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 Latest edition of Australian Prescriber out now Latest edition of Australian Prescriber out now Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/latest-edition-of-australian-prescriber-out-now-october3 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/latest-edition-of-australian-prescriber-out-now-october3 Sleeping pills and older people: the risks Difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, or having sleep that is not refreshing tends to occur more commonly as people age. Find out more. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2015/risks-with-taking-sleeping-pills-as-we-get-older http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2015/risks-with-taking-sleeping-pills-as-we-get-older Heartburn and reflux Find reliable independent health and treatment information about heartburn and reflux written by Australian experts. This includes resources for consumers and health professionals. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/digestive-system-problems/indigestion-reflux-and-stomach-ulcers/heartburn-and-reflux http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/digestive-system-problems/indigestion-reflux-and-stomach-ulcers/heartburn-and-reflux Accredited Pharmacist and/or GP Do you have recent experience in performing medication reviews? Are you available 11 - 15 May 2015 to complete work based in Sydney? Take part in evaluating the Medicines in Older People pilot program, as an independent contractor. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/accredited-pharmacist-andor-gp http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/accredited-pharmacist-andor-gp Inaugural chair of Choosing Wisely Australia advisory group appointed Associate Professor Richard King AM has been appointed as the inaugural Chair of the Choosing Wisely Australia® Advisory Group. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/inaugural-chair-of-choosing-wisely-australia-advisory-group-appointed http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/inaugural-chair-of-choosing-wisely-australia-advisory-group-appointed Blood pressure: measure, manage and monitor This online learning program has been designed to help you improve accuracy in identifying elevated blood pressure and better interpret the results of both in-clinic and out-of-clinic assessments within the context of absolute cardiovascular risk. The program also aims to increase your confidence in treatment decisions for patients with varying degrees of cardiovascular risk Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/online-courses/blood-pressure-measure-manage-and-monitor http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/online-courses/blood-pressure-measure-manage-and-monitor NPS Direct – March 2015 Diabetes drugs for weight loss | Flu Vaccine uptake | Fentanyl patches | Warfarin | Fast five: Improving asthma control | Online learning: Blood pressure: measure, manage and monitor Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2015/march http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2015/march Blood pressure: measure, manage, monitor Blood pressure (BP) measurement is used to assess and manage absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Read this review of hypertension diagnosis and treatment. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-news/2015/blood-pressure-control http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-news/2015/blood-pressure-control Proton pump inhibitors - too much of a good thing? Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for heartburn and reflux has increased dramatically in the last two decades. Lifestyle measures and regular review of patients can help reduce PPI use. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-news/2015/proton-pump-inhibitors http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-news/2015/proton-pump-inhibitors Copyright Find information about our website including our privacy and copyright policies, terms of use and accessibility options. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/about-this-website/copyright http://www.nps.org.au/about-this-website/copyright Privacy policy Find information about our website including our privacy and copyright policies, terms of use and accessibility options. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/about-this-website/privacy http://www.nps.org.au/about-this-website/privacy Print Production Coordinator Do you have extensive knowledge of print/direct mail functions? Do you have project management skills? Great Surry Hills location – close to Central Station! Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/print-production-coordinator http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/print-production-coordinator Too many Australians unaware of health risks of high blood pressure Australians are unaware of serious health risks associated with high blood pressure and find it difficult to make lifestyle changes after being diagnosed. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/too-many-australians-unaware-of-health-risks-of-high-blood-pressure http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/too-many-australians-unaware-of-health-risks-of-high-blood-pressure Latest program from NPS MedicineWise targets blood pressure Today NPS MedicineWise launches its latest program: Blood pressure: what’s changing in how we measure, manage and monitor. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/latest-program-from-nps-medicinewise-targets-blood-pressure http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/latest-program-from-nps-medicinewise-targets-blood-pressure Understanding blood pressure Learn about blood pressure, how it's measured and how high blood pressure can increase your risk of stroke, kidney and heart disease. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/heart-blood-and-blood-vessel-conditions/blood-pressure/for-individuals/what-it-is http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/heart-blood-and-blood-vessel-conditions/blood-pressure/for-individuals/what-it-is Accidental fentanyl exposure in children can be fatal Infants and children are at a higher risk of accidental exposure to fentanyl patches: it is crucial to educate and remind people about the appropriate use of and disposal of fentanyl patches. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/accidental-fentanyl-exposure-in-children-can-be-fatal http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/accidental-fentanyl-exposure-in-children-can-be-fatal Good habits for weight control You can help curb long-term weight gain by making some simple lifestyle changes and developing good habits. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2015/achieving-and-maintaining-a-healthy-weight http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2015/achieving-and-maintaining-a-healthy-weight What can I do to help make my child's teething less painful? To ease your child through the teething process, give them something to bite on – such as a cold (but not frozen) teething ring, or a cold washcloth. If the pain seems severe, you may consider giving them a pain relieving medicine. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/Medicinewise-questions/medicinewise-questions/teething-and-pain-relief-treatments http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/Medicinewise-questions/medicinewise-questions/teething-and-pain-relief-treatments NPS MedicineWise board appoints new Chair We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Turner as the new Chair of the NPS MedicineWise Board. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/nps-medicinewise-board-appoints-new-chair http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/nps-medicinewise-board-appoints-new-chair Fatigue Fatigue is a symptom that many of us will experience at some point in our life. Find out more about possible causes fatigue and simple lifestyle changes you can make to help manage fatigue. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue http://www.nps.org.au/topics/signs-and-symptoms/fatigue