Reaching Out to Baby Boomers

Hepatitis Australia is currently developing a campaign to reach baby boomers and other community groups who may have been missed in past hepatitis C awareness raising efforts.

Almost eight out of ten people living with hepatitis C are not current injecting drug users. Although the majority of Australians who acquire hepatitis C did so through unsafe injecting, 67 per cent (124,590) of them are no longer injecting drug users.

Close to 230,000 people were living with hepatitis C at the end of 2015. Of these, 25,000 (11%) were born overseas in regions of high prevalence and almost 16,000 (7%) contracted the virus through transfusion of unscreened blood and blood products, unsterile medical procedures, or mother-to-child transmission.

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Tips for Low-Salt Eating this Christmas

Christmas is all about relaxing with friends, family and, above all, food!  Food is about so much more than nutrition, especially on big occasions. Having a treat and feeling connected to friends and family by sharing the pleasure of favourite foods is a big part of the holiday.

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Eating Low Sodium Part Two – Tracking your daily sodium

If you have been advised to go on a low salt diet and are reluctant to forgo salty favourites, tracking your daily intake may be the way to go.

In this second part of our low-salt series for people with liver disease, we look at modifying diet to stay within the recommended daily sodium intake*, and we discuss the pros and cons so you can see if this is a realistic option for you. (Click here to read Part One – No Added Salt Diet)

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