Patient UK has information leaflets on a large number of diseases and illnesses, and an extensive directory of patient support and self help groups. In addition, our extensive web directory lists many other sites which provide information and support on specific illnesses and diseases. Below are links to large or general sites that cover many health, illness and disease topics.
Other UK health, illness and disease information sites
A mass of information on health, disease and lifestyle from the Health Education Board of Scotland.
A large health site that contains a database of information on illnesses and diseases
The site includes a Directory of Specific Conditions, Rare Disorders and UK Family Support Groups.
The EQUIP website is a gateway to quality information for patients, their families and carers. Information includes links to quality websites, national support groups and West Midlands information. Involvement of patients and doctors throughout.
Comprehensive non-UK health, disease and illness web-sites
A reliable US site for health and disease information.
(US site) Information on Disease and illness from the American Academy of Family Physicians Includes a comprehensive search on illnesses.
(US site) Is a gateway consumer health and human services information web site from the United States government. Healthfinder can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.
(US site) A superb and reliable site with disease and health information covering most topics. From the Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
(US site) Extensive site devoted to the health of children and teens. Created by the medical experts at The Nemours Foundation, lots of up-to-date information about growth, food & fitness, childhood infections, immunizations, lab tests, medical and surgical conditions, and the latest treatments. You'll find health games, How The Body Works animations, the Kids Vote health poll, and more.
(US site) Health information from the famous Mayo Clinic in the USA. Updated each weekday. Information on a wide variety of medical topics, explanations on how to treat common and not-so-common illnesses, as well as information on disease prevention. An excellent and reliable resource.
(US site) A non-profit organization dedicated to helping all who are in need find qualified medical information and support for their medical conditions and questions
(US site) Site with a database of Diseases and Treatments. "MedicineNet is network of physician educators dedicated to providing up-to-date, quality medical information for the public.