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  • On 27th July 2018, an article was published in the journal BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine relating to the recently published Cochrane Review on prophylactic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. The article is based on analyses undertaken at the Nordic Cochrane Centre, and two of the authors are experienced Cochrane...
    September 4 2018
  • Richard Morley and Sarah Chapman look ahead to the Cochrane Colloquium in September which, for the first time, is a Patients Included event.With the Cochrane Colloquium less than three weeks away we wanted to share how the plans are going to make this our first Patients Included conference, and what people who are coming to Edinburgh or planning...
    August 30 2018
  • Anna Sutherland, palliative medicine doctor,  looks at Cochrane evidence on the effectiveness and safety of mu-opioid antagonists for managing opioid-induced constipation in people with cancer and people receiving palliative care for whom laxatives have failed. Morphine and other strong opioids cause constipation. Mu-opioid...
    August 17 2018
  • Richard Lehman, Professor of the Shared Understanding of Medicine at the University of Birmingham, reflects on the latest Cochrane evidence on shared decision making and what might be needed to see it become a reality in all health care settings.Shared decision making is a good thing. Here is how the authors of an updated Cochrane Review...
    August 9 2018
  • Cochrane is pleased to announce that the Cochrane Library, which provides high-quality, independently produced evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, has been redesigned and enhanced to improve user experience and functionality.Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people...
    August 8 2018
  • Opeyemi Babatunde, researcher at Keele University, blogs about the challenges of making evidence from clinical guidelines or systematic reviews accessible and introduces “Evidence Flowers” as a novel way of providing a visual summary of research evidence.Evidence syntheses products (e.g. clinical guidelines, Cochrane and non-Cochrane systematic...
    August 1 2018
  • Jennifer Dawson works with Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation Department as a Wikipedia Consultant. Her role includes maintaining and building further relations with Wikipedia, connecting new editors to the Wikipedia community, and supporting requests for engagement in Wikipedia work from the Cochrane community. This blog post shares two...
    July 30 2018
  • The Cochrane UK Trainees host run an occasional Journal Club on Twitter. This tackles a different clinical paper that has hit the headlines and will be of interest to a wide audience.The next Journal Club is taking place on Wednesday 8th August 2018, 20:00 BST. We hope to engage doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and...
    July 30 2018
  • We're hosting a day of interactive workshops as well as inspirational talks from renowned speakers for trainees (of any speciality) and students (of any discipline) interested in evidence-based health care. The aim is to enthuse, entertain and inform trainees and students about key issues and challenges in the production and application...
    July 27 2018
  • Honey for cough? Is it a helpful treatment for acute cough in children? How does it compare with other treatments? Cochrane UK’s Senior Fellow in General Practice, Lynda Ware, looks into honey and at the latest evidence.No-one knows for sure how long honey has existed but fossils of bees have been found dating back 150 million years. A cave...
    July 26 2018

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