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Diseases & Conditions

Diseases and conditions

Allergies/Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) ( Exit NIEHS Website
The AAAAI Patients and Consumers Center offers public education materials, brochures, FAQs and background information on specific allergic conditions.

A Report on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity ( Exit NIEHS Website
A 1998 report discussing the background and causes of MCS, epidemiological evidence, tools for future research and methods of medical evaluation.

MC Survivors ( Exit NIEHS Website
A site devoted to those who have survived multiple chemical sensitivity. Organizes online resources covering organizations, medical treatment centers, food factors, books and products, communities and legal aid.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ( Exit NIEHS Website
Useful list of publications, fact sheets and brochures about the immune system and living with allergies.


Alzheimer’s Association ( Exit NIEHS Website
Sections geared towards Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers and physicians. Provides latest information on current research.

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center ( Exit NIEHS Website
Operated by the National Institute on Aging to provide general information on causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, caregiving and clinical trials associated with Alzheimer’s.

MedlinePlus: Alzheimer’s Disease ( Exit NIEHS Website
Compilation of links to government and non-profit organizations specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and coping with Alzheimer’s.


Asthma Research at NIEHS
Learn more about the type of research being done at NIEHS. Links to information on preventing asthma attacks and useful online asthma resources.

Selected Online Resources About Asthma ( Exit NIEHS Website
The National Library of Medicine has compiled these links to government and non-profit organizations disseminating information and conducting research on asthma.

Birth Defects

Birth Defects Research for Children ( Exit NIEHS Website
Comprehensive source of fact sheets and information resources. A free, monthly online newsletter, Birth Defects News, that highlights the latest advances in research.

March of Dimes ( Exit NIEHS Website
Good starting point for background information on types of birth defects, learning about the roles genes play in birth defects, how to obtain genetic testing and counseling and other useful guidance.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities ( Exit NIEHS Website
Research focuses on identifying the causes of birth defects and developmental disabilities and how to help children fulfill their potential. The site also offers “kids” pages and a Spanish language version.

Cancer ( Exit NIEHS Website
The National Cancer Institute’s portal to information on the types of cancer, treatment options, methods for coping with cancer, support groups, screening and testing and prevention measures.

Cancer News on the Net ( Exit NIEHS Website
Dedicated to bringing patients and their families the latest news and information on cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

OncoLink ( Exit NIEHS Website
Good starting resource for information on the types of cancer, treatment options, coping with cancer, clinical trials, and bibliography of books, music and videotapes on cancer. Department of Health & Human Services National Institutes of Health
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