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  • In this blog for pregnant women, Emily Carter, Cochrane UK Fellow and Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy and how it may help reduce risks for mums and babies in the UK.What we already knowVitamin D forms from sunlight on the skin and is used by the body to...
    August 23 2019
  • This blog has been written by Saul Crandon, an Academic Foundation Doctor at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and one of the members of the Cochrane UK & Ireland Trainees Advisory Group (CUKI-TAG). The blog explains what we mean by - and how to calculate - 'sensitivity', 'specificity', 'positive...
    August 21 2019
  • In this blog for women who want to quit smoking in pregnancy, Cochrane authors Jonathan Livingstone-Banks and Catherine Chamberlain look at the evidence on what can help. This blog is part our our special series ‘Maternity Matters’.Quitting smoking is really hard, and pregnancy comes with its own set of unique challenges. It’s no surprise then...
    August 20 2019
  • In this blog for midwives, Meghan Bohren (Lecturer in Gender and Women’s Health at the University of Melbourne) revisits the latest Cochrane evidence on continuous support for women during labour and childbirth and reflects on what can affect the implementation of labour companionship.Continuous support for women during labour and childbirth is...
    August 16 2019
  • Cochrane has created eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups responsible for the efficient and timely production of high-quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most important to decision makers.These films introduce the teams, what has happened so far, and the ambitions for what is to come.The short...
    August 15 2019
  • In this blog for non-medical readers, public health doctor Emma Plugge asks whether screening the general population for malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer, is likely to be of benefit.Summer is here and many of us will be enjoying the long days and sunny weather. However all of us, whether we’re heading off on holiday to exotic locations,...
    August 15 2019
  • As many across the Cochrane community may be aware, Professor Chris Del Mar, Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections and long-time Cochrane contributor, was involved in a serious surfing accident earlier this year. During one of his regular early morning surfing sessions on Australia’s Gold Coast, Chris sustained a...
    August 14 2019
  • In this blog for our Maternity Matters series, researchers and Cochrane authors Jane Sandall, Hora Soltani, Andrew Shennan and Declane Devane look at evidence and practice on midwife-led continuity of care.In 2016, Better Births, the report of the National Maternity Review, the Five Year Forward View for NHS maternity services in England...
    August 13 2019
  • Cochrane Overviews bring together the findings from multiple reviews and one of the largest, first published in September 2013, was updated and republished in May 2018. Cindy Farquhar, from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Auckland in New Zealand describes this enormous volume of evidence for assisted reproduction...
    August 12 2019
  • In this blog, Susannah Hopkins Leisher shares her experience of the trauma of stillbirth and impact on subsequent pregnancies and, with researcher Aleena Wojcieszek, looks at gaps in the evidence on how to care for such women and their families. Please be aware that some may find the content of this blog upsetting.Aleena Wojcieszek...
    August 9 2019

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