Information about foetal diseases from leading Australian health organisations.
Browse our index of articles on genetic disorders to learn about a specific condition. Information includes signs and symptoms of the condition, how it is diagnosed and where to go for support.
Edwards syndrome (Trisomy 18)
Edwards syndrome, also called Trisomy 18, is a genetic disorder in babies that causes severe disability. It is caused by an extra copy of chromosome 18.
Down Syndrome Good Health App
Supports adults with Down syndrome to keep a diary of their meals, water intake, exercise and daily activities
Long QT syndrome
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a disorder of the heart's electrical system that can cause fast, chaotic heartbeats, called arrhythmias.
Down Syndrome Health Record App
Health record app is for parents and support people of children with Down syndrome that assists them to record and monitor their child’s health, growth and development.
UpBeat is an app for teenagers with heart conditions (15 to 19 years) who are starting to manage their lives and health care more independently. It is a tool that helps young people with childhood heart disease (CHD) to engage with the health care transition process (moving from paediatric to adult care) and the self-management of their condition.
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inherited problem with breaking down protein. With the right diet, people with PKU can live a normal life. Learn about diagnosis and the PKU diet.
An umbilical hernia occurs when the muscles around the belly button are weak or have a gap in them. Find out more about umbilical hernia.
Children with Noonan syndrome may have odd facial features, restricted growth and heart defects, but most, with therapy, go on to lead normal lives.