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Fragile X syndrome

Fragile X causes intellectual disability, behavioural and learning difficulties, and physical problems. It’s the commonest genetic cause of autism.

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Cri du chat syndrome

Cri du chat (“cat’s cry”) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that causes delayed physical development, a small head size and intellectual disability. Learn more here, including why the condition has this name.

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Angelman syndrome

A rare syndrome causing physical and intellectual disability. It can’t be cured, but some therapies can improve the quality of life of those affected.

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6 myths about cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) affects 1 in every 500 babies born in Australia, yet it's still very misunderstood. Learn the facts about CP this World Cerebral Palsy Day.

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Iodine deficiency

Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of thyroid disease and can even cause brain damage in babies. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, women should take iodine supplements. Learn more here.

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5 things people with Down syndrome want you to know

About 1 in every 1,100 babies born has Down syndrome — and most will enjoy a long, healthy life. Here's what you need to know about Down syndrome (Trisomy 21).

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Phenylketonuria

Links to trusted information about phenylketonuria (PKU), an inherited disorder that increases levels of an amino acid in the blood called phenylalanine.

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What causes pneumonia?

Pneumonia is caused by an infection of the lung. Most infections are due either to bacteria or viruses.

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Cerebral palsy symptoms

Symptoms of cerebral palsy range from muscle stiffness and weakness to balance problems. Learn all about the four main types of cerebral palsy here.

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Iodine

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.

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