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  • Cochrane has set-up one page that highlights content relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the various related activities that we are undertaking in response.Updates on our work will be added daily. Sections include:For the public, patients, and carersFor healthcare workersFor researchersFor policy and guideline developersFor our...
    March 27 2020
  • Sarah Chapman looks at the latest evidence from a rapid review by researchers at King’s College London, published this week, on how to improve adherence to quarantine. What makes us more likely to stick at it and follow the rules? In a second review, they have looked at what make quarantine more tolerable.Lockdown, quarantine, social distancing,...
    March 26 2020
  • In the second blog of our new special series on Evidently Cochrane: “Oh, really?” 12 things to help you question health advice, Robert Walton, a very general practitioner and Senior Fellow in General Practice at Cochrane UK, looks with a critical eye at the value of new and expensive therapies for medical conditions.  You...
    March 23 2020
  • In a blog for people with minor illnesses and other health concerns amid fears about coronavirus, Sarah Chapman blogs the evidence on over-the-counter medicines and other products. Could we let go of some of the worry about our empty medicine cabinets? Might there be alternatives to our usual purchases?So our pharmacy shelves are empty of everyday...
    March 19 2020
  • As of Tuesday 17th March 2020, the Cochrane UK office is closed following advice from the UK government to work from home where possible. For the foreseeable future, all staff are working remotely. Please get in touch via email: general@cochrane.nhs.ukAll Review Author training, normally held in the Cochrane UK office, is cancelled for the...
    March 19 2020
  • With great regret and disappointment, we have decided that the joint Cochrane Ireland and Cochrane UK Symposium 2020 will not go ahead as scheduled in Dublin on 21-22 April.  The training day for Managing Editors and Information Specialists on 20th April is also cancelled.  Our key concern is the health and wellbeing of those...
    March 13 2020
  • Cochrane Eyes and Vision Editor and Optometrist, John Lawrenson blogs about the latest Cochrane evidence on interventions for controlling myopia in children and asks ‘What is the most effective treatment?’Myopia, a 21st century global public health problemWith myopia (near or shortsightedness) predicted to affect 50% of the...
    March 13 2020
  • Newly updated evidence published in the Cochrane Library today compares Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and clinically-related Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF) programs with other treatments, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, to see if they help people who suffer from alcohol use disorders achieve sobriety or reduce the amount of alcohol that they...
    March 11 2020
  • Cochrane has released a new Special Collection: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Infection control and prevention measures.This Cochrane Library Special Collection pulls together the Cochrane Reviews that are identified as most directly relevant to the prevention of infection.It includes reviews that evaluate the effects of interventions...
    March 10 2020
  • The annual 'Best of the Cochrane Library' Special Collection showcases Cochrane content published in various formats. What were the most accessed Cochrane Reviews of 2019? The most accessed Cochrane posts?  Find out in a Special Collection, now available on the Cochrane Library website.
    March 10 2020

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