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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.

Problems like inflammation, loss of brain cells (stroke), brain tumours, trauma and age-related diseases, like Alzheimer's, interfere with normal function. Follow the links below to find trusted information about brain diseases.

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Last reviewed: February 2014

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Dizziness and vertigo - Better Health Channel

Dizziness is generally treatable and rarely indicates serious brain disease.

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) factsheet - Fact sheets

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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Mad cow disease (Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, transmissible spongiform encephalopathy; new variant CJD) | HealthEngine Blog

Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy; BSE) causes dementia and movement disorders. One cause is eating beef contaminated with BSE.

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Headache and Pain Clinics - Headache Australia

Headache and pain clinics are normally located at major hospitals and may be conducted by specialist doctors or multidisciplinary teams taking a holistic approach to treatment. A referral from a general practitioner is generally required. ACT Pain Management UnitBuilding 8, Canberra HospitalYamba DriveGarran, ACT 2605 (02) 6244-3055 NEW SOUTH WALES The Combined Neurology... Read more

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Schizophrenia 1: About Schizophrenia | HealthEngine Blog

Schizophrenia is a neurological condition. Dr Sharif discusses signs of schizophrenia, schizophrenia causes and schizophrenia treatment in this video.

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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 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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Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) - Headache Australia

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Liver failure (including encephalopathy, fulminant hepatic failure, hepato-renal syndrome) | HealthEngine Blog

Liver failure or hepatic failure is often associated with liver cirrhosis or chronic liver disease. It may cause coma and requires liver transplant.

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Benign intracranial hypertension (BIH; pseudotumour cerebri; PTC; idiopathic intracranial hypertension; IIH) | HealthEngine Blog

Benign intracranial hypertension (BIH) is a brain disorder characterised by increased pressure in the skull with no brain abnormalities or apparent cause.

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Brain Foundation | Gaucher Disease

Gaucher Disease Gaucher Disease Read more at Virtual Medical Centre Description Gaucher disease is an inherited illness caused by a gene mutation

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