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Untreated Hypertension Common in Developing Countries

High blood pressure is no longer just a serious health concern in Western countries, it affects every part of society, rich and poor, urban and rural, according to a new study from the World Health Organization. High blood pressure or hypertension causes heart attack, stroke and kidney failure.  Last year, experts say, hypertension was responsible for 45 percent of the deaths due to heart disease and 51 percent of stroke deaths worldwide.   The WHO’s Study on Aging and Adult...

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