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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!

Coronavirus: Hugs with loved ones as PM confirms England's biggest step back to normal

Boris Johnson urges people to use common sense as he confirms the next stage of lockdown easing.

NHS app ready to become vaccine passport next week

People will be able to use the app for travel - but only if they have received two vaccine doses.

Covid: Andy Burnham calls for Greater Manchester over-16s to have vaccine

The mayor of Greater Manchester says a "worrying" spike of cases in Bolton is a "cause of concern".

Queen's Speech: Lack of social care plan 'unforgivable', says Labour's Sir Keir Starmer

The Labour leader attacks Boris Johnson for "failing to act" in the 657 days since he promised to.

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 EH15 or anywhere in the UK


Portobello Natural Health

19-21 Windsor Pl, Edinburgh EH15 2AJ, UK – 07966 518386

This was my first massage for years so didn't know what to expect. I had a consultation before the massage started and then Kerry talked me through what she thought was the best therapy for me. Thoroughly enjoyed the massage and came out feeling great. Would certainly recommend this clinic.


1 Kirkwood Place, Edinburgh EH7 5TG, UK – 07906 166110

Great professionalist. Pain is gone after one treatment

Natural Health Clinic

1 Kirkwood Place, Edinburgh EH7 5TG, UK – 07906 166110

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 Edinburgh.

Alternative Medicine

Vital Energy Therapies

139 Vexhim Park, Edinburgh EH15 3SF, UK – 0131 657 1119

I met Jackie and found her service to be very thorough, relaxing and therapeutic. She really understands this area and takes the time to explain it which is important the first time. I would recommend her service.


288 Portobello High St, Edinburgh EH15 2AS, UK – 07798 568218

Excellent center and community project best deals on sage and crystals in Scotland

University of Edinburgh-The Queen's Medical Research Institute

47 Little France Cres, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ, UK – 0131 242 9100

Very educational and impressive city

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 Edinburgh 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 EH15 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 EH15 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 EH15 and Edinburgh.
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 Edinburgh.
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.