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Rett syndrome

Rett syndrome causes intellectual and physical disability. It’s been described relatively recently, so it’s not known how it progresses to middle age.

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Acromegaly

Acromegaly causes parts of the body to grow larger and mostly affects people in middle age. It can be effectively treated, especially if diagnosed early.

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Back pain

Back pain is very common and affects people of all ages. While it generally clears up in a few days, or a few weeks, back pain can continue for a long period.

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Benign prostate hypertrophy

Benign prostate hypertrophy is an enlargement of the prostate gland that commonly arises after you reach the age of 40.

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Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection which usually affects primary school-aged children. Learn more about its cause, symptoms, treatment and prevention options.

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Ear infection

Trusted information about ear infection, what is an ear infection , symptoms, treatments and prevention.

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5 ways to reduce your risk of heart disease

Nine in 10 Australians have at least one risk factor for heart disease, but there are ways to reduce your risk, keep your heart healthy, and raise awareness and funds for research.

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Genetics of dementia

There isn't a single gene that is responsible for most types of dementia. However, some rare types of dementia can be inherited.

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Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Learn more about about plantar fasciitis including what it is, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Dementia prevention

While it is not possible to prevent all cases of dementia, there are some measures that can help prevent the disease.

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