Trusted information about birth defects from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on spina bifida and amniocentesis.
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.
Congenital heart defects
Trusted information about congenital heart defects from leading Australian health organisations, including links to atrial septal defect.
Oral-facial cleft lip and palate
Learn about oral-facial cleft lip and cleft palate - birth defects in which the tissues of the mouth or lip don't form properly during foetal development.
Long QT syndrome
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a disorder of the heart's electrical system that can cause fast, chaotic heartbeats, called arrhythmias.
Chiari (or Arnold-Chiari) malformation occurs when part of the brain pushes down into the spinal canal. Some, but not all people have symptoms. Learn more here.
Links to trusted information about diethylstilboestrol (DES).
Children with Noonan syndrome may have odd facial features, restricted growth and heart defects, but most, with therapy, go on to lead normal lives.
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.
Tuberous sclerosis affects parts of the body, behaviour and thinking. If you notice symptoms you should see a doctor, but there are ways to manage the disease.