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Dysphagia: evidence on approaches to swallowing difficulties.

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 15:11

Sarah Chapman looks at Cochrane evidence on interventions for dysphagia in people with dementia and after stroke.

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Managing osteoarthritis: evidence gives new insights on two common treatments

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 10:13

Sarah Chapman looks at new Cochrane evidence on two treatments for hip and knee osteoarthritis: paracetamol and exercise.

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Staying smoke-free after quitting smoking: what helps?

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 13:28

In this blog for people who have just stopped smoking Robert Walton, a general practitioner, helps you work out how best to stay smoke-free.

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Uterotonic drugs for preventing postpartum haemorrhage: new evidence

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:51

Which drug is most effective and safe in preventing postpartum haemorrhage. Four authors of a Cochrane network meta-analysis on uterotonic drugs share their findings in this blog.

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Pregabalin for neuropathic pain: balancing benefits and harms

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:39

Sarah Chapman looks at Cochrane evidence on the benefits and harms of pregabalin for neuropathic pain and reflects on experience of finding a balance between them.

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Key concepts for assessing treatment claims

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 14:46

In this blog for our Understanding Evidence series, Emma Carter and Selena Ryan-Vig share resources to help you get to grips with some key concepts that can help us to think critically about treatment claims.

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Exercise prevents falls in older people – but will any type of exercise do?

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 09:30

Cochrane Co-ordinating Editor and review author Helen Handoll talks about new evidence that exercise prevents falls in older people and what it might mean for her mother and others like her.

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Scale and polish? Shining a light on routine dental care

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 10:23

In this blog, Beatriz Goulao shares news of the latest evidence on routine scale and polish and dental check-ups, and reflects on the more complicated story that emerges when finding out what people value.

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Wrist fractures in children: how are they best treated?

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 14:03

Lynda Ware looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on different treatments for wrist fractures in children.

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Erections after prostatectomy surgery: does Viagra still work?

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 11:12

In this blog for a non-medical audience, Alastair Lamb and Altan Omer look at the evidence for use of PDE5 inhibitors (Viagra, Cialis & Levitra) for penile rehabilitation after prostate cancer surgery.

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Preventing dementia: do vitamin and mineral supplements have a role?

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 11:22

Sarah Chapman looks at the latest evidence on vitamin and mineral supplements for preventing dementia or at least slowing cognitive decline. Can they really help?

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Quiz time on Evidently Cochrane! Artefacts and other evidence.

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 15:46

To end the year on Evidently Cochrane, we have dug into a cabinet of medical curiosities and invite you to take our quiz. 

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Top of the blogs 2018: a look back at a year of Evidently Cochrane

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 16:28

As 2018 nears its close, we take a look back to find the top ten most popular Evidently Cochrane blogs published this year.

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Wet cough in children: making choices about treatment

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:36

GP Robert Walton looks at Cochrane evidence on antibiotics for children with 'wet cough' and explains what might help you decide what to do when your child has a cough that does not go away quickly.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS): a look at the evidence for treatments

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:27

In this blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the Cochrane evidence for surgical and non-surgical treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

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Routine dental care: does the evidence give us something to smile about?

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 15:54

Sarah Chapman looks at the Cochrane evidence for aspects of routine dental care. Something to smile about? Or are there big gaps...?

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