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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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Ganglion cyst

A ganglion cyst is a collection of fluid on a joint or tendon. The cause of them is unknown. Find out more about the symptoms and treatment options available.

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Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is when the tissue on the bottom of your foot becomes inflamed. It commonly causes heel pain. Learn how to manage the pain here.

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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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Achilles tendon injuries

The Achilles tendon is the thick cord you can feel above the back of your heel. Find out about Achilles tendon injuries and how to prevent them.

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve. It affects 1 in 10 Australians aged over 80, but glaucoma can strike at any age. Read on to learn more about glaucoma symptoms, treatments and causes.

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Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)

Obstructive sleep apnoea occurs when a person's throat is partly or completely blocked while they are asleep. Learn about symptoms and treatment here.

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Leukaemia

Leukaemia is a cancer that affects the formation of white blood cells. Learn about the different types, as well as symptoms and treatment options.

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