Antibiotic Resistance-Don’t Pass it On

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.

Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country.

Antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process.

A growing number of infections – such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and gonorrhoea – are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective.

Antibiotic resistance leads to longer hospital stays, higher medical costs and increased mortality.

Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Help spread a vital health message to Australians that, through misuse and overuse, antibiotics are losing their power.

Top Tips to Reduce Salt

High salt intake is linked to a number of health problems yet many Australians eat almost double the recommended amount. Find out about small changes you can make.

Unpack the Salt

It’s surprising to most of us when we find out that some of our favourite everyday foods contain75% of the salt we eat.

That’s because the packaged foods we turn to for quick and convenient meals can contain way too much hidden salt. Australians are consuming double the recommended salt intake of 5g (one teaspoon), per adult per day, which greatly increases your chances of developing heart disease and stroke.

Be informed on the salt content of some of your favourite grocery items to help reduce your salt intake.


Each time you take a medicine, you need to ask questions about what the medicine is for, how to take it and what the risks and benefits might be.

Remember that googling the question might lead you to the wrong answer, so check the site is credible!

When you smoke, do you really know what it’s doing to you? Do you know how much damage smoking is doing to your whole body? Watch this motion graphic on the impacts of smoking for more information.

Some simple steps you can take to help you recover from acute low back pain and why an X-ray probably won’t help.

Find out more at http://www.nps.org.au/bemedicinewise/…

The cause of most acute low back pain is difficult to identify but it is most likely related to things like muscle strain rather than spinal or bone damage.

A national event aimed at supporting the work of Children’s Medical Research Institute who tirelessly research into genetic defects & childhood diseases in order to give kids around the world a better chance of a healthy, happy future!

One of the best and most natural ways to lift your mood if you’re feeling depressed is to take regular exercise. In fact, exercise is thought to prevent depression in the first place. The question though is what kind is best, which is what a group of British researchers have been looking at. Norman Swan investigates. From the Tonic series produced with the assistance of NPS. First screened on ABC2 in Australia.

Your family doctor plays an integral role in reducing the risk factors of many diseases.  Your family doctor: all about you

 

Quitting smoking is different for everyone and some people need medicines to help them along the way. Watch this motion graphic on Nicotine Replacement Therapy for more information.

There is some very helpful health information online, but not all of it is reliable. It is  recommended that people look for information based on medical expertise, and avoid information based on opinion.

Find out more about making the right medicine choices at http://www.nps.org.au/bemedicinewise/…

Bowel Cancer Australia’s apple logo is symbolic of the charity’s bowel cancer message: bowel cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable if detected early.

Real Men Wear Pink aims to encourage the men of Australia to ‘Get Pinked’ and raise funds for life-changing breast cancer research.

This June, we are challenging men and the community to name their price to raise $1.5 million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, so Australian researchers can find ways to prevent breast cancer.

It’s fun, easy (and for some daring!), so round up your mates or colleagues and let everyone know how pink you will get for a price!