When Chloe went to her GP to have a hepatitis B test she was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. While this came as a surprise to Chloe, statistically it’s not unusual. 1 in 4 people in Victoria have fatty liver disease, and this number is rising.
We talk to Dr. Adrian Farrugia from the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. Adrian’s research focuses on opioid overdose and take-home naloxone, experiences of hepatitis C treatment, and young people’s drug consumption and drug education.
We spoke with sexual health educator Sarah Lorrimar at Women’s Health West, and her strong connection with Melbourne’s West through her work - building knowledge with diverse communities, women's rights and preventing transmission of blood-borne viruses (BBVs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
How much do we really know about the impact of non-dependent alcohol use upon the brain?
We talk to Steve Allsop about the changing perceptions around drug law in Australia, what this could look like and what is important to take into consideration.
Dr Marno Ryan of St Vincent's hospital talks liver disease