There are an estimated 30,000 human diseases known to medicine.
Sources of information:
?According to the World Health Organization, there are still no
effective treatments available for around three quarters of the 30,000
diseases known today worldwide.?
EFPIA - European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
According to Pat Rattigan N.D. director British Antivivisection
Association, ?we now have over 30,000 diseases - and rising.?
Pat Rattigan N.D. director British Antivivisection Association
PO Box 73 Chesterfield S41 0YZ 01246 230474
Medical News Today
Today, roughly one third of the 30,000 diseases known to mankind are
?But we know that even today, effective treatments are available only
for about 10,000 of the estimated 30,000 diseases known to man.?
Hoffmann-La Roche Inc
Of the 30,000 diseases known to medicine, only one third can be
?There are some 30,000 diseases known to modern medicine. Over 150 of
them can be classified as ?diseasesof civilisation? and include
conditions such as: angina, anxiety, asthma , allergies, bronchitis,
bronchiecstasis,breathlessness, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes
mellitus, emphysema, eczema, high blood pressure, noncongenital heart
conditions, hormonal disorders, immunedeficiency, obesity,
pre-cancerous conditions, psoriasis,stress related disorders, sleep
apnea, stroke and tumours.?
"20000..50000 diseases " mankind OR human
"30000 diseases "
I hope you find this information helpful!
Request for Answer Clarification by
11 Mar 2005 15:57 PST
Very nice to receive such a quick answer!
Unfortunately, the sources for these answers: pharmaceutical company
advertisements(Hoffman-La Roche, Berlin-Chemie), other lobbyist
organizations (EFPIA, antivivesectionist), and medical quackery
(buteyko) are tainted by conflicts of interest (pharma companies want
the impression of lots of untreatable disease, antivivisectionist want
the impression we are making no headway in disease with animal
experimentation) and a lack of credibility (Buteyko's claim that
alveoli hyperventilation cures high blood pressure, bronchospasm etc.
is not supported in the literature).
Anything cited from a medical journal (pubmed.gov), a reputable
medical association (AMA, WHO etc.), or an encyclopedia would be far
One citation mentioned the source of this was the World Health
Organization...any chance the source can be found?