Author archives: Martin Burton

Expert opinion is not always right

Expert advice isn’t always right or based on careful consideration of the best evidence. In the first blog of our new special series '“Oh, really?” 12 things to help you question health advice', Cochrane UK's Director, Professor Martin Burton, takes us from experts to evidence.

Hay fever and dust-mite allergies: What are the health benefits of salty water for allergic rhinitis?

Martin Burton, Ear, Nose and Throat doctor, writes about the latest evidence on nasal saline irrigation for allergic rhinitis (caused by hay fever or year-round allergies to things like house-dust mites). Imagine you are sitting on the beach, on silver sand, admiring the aquamarine water of the sea as it gently laps the shore.  Being an […]