Hepatitis B Targets – Australia 23 years behind on care, 24 on treatment

Australia still has a long way to go to achieve its National Hepatitis B Strategy targets aimed at eliminating the disease by 2030.

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Talk to a Nurse

South Australia’s Viral Hepatitis Nurses are clinical practice consultants who work with patients in the community, general practice or hospital setting. They provide a link between public hospital specialist services and general practice, and give specialised support to general practitioners (GPs) to assist in the management of patients with hepatitis B or hepatitis C.

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Forget “Detox” – Tips on how to really help yourself feel better

Feeling run down after the Christmas season and thinking about doing a detox to start 2019 right?

It’s the time of year when articles about the magical benefits of detoxing flood the media. A fresh start is always appealing, especially when you’ve over-indulged. Unfortunately, detoxing—the idea that you can flush away stored toxins from bad food, alcohol or drugs—is a myth; our bodies simply don’t work this way.

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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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