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Clinical guidelines

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Clinical guidelines bring together the best available evidence to underpin recommendations and practices for the prevention and treatment of disease, as well as best healthcare practices.

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Last reviewed: July 2016

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International Diagnostic Guidelines

In Australia there are currently no nationally recognised clinical guidelines for the screening and diagnosis of FASD. However, the Australian FASD Collaboration has developed a national diagnostic instrument for FASD. It is hoped that this will be tested in 2013-14. As part of this process clinical guidelines will be developed for its use. For more information about diagnosis in Australia go to What is FASD?

Read more on NOFASD - National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder website

For health professionals and researchers | Cancer Australia Children's Cancers

Information for health professionals about children's cancer, clinical practice guidelines, how to talk to children with cancer and their families, immunisation, professional development and more.

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Follow up of women with epithelial ovarian cancer | Cancer Australia

A clinical practice guideline developed by Cancer Australia* ISBN: 978-1-74127-169-0 Cancer Australia 2011 * In July 2011, National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC) amalgamated with Cancer Australia to form a single national agency, Cancer Australia, to provide leadership in cancer control and improve outcomes for Australians affected by cancer.

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Video series & Podcasts Early Diagnosis of cerebral palsy | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a non-profit that provides services to thousands of people with a disability and their families. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a physical disability that affects the way that a person moves.

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Department of Health | Mental health publications

A-Z listing of mental health publications.

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Current FASD projects

Current FASD projects

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Recommendations for use of Sentinel node biopsy in early (operable) breast cancer | Cancer Australia

This guideline includes statements and recommendations based on available, high-level evidence about the use of sentinel node biopsy in women with early (operable) breast cancer. The guideline aims to provide health professionals with information to assist in making management recommendations for improved patient outcomes. NBOCC* also develops information specifically for

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Health checks men should have -

Check out the screening tests, examinations and self-checks that all men should do to stay as healthy as possible and detect conditions as early as possible to improve outcomes.

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The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia: tests, treatments and procedures clinicians and consumers should question

Recommendations from The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia on urinary tract infections, PSA testing, vitamin D deficiency screening, serum tumor marker tests & hyperlipidaemia.

Read more on Choosing Wisely Australia website

Our work in perinatal mental health

The beyond babyblues program was created to address the debilitating impact of perinatal mental health conditions on the mother, infant and family

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