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  • In a blog for parents/carers, Siobhan McCormack, a Paediatric Specialist Registrar, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on MMR vaccination and at guidance on vaccination during the current COVID19 pandemic.In the midst of the COVID19 pandemic, getting your child’s routine vaccinations may be the last thing on your mind, or perhaps you...
    June 11 2020
  • In a blog for those supporting older people who are on multiple medications, including relatives, carers and health professionals, Sarah Chapman looks at new Cochrane evidence on approaches to help them take them as prescribed and also considers the importance of ‘careful and kind care’.As my mum declined with dementia, keeping on...
    June 9 2020
  • Journal Club #8 – Saturday 13th June 2020, 15:00-16:00 BST.Chair: Rebecca Gould @drrebeccagouldBecky is the 2020-2021 Chair of the Cochrane Trainees Advisory Group. She is a ST4 Speciality Registrar in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) based in Oxford, and previously worked as a GP for two years in Devon. She has had an interest in evidence...
    June 9 2020
  • June 2 2020
  • In the fourth blog of our special series on Evidently Cochrane: “Oh, really?” 12 things to help you question health advice, Lynda Ware, a Senior Fellow in General Practice at Cochrane UK, explains that absence of evidence is not evidence of absence and why it’s important not to mistake one for the other, with some examples from...
    May 29 2020
  • In a blog for non-medical readers, anaesthetist Jennifer Kielty discusses a common fear about an uncommon problem – awareness during surgery, and looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on ways to reduce the risk of that happening.
    May 26 2020
  • In this blog for surgeons and anyone about to undergo surgery, Christina Uwins, Senior Research Fellow in Robotic Gynaecological Oncology, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on stitches that go under the skin (subcuticular) for skin closure and asks what is the best way to close your skin?Skin closure can be performed in many ways and often...
    May 18 2020
  • In this blog for parents and health care professionals, Siobhan McCormack, a Paediatric Specialist Registrar, reviews the latest Cochrane evidence on idiopathic toe walking and explores the role of treatment.
    May 14 2020
  • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a new strain of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) discovered in 2019 and not previously identified in humans. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the current COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. Currently there are more than 3,517,...
    May 7 2020
  • In this blog for women who get period pain, Puteri Zainuddin (ST1 Obstetrician and Gynaecology doctor) and Emily Carter (ST5 Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology) look at the latest Cochrane evidence on exercise for period pain and explore the underlying evidence to support exercising to reduce painful cramping.
    May 7 2020

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