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.
Author archives: Robert Walton
Treatments to prevent travel sickness: a quick look
In this short blog, Dr Robert Walton looks at the Cochrane evidence on treatments to prevent travel sickness (motion sickness).
How to stop smoking: a look at the Cochrane evidence
In this blog for people wanting to stop smoking, Robert Walton, a very general practitioner, looks at Cochrane evidence to help you start your new smoke-free life.
Probiotics to prevent colds and flu: what’s the evidence?
GP Robert Walton looks at Cochrane evidence on probiotics, an increasingly popular and natural way of avoiding upper respiratory infections such as colds, flu and infections of the throat, nose and sinuses.
High blood pressure: what can we do to prevent it?
In this blog for healthy people who want to know what they can do to prevent high blood pressure and avoid the need to take medication Robert Walton, a GP, looks at the Cochrane evidence and gives some hints and tips.
Avoiding malaria on holiday: the evidence
In this blog for people taking tropical holidays Robert Walton, a general practitioner, brings you up to date with the latest research on malaria prevention.
Biologics for treating arthritis: are they the greatest advance this century?
In this blog for people with severe arthritis Robert Walton, Senior Fellow in General Practice at Cochrane UK and a very general practitioner, examines Cochrane evidence about biologics, a new generation of drugs to help people with this disabling long term condition.
Reducing saturated fat intake: is it worth the effort?
Robert Walton, a Cochrane UK Senior Fellow in General Practice, blogs about the evidence on reducing saturated fat in our diets to help prevent cardiovascular disease. Few questions have caused so much controversy in science and medicine and debate over the breakfast table as the prevention of cardiovascular disease. A recent Cochrane Review, Reduction in […]
Antibody tests for COVID-19: what use are they in practice?
A blog for GPs on antibody tests for COVID-19
Community pharmacists offering lifestyle advice: what’s the evidence for this approach?
Adam Todd a community pharmacist and Robert Walton a general practitioner examine the latest Cochrane evidence on whether community pharmacies can provide effective lifestyle advice.
All that glisters is not gold: are new, brand-named, high-tech, expensive treatments always better than old ones?
In the second blog of our special series "Oh, really?" Robert Walton looks with a critical eye at the value of new and expensive therapies for medical conditions.
Pain in the prostate: can medicines help?
Robert Walton blogs the latest Cochrane evidence on drugs for treating chronic prostatitis