Health topics

In this section you’ll find information about health topics that are relevant to everyone, regardless of your particular medicine or condition.

Our in-depth, helpful information covers different ages and life stageseHealth and preventive health, plus a range of topics on How to be medicinewise.

Ages and life stages

Learn more about using medicines safely for children, older people, and during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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Combination medicines

Combination medicines can contain two or more active ingredients. The active ingredient is the chemical that makes the medicine work.

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eHealth

Find out about the Personally Controlled eHealth Record (PCEHR) — the new eHealth record system that offers you an easier way to share information with your health professionals. Find out how it works and how it can help you.

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Preventive health

NPS is launching a new therapeutic topic focusing on preventive activities in people aged 40–49, in particular, which tests make a difference to prevent chronic disease in people in their 40s.

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Living with multiple medicines

The Living with multiple medicines project is about people’s experience of taking five or more medicines by seeing and hearing them share their personal stories on film.

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