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  • It’s a long time since I worked on a children’s cancer ward, but I do remember that sore mouths were a miserable problem for many and that we did several things to help prevent ulceration, including giving the children ice chips to suck. So I was interested to see a brand new Cochrane review investigating whether making the mouth...
    January 15 2016
  • Asking challenging questions about healthcare and finding solutions for practice.Submissions are open for workshops, oral and postersDeadline: Workshops – November 30th 2015, Oral & Poster – January 30th 2016Theme 1: Improving the Quality of Research EvidenceShifting the paradigm for the “E” in EBM discusses what can be done to address...
    January 12 2016
  • Alongside the thousands of Cochrane Reviews of the effects of treatments, there are some which investigate interventions intended to reduce the side effects of these treatments. One such review, updated in December 2015, looks at the levonorgestrel intrauterine system for endometrial protection in women with breast cancer who are taking tamoxifen...
    December 17 2015
  • It's time for our annual #EvidentlyAdvent feast and this year we have some great LEGO videos to share with you!We have six videos that will be published from the 16th - 23rd December on our Evidently Cochrane blog. Click here to watch them: evidentlycochrane.net/category/features/evidently-advent-2015You can also help share our portion size...
    December 17 2015
  • On behalf of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre (TCC) is launching the 2016 round of NIHR Systematic Review Fellowships. NIHR Systematic Review Fellowships form part of the NIHR Research Methods Programme, the purpose of which is to: Attract to the NIHR the most talented individuals,...
    December 11 2015
  • In the UK, 9.9 million people are aged over 65 and it has been estimated that around 6.6% have dementia; in the over 85s, this may be as high as 50%. Dementia has been identified as a national priority in health and social care and recent guidelines have emphasized early diagnosis to help with planning and management, though ‘screening’ for...
    December 11 2015
  • Being able to assess claims about treatment effects is important. Belief in false or unsubstantiated claims may be harmful and waste precious resources.The new CLAIM questionnaire is being developed by the Informed Healthcare Choices project and Testing Treatments interactive. It consists of multiple-choice questions to explore your familiarity...
    December 11 2015
  • This blog is written by Cochrane UK’s Senior Fellow in General Practice, Lynda Ware, for non-medical readers (but health professionals may read it too!).An overview of Cochrane reviews (a review of reviews, if you like) was published recently, looking at the efficacy of over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers in acute pain...
    December 4 2015
  • Over the last six months we have been developing the use and design of 'blogshots' - small infographics that can be used to share nuggets of useful information on social media. The take up and support for our blogshots has been great and has developed into specific projects for some of our key audiences, for example Evidence for Everyday Nursing...
    December 3 2015
  • Important new Cochrane review looking at portion size, packaging and tableware impacting the amount we consume. We have produced a series of content to help disseminate the reviews findings. Please feel free to also share the content listed below:Click here to share our full size infographic on Evidently Cochrane.You can download and share our 4...
    December 3 2015

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