COVID tests: how accurate are lateral flow tests?
Jac Dinnes from University of Birmingham discusses the latest evidence in her Cochrane Review and what it tells us about the accuracy of the lateral flow tests (LFTs) for diagnosing COVID-19.
Heavy periods: evidence to help you weigh up treatment options
The evidence on various treatment options for heavy periods, plus questions you may wish to discuss with a healthcare professional.
Treatments for vaginal thrush: a quick look
In this short blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the evidence on treatments for vaginal thrush and what else might matter to you when looking for a treatment for it.
Exercise training for adults having maintenance dialysis
In this blog for people with chronic kidney disease having maintenance dialysis, Dr Rebecca Gould, Cochrane UK Fellow and Sports and Exercise Medicine Registrar, looks at recent evidence on exercise in adults having dialysis.
Evidence for Allied Health, Nursing & Maternity Care - new evidence & resources
We've published three new round-ups of evidence and resources relevant to each professional group.
Pressure ulcers (pressure injuries): evidence and resources
On this page you can find Cochrane evidence on preventing and treating pressure ulcers (pressure injuries), including resources that aim to make it useful and accessible, as well as links to the reviews themselves. You can either scroll through this page or click on the topics below to jump to a particular section.
Supportive care for people with brain tumours
In this blog for anyone with an interest in brain tumours, brainstrust Director of Services and Cochrane Review author Helen Bulbeck reflects on supportive care, what it is, what research tells us about the current state of play with supportive care, and what people living with brain tumours might find helpful. Take-home points
My OCD journey 2: learning and compassion in tough times
In this blog, Karen Morley, who in 2018 wrote here about her experiences of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and how evidence helped her, tells us what has happened since, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on her mental health, the challenges, and things she has found empowering.
‘An Introduction to Evidence-Based Health Care’: free webinar for pupils interested in studying healthcare-related subjects at university
Cochrane UK and Cochrane Ireland are hosting a free 90-minute webinar for secondary school pupils aged 16-18 years interested in studying healthcare-related subjects at university.
Cataract surgery: both eyes on the same day or on different days?
People who need cataract surgery on both eyes may wonder whether it is better to have them done on the same day or on different days. In this blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the Cochrane evidence on how the two approaches compare and discusses what else might be important to consider.