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  1. Kidneys - polycystic kidney disease (PKD)

    16 Sep 2019

    Polycystic kidney disease is a common cause of kidney failure in Australia and equally affects men and women of different ethnic backgrounds...

  2. Newborn bloodspot screening

    16 Sep 2019

    Every newborn baby in Australia is offered a test for rare, but serious, medical conditions. The conditions tested for are phenylketonuria, hypothyroidism and cystic fibrosis. You can choose whether...

  3. Long QT syndrome

    16 Sep 2019

    You should be investigated for long QT syndrome if you faint for no apparent reason, during or after exercise or emotional excitement...

  4. Genetic services in Victoria

    Genetic services in Victoria

    Genetic services can help people who are affected by, or who are at risk of, inherited conditions or birth defects, to make informed choices about their healthcare...

  5. Cleft palate and cleft lip

    16 Sep 2019

    Most cleft palates and cleft lips can be repaired so that appearance and speech develop normally...

  6. Haemochromatosis

    06 Sep 2019

    Haemochromatosis (iron overload disorder) tends to be under-diagnosed, partly because its symptoms are similar to those caused by a range of other illnesses...

  7. Huntington's disease

    06 Sep 2019

    The symptoms of Huntington's disease usually, but not always, first appear when the person is approaching middle age...

  8. Kennedy's disease

    06 Sep 2019

    Kennedy's disease is a rare inherited neuromuscular disorder that causes progressive weakening and wasting of the muscles, particularly the arms and legs...

  9. Phenylketonuria (PKU)

    06 Sep 2019

    PKU is an inherited disorder that prevents the normal breakdown of a protein found in some foods...

  10. Thalassaemia

    06 Sep 2019

    Thalassaemia is an inherited blood disorder that can cause anaemia or death if not treated...