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Talking about dying: better conversations at the end of life

6 days 8 hours ago

Sarah Chapman reflects on the text conversations she had with her Mum’s carer when her Mum was dying during lockdown. She also talks about recent evidence on effective communication between health professionals, those who are dying and their families and about our need for knowledge of ordinary dying.

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Sarah Chapman

Heavy periods: evidence to help you weigh up treatment options

1 week 6 days ago

In this blog for people affected by heavy periods, Dr Stuart Spencer, Specialty Trainee in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at John Radcliffe Hospital, and Dr Martin Hirsch, Consultant Gynaecologist at John Radcliffe Hospital, look at the Cochrane evidence on various treatment options, weigh up the pros and cons, and highlight some questions you may wish to consider and discuss with a healthcare professional.

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Stuart Spencer

Supportive care for people with brain tumours

1 month 1 week ago

In a blog for anyone with an interest in brain tumours, brainstrust Director of Services and Cochrane Review author Helen Bulbeck reflects on supportive care, what it is, what research tells us about the current state of play with supportive care, and what people living with brain tumours might find helpful.

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Helen Bulbeck

My OCD journey 2: learning and compassion in tough times

1 month 2 weeks ago

In this blog, Karen Morley, who in 2018 wrote for Evidently Cochrane about her experiences of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and how evidence helped her, tells us what has happened since, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on her mental health, the challenges, and things she has found empowering.

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Karen Morley

Epilepsy: what are the best medications?

1 month 3 weeks ago

In this blog for people making choices about epilepsy medication, Dr Alexandre Mathy, a neurology registrar at Oxford University Hospitals, explains what the latest Cochrane evidence tells us about which medications may be most effective and best tolerated for people with focal seizures or generalised onset tonic‐clonic seizures. 

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Alexandre Mathy
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