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  • We encounter Evidence Syntheses on an almost day-to-day basis, but do we know what it is and why we need it?Cochrane Ireland and Evidence Synthesis Ireland aims to build knowledge, awareness, and capacity in the methods used to gather and build evidence (known as evidence synthesis) and using it effectively to inform health and...
    September 16 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. The aim? To raise awareness of evidence-based medicine and encourage critical thinking about health claims and advice...
    September 16 2019
  • Sarah Chapman takes a look at eczema research priorities identified by the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership in 2012 and what progress has been made in addressing these.Next week is National Eczema Week, so this seems a good time to take stock of the questions people want answered about eczema and how far we’ve got with finding...
    September 12 2019
  • In this blog, Peter von Philipsborn and Ana Zhelyazkova, research associates at the Pettenkofer School of Public Health in Munich, Germany, look at the latest Cochrane evidence on interventions to reduce the consumption of sugary drinks and discuss implications for policy makers, health professionals and the general public.“May I offer you a drink...
    September 6 2019
  • Cochrane Airways is a group working worldwide to publish Cochrane Systematic Reviews about the prevention and treatment of respiratory (lung) diseases. Systematic reviews summarise research evidence to inform clinical practice and policy decisions.They are running a survey for members of the public including patients, carers, healthcare...
    September 6 2019
  • In this blog for midwives, Linda Biesty (midwife and member of the review team) looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on the third stage of labour and whether it is better to offer active or expectant management of care to women for the birth of the placenta. As I was writing this blog, I cast my mind to discussions I have had around the...
    August 29 2019
  • On Tuesday 3rd September 2019 from 8pm - 9pm (BST), @CochraneUK co-hosted a tweetchat alongside @charlMidwife - one of the @WeMidwives. We were also delighted to be joined by @Students4BE. We discussed evidence-based maternity care and our special series of blogs 'Maternity Matters', which ran...
    August 28 2019
  • This post was originally posted on the Cochrane Methods websiteIn January 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a pilot aimed at enhancing the transparency of the Agency's drug approval process and decisions. As part of the pilot, sponsors of up to nine drug applications to the FDA were asked, on a voluntary basis, if they...
    August 28 2019
  • In this article, lead author Dr Gareth Hollands from the Behaviour and Health Research Unit, University of Cambridge, summarizes some of the key messages from 'Altering the availability or proximity of food, alcohol, and tobacco products to change their selection and consumption' published by Cochrane Public Health.Would you be less...
    August 28 2019
  • In this blog for pregnant women, Emily Carter, Cochrane UK Fellow and Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy and how it may help reduce risks for mums and babies in the UK.What we already knowVitamin D forms from sunlight on the skin and is used by the body to...
    August 23 2019

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