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  • “A brand is a promise. Competition between products is really a competition of ideas and promises.”If BJ Cunningham, founder of the Enlightened Tobacco Company, is right about this, legislation on standardised packaging for tobacco products, which comes into full effect in the UK on May 20th, should deal a significant blow to the tobacco industry...
  • This is an excerpt of a blog published on Evidently Cochrane.In this blog for our Evidence for Everyday Health Choices series, dentist Bosun Hong writes about the latest evidence on the use of chlorhexidine mouthwash in addition to toothbrushing for gum health.I am a 5.2 foot, petite, female dentist. I currently work in an oral surgery...
  • The following new funding opportunities are available:Health Technology Assessment Programme17/41 - researcher-led evidence synthesis17/42 - researcher-led primary researchPublic Health Research Programme17/43 - researcher-led evidence synthesis17/44 - researcher-led primary research*New webinar date added*A new webinar is available to support...
  • To all Cochrane authors:We would like to invite you to take part in a study on the editing process of Cochrane Plain Language Summaries. This study is being conducted by Alessandra Rossetti and Dr Silvia Rodríguez Vázquez, under the supervision of Dr Sharon O’Brien (Dublin City University, Ireland)  and within the framework of the European...
  • The following funding opportunities are available from the NIHREfficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme An NIHR and MRC Partnership 17/35 Mechanisms of action of health interventions 17/37 Interventions to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease 17/38 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 17/39 Intraoperative imaging for oncological...
  • This is an excerpt of an article published on Evidently Cochrane.Vaginismus is common. In the UK, it affects 1 in 500 women. In this blog, Cochrane author Tamara Melnik and psychotherapist Oswaldo M. Rodrigues Jnr look at the problems vaginismus can cause, at the poor evidence-base for  treatments, and what needs to change.Valeria’s...
  • Evidence published in the BMJ suggests that tweeting out links to Cochrane Reviews increases ‘product placement’ of evidence, which has the potential to then influence care. Members of the Cochrane Schizophrenia Groupconducted a randomized controlled trial to see whether sharing Cochrane Reviews on Weibo and Twitter affects...
  • This is an excerpt of an article published on Evidently Cochrane.In this blog for our special series The Problem With Sex, pelvic physiotherapist and comedian Elaine Miller @GussieGrips pulls back the covers and shines a torch on health, research, and asking about your sex life Adult humans are sexual beings and have the...
  • This is an excerpt of a blog published on Evidently Cochrane.In a blog for our special series on The Problem With Sex, researcher and nurse Tracie Miles, author of a Cochrane review on vaginal dilator therapy after pelvic radiotherapy, writes about sex, science and what happens when we listen to women.So there I am, a...
  • This is an excerpt of a blog published on Evidently Cochrane.In a blog for our special series The Problem With Sex, trainee paediatrician and Cochrane Fellow, Rufaro Ndokera (@NdokeraR), asked five trainee doctors to share their experiences of talking with patients about sex. Problems with sex are not a common theme of office water...

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