Timed intercourse: can it help you get pregnant?
A blog about timed intercourse for those who are trying to get pregnant, with evidence and resources.
Systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies: Introduction to meta-analysis (resources)
On this page you can access a resource relevant to a workshop taking place at the Cochrane Colloquium 2023: Systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies - introduction to meta-analysis - Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 2:00pm- 3:30pm
Mental Health First Aid training: widely adopted, but is it evidence-based?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training – where trainees learn how to provide immediate help to people in distress – has been widely adopted in a variety of settings, such as schools and workplaces. There are bold claims that it is effective. However, a recent Cochrane Review challenges those claims, finding very low-certainty evidence that MHFA may have little to no effect on people’s mental health. Rachel Richardson, one of the review authors, explains.
Biologic drugs for psoriasis – are these new treatments any good?
In this blog for people with moderate to severe psoriasis, Robert Walton, a GP and Senior Fellow in General Practice at Cochrane UK, assesses the latest Cochrane evidence on treatment with biologic drugs.
Putting evidence into practice: resources
On this page you will find resources and links relating to 'Putting evidence into practice: An event for students and healthcare professionals'.
Blue light-filtering lenses: useful for eye strain, sleep, & eye health? Here’s the evidence
Glasses with blue light-filtering lenses are widely marketed and routinely prescribed by eye care professionals. It has been claimed these lenses can help with reducing eye strain, improving sleep, and protecting eye health. But do they live up to the hype, and are they worth the cost? In this blog, Associate Professor Laura Downie and Dr Sumeer Singh look at the latest evidence from their recent Cochrane Review.
Alcohol dependence: evidence and experience on 12 steps to recovery
In a blog for anyone worried about their drinking, or supporting someone with alcohol dependence, Sarah Chapman from Cochrane UK looks at evidence for the effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other 12 step programmes, and hears from some people with experience of becoming sober through AA.
Get ready for the 2023 Cochrane Colloquium: view the full programme and build your schedule
Cochrane UK is proud to be hosting Cochrane’s Colloquium at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre (QEII) in London, UK from 4-6 September 2023.
Goodbye and a big thank you to Martin Burton, Director of Cochrane UK
In July 2023, Cochrane UK’s Director, Martin Burton, is leaving Cochrane UK to take up the post of Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, in September. Martin has been a warm, enthusiastic and innovative leader and we’re very sorry to say goodbye. We wish him all the very best in his new role.