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  • How effective is screening for COVID-19?Why does screening matter?Screening aims to identify a condition in people who may not be showing any symptoms. Some people may have the COVID-19 virus but appear healthy or have only mild symptoms. It is important to identify infected people so they can stay away from others and seek appropriate care....
    September 15 2020
  • Sarah Chapman looks at a Cochrane Rapid Review, published yesterday, with evidence from mathematical modelling studies on the effectiveness of quarantine for controlling the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
    September 14 2020
  • Sarah Chapman highlights Cochrane evidence on COVID-19 and other health effects of the pandemic, with links to reviews, blogs and other Cochrane resources.While we’ve all been adapting to huge and sudden changes in our lives and healthcare workers have been meeting unprecedented challenges, scientists have scrambled to produce research...
    September 10 2020
  • In this blog for people trying to live a healthier life, Adam Todd a community pharmacist and Robert Walton a general practitioner examine the latest Cochrane evidence on whether community pharmacies can provide effective lifestyle advice.The days of community pharmacists wearing white coats, making up tinctures and potions in the back of the...
    September 4 2020
  • In October 2018, students Carlo Frassetto, Meisser Madera, Karen Megranahan and Max Siebert carried out an elective at Cochrane UK. During the four-week term they worked hard on a research project that has now delivered a published paper (Frassetto et al., 2020). In this blog, Karen Megranahan reflects on the experience.Led by Emma Plugge,...
    September 2 2020
  • In this blog for respiratory and palliative care physicians, Dr Vineeth George, Dr Radhika Banka and Professor Najib Rahman look at the latest Cochrane evidence on the optimal management strategy for patients with malignant pleural effusions.“So doc, what would you choose?”For those of us who deal with malignant pleural effusions (MPE) this is not...
    August 28 2020
  • Answer this survey to help shape Cochrane’s future COVID-19 response. Cochrane’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic so far has been a collaborative effort and drawn on the strengths of our global Community. We are proud of the COVID-19 evidence we have published, and we are grateful for the rapid innovation, flexibility,...
    August 28 2020
  • Cochrane UK has launched the Cochrane UK Consumer Champions initiative and we are inviting applications from people who would like to join us. The consumer champions role will involve advocating for evidence-based health care and Cochrane amongst organisations and patient groups in the UK. Cochrane uses the term ‘consumer’ to represent patients,...
    August 26 2020
  • We're pleased that Evidently Cochrane has been named one of Vuelio's top 10 healthcare blogs again this year. Coming in at number three, here's what they said about our blog:“Making healthcare and health policy accessible and understandable to everyone is what Sarah Chapman has been doing at Evidently Cochrane since its...
    August 13 2020
  • In this blog for abused women and those who support them, former GP Lynda Ware looks at what domestic abuse is, at sources of help for women experiencing it, and at the evidence from three Cochrane Reviews looking at psychological therapies, advocacy interventions, and screening for abuse in healthcare settings.You are not aloneDomestic abuse is...
    August 7 2020

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