NPS Medicinewise - What's new en-au Latest tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests from NPS Medicinewise Copyright 2012 NPS Medicinewise Health/Medicines What's new — NPS Medicinewise Website Indexer & Metadata Analyst (part-time) Be responsible for indexing NPS MedicineWise digital content. Close to Central. Great staff benefits! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 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. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1100 Overuse of pain relievers poses a safety risk for Australians The excess consumption of common pain relievers is a serious medicine safety issue. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +1100 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Resistance fighter pledge A pledge to fight antibiotic resistance for doctors, GPs and other health professionals Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:47:00 +1000 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 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