In this blog written for both healthcare professionals and adults with cerebral palsy (CP), researcher Dr. Manjula Manikandan and her team explain their recent research about how health services are failing adults with cerebral palsy – and what needs to change.
In this blog for youth organisations or anyone interested in young adult loneliness, Emma Kirwan, PhD Researcher in the Department of Psychology at the University of Limerick, looks at what research can tell us about loneliness in young adulthood.
Many health claims are made about probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics. In some cases, there’s evidence that they may be helpful - but there’s a lack of evidence to support other claims. This blog by Cochrane UK’s Selena Ryan-Vig, focuses mainly on probiotics and looks at the evidence behind their use for various health conditions, explaining where 1) they may have some benefits; 2) they may not be worthwhile and 3) the evidence is uncertain - so we’re unsure whether or not they’re helpful.
In a blog for anyone interested in preventing and treating acute middle ear infections in children, Sarah Chapman from Cochrane UK looks at the Cochrane evidence on various approaches.
We answer some questions you may have if you’re trying to quit smoking - based on the latest trustworthy evidence from Cochrane.
A blog about timed intercourse for those who are trying to get pregnant, with evidence and resources.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training has been widely adopted in a variety of settings, such as schools and workplaces and there are bold claims that it is effective. Rachel Richardson, lead author of a recent Cochrane Review that challenges those claims, explains their findings in this blog.
In this blog for people with moderate to severe psoriasis, Robert Walton, a GP and Senior Fellow in General Practice at Cochrane UK, assesses the latest Cochrane evidence on treatment with biologic drugs.
Glasses with blue light-filtering lenses are widely marketed and routinely prescribed by eye care professionals. It has been claimed these lenses can help with reducing eye strain, improving sleep, and protecting eye health. But do they live up to the hype, and are they worth the cost? In this blog, Associate Professor Laura Downie and Dr Sumeer Singh look at the latest evidence from their recent Cochrane Review.
In this blog for people with bowel inflammation caused by clostridium difficile infection or ulcerative colitis, Robert Walton, a GP and Senior Fellow in General Practice at Cochrane UK, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on faecal microbiota transplantation (or stool transplants); where poo from a healthy person is transplanted into the gut of the patient to help them recover.
In a blog for anyone worried about their drinking, or supporting someone with alcohol dependence, Sarah Chapman from Cochrane UK looks at evidence for the effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other 12 step programmes, and hears from some people with experience of becoming sober through AA.
In this blog for people thinking of taking a vitamin D supplement, GP Robert Walton shares NHS recommendations and looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on vitamin D to help you make a choice about whether to take vitamin D supplements.