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  1. Prader-Willi syndrome

    13 Nov 2018

    A feature of Prader-Willi syndrome is the child's excessive appetite, which often leads to obesity...

  2. Rubella

    08 Nov 2018

    Rubella is a mild illness for most people, but very dangerous for pregnant women and their babies...

  3. Fragile X syndrome

    02 Nov 2018

    The facts about fragile X syndrome are complicated, and parents and family members are invited to ask their doctor to refer them to a genetics clinic...

  4. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)

    01 Nov 2018

    CAH is a rare genetic disorder, but it is well understood and treatment is readily available...

  5. Ambiguous genitalia

    01 Nov 2018

    The causes of ambiguous genitalia include genetic variations, hormonal imbalances and malformations of the fetal tissues that are supposed to evolve into genitals...

  6. Birth defects explained

    22 Aug 2018

    The cause of birth defects is often unknown, speak to your GP if you are at increased risk of having a baby with a congenital anomaly...

  7. Newborn bloodspot screening

    15 Aug 2018

    Every newborn baby in Australia is offered a newborn bloodspot screening test to identify those at risk of rare, but serious, medical conditions...

  8. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)

    29 Jun 2018

    The World Health Organization recommends that pregnant women should avoid alcohol...

  9. Egg freezing

    27 Mar 2018

    You can freeze your eggs for medical reasons or for reasons that are more to do with your life circumstances...

  10. Spina bifida

    09 Mar 2018

    Folate can prevent up to 70 per cent of spina bifida cases if taken daily for one month before conception and during the first three months of pregnancy...