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Implementing continuous support for women during labour and childbirth

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:31

Meghan Bohren revisits the evidence on continuous support for women during labour and childbirth and reflects on what can affect the implementation of labour companionship.

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Skin cancer: should the UK start screening for it?

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 09:05

Emma Plugge asks whether screening the general population for malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer, is likely to be of benefit.

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Implementing midwife-led continuity models of care and what do we still need to find out?

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 14:17

This blog for our Maternity Matters series looks at evidence and practice on midwife-led continuity of care.

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Pregnancy after stillbirth: experience and evidence gaps

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 09:12

Susannah Hopkins Leisher shares her experience of the trauma of stillbirth and impact on subsequent pregnancies and, with researcher Aleena Wojcieszek, looks at gaps in the evidence on how to care for such women and their families.

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The People’s Trial: your chance to be a scientist in a fun online trial

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 08:33

Want to be part of a bold new project, a public-led fun online clinical trial? Here it is - The People's Trial.

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Recurrent miscarriage and early pregnancy: learning from women’s experiences

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 09:33

Sarah Bailey blogs about learning from women's experiences of early pregnancy after recurrent miscarriage to develop better support services.

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Breastfeeding: A round up of Cochrane evidence

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 09:17

A collection of resources which aim to make Cochrane evidence on breastfeeding easy to access. Topics covered include: Support for breastfeeding women; health promotion and an enabling environment; care for breastfeeding women and their babies; treatment of breastfeeding problems; and breastfeeding babies with additional needs, including preterm babies.

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Maternity Matters: a special series from Cochrane UK

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 09:56

Introducing Maternity Matters, a special series of blogs and other resources on women's and babies’ health, during and after pregnancy and childbirth.

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Getting clinical guidelines into practice – what works best?

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:49

Robert Walton blogs Cochrane evidence on interventions to support clinical guideline implementation.

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TNF inhibitors in Rheumatoid Arthritis: is dose reduction safe and effective for all?

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 14:11

Professor Paul Bowness, Consultant Rheumatologist in Oxford UK, discusses the implications of Cochrane evidence on down-titration and discontinuation of TNFi therapies in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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Chronic pain in children and adolescents: is there evidence that drugs work?

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 08:52

Pain researcher Emma Fisher looks at the evidence on the benefits and harms of painkilling drugs for children and teens with chronic pain.

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Avoiding malaria on holiday: evidence on how to reduce your infection risk

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 15:41

In this blog for people taking tropical holidays Robert Walton, a general practitioner, brings you up to date with the latest research on malaria prevention.

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Carer at the end of the line: evidence and experience of telephone support

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 09:45

Karen Morley reflects on her experiences as an informal carer and on Cochrane evidence for ways of supporting carers

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Cochrane blogshots: challenges and changes

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 14:43

With the launch of new guidance for making Cochrane blogshots, Sarah Chapman explains how this has come about and some of the challenges of sharing evidence in this format.

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Affordable ways to support people who want to quit smoking

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 20:27

Jonathan Livingstone-Banks from the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group looks at some of the latest evidence on more affordable ways to help people quit smoking.

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Children can do randomised trials! START competition 2019

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 09:12

School children in Ireland have run and presented their own randomised trials in the innovative START (Schools Teaching About Randomised Trials) competition. Here's what they achieved and why this matters.

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Supporting children and young people’s mental health: a call for change

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:17

Emily Chapman calls for better understanding and support for children and young people with mental health difficulties. 

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Confessions of a rookie consumer peer reviewer

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 09:54

Karen Morley blogs and draws her experiences as a daunted and delighted volunteer peer reviewer for Cochrane Common Mental Disorders.

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Delirium in long term care institutions: can we prevent or minimize it?

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 09:23

Kit Byatt, a recently-retired consultant geriatrician, reflects on the latest Cochrane evidence on preventing delirium in older people in long-term care establishments.

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