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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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Supporting women throughout labour and childbirth: effective and equitable

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 11:10

Meghan Bohren and Sarah Chapman blog the latest Cochrane evidence on supporting women throughout labour and childbirth and reflect on the role that support plays in women’s experiences of care.

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Nicotine replacement therapy: new evidence on help to quit smoking

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:07

In this blog for people wanting to quit smoking, Sarah Chapman shares new Cochrane evidence on the effectiveness of nicotine replacement therapy.

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Does your ‘lung age’ tell you anything useful? New ways of thinking about disease risk

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 15:28

In this blog for people interested in changing to a healthy lifestyle Robert Walton, a general practitioner, looks at new ways of showing your risk of developing common illnesses.

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Preventing seasonal affective disorder (SAD): light on evidence

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 15:19

Sarah Chapman looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on approaches to preventing seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

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Cochrane Inspires in Oxford!

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 19:39

Elaine Toomey, Associate Director of Cochrane Ireland, gives an overview of what we got up to at our joint Cochrane UK and Cochrane Ireland symposium in Oxford last week.

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Making meaningful consumer involvement a reality

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:49

Here's a taste of a workshop exploring meaningful consumer engagement in Cochrane, from Cochrane UK and Cochrane Ireland's 2019 symposium.

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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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