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Naloxone Needed in Prisons to Fight Nitazene Effects

The recent concern about fatal opioid overdose from nitazenes in the illicit drug supply has raised fears for many prison experts. People who are in prison are not afforded the …

In Our Library: Resource Highlights, July 2024

To view the full list of newly added titles with links  – go to the library home page. Hepatitis NSW online learning modules Hepatitis NSW, Sydney, 2024. Online modules. Designed to …

World Hepatitis Day Parliamentary Event

Australia has been urged to accelerate action to eliminate hepatitis B and hepatitis C, with Health Minister Mark Butler MP addressing a renewed push to curb the epidemics. He spoke …

60-Second HCV Test Approved

The INSTI HCV Antibody point-of-care test has received approval from the Therapeutic Goods Administration, meaning it can now be used widely in Australia. This test is a single-use, rapid, flow-through …

Life After Hep C–Meal Plans for Health and Convenience!

After he was cured of hep C, Fred realised there was another set of blood result numbers he had to keep an eye on. He found a way to stay on top of it.

Chad Hepatitis E Outbreak

The World Health Organization recently announced an outbreak of hepatitis E in the eastern Ouaddai province of Chad. The Conversation Africa asked Kolawole Oluseyi Akande, a consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist, to explain the causes, symptoms, spread and treatment of hepatitis E.

Refugee Week: Resources for Your Health – and Your Liver

Refugees and migrants have a variety of different health needs, shaped by experiences in country of origin, migration journey, host country’s policies, and living/working conditions.

Avoidable Drug-Induced Deaths in Australia

Drug-induced deaths continue to be a public health issue in Australia, with the equivalent of five deaths per day.

How Emergency Departments Fail the Mentally Ill

A serious disconnect between hospital emergency departments and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is failing people with mental health conditions.

In Our Library: Resource Highlights, May 2024

New to our library in May. Selection includes fact sheets and journal articles.

National Reconciliation Week 2024

Reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-indigenous Australians took a battering in 2023 when the referendum on constitutional recognition of our country’s first people was defeated following a campaign marred by racism, …

The UK’s Infected Blood Scandal: An Explainer

The infected blood scandal has been labeled the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS. Over 3,000 people have died as a result of receiving contaminated blood.

No Printer? No Worries. Print to Your Library!

If, like me, you don’t have a printer at home, but need to print something: don’t fret. If you’re a member of a South Australian public library and have internet …

In Our Library: Living Well with Hepatitis (2)

Part 2 of our Librarian's selection on managing symptoms and other challenges of living with hepatitis.

Health Expo 2024 Wellness Wonderland

The Health Expo 2024 Wellness Wonderland was an absolute hit, packed with exciting activities and experiences! Hepatitis SA joined in the fun as one of the stallholders.

Tarpari Wellbeing Day 2024

Recently two educators from the Hepatitis SA Education team attended the Tarpari Wellbeing Day. This family-friendly free biennial event for the whole community was held on 17 April at Memorial …

Budget 2024 – What’s in it for Viral Hepatitis

There's some welcome funding for the fight to eliminate viral hepatitis but it's disappointing to note that hepatitis B again gets a back seat.

Mobilising the Whole Health System

One of the keys to viral hepatitis elimination is to make hepatitis screening, monitoring and clinical management part of the broader health system, delivered along with other infectious diseases screening and care.

Don’t like injections?A Prick-Free Natural Alternative is on the Horizon

Injections as a form of drug delivery for people with chronic diseases, may one day be a thing of the past. Two Australian university researchers are a step closer to …

In Our Library: Resource Highlights, April 2024

New to our library in the April. Selection includes study reports and handy factsheets.

Indigenous Peoples Consensus Statement

“We acknowledge all Indigenous peoples around the world here with us and online. We, the presenters of the Indigenous Session at the World Hepatitis Summit 2024 are here to present …

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Fun Equally Shared – Harmony Day with a Difference

At first glance, Harmony Day at Community Access and Services SA (CAaSSA) in Ascot Park is like most other multi-cultural festivals: people from minority cultures milling around in exotic costumes, …

Could many dementia cases actually be liver disease?

A recent study of US veterans found that 10 per cent of those diagnosed with dementia actually had hepatitic encephalopathy, a treatable condition.

WHS Declaration: Reset and Re-invigorate

“To improve the lives of the over 300 million people living with hepatitis, the attendees of the 4th World Hepatitis Summit call for a reset and re-invigoration of the response. …