Health Websites of General Interest to the Public
The internet is a very useful way to seek information. Here are a few sites that Bristol Laparoscopic Associates recommend. If you have some questions regarding the information, and how it might apply to you, please use the contact page to send a message.
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk - A good encyclopaedia of illnesses, lists your nearest health care professional. Self diagnosis section
www.healthsites.co.uk - Helps non medical people find reliable information.
www.bbc.co.uk/health - Has plenty of news stories and a healthy living section
www.besttreatments.co.uk - Clinical advice from the British Medical Journal. Discusses available treatments and so allows you to make an informed choice.
www.patient.co.uk - A clear site containing leaflets on health and disease.
www.netdoctor.co.uk - General topics, weight loss and how to quit smoking
www.ncam.nih.gov - National Centre for Complementary and Alternative medicine
www.cancerresearch.co.uk - Everything you want to know about cancer
www.cancerbacup.co.uk - Helping people live with cancer.
www.cancersupportuk.nhs.uk - Cancer support UK ‘coping with cancer at home
www.bowelcancer.org/ - Beating Bowel Cancer
www.3.mdanderson.org/depts/hcc - Hereditary bowel Cancer
www.nacc.org.uk - National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s disease
www.ileostomypouch.deamon.co.uk - Ileostomy & pouch support group
www.red-lion-group.mcmail.com/ - St Marks pouch support group
www.efcca.org - European Federation of Crohn’s & Ulcerative colitis Associations
www.bcass.org.uk - British Colostomy Association
www.Surgerydoor.co.uk - Information on Surgical treatment of disease
www.besttreatments.co.uk/btuk/electsurgery/18625.html - Hernia surgery
www.bristolurology.com – Information on all aspects of Urology
www.prostatecancercentre.co.uk – Information on prostate cancer
www.prostatecancersupport.co.uk – Prostate Cancer Support Association
www.pha.u-net.com/ - Prostate Help Association
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ - Data base of named surgeons peer reviewed publications.
www.gastricbandservice.co.uk Obesity and gastric banding
www.rcog.org.uk/resources/public/pdf/stressincontinence.pdf Information on stress incontinence and its treatment