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  • Richard Lehman, Professor of the Shared Understanding of Medicine at the University of Birmingham, reflects on the latest Cochrane evidence on shared decision making and what might be needed to see it become a reality in all health care settings.Shared decision making is a good thing. Here is how the authors of an updated Cochrane Review...
    August 9 2018
  • Cochrane is pleased to announce that the Cochrane Library, which provides high-quality, independently produced evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, has been redesigned and enhanced to improve user experience and functionality.Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people...
    August 8 2018
  • Opeyemi Babatunde, researcher at Keele University, blogs about the challenges of making evidence from clinical guidelines or systematic reviews accessible and introduces “Evidence Flowers” as a novel way of providing a visual summary of research evidence.Evidence syntheses products (e.g. clinical guidelines, Cochrane and non-Cochrane systematic...
    August 1 2018
  • Jennifer Dawson works with Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation Department as a Wikipedia Consultant. Her role includes maintaining and building further relations with Wikipedia, connecting new editors to the Wikipedia community, and supporting requests for engagement in Wikipedia work from the Cochrane community. This blog post shares two...
    July 30 2018
  • The Cochrane UK Trainees host run an occasional Journal Club on Twitter. This tackles a different clinical paper that has hit the headlines and will be of interest to a wide audience.The next Journal Club is taking place on Wednesday 8th August 2018, 20:00 BST. We hope to engage doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and...
    July 30 2018
  • We're hosting a day of interactive workshops as well as inspirational talks from renowned speakers for trainees (of any speciality) and students (of any discipline) interested in evidence-based health care. The aim is to enthuse, entertain and inform trainees and students about key issues and challenges in the production and application...
    July 27 2018
  • Honey for cough? Is it a helpful treatment for acute cough in children? How does it compare with other treatments? Cochrane UK’s Senior Fellow in General Practice, Lynda Ware, looks into honey and at the latest evidence.No-one knows for sure how long honey has existed but fossils of bees have been found dating back 150 million years. A cave...
    July 26 2018
  • Cochrane UK’s Sarah Chapman blogs about ear scoops, leek juice, and the latest Cochrane evidence on earwax removal. Which ear drops are best and is using drops better than doing nothing?Water, vinegar, soda, honey, carbolic acid, glycerine, olive oil, verdigris, borax, leek juice. All these things have been recommended, down the ages, to...
    July 26 2018
  • New evidence published today shows there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death.Omega 3 is a type of fat. Small amounts of omega 3 fats are essential for good health, and they can be found in the food that we eat. The main types of omega 3 fatty acids are; alpha­linolenic acid (...
    July 18 2018
  • The Colloquium is a multi-disciplinary event exchanging ideas about how we best generate, summarize and communicate evidence to inform and change practice and policy worldwide. It's taking place in Edinburgh, 16-18th September 2018. On this page, find out more about what we have lined up.  Schedule, sign-up and the Colloquium app ...
    July 13 2018

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