10 Useful Health Resources


The NHS (National Health Service) is comprised of public health care providers in the UK. While it’s based on the services available in the UK, the website is a useful resource.

Its website is a valuable source of information, providing an A-Z of different health conditions (including diabetes, cancer, mental health and pregnancy) and as well as lifestyle tips such as how to lose weight.

As per Wikipedia, Patient is “an online resource providing information on health, lifestyle, disease and other medical related topics. The website’s aim is to provide members of the public with up-to-date information on health related topics in the form of comprehensive leaflets (which can be read online or printed), blogs, wellbeing advice and videos.

MedlinePlus is an online service provides by the United States National Library of Medicine. It supplies health information on a various range of topics. The information is gathered from National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health. Essentially, MedlinePlus is an encyclopedia of health and drug information, providing a comprehensive and detailed description of various illnesses, symptoms and treatment.

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The World Health Organisation is an agency run by United Nations that focuses on international public health.

The WHO website is a good tool for students – particularly on infectious diseases (e.g. Ebola virus). It provides access to data, fact sheets and publications on various health matters.

Mayo Clinic is an actual clinic based in Minnesota (with branches located elsewhere) that has made significant contributions to medicine through it’s research and pioneering of medical systems.

The website consists of information on different diseases and provides details of symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and what to do if a patient needs to consult a doctor.

The National Institutes of Health is a US government agency that focuses on medical research. Its website contains library and up to date research resources. This includes information specifically geared towards students and teachers. This may be a more technical resource than others on this list, but it’s still a highly valuable resource for health information.

Health for Kids is a website run by the NHS (the first entry on this list). No one is ever too young to learn and this resource is an exciting and interactive way for young people to learn about health for the first time (or while they’re in school). It may also be a useful site for parents who need to be engaged while learning alongside their children.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a major public health institute in the United States.

Their website contains:

  • Links to recent and current research
  • Resource library for learners/anyone interested
  • an A-Z index for Parasitic Diseases

PubMed is a free search engine that allows users to access a database of abstracts from biomedical and life sciences literature.

It is a very good resource for students and anyone who wants to dive deeper into various health research. It is a good way to keep up with the latest findings in public and global health.

Drugs.com is a medicine information website that provides drug and health information. It has a comprehensive medication list and health conditions. It lists information such as drug interactions (basically what happens a drug reacts with another drug or food/drink), their side effects and other relevant information.


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References

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https://www.who.int/
https://www.healthforkids.co. uk
https://medlineplus.gov/
https://patient.info/
https://www.mayoclinic.org/
https://www.nhs.uk/
https://www.nih.gov/
https://www.cdc.gov/
https://www.drugs.com/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_UK

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