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 Clinical Services Specialist (Various locations) A Clinical Services Specialist is required to join our team delivering quality programs to health professionals and consumers. Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-services-specialist-various-locations http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-services-specialist-various-locations Intensifying treatment in type 2 diabetes Intensifying treatment in type 2 diabetes: Case study for GPs, pharmacists or nurses Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/case-studies/intensifying-treatment-in-type-2-diabetes http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/case-studies/intensifying-treatment-in-type-2-diabetes Learning Specialist A Learning Specialist with pharmacy or health discipline qualifications is required to join our Health Professional Learning team in Sydney. Find out more. Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/learning-specialist http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/learning-specialist Bringing health decision making into the real world: National Medicines Symposium The ninth National Medicines Symposium wrapped up in Canberra on Friday with a stimulating look at how health decision making happens in the real world. Mon, 23 May 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/bringing-health-decision-making-into-the-real-world-national-medicines-symposium http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/bringing-health-decision-making-into-the-real-world-national-medicines-symposium Big knowledge gaps with children's paracetamol Many people don't know basic information about children's paracetamol, according to research presented at the National Medicines Symposium. Read more. Fri, 20 May 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/big-knowledge-gaps-with-childrens-paracetamol http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/big-knowledge-gaps-with-childrens-paracetamol National Medicinewise Awards: Winners announced in Canberra last night The winners of the biennial National Medicinewise Awards have been announced as part of the ninth National Medicines Symposium in Canberra. Fri, 20 May 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/national-medicinewise-awards-winners-announced http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/national-medicinewise-awards-winners-announced Pregnant women and new parents sharing medicines information on Facebook Pregnant women and new parents are sharing treatment advice on Facebook, according to recent research. Read more about how to find reliable medicines information. Fri, 20 May 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/pregnant-women-and-new-parents-sharing-medicines-information-on-facebook http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/pregnant-women-and-new-parents-sharing-medicines-information-on-facebook National Medicines Symposium underway in Canberra today The National Medicines Symposium 2016 has opened in Canberra today with a keynote address from Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, Senior Principal Scientist from the CSIRO on the megatrends reshaping our world over the coming twenty years, with an emphasis on the importance of innovation and using existing resources more efficiently. Thu, 19 May 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/national-medicines-symposium-underway http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/national-medicines-symposium-underway Quick reference guide improves antibiotic prescribing A ‘Quick Reference Guide’ to antibiotic prescribing is being developed. Read more about this initiative, which was presented at the National Medicines Symposium. Thu, 19 May 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/quick-reference-guide-improves-antibiotic-prescribing http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/quick-reference-guide-improves-antibiotic-prescribing What is type 2 diabetes? Diabetes is a condition where the body doesn't properly control blood sugar (glucose) levels. Read about type 2 diabetes. Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/diabetes-type-2/for-individuals/what-is-type-2-diabetes http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/diabetes-type-2/for-individuals/what-is-type-2-diabetes Published clinical guidelines on managing type 2 diabetes Find a list of clinical guidelines for Type 2 diabetes management here. Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/diabetes-type-2/for-health-professionals/published-clinical-guidelines http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/diabetes-type-2/for-health-professionals/published-clinical-guidelines GLP-1 analogues for type 2 diabetes GLP-1 analogues (exenatide - Byetta, Bydureon) is a class of medicine for type 2 diabetes given by injection. It can be used when more than one medicine is needed to control blood glucose levels. Find out more about the benefits and side effects of GLP-1 analogues. Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/diabetes-type-2/for-individuals/medicines-and-treatments/glp-1-analogues http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/diabetes-type-2/for-individuals/medicines-and-treatments/glp-1-analogues Take complementary medicines with care: NPS MedicineWise ABC’s Four Corners episode on complementary medicines is a reminder that people should take medicines with care. Read more about alternative remedies. Tue, 17 May 2016 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/take-complementary-medicines-with-care http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/take-complementary-medicines-with-care Media Enquiries For access to NMS 2016 presenters for media interviews, please contact Stephanie Childs or Elisabeth Bowdler from the NPS MedicineWise media team on 0419 618 365. Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/national-medicines-symposium/media-enquiries http://www.nps.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/campaigns-events/national-medicines-symposium/media-enquiries Metformin for type 2 diabetes Metformin is used to reduce blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Read more about the benefits and side effects of metformin. Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/diabetes-type-2/for-individuals/medicines-and-treatments/metformin http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/diabetes-type-2/for-individuals/medicines-and-treatments/metformin Tester/Developer Support An experienced Tester/Development Support required to join our IT Solutions team, building test strategies and plans to support our data warehouse. Find out more. Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/testerdeveloper-support http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/testerdeveloper-support Complications of type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes can lead to complications if blood glucose is not well managed. Find out more about preventing diabetes-related health problems. Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/diabetes-type-2/for-individuals/complications http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/diabetes-type-2/for-individuals/complications Insulin and the pancreas Find out what insulin is and what it does; the role of the pancreas in controlling blood glucose levels by producing insulin, and what insulin resistance is. Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/diabetes-type-2/for-individuals/what-is-type-2-diabetes/insulin-and-the-pancreas http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/diabetes-type-2/for-individuals/what-is-type-2-diabetes/insulin-and-the-pancreas Monitoring blood glucose in type 2 diabetes People with diabetes need to test their blood glucose regularly, by self-monitoring with glucose monitors at home and blood tests ordered by their doctor. Read about the different tests to help you monitor your diabetes. Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/diabetes-type-2/for-individuals/tests-and-monitoring http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/diabetes-type-2/for-individuals/tests-and-monitoring How often should I self-monitor my blood glucose in type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes requires regular blood glucose monitoring. Find out more about self-monitoring to help you manage your diabetes. Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/diabetes-type-2/for-individuals/tests-and-monitoring/self-monitoring http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/hormones-metabolism-and-nutritional-problems/diabetes-type-2/for-individuals/tests-and-monitoring/self-monitoring