to surge by 2035, report says

By 2035 about 234,000 over-75s will get cancer each year - up from 130,000 now, a report estimates.

Stem cell match brother 'denied visa for life-saving op'Stem cell match brother 'denied visa for life-saving op'

Shirley Kordie's brother Joseph is a "perfect" stem cell match and is ready to donate.

Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers 'shortened 456 lives'Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers 'shortened 456 lives'

Relatives call for a criminal inquiry into the "unforgivable" actions at the Gosport hospital.

Drug 'reduces hearing loss' after childhood cancer treatmentDrug 'reduces hearing loss' after childhood cancer treatment

Given hours after chemotherapy, it showed promising results in children with a rare cancer.

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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 SN15 or anywhere in the UK


CK Clinic

57A New Rd, Chippenham SN15 1ES, UK – 01249 324166

Great staff with magic fingers.

Excellent service provided by Chris at the practice. Have had a number of experiences with physiotherapists across the UK, and this one without doubt tops them all. Attention to detail and a thorough after care service to manage rehabilitation. Would highly recommend to anyone who needs to be put back together again!

The Park Lane Practice

The Park Lane Practice, 70D Park Lane, Chippenham SN15 1LW, UK – 01249 652169

I booked a massage at The Park Lane Practice with Christine who is a massage therapist there. She is spectacular! Her technique is amazing! I was very impressed with her ability to get my knots out of my back. I left feeling so much better. I highly recommend her and it's really reasonably priced for such a good quality massage.

I've been going to Park Lane Practice for a number of years with an on-going back problem. Treatment from Craig Gill has enabled me to carry on with an active retirement by what I call 'maintenance' treatment. With his understanding of my back problem and his practical approach to my lifestyle, his advice and encouragement I know I only have to call for an appointment and help is at hand. The friendly atmosphere and helpful staff (you will always get an appointment ASAP) I would not hesitate to recommend this Practice to anyone who needs help. From my experience, I know I would not be able to do what I do without their help and treatment. Give them a try - you have nothing to loose and everything to gain!

Gisela Norman - Acupuncturist

Chippenham Natural Therapy Centre, Above Lodge Surgery,, Lodge Rd, Chippenham SN15 3SY, UK – 01249 443390

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 Wiltshire.

Alternative Medicine

Sam Cox

70D Park Ln, Chippenham SN15 1LW, UK – 01249 655088

Sandalphonic Healing

Sheppard Cl, Chippenham SN15 3FD, UK – 07450 509894

Sarah Ponting - Reflexology and Complementary Therapies

Hardens Mead, Chippenham SN15 3AE, UK – 07976 264148

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 Lacock 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 SN15 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 SN15 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 SN15 and Lacock.
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 Lacock.
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.