Links to trusted information about growth disorders.
Gigantism is a very rare condition that causes children to grow abnormally fast and tall. It can be treated successfully, but they may still have symptoms.
Most people with dwarfism lead relatively long, healthy lives; the main problem they face is discrimination. For others, there are health issues to be aware of.
Human growth hormone
Human growth hormone is a small protein that travels in the bloodstream to stimulate growth. Learn more about the medical uses of human growth hormone.
Symptoms of eating disorders
It is not always easy to tell if someone has an eating disorder, but there may be physical and psychological signs that suggest they have a problem. Learn more here.
Bleeding between periods
Vaginal bleeding between periods is not unusual, but should be checked by your doctor if it happens more than once or twice.
Trusted information about fetal diseases from leading Australian health organisations, including links to fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
Children with Noonan syndrome may have odd facial features, restricted growth and heart defects, but most, with therapy, go on to lead normal lives.
Depression in teenagers
One in five children and adolescents is affected by mental health problems and disorders. Discover the signs by reading this page.
Iodine is essential for making proteins and the growth of your bones and nerves. Learn more about what you get in iodine and how much you need.