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Brain diseases

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The brain is a control centre of the body, responsible for intelligence, speech, movement and regulation of organs. A healthy brain is quick and efficient.

Brain disorders include migraine, dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumours, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.

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Last reviewed: February 2020


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Dizziness is generally treatable and rarely indicates serious brain disease.

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A factsheet about Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease which is a rare brain disease that is caused by abnormal brain proteins called prions.

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease - Brain Foundation

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Read more at Virtual Medical Centre Description Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare brain disorder

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease - myDr.com.au

CreutzfeldtJakob disease (CJD) is a fatal, degenerative brain disorder that causes rapidly progressive dementia and loss of muscle control. It is a rare disease, affecting 12 people in every million in Australia.

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Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension - Headache Australia

It is a syndrome of raised intracranial pressure which is more common in women (4-8 times more) and is associated with obesity (+93% of patients are obese).

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Intracranial Hypertension - Brain Foundation

Intracranial Hypertension Description Read more at Headache Australia (a division of Brain Foundation) Further Information and Support Click here for the latest Australian research papers on Intracranial Hypertension AustralianIntracaranial Hypertension www.ih-australia.com.auIntracranial Hypertension Australia (IHA) is a non-profit health promotion organisation whose goal is to provide information and support to patients, their families and... Read more

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Symptoms of liver damage & disease vary from person to person. If youre concerned about symptoms of liver problems, we tell you all you need to know here.

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Parkinson's Disease - Brain Foundation

Parkinsons Disease Description Parkinsons disease is a progressive, degenerative neurological condition that affects the control of body movements

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Alzheimers Disease - Brain Foundation

Alzheimers Disease Description Alzheimers Disease is a form of dementia a neurodegenerative disease that damages the brains intellectual functions (memory, orientation, calculation, etc

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Huntington's Disease - Brain Foundation

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