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  • October 10 2019
  • This Cochrane Review looks at whether cutting down before quitting helps people to stop smoking, and the best ways that people can cut down to help them stop completely, the study included 51 studies of over 22,000 people who smoked tobacco.Nicola Lindson, lead author of this Cochrane review explains, “The standard way people are told to quit...
    October 9 2019
  • In this blog for World Mental Health Day 2019, Jessica Hendon, the Managing Editor of Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group (CCMD), highlights the group’s ongoing work to bring together the best evidence on suicide prevention and self-harm.Every year on 10 October many organisations, including the World Health Organisation (WHO),...
    October 9 2019
  • In this blog for people with psoriasis Robert Walton, a Senior Fellow in General Practice, reviews new Cochrane evidence on lifestyle changes that may bring significant improvements in the condition of their skin.    About 2% of people have psoriasis and, whilst creams and medicines can help, the benefits that that they offer are...
    October 3 2019
  • Cochrane is delighted to announce the publication of the new edition of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions following  extensive revision. Designed for authors and editors of Cochrane Reviews, but equally useful for anyone conducting systematic reviews, it describes the methods and best practices in...
    October 2 2019
  • The joint Cochrane Ireland and Cochrane UK Symposium 2020 will take place in Dublin on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd April 2020. The symposium is an annual event for all our networks, including UK- & Ireland-based Cochrane Contributors, researchers, health professionals, students, charities, patient advocates, and other interested...
    September 30 2019
  • Lynda Ware, a retired GP and Senior Fellow in General Practice at Cochrane UK, and Selena Ryan-Vig, Cochrane UK’s Communications and Engagement Officer, tell us about the talks and workshops they run with secondary school students, teaching evidence-based medicine and encouraging critical thinking about health claims and advice. Since 2016,...
    September 26 2019
  • Getting involved in Cochrane’s work means becoming part of a global community. Connect with Cochrane Groups across the world through the Cochrane International Mobility programme!The Cochrane International Mobility programme builds on previous successful student exchanges involving Cochrane Centres around the world. A broader...
    September 20 2019
  • One of the earliest Cochrane Reviews on high blood pressure was first published in 1998, investigating treatments for the elderly. It was substantively updated for a second time in June 2019 and we asked the lead author, Vijaya Musini, from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada to tell us about the evidence.High blood pressure or...
    September 20 2019
  • In clinical practice “Doctor, do I have dementia?” is an increasingly common question, but one that is often difficult to answer. Accurate diagnosis is the first step in managing someone with cognitive concerns. Early diagnosis of a cognitive syndrome, if present, can allow people to make sense of their symptoms, and can help people plan their...
    September 19 2019

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