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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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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 and keep your heart healthy.

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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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Cystic fibrosis (CF)

Cystic fibrosis is a disease affecting the lungs and digestive system. Learn more about cystic fibrosis (CF), including its symptoms, treatment options and how it's diagnosed.

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Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia and a common cause of heel pain. If you have plantar fasciitis, learn about how you can reduce the pain.

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Huntington’s disease

Huntington's affects the nervous system and worsens over time. Symptoms include difficulty controlling limbs, and cognitive and emotional changes.

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain in the muscles and bones.

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Dementia prevention

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

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve. It affects 1 in 10 Australians aged 80 and over – but glaucoma can also strike at any age.

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