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Growth disorders

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Pituitary dwarfism (Growth hormone deficiency, Panhypopituitarism) | myVMC

Pituitary dwarfism or panhypopituitarism is a growth hormone deficiency that causes children to be abnormally short, with otherwise normal body proportions.

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Improving eating disorder mental health literacy

For early intervention to occur in Australia especially for young people there needs to be a growth in eating disorder mental health literacy.

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Acromegaly | myVMC

Acromegaly is a chronic metabolic disorder caused by the presence of too much growth hormone. In excess, it results in gradual enlargement of body tissues, including the bones of the face, jaw, hands, feet and skull.

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Sleep and your child

Common sleep disorders include nightmares and night terrors and sleepwalking. Bedwetting in children can also be a problem in early childhood.

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Growth Hormone for Weight Loss | myVMC

Growthhormone reduces obesity through its actions on two enzymes which control fat accumulation and the breakdown of stored triglycerides into free fatty acids.

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Growth hormone - Lab Tests Online AU

To identify diseases and conditions caused by either a deficiency or overproduction of growth hormone (GH), to evaluate pituitary function, and to monitor the effectiveness of GH treatment

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Thyroid gland disorders - myDr.com.au

The average person knows little about the detrimental affects of thyroid disorders upon health and this can be very discouraging.

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Corrected age: how old is your premature baby?

How old is your premature baby? This guide to corrected age (adjusted age) for premature babies explains premature baby development in the early years.

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Teens Dietitians Association of Australia

Teens Good nutrition is critical during teenage years to support healthy growth and development

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Saizen Solution for Injection - myDr.com.au

Saizen Solution for Injection - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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