Helpful Resources

 
 
 
 
A clear, concise medical dictionary.
 
 
 

Guides to Medicines

 
Easy-to-understand Consumer Information Sheets listing more than 1,200 Australian medicines are found here. They include information on side effects, drug purpose, how the drug works, interactions with other medicines, necessary precautions, how to use the drug and how to store it safely.
 
(National Prescribing Service - NPS)
 
A comprehensive list of all the medicines available under the Australian government subsidised scheme. Also includes generic brands for each drug, what each drug is approved for, the various strengths available, as well as the price.
 
(Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - PBS)
 
A thorough list of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) and glossary of terms. Evidence-based, this US government website provides the latest information on a wide range of complementary medicines and treatments.
 
(National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - NCCAM)
 
A comprehensive look at the regulation of medicines and complementary medications can be found on this page. It also includes information about importing and exporting medicines, as well as a community Q & A.
 
Also included are medicine recalls, medicines and the internet, government warnings, travelling with medicines and safety advice for consumers.
 
(Therapeutic Goods Administration - TGA)
 
(1300 medicine)
 
A free service providing information from a pharmacist on prescription, over-the-counter and complementary medicines.
 
(Medicines Line. Funded by the National Prescribing Service - NPS)
 
 
 
There are many support groups available for people afflicted by a range of conditions. Some offer tips or news on the latest treatment methods on particular conditions as well as regular support meetings.
 
 
 
 
 

Health Tools & Calculators

 
Calculate your weekly alcohol intake to find out if you're at risk of developing alcohol related problems.
 
Check to see if you are in a healthy weight range with this handy calculator.
 
Calculate your risk of developing breast cancer.
 
Are you getting enough daily calcium in your diet to keep your bones strong and healthy?
 
Evaluate your risk of a heart attack or stroke with this cardiovascular disease calculator.
 
Ensure your children are up to date with their immunisation.
 
A helpful chart for assessing the development of your child against other children of the same age.
 
Take this short test to assess if you may be experiencing clinical depression. Includes helpful resources and what help is available.
 
Assess your daily dietary fibre intake.
 
Calculate your daily kilojoule and nutrient intake.
 
Use an Amsler chart to test your macular health.
 
Calculate your risk of osteoporosis.
 
Calculate your due date.
 
How much money is smoking costing you each year?
 
Calculate your risk of developing a blood clot and what resources are available.