NPS Medicinewise - What's new http://www.nps.org.au en-au Latest tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests from NPS Medicinewise Copyright 2012 NPS Medicinewise Health/Medicines http://www.nps.org.au/__data/assets/image/0011/167159/RSSlogo.png What's new — NPS Medicinewise http://www.nps.org.au Information Security Analyst (15 week maximum term contract) Are you an expert in information security? Do you enjoy working in collaboration with multiple stakeholders? Great Surry Hills location – short walk from Central Station. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/information-security-analyst http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/information-security-analyst Website Indexer & Metadata Analyst (part-time) Be responsible for indexing NPS MedicineWise digital content. Close to Central. Great staff benefits! Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/website-indexer-and-metadata-analyst-part-time http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/website-indexer-and-metadata-analyst-part-time Technology Team Lead - 2 year maximum term contract Do you have outstanding leadership skills? Want to design cutting edge technology solutions? Great employee benefits! Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/technology-team-lead http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/technology-team-lead Be Medicinewise Week 13–19 October Take the Medicinewise challenge – 5 questions. Find out if you are medicinewise and how to get the best from your medicines. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/why-be-medicinewise/be-medicinewise-week http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/why-be-medicinewise/be-medicinewise-week Are you taking your prescription medicines as prescribed? During Be Medicinewise Week 2014 we urge Australians to be medicinewise with prescription medicines. While a high number of respondents take prescribed meds, advice on taking medicines safely and effectively is not always followed Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/are-you-taking-your-prescription-medicines-as-prescribed http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/are-you-taking-your-prescription-medicines-as-prescribed Digital Producer (maternity leave cover) Are you passionate about digital information solutions? Would you like the opportunity to manage projects? Interested in joining a dynamic team? Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/digital-producer-maternity-leave-cover http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/digital-producer-maternity-leave-cover Be safe and wise with complementary medicines this Be Medicinewise Week Australians spend over $1bill. each year on complementary medicines. In Be Medicinewise Week 2014 we urge the importance of telling your health professional about all the medicines you take to avoid the risk of interactions Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/be-safe-and-wise-with-complementary-medicines-this-be-medicinewise-week http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/be-safe-and-wise-with-complementary-medicines-this-be-medicinewise-week Does your medicine cabinet need a clean out? Many Australians keep expired medicines in their home A new survey shows the average Australian has more than 9 different medicines in their home - and many of these are out-of-date. In Be Medicinewise Week 2014 we remind Australians of the importance of medication safety and being medicinewise. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/does-your-medicine-cabinet-need-a-clean-out-many-australians-keep-expired-medicines-in-their-home http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/does-your-medicine-cabinet-need-a-clean-out-many-australians-keep-expired-medicines-in-their-home Should I take my medicines with or without food? Food can affect how medicine works or cause unwanted side effects. Some medicines come with label recommendations about when they should be taken with respect to food/drink, eg,'Take on an empty stomach'. If you are unsure, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/Medicinewise-questions/medicinewise-questions/taking-medicines-with-or-without-food http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/Medicinewise-questions/medicinewise-questions/taking-medicines-with-or-without-food Tricks of the trade in drug promotion Direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs is prohibited in Australia, but drugs are advertised to healthcare professionals. An article in the latest Australian Prescriber examines the issue Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/tricks-of-the-trade-in-drug-promotion http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/tricks-of-the-trade-in-drug-promotion New case study from NPS MedicineWise: Diagnostic approach to fatigue Our latest interactive case study on fatigue is now available, based on a scenario common in general practice. Completion of the case study attracts continuing professional development (CPD) points for GPs, pharmacists and nurses. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/new-case-study-from-nps-medicinewise-diagnostic-approach-to-fatigue http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/new-case-study-from-nps-medicinewise-diagnostic-approach-to-fatigue Fatigue: a diagnostic approach to deal with uncertainty This interactive module explores the diagnostic approach to fatigue in young to middle-aged adults, to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence in assessing patients with this condition. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/online-courses/fatigue-dealing-with-uncertainty http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/online-courses/fatigue-dealing-with-uncertainty Is paracetamol effective for low back pain? An Australian study made headlines around the world with a surprise finding that paracetamol is not effective for acute low back pain. So what does the trial tell us, and what is the best way to manage acute low back pain? Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2014/is-paracetamol-effective-for-low-back-pain http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2014/is-paracetamol-effective-for-low-back-pain Larger concerns with antipsychotics in kids Children and adolescents are known to be more vulnerable to antipsychotic-associated adverse effects such as obesity. With the use of these medicines on the rise, being familiar with monitoring and managing adverse effects in this population is vital. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2014/antipsychotics-in-children http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2014/antipsychotics-in-children Top 3 tips to beat hay fever Read about the signs and symptoms of hay fever and the treatments available to beat it. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2014/managing-hay-fever http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2014/managing-hay-fever Resistance fighter pledge A pledge to fight antibiotic resistance for doctors, GPs and other health professionals Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:47:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medicines/infections-and-infestations/antibiotics/for-health-profesionals/resistance-fighter-pledge http://www.nps.org.au/medicines/infections-and-infestations/antibiotics/for-health-profesionals/resistance-fighter-pledge Medicine Wise Quiz Page Take the Medicinewise challenge – 5 questions. See if you are more medicinewise than me and get the best from your medicines. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:35:07 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/why-be-medicinewise/be-medicinewise-week/medicine-wise-quiz/medicine-wise-quiz-page http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/why-be-medicinewise/be-medicinewise-week/medicine-wise-quiz/medicine-wise-quiz-page Clinical Services Specialist Are you a qualified health professional? Are you passionate about health? Would you like the opportunity to deliver innovative programs? Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-services-specialist-css http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-services-specialist-css Feeling knackered? You're not alone Fatigue is a common symptom with around 1.5 million Australians each year seeing their doctor about fatigue. NPS MedicineWise has launched an education program to help people understand the many possible causes of fatigue and how to manage it appropriately Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/feeling-knackered-youre-not-alone http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/feeling-knackered-youre-not-alone Finding reliable information about medical tests: New information-sharing collaboration A new information-sharing collaboration between NPS MedicineWise and Lab Tests Online Australasia means consumers and health professionals will have access to additional, reliable information on medical tests and conditions. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/finding-reliable-information-about-medical-tests-new-information-sharing-collaboration http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/finding-reliable-information-about-medical-tests-new-information-sharing-collaboration