Acute middle ear infections in children: evidence on ways to prevent and treat them
In a blog for anyone interested in preventing and treating acute middle ear infections in children, Sarah Chapman from Cochrane UK looks at the Cochrane evidence on various approaches.
In memory of Kate Cahill
The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group are sorry to share that Kate Cahill passed away on the 15th September 2023. Kate was a long-time Managing Editor for the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group (Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford) until her retirement. She was also a former lecturer for Cochrane UK and until relatively recently a Cochrane copy editor. She was a highly dedicated and talented member of Cochrane and she won the Chris Silagy prize in 2009 for her commitment to the role.
Quitting smoking: the latest evidence about what works
We answer some questions you may have if you’re trying to quit smoking – based on the latest trustworthy evidence from Cochrane.
Timed intercourse: can it help you get pregnant?
A blog about timed intercourse for those who are trying to get pregnant, with evidence and resources.
Systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies: Introduction to meta-analysis (resources)
On this page you can access a resource relevant to a workshop taking place at the Cochrane Colloquium 2023: Systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies - introduction to meta-analysis - Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 2:00pm- 3:30pm
Mental Health First Aid training: widely adopted, but is it evidence-based?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training – where trainees learn how to provide immediate help to people in distress – has been widely adopted in a variety of settings, such as schools and workplaces. There are bold claims that it is effective. However, a recent Cochrane Review challenges those claims, finding very low-certainty evidence that MHFA may have little to no effect on people’s mental health. Rachel Richardson, one of the review authors, explains.
Biologic drugs for psoriasis – are these new treatments any good?
In this blog for people with moderate to severe psoriasis, Robert Walton, a GP and Senior Fellow in General Practice at Cochrane UK, assesses the latest Cochrane evidence on treatment with biologic drugs.
Putting evidence into practice: resources
On this page you will find resources and links relating to 'Putting evidence into practice: An event for students and healthcare professionals'.
Blue light-filtering lenses: useful for eye strain, sleep, & eye health? Here’s the evidence
Glasses with blue light-filtering lenses are widely marketed and routinely prescribed by eye care professionals. It has been claimed these lenses can help with reducing eye strain, improving sleep, and protecting eye health. But do they live up to the hype, and are they worth the cost? In this blog, Associate Professor Laura Downie and Dr Sumeer Singh look at the latest evidence from their recent Cochrane Review.
Alcohol dependence: evidence and experience on 12 steps to recovery
In a blog for anyone worried about their drinking, or supporting someone with alcohol dependence, Sarah Chapman from Cochrane UK looks at evidence for the effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other 12 step programmes, and hears from some people with experience of becoming sober through AA.