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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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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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