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.
Children and young people
Communicating with young people in hospital: what matters?
We can learn about communication with young people in hospital from the mums of two young patients, who share their stories here, and we look at research and resources.
Wrist fractures in children: how are they best treated?
Lynda Ware looks at evidence and practice for different treatments for wrist fractures in children.
Developmental Language Disorder: reflections as a mum and speech and language therapist
After her son was diagnosed with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), Genna White became a Speech and Language Therapist to help families like her own. In this blog, Genna reflects on what DLD is and what she’d like parents, healthcare workers, and others working with children to know.
Do long-sighted children need to wear glasses?
Salma Ahmad and Catherine Suttle address some questions about whether long-sighted children need to wear glasses, with the help of recent Cochrane evidence.
MMR vaccines: do they work and are they safe?
Siobhan McCormack looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on MMR vaccination and at guidance on vaccination during the COVID19 pandemic.
Idiopathic toe walking in children: what’s the evidence for interventions?
Siobhan McCormack blogs Cochrane evidence on treatments for idiopathic toe walking
Myopia in children: is there anything that can slow its development?
John Lawrenson blogs about the latest Cochrane evidence on interventions for controlling myopia in children and asks ‘What is the most effective treatment?’
Working in partnership to make evidence work for young people’s lives
A blog on how Cochrane Common Mental Disorders and the Mental Health Foundation and working in partnership.
Talking therapies for anxiety and depression in children with long‐term physical conditions
A blog about Cochrane evidence on treating anxiety and depression in children with long-term physical conditions.
Illustrating mental health topics: from the headclutcher to the hopeful
Sarah Chapman reflects on a tweetchat on how best to illustrate mental health topics when sharing evidence.
Preventing suicide and self-harm in young people
Researchers from Cochrane Common Mental Disorders blog about the need for youth input in work to prevent suicide and self-harm young people.