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  • 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
  • In this blog, Sarah Chapman from Cochrane UK looks at the latest evidence on dressings to treat venous leg ulcers and nurse Helen Cowan offers her perspective from clinical practice, reflecting on the importance of seeing beyond the wound.Admittedly, it’s not going to make a good scene in a hospital drama or fly-on-the-wall, but choosing what to...
    July 12 2018
  • We are delighted to announce the winners of the Rosamund Snow Prize. This prize will enable two people aged under 30 with experience as health service users to join other healthcare consumers*, researchers and health professionals at Cochrane’s global conference (the Cochrane Colloquium), which takes place on 16th - 18th September 2018 in...
    July 3 2018
  • This week Cochrane was given the opportunity to speak as part of the UK’s first ever Evidence Week at the Houses of Parliament in London.The initiative, led by Sense About Science, brought together MPs, peers, parliamentarians and others interested in science and health to talk about why health evidence is important and matters to global...
    June 28 2018
  • Martin Burton, Ear, Nose and Throat doctor, writes about the latest evidence on nasal saline irrigation for allergic rhinitis (caused by hay fever or year-round allergies to things like house-dust mites).Imagine you are sitting on the beach, on silver sand, admiring the aquamarine water of the sea as it gently laps the shore.  Being an...
    June 26 2018
  • Health effects of sit-stand desks and interventions aimed to reduce sitting at work are still unproven.Millions of people worldwide sit at a desk all day, and over recent years this has led to increased levels of physical inactivity in the work place. Health experts have warned that long periods of sitting can increase the risk of heart disease...
    June 26 2018
  • Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent, usually when I was particularly stressed. But it was when I was...
    June 25 2018
  • World Continence WeekWorld Continence Week 2018 is held between 18-24 June and is a global initiative run by the World Federation of Incontinence Patients (WFIP), with the approval of the International Continence Society (ICS). The vision is to help improve health, wellness and quality of life for those with continence issues, and...
    June 19 2018
  • Register for Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh before 22 June 2018 to get the reduced early bird rateWe apologise to anyone who has experienced difficulties creating an account to register for the Colloquium. This was a technical problem which has now been fixed.This year, the Colloquium will be held at the International Convention...
    June 15 2018

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