Health News and Evidence

NPS MedicineWise makes it easier for you to stay up to date with the latest health news and evidence. Our articles provide independent evidence-based information about medicines, medical devices and current health topics.

NPS Health News and Evidence provides you with all the latest relevant information to help inform best practice. To ensure we provide the most appropriate advice, we:

  • review the latest evidence from peer-reviewed journals, systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • consult national and international guidelines
  • work with national health authorities and professional bodies 
  • seek advice from clinical experts.

Health News and Evidence articles will help you

  • Stay up to date with the latest evidence about medicines, medical devices and current health topics.
  • Review the evidence around a current health topic.
  • Employ practice points based on best clinical practice advice.

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Latest issue

Antimicrobial use and resistance in Australia: keeping Australia informed and prepared

For the first time, a comprehensive picture of antimicrobial use and resistance in Australia is now available in one report – AURA 2016: First Australian report on antimicrobial use and resistance in human health, released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Osteoporosis management in aged care

Osteoporosis may affect a large proportion of aged care residents. Find out more about management of this condition in aged care.

Osteoporosis: not just a woman’s disease

Osteoporosis has a greater impact on mortality in men than women, but treatment uptake in men is low. Risk of osteoporosis in men is increased by hypogonadism, alcohol consumption and long-term corticosteroid use.