December 2006
Good Medicine (Australian Consolidated Press);Dec2006, p15
The article reports findings of research on high blood pressure. The research found that 77 per cent of Australians are unaware there are no symptoms for high blood pressure. Kidney Health Australia CEO Anne Wilson stated that the revelation can be dangerous as it can be a risk factor for heart and kidney disease.


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