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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!

GP Manish Shah guilty of sex assaults on 23 female patients

Manish Shah cited Angelina Jolie and Jade Goody to instil fear in his patients about their health.

A third of hospitals 'increased parking charges'

Income from fees jumps 10% in a year, with hourly charges of up to £4 levied.

Online prescribing 'must get safer'

A UK coroner warns there could be more deaths unless regulation is tightened.

Boy slept on hospital floor due to lack of beds

Jack was photographed lying on a pile of coats on a hospital treatment room floor.

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 PA4 or anywhere in the UK


Adele Logan, Life & Health Consultant, Coach & Trainer. Clinical Hypnosis, CalmPoint Acupuncture

Mirren Court One, 119 Renfrew Rd, Paisley PA3 4EA, UK – 07757 020592

Adele Logan is a wonderful Coach and Hypnotherapy practitioner. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Paisley Physiotherapy Centre

13 Old Sneddon St, Paisley PA3 2AG, UK – 0141 561 0358

Within only a short number of sessions I was starting to become pain free and reduce strong pain killer use.

Have been to many physio to try and resolve an issue I've had with my knee for years. This was the first place to actually get to the bottom of the problem. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. Andy has been a great help with advice in getting my injury resolved. Highly recommend paisley physio centre!!

Four Treasures Ltd

41 Lossie Cres, Renfrew PA4 0YJ, UK – 07971 572971

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 Renfrewshire.

Alternative Medicine

Helen Mclaren

16 Stirrat St, Paisley PA3 1RF, UK – 07879 697483

Lovely place to spend an afternoon and relax! Helen has created a beautiful place with plenty of holistic and beauty treatments. I highly recommend her massages and Reiki - really amazing! Also both girls doing beauty treatments, Rachel and Debbie, are really good. Definitely higly recommend the Holistic Heart to everyone!

Alternative Veterinary Therapies

Paisley Rd, Paisley PA3 9DA., UK – 07765 666572

Superherb Alternative Therapies

19 Central Rd, Paisley PA1 1EL, UK

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 Renfrew 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 PA4 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 PA4 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 PA4 and Renfrew.
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 Renfrew.
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.