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There are many thousands of known diseases across the globe, affecting people of all age groups and ethnicities. They can affect almost any part of the body and can be mild or severe, and easily treated or serious and lifelong. Some diseases (for example, fifth disease) are seen mostly in children, while others (such as Alzheimer's disease) affect mostly older people. Some diseases (such as Parkinson's disease) can cause permanent damage to the body, while others (such as scabies) can effectively be reversed with prescription medications. A number of diseases are mostly mild and usually not life-threatening (for example, chickenpox and the flu). Others, such as anthrax and liver cancer are serious and life-threatening. Some diseases have been discovered only recently in modern times (such as SARS, Ebola, and HIV/AIDS), while others have devastated human civilizations for thousands years (for example, the Bubonic plague).
 
Welcome to the Diseases Health Channel by eMedTV. Here you will find thousands of articles on different types of diseases. Maybe you are curious about the history behind the SARS virus or monkeypox. You will find useful information here. Whether you are trying to find out about the latest research being done on treatments for Raynaud's phenomenon, or would like to be able to recognize the symptoms of avian flu, you will also find what you're looking for on this channel.
 
You can begin your eMedTV diseases experience by clicking on any of the featured diseases links on this page. You can also begin by clicking on the health topics listed to the left. We have a lot of other diseases located on other eMedTV Health Channels so if you do not find what you are looking for on this Health Channel, use the search box at the top of the page.
 
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