Water, nature's health drink
With over two million Australians showing some sign
of kidney disease, Kidney Health Australia has
chosen International Water Day to call on people to
drink water, nature’s health drink.
Staggering cost of kidney disease
The cost of treating kidney disease in Australia is
rising by $50 million a year and will jump from $700
million in 2006 to $900 million in 2010, according
to the first ever report on The Economic Impact of
Kidney Disease in Australia released recently.
Know your kidneys
Australia today urged all Australians to become aware of kidney failure which
causes or contributes to at least 9.5% of all deaths in Australia and is known
as the Silent Killer.
school soft drinks
One drink containing
sugar each day has been shown in females to be associated with an 80% increase
in the risk of acquiring diabetes. Kidney Health Australia backed moves by the
Victorian Government to ban sugar laden soft drinks at schools and called for
other State Governments to adopt a similar policy nationally.
Kidney damage - no warning signs!
About 2 million
Australians may be affected by early-stage kidney disease and not even know it,
Kidney Health Australia said today as it released details of No Warning Signs, a
community awareness program to combat the silent killer in Australia.