Myopia in children: is there anything that can slow its development?
Cochrane Eyes and Vision Editor and Optometrist, John Lawrenson blogs about the latest Cochrane evidence on interventions for controlling myopia in children and asks ‘What is the most effective
Stroke survivors: measuring what is important in speech recovery
Stephen Taylor, Joe Bugler, and Annette Dancer are three stroke survivors affected by dysarthria (unclear speech). They are also members of HEARD (Healing, Empowered And Recovering from Dysarthria), a patient involvement group which has helped to shape research to identify the things that matter most in speech recovery after stroke. In this blog, they tell us more.
Opportunity to volunteer at the 2023 Cochrane conference
Please note, we have now closed the expressions of interest form (as of mid-July). Thank you to everyone who has volunteered - we will be in touch shortly.
Urinary incontinence in women: what can help?
Many women have urinary incontinence but there are things that can help. In this short blog, Cochrane UK’s Sarah Chapman and Selena Ryan-Vig take a look at some options and the evidence for them. There are also links to trustworthy sources of information and help.
Cranberries to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs): a quick look
Can cranberries prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) from coming back? What other options are available without a prescription? In this short blog for women with UTIs that come back (recurrent UTIs), Selena Ryan-Vig from Cochrane UK looks at the evidence.
ADHD: evidence to help you decide how best to manage the condition
In this blog for anyone affected by ADHD, Robert Walton, a GP and Senior Fellow in General Practice at Cochrane UK, examines the latest Cochrane evidence on the best ways of managing the condition and some things you may want to consider when making treatment choices.
Cognitive stimulation for people with dementia: making a difference
Cognitive stimulation is a structured approach that aims to engage people with dementia in enjoyable activities that generally stimulate areas of cognition such as thinking, language skills, concentration and memory. In this blog, retired clinical psychologist and dementia care researcher, Bob Woods, explains how it might help people living with dementia.
Antidepressants for chronic pain: an important evidence gap
A recent Cochrane Review – the largest ever investigation into antidepressants used for chronic pain - shows insufficient evidence to determine how effective or harmful they may be. In this blog, principal investigator Tamar Pincus explains the findings, and a clinician (Dr Peter Cole), a patient, and a researcher (Hollie Birkinshaw,) share their reflections.
iHealthFacts website: fact-check things you read and hear about health
In this blog, Dr Paula Byrne, post-doctoral researcher with the University of Galway, explains the difficulty – and importance of – knowing whether health information is true, and explains how iHealthfacts – a website where the public can fact-check things they read and hear about health – aims to help.