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Movement disorders

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Ataxic Cerebral Palsy (Ataxia) | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Ataxic Cerebral Palsy (Ataxia) Ataxia is the least common form of cerebral palsy. Ataxia means 'withoutorder' or 'incoordination'. Ataxic movements are characterised by clumsiness, imprecision, or instability. Movements are not...

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Ageing and Sleep

Important things about aging and sleep. Sleep is important to health and well-being. Sleep health is vital to good health. A lack of sleep affects mood, concentration, memory, weight, driving skills and quality of life. Medical sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea (apnea), insomnia, snoring, restless legs syndrome and narcolepsy contribute to high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Poor sleep is a mojor cause of lost productivity and accidents in the workplace, road and at home. Sleep is one of the pillars of good health.

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Events Which Are Not Seizures | Epilepsy Action Australia

A number of common events, such as fainting and migraines, can be confused with seizures. Find out more about events which might seem like seizures.

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REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder

The Sleep Health Foundation is a non-profit organisation and Australian public advocate for sleep health and aims to improve people’s lives through better sleep.

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Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep (PMLS)

The Sleep Health Foundation is a non-profit organisation and Australian public advocate for sleep health and aims to improve people’s lives through better sleep.

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Brain Foundation | Friedreichs Ataxia

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Vestibular Disorders - Whirled Foundation

Support for chronic imbalance sufferers

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Cerebral palsy Q and A - myDr.com.au

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the name given to a group of disorders that affect body posture and movement, caused by damage to the part of the brain that controls muscle tone.

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The General Movements Assessment | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

What is the General Movements Assessment? The General Movements Assessment is a non-invasive and cost-effective way to identify neurological issues which may lead to cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities....

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Parkinson's disease: Q and A - myDr.com.au

Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disease of the nervous system that causes disturbances in initiating, controlling and co-ordinating movement. The symptoms gradually get worse over time.

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