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  • What have patients and carers told us will make the 2018 Cochrane Colloquium, Cochrane For All, accessible, inclusive and interesting? As we work to make this conference a Patients Included event, here are some of their ideas. Sitting with friends in the last hours of 2017, our conversation turned, inevitably, to reflecting on the old year...
    January 8 2018
  • This year, Cochrane UK are hosting Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018. This is Cochrane’s annual health conference, bringing people together from around the world to discuss research into important global health questions and promote evidence-based health care.  It will be held in Edinburgh at the International Conference Centre in...
    January 5 2018
  • As we approach the end of 2017, Sarah Chapman looks back at the most popular blogs published this year on Evidently Cochrane. JanuaryChicken soup has brought comfort to many and not least in times of ill health, though in the books I read as a child ‘invalids’ were always offered that horrifying concoction calves foot jelly, which...
    December 21 2017
  • In this blog for the Evidence for Everyday Health Choices series, Sarah Chapman looks at the latest evidence on hearing aids for adults with acquired hearing loss.A quiet family lunch, a few weeks ago, was rather enlivened by my mum’s astonishment at the news that her granddaughter’s part-time jobs in Chile include ‘frog grooming’! It was some...
    December 19 2017
  • Sarah Chapman looks at new Cochrane evidence, published today, on the benefits and harms of antioxidants to reduce muscle soreness after exercise.Do you want to exercise without getting sore muscles afterwards? Of course you do! That’s great for any of us but, particularly for athletes, being able to prevent or reduce muscle soreness has...
    December 15 2017
  • The website for the 25th annual Cochrane Colloquium, taking place in Edinburgh from 16-18 September 2018, is now live.The Colloquium is Cochrane’s annual health conference, bringing people together from around the world to discuss research into important global health questions and promote evidence-based health care.  It will...
    December 11 2017
  • This article for nurses on medication adherence is one of a series of evidence reviews written by Sarah Chapman for the British Journal of Community Nursing. It was published there in October 2017.People who are prescribed self-administered medication typically take around half of their prescribed doses and may stop treatment early (Nieuwlaat...
    December 11 2017
  • Cochrane UK welcomes students on elective. During their placement, students will have an opportunity to learn more about the work of Cochrane UK, its relationship with Cochrane globally, and to work on projects related to Students 4 Best Evidence, a student blogging website supported by Cochrane UK. In 2018 we will be offering two 4 week...
    November 27 2017
  • We set out to answer this question by doing a systematic review and meta-analysis of the evidence on dressings and topical agents for healing pressure ulcers. The result is a Cochrane Review, which has been published recently.  We think we have done a good review – but it is dealing with poor quality evidence, and because of that, there...
    November 23 2017
  • In a blog for our Tackling Antibiotic Resistance campaign, trainee plastic reconstructive surgeon and Cochrane Fellow, James Chan (@DrJamesKKChan), asked five other members of the Cochrane UK Trainee Advisory Committee why antibiotic resistance should matter to you.You’ve all seen the news headlines: the post-antibiotic apocalypse is...
    November 16 2017

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