Professor Martin Burton looks at the evidence on ear drops for removing earwax, and some things to think about, including whether you need to remove it at all.
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 […]
Cochrane for all: making our conference a Patients Included event
Announcing our plans to make the Cochrane Colloquium, our global conference, to be held in Edinburgh in 2018, a Patients Included event.
Ear discharge in children with grommets: “Mummy – my ear’s wet again!”
Martin Burton writes for parents and carers about the latest evidence on treatments for ear discharge in children with grommets.
An invisible unicorn has been grazing in my office for a month… Prove me wrong.
In a blog in our Understanding Evidence series, Martin Burton explores absence of evidence
Understanding evidence: Cochrane UK’s new series
Cochrane UK's Director, Martin Burton, introduces our new series Understanding Evidence, which kicks off today with a week of blogs.
Glue ear: will antibiotics help your child?
Professor Martin Burton looks at the latest evidence that might help parents and their doctors to decide whether antibiotics are worth trying for children with 'glue ear'
Water precautions for children with grommets: is it worth the bother?
Professor Martin Burton says it's time for health professionals to take a fresh look at the advice they give parents about water precautions for children with grommets