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 Chronic abdominal pain in adults – when is imaging indicated? This interactive module clarifies when imaging is appropriate for chronic abdominal pain in adults. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/online-courses/chronic-abdominal-pain-in-adults-when-is-imaging-indicated http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/online-courses/chronic-abdominal-pain-in-adults-when-is-imaging-indicated Imaging: when is it indicated for chronic abdominal pain in adults? This interactive module clarifies when imaging is appropriate for chronic abdominal pain in adults. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/online-courses/imaging-when-indicated-for-chronic-abdominal-pain-in-adults http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/online-courses/imaging-when-indicated-for-chronic-abdominal-pain-in-adults The downside of ‘benzos’: risk of dependence Learn how to use benzodiazepines safely to avoid tolerance and dependence, and how to safely reduce and stop a benzodiazepine if you have been taking one long term. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2015/downside-of-benzos http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2015/downside-of-benzos Vitamin D in winter Routine blood tests for vitamin D levels are not necessary for most healthy infants, children and adults in Australia unless they are at risk of vitamin D deficiency. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2015/vitamin-d-in-winter http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2015/vitamin-d-in-winter A man walks into a bar... and picks up a superbug Tropfest and NPS MedicineWise present the winning films taking a creative lead on a serious health issue. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/a-man-walks-into-a-bar...-and-picks-up-a-superbug http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/a-man-walks-into-a-bar...-and-picks-up-a-superbug Reports of resistant superbug a timely reminder to use antibiotics wisely this winter With hospitals in Victoria on high alert to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria, NPS MedicineWise reminds all Australians that everyone has a role to play in fighting antibiotic resistance by using antibiotics wisely. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/nps-medicinewise-reports-of-resistant-superbug-a-timely-reminder-to-use-antibiotics-wisely-this-winter http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/nps-medicinewise-reports-of-resistant-superbug-a-timely-reminder-to-use-antibiotics-wisely-this-winter Keeping your medicines costs down Find out how to save money on medicines by using the PBS Safety Net. Consider your medicine brand choices, including generic drugs, and have your medications reviewed. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/buying-medicines/keeping-your-medicines-costs-down http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/buying-medicines/keeping-your-medicines-costs-down Making wise choices about medicines What should you consider when choosing medicines and talking with your doctor? Read how to weigh up the pros and cons of taking a medicine and how to work with your health professional to make the right decisions for you. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/making-wise-choices-about-medicines http://www.nps.org.au/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/making-wise-choices-about-medicines NPS Direct – June 2015 Gardasil: a new TGA safety update | Asthma medicines for children: PBAC recommends listing changes | Fast five: Chronic non-cancer pain | Professional development activities: New BP information prescription; Blood pressure: Pharmacy practice review; PPIs: expert advice from a leading gastroenterologist Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2015/june http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2015/june See your doctor if you've stopped your statin without medical advice: NPS MedicineWise NPS MedicineWise is urging anyone who has stopped taking statins without medical advice to make an appointment with their doctor to discuss their choices. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/see-your-doctor-if-youve-stopped-your-statin-without-medical-advice-nps-medicinewise http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/see-your-doctor-if-youve-stopped-your-statin-without-medical-advice-nps-medicinewise High blood pressure risk challenge Find 6 area's of Ned's body that can be affected by high blood pressure Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/heart-blood-and-blood-vessel-conditions/blood-pressure/for-individuals/take-the-high-blood-pressure-risk-challenge http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/heart-blood-and-blood-vessel-conditions/blood-pressure/for-individuals/take-the-high-blood-pressure-risk-challenge Chronic non-cancer pain - a multimodal approach to treatment is required The Chronic Pain educational visiting program is a suite of learning products that supports a multimodal approach to pain management. Learn more. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/chronic-non-cancer-pain-a-multimodal-approach-to-treatment-is-required http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/chronic-non-cancer-pain-a-multimodal-approach-to-treatment-is-required Gardasil: a new TGA safety update First-year results of the TGA school-based HPV vaccine surveillance program suggest no safety concerns in either boys or girls after immunisation with the HPV vaccine, Gardasil. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2015/gardasil-safety-update http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/health-news-evidence/2015/gardasil-safety-update Chronic pain Find reliable independent health and treatment information about chronic pain written by Australian experts. This includes resources for consumers and health professionals. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/nervous-system-problems/pain/for-individuals/pain-conditions/chronic-pain http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/nervous-system-problems/pain/for-individuals/pain-conditions/chronic-pain Chronic pain communication tool The chronic pain communication tool is a free tool supported by Australian health professionals that helps you talk about your chronic pain with your doctor, specialist, psychologist, friend, family member or partner. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:00:37 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/chronic-pain-communications-tool/communication-tool http://www.nps.org.au/new-hubs/conditions/chronic-pain-communications-tool/communication-tool Medicines Information Pharmacist (Part-time) Are you registered with AHPRA and have a degree in Pharmacy (or equivalent)? Provide medicines information to consumers. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/medicines-information-pharmacist-part-time http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/medicines-information-pharmacist-part-time IT Service Desk Lead Passionate about continuous improvement and IT? Opportunity to provide quality customer service. Great Surry Hills location – short walk from Central Station Thu, 04 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/service-desk-lead http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/service-desk-lead IT Infrastructure Lead Are you a team player? Drive exceptional customer service. Great staff benefits! Thu, 04 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/it-infrastructure-lead http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/it-infrastructure-lead Managing chronic pain Chronic pain is best managed with a multidisciplinary plan that covers lifestyle factors, but self-management skills are important, too. Read more. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/nervous-system-problems/pain/for-individuals/pain-conditions/chronic-pain/for-individuals/pain-management http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/nervous-system-problems/pain/for-individuals/pain-conditions/chronic-pain/for-individuals/pain-management Talking to your health professionals about chronic pain Talk with your healthcare providers to develop a management plan for chronic pain that includes self-management goals and activities. Read more. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/nervous-system-problems/pain/for-individuals/pain-conditions/chronic-pain/for-individuals/talking-to-your-health-professionals http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/nervous-system-problems/pain/for-individuals/pain-conditions/chronic-pain/for-individuals/talking-to-your-health-professionals