In this blog for people with depression and their mental health practitioners, Emily Sanger, a Junior Doctor in York, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence from two reviews on Behavioural Activation Therapy and explores how well it works for depression in adults, with and without long-term physical conditions.
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The latest evidence and resources for midwives and clinical support staff.
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The latest evidence and resources for allied health professionals and clinical support staff.
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The latest evidence and resources for nurses and clinical support workers.
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Robert Walton, a Cochrane UK Senior Fellow in General Practice, blogs about the evidence on reducing saturated fat in our diets to help prevent cardiovascular disease. Few questions have caused so much controversy in science and medicine and debate over the breakfast table as the prevention of cardiovascular disease. A recent Cochrane Review, Reduction in […]
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Dr Rebecca Gould, Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar and Cochrane UK Fellow, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on exercise for intermittent claudication (lower leg pain that comes on during exercise) and explores if the type of exercise undertaken makes a difference.
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In the final Evidently Cochrane blog of the year, Sarah Chapman and Selena Ryan-Vig, Cochrane UK's Knowledge Brokers, take a look back at some highlights on the blog in 2020.
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Publication bias: a problem that leaves us without the full picture on the benefits and harms of treatments
A large amount of medical research is never published and studies that are published are more likely to report favourable results. This blog explores how this ‘publication bias’ is a scientific and ethical problem that can lead to the benefits of treatments being overestimated, and harms being underestimated.
A blog about activities for people with dementia, drawing on evidence and experience.
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In this blog for informal cancer caregivers, Beverley Lim Høeg and Pernille Envold Bidstrup, who are both psychologists and cancer researchers, look at the challenges faced by those caring for a loved-one with cancer and explore why informal caregivers deserve more support and focus in cancer treatment and research. Pernille is also the mother of a 9 year old cancer survivor.
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In this blog for people making treatment decisions about prostate cancer, surgeons Francisco Lopez, Freddie Hamdy and Alastair Lamb explore the evidence, weigh up the benefits and harms, and suggest some questions that you may wish to discuss with your clinician. Artwork: ‘Challenge and Shelter in a Tough Year’ by Ruth Dalzell*. Prostate cancer is a […]
Throughout November, we are publishing a special series of blogs on Contemplating Cancer. We invited people to share their experiences and views on communicating about cancer in a tweetchat, and Sarah Chapman reflects on what emerged. Above artwork: ‘I am here’ by Jo Wightman, a self-portrait during chemo. It is part of the Breast Cancer Art Project. Following […]
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Charlotte Squires reflects on the importance of communication skills for healthcare professionals working with people who have cancer, from her perspective both as doctor and a patient with advanced Hodgkin Lymphoma.
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Liz O’Riordan reflects on the Cochrane Review Communication skills training for healthcare professionals working with people who have cancer from her perspective as both breast surgeon and someone with recurrent breast cancer.
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Introducing 'Contemplating Cancer', Cochrane UK's special series of blogs and other resources sharing cancer evidence and experience.
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A blog for GPs on antibody tests for COVID-19
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Lynda Ware, Senior Fellow in General Practice at Cochrane UK, explains why detecting diseases earlier by screening is not always beneficial, and may – in some cases – be harmful.
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20th October is World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day. Cochrane UK’s Knowledge Brokers, Sarah Chapman and Selena Ryan-Vig, take up its theme #EvidenceToImpact, with a reflection on the potential impact of sharing evidence in blogs and the challenges of capturing it.
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