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  • Dangerous, debilitating, and chronic infections add to the burden of people disadvantaged by poverty in tropical regions of the world. While malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis are well known, with substantive efforts to prevent and control these infections in communities, there are many lesser known infections that cause persistent morbidity. As...
    May 25 2016
  • This blog has been republished with permission from Evidently CochraneAs UK legislation comes into force today, requiring tobacco products to be sold in plain, standardized packaging, public health doctor David Roberts looks at Cochrane evidence on mobile phone-based interventions to help people quit smoking.How many people are...
    May 20 2016
  • Welcome to our series, Evidence for Everyday Allied Health (#EEAHP)Short, sharable evidenceRapid change. Information overload. Not enough time. We're sure you could quickly add more obstacles to keeping up to date with research and ensuring your practice is evidence-based best practice. We recognise this and getting evidence to you, where you want...
    May 18 2016
  • This blog was originally published on Evidently Cochrane and has been republished with permission.Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a severe form of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. It affects around 1% of pregnancies and is the most common reason for a woman to be hospitalized during pregnancy. Many more of us have heard of HG since Kate...
    May 18 2016
  • 'Dying Matters Awareness Week' is an opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement on the national agenda and to share Cochrane evidence that may help inform choices for those at the end of life and those caring for them. Here, Palliative Medicine doctor Anna Sutherland shares her ...
    May 13 2016
  • A blog, originally published on Evidently Cochrane, for non-medical readers by Lynda Ware, Senior Fellow in General Practice with Cochrane UK.“Just put some cream on it….”According to my three daughters, this was my stock response to any request they made for motherly intervention when pain struck. Whilst refuting this slur utterly (and the one...
    May 6 2016
  • This blog was originally published on Evidently Cochrane and  is based on the Final Report of the James Lind Alliance Cavernoma Priority Setting Partnership, written by David White with Simon Temple, Rustam Al Shahi Salman and Ian Stuart on behalf of the Cavernoma PSP.Often simple ideas are the best. The work of the James Lind...
    May 5 2016
  • We have produced this collection of blogs and blogshots for International Day of the Midwife 2016 as part of our Evidence for Everyday Midwifery series.Please share on social media using #EEMidwives and #IDM2016BlogsMidwife-led continuity models versus other models of care: review and reflectionsWhere there’s a Will. Why women should have support...
    May 5 2016
  • Cochrane Review provides guidance on if daily iron supplementation shows benefits for womenIron-deficiency is a shortage of iron stored in the body and anaemia is caused by low levels of haemoglobin - healthy red blood cells - in the blood. Iron-deficiency and anaemia are common problems globally, especially in low-income countries and with women...
    May 3 2016
  • World Asthma Day 2016For World Asthma Day, we have produced this special collection of our asthma blogs and blogshots to inform patients and healthcare professionals of the latest Cochrane evidence.Help share the evidence on social media using #WorldAsthmaDay !BlogsYoga helps my asthma: Julie’s story and new Cochrane evidence Are long-acting...
    May 3 2016

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