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Where can you find lists of various human diseases?

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There are many places to find lists of human diseases, including universities such as Harvard Medical School, government resources such as the National Institutes of Health or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and online health platforms such as WebMD and Healthline. These places have information on many various diseases.

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The Healthline website offers an overview of each disease with a list of symptoms, risk factors, diagnostic tools, treatments and an outlook overview. The WebMD website has a list of health topics from A to Z, ranging from acid reflux to the zoster virus, as of 2015. It offers in-depth information about each disease. Both the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide a large index with many different kinds of diseases. For those who are interested in accessing university resources, Harvard Medical School has an online database with a specific database dedicated to digestive issues, which is called Harvard Digestive Diseases Center.

When looking for a list of diseases, it helps to first look for health sources, and then determine whether or not those health sources provide disease lists. Health sources often offer detailed information about the disease, as well as diagnostic information and treatment possibilities. This is true for Healthline, WebMD, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health and the Harvard Medical School. Other information about a specific disease is available by speaking with a researcher or doctor in the field, or by contacting a medical school or hospital.

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