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Choosing Wisely: six recommendations

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has issued six recommendations on what not to do when dealing with the issue of multiple medicines and...

Atlas: Too much, too little, too soon

Healthcare use in four clinical areas is widely varied across Australia with patterns of medicine use also showing disparity. The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare...

$110m for eating disorders

Patients with severe eating disorders can access a pool of $110 million for the first time for a comprehensive treatment plan under Medicare. "It is...

Avoid unnecessary scans: NPS

Having an X-ray, CT or MRI scan usually won’t change a treatment for low back pain, and movement is the best medicine, with the...

RSV vaccine for infants

New research suggests a maternal vaccination against respiratory syncytial viral (RSV) should be augmented with active immunisation in a child’s first two years to...

Unhealthy confusion

Two thirds of Australians are potentially putting their health at risk by delaying seeking treatment due to cost, according to a new survey. The national...

New Victorian Minister for Health

Jenny Mikakos has been appointed as the new Minister for Health in the returned Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley was returned...

‘Massive disconnect’ in our wellness: Swisse survey

The inaugural Swisse Wellness Survey highlights the "massive disconnect" between perceptions and reality for most Australians on three key indicators of good health -...

Dust storms warning stay indoors

With dust storms forecast for large parts of NSW and the ACT today, NPS MedicineWise has issued a reminder to people with heart or...

Cracking the genetic code of bipolar disorder

Researchers are appealing for 5,000 Aussie volunteers for the world’s largest genetic bipolar disorder investigation. At a media event the federal Health Minister Greg Hunt,...

Teenagers: ditch your tan

The focus of a campaign on teenagers and tanning this National Skin Cancer Awareness week is to ditch the tan and #ownyourtone. Partnering to put...

The urgency of antibiotic resistance

Many Australians believe we are a safe ‘first world’ country, and antibiotic resistance won’t affect us. But this World Antibiotic Awareness Week, NPS MedicineWise is...
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