Doctors Rebecca Gould and Charlotte Squires look at new Cochrane evidence on how physical exercise can help people with Parkinson’s, and Lis Kirkness, who lives with Parkinson’s, writes about her experience of trying both old and new forms of exercise, and the benefits she has felt.
Dementia and hearing conditions: what do we most need to know?
A new project aims to find out what are the top questions that need answering about dementia and hearing conditions, in the first Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) to look at two health areas together. Sarah Chapman looks at what this is about, and hears from some of those involved in the PSP about what it hopes to achieve and why it’s important.
Preventing falls in older people: new evidence on what helps
Sarah Chapman from Cochrane UK shares new evidence on what can be done to reduce falls in older people at home by making safety adaptations to the environment and, importantly, who is likely to benefit most from these.
Menière’s disease: experience, evidence gaps & treatment choices
In a blog for people with Menière's disease and those supporting them, Sarah Chapman looks at the latest evidence on treatments and talks to her husband Tim about living with Menière’s and making choices about treatments, and to researcher Katie Webster and Ear, Nose and Throat doctor Martin Burton, who are both authors of new Cochrane Reviews on treatments for Menière's.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS): the latest evidence on treatments
In this blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the Cochrane evidence on treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), talks to Consultant Neurophysiologist and Cochrane Review author Jeremy Bland, and reflects on her husband’s experiences.
Vitamin D for asthma: new evidence, new message
In a blog for people interested in asthma management, Professor Adrian Martineau reflects on new Cochrane evidence on vitamin D and asthma and why conclusions have changed.
Making healthcare decisions for and with our children
In a blog for parents and guardians, Rufaro Ndokera, a children’s intensive care doctor who is also a mother, discusses things to consider when making decisions for children and young people.
What health evidence can we trust when we need it most?
In a blog for anyone looking for support in making health decisions, Dr Jenny McSharry, Health Psychologist and lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Galway, explains what systematic reviews are and why they are a particularly trustworthy source of health evidence.
Glaucoma: what are the options?
In this blog, Professor Gus Gazzard, a glaucoma consultant and president of the UK & Éire Glaucoma Society, and Evgenia Konstantakopoulou, an optometrist specialising in glaucoma, explore the evidence on treatment options for different types of glaucoma.
Problem gambling: what can help?
In a blog for people who think they may have a problem controlling their gambling, or who are concerned about someone who does, GP Robert Walton looks at new Cochrane evidence what might help.
Static splinting after stroke: evidence and practice
Sarah Chapman revisits a blog by occupational therapist Danny Minkow on static splinting for people after stroke, adding recent evidence and guidance.
Managing osteoarthritis: evidence and guidance
Sarah Chapman looks at Cochrane evidence and NICE guidance on managing osteoarthritis