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Physical disabilities

Links to trusted information about physical disabilities.

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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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Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs, also called service dogs, are animals trained to help people who are living with physical disabilities to move around and do everyday activities.

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Growth disorders

Links to trusted information about growth disorders.

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6 myths about cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) affects 1 in every 500 babies born in Australia, yet it's still very misunderstood. Learn the facts about CP this World Cerebral Palsy Day.

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Birth defects

Trusted information about birth defects from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on spina bifida and amniocentesis.

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What not to say to an amputee

More than 20,000 amputees live in Australia. To mark Amputee Awareness Week, follow these tips for talking to people with limb loss.

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Loneliness and isolation

Everyone feels a sense of loneliness and isolation at times. Learn why you may feel this way, how it affects your mental health and how to deal with it.

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Stroke rehabilitation

Stroke rehabilitation helps the brain to relearn skills that have been affected. Learn about the most common problems and types of rehabilitation.

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Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference

Learn to estimate whether or not you are a healthy weight by calculating your body mass index (BMI) and measuring your waist circumference.

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