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  • Allergies is surrounded by a mist. Every day, we come across with all sorts of fussy and overwhelming statistics, information and advertisements, telling us how many allergens are threatening our health. Much of the conflicting information coming from the professional and “popular expert” confuses our understanding of allergies...
    July 3 2015
  • Click here to go to the reports section of this website where you will be able to view the PDF Annual and Digital Impact Reports for 2014/15.
    July 2 2015
  • In June 2015, Mumsnet ran a Q&A about allergies with Sense About Science - in response to the new guide which aims to make sense of the causes, diagnosis and treatments of allergies.The guide tackles topics ranging from whether allergies are becoming more common to how to get an accurate diagnosis to allergies that can come...
    June 30 2015
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are routinely prescribed for mild to moderate pain and are the most commonly prescribed painkilling drugs worldwide. Taken by mouth or injected into a vein, the high concentrations of the drug throughout the body, necessary in order to work at the site of pain and inflammation, can cause unpleasant or...
    June 25 2015
  • David Gregg's Prezi, ‘A new dawn for stroke treatment’ won 1st prize in the Cochrane UK & Ireland Student Symposium Competition 2015.Thrombolysis with alteplase is the gold standard for treating ischaemic strokes. By destroying a clot, it is hoped the brain will suffer less ischaemic damage, thereby reducing morbidity and mortality....
    June 23 2015
  • The PHR Programme is issuing a call for research into the evaluation of public health interventions to improve mental health. We are interested in receiving applications for research into the evaluation of public health interventions to improve mental health.We hope to commission research on the effectiveness of mental health promotion or...
    June 23 2015
  • We’re very excited to be part of a bold new initiative to bring critical appraisal sessions to Twitter. Ahead of the first session on Thursday 25th June,  @WeNurses founder Teresa Chinn explains more in this blog, which first appeared on the WeCommunities site.Once upon a time … not so very long ago at all … well in fact earlier this...
    June 19 2015
  • Women having difficulty become pregnant may be invited to have their ‘tubes flushed’, a procedure which uses dye to show whether the fallopian tubes are blocked. It has been reported that women are more likely to become pregnant after this test, but no one knows why.A Cochrane review has been updated with the best available evidence on...
    June 15 2015
  • Cochrane Canada’s funding runs out in September 2015 and will not be renewed by their primary funder, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). If you would like to know more about their funding situation, click here. If you would like to support Cochrane Canada, you can use #saveCochraneCanada on social media.
    June 9 2015
  • NIHR are now accepting applications to their researcher-led workstream.  The closing date for applications is 1pm, 17 September 2015. The researcher-led workstream welcomes outline proposals on topics or research questions identified by researchers within the programme’s remit.This page contains all the documents and information you...
    June 9 2015

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