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  • Sarah Chapman looks at new Cochrane evidence, published today, on the benefits and harms of antioxidants to reduce muscle soreness after exercise.Do you want to exercise without getting sore muscles afterwards? Of course you do! That’s great for any of us but, particularly for athletes, being able to prevent or reduce muscle soreness has...
    December 15 2017
  • The website for the 25th annual Cochrane Colloquium, taking place in Edinburgh from 16-18 September 2018, is now live.The Colloquium is Cochrane’s annual health conference, bringing people together from around the world to discuss research into important global health questions and promote evidence-based health care.  It will...
    December 11 2017
  • This article for nurses on medication adherence is one of a series of evidence reviews written by Sarah Chapman for the British Journal of Community Nursing. It was published there in October 2017.People who are prescribed self-administered medication typically take around half of their prescribed doses and may stop treatment early (Nieuwlaat...
    December 11 2017
  • Cochrane UK welcomes students on elective. During their placement, students will have an opportunity to learn more about the work of Cochrane UK, its relationship with Cochrane globally, and to work on projects related to Students 4 Best Evidence, a student blogging website supported by Cochrane UK. In 2018 we will be offering two 4 week...
    November 27 2017
  • We set out to answer this question by doing a systematic review and meta-analysis of the evidence on dressings and topical agents for healing pressure ulcers. The result is a Cochrane Review, which has been published recently.  We think we have done a good review – but it is dealing with poor quality evidence, and because of that, there...
    November 23 2017
  • An important part of the work of Cochrane UK is to raise awareness and knowledge about evidence-based decision making.  As part of this, Cochrane UK works with medical and dental ‘trainees’, that is, qualified junior doctors and dentists who are still in postgraduate training before practising independently as consultants, GPs, or dentists.
    November 17 2017
  • In a blog for our Tackling Antibiotic Resistance campaign, trainee plastic reconstructive surgeon and Cochrane Fellow, James Chan (@DrJamesKKChan), asked five other members of the Cochrane UK Trainee Advisory Committee why antibiotic resistance should matter to you.You’ve all seen the news headlines: the post-antibiotic apocalypse is...
    November 16 2017
  • Cochrane UK are delighted to be hosting the 2018 Cochrane Colloquium. It will be held in Edinburgh at the International Conference Centre in Scotland from 16-18 September 2018. Cochrane's annual Colloquia are truly international events, attracting up to 1300 delegates from across the world. It’s a great opportunity for delegates and...
    November 16 2017
  • Professor Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officer, recently warned that the world could face a “post-antibiotic apocalypse.” She urged that, unless action is taken to halt the practices that have allowed antibiotic resistance to spread and ways are found to develop new types of antibiotics, we could return to the days when simple...
    November 14 2017
  • To mark the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, here is a blog for non-medical readers by Lynda Ware, Senior Fellow in General Practice with Cochrane UK, taking a look at the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance and what we can do about it. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a very real threat to all of us. Just in case...
    November 13 2017

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