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SBS story | Bid to cut rheumatic heart disease rates

9 May 2014 | SBS Radio

(Transcript from World News Radio | Click on website to listen to the audio)

Efforts are being made in Australia to reduce high rates of rheumatic heart disease in remote Aboriginal communities and refugee groups.

While general heart disease is often a product of smoking, poor diet or a lack of exercise, rheumatic heart disease usually occurs in impoverished living conditions, where health access is limited.

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