Rett syndrome causes intellectual and physical disability. It’s been described relatively recently, so it’s not known how it progresses to middle age.
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.
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.
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.
Cystic fibrosis (CF)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease affecting the lungs and digestive system. Treatments can improve the quality of life for people living with CF.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain in the muscles and bones.
While it is not possible to prevent all cases of dementia, some measures can help prevent the disease.
Huntington's affects the nervous system and worsens over time. Symptoms include difficulty controlling limbs, and cognitive and emotional changes.
Differences between heart disease in women and in men
Heart disease often goes undiagnosed in women, partly because symptoms can develop later. Learn more about why heart disease differs in men and women.
Sleep apnoea occurs when a person’s throat is partly or completely blocked while they are asleep. Discover more about symptoms, complications and treatment.