This blog describes the first in a new series of Cochrane Special Collections which brings together examples of treatments and health care which - despite being costly and time-consuming - research suggests could be unhelpful to patients, or even harmful.
In this blog for anyone interested in rapid point-of-care tests for diagnosing COVID-19 infection, Jac Dinnes from University of Birmingham discusses her recently published Cochrane Review to help healthcare professionals and members of the public interpret the evidence for their accuracy.
A blog for GPs on antibody tests for COVID-19
Sarah Chapman looks at a new Cochrane rapid review with evidence on the effectiveness of travel-related measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sarah Chapman and Selena Ryan-Vig highlight Cochrane evidence on COVID-19 and other health effects of the pandemic, with links to reviews, blogs and other Cochrane resources.
Sarah Chapman looks at a new Cochrane Review on how useful signs and symptoms are for diagnosing COVID-19.
Sarah Chapman looks at the evidence from a new Cochrane rapid review on the accuracy of antibody tests for COVID-19.
Sarah Chapman looks at a Cochrane rapid review on whether video calls can reduce loneliness in older people.
Siobhan McCormack looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on MMR vaccination and at guidance on vaccination during the COVID19 pandemic.
Sarah Chapman blogs new Cochrane evidence on convalescent plasma as a possible treatment for COVID-19
This blog explores a number of cautionary examples, reminding that all treatments have potential harms. We should consider the evidence not just about whether a treatment works, but whether it is safe. This is the third blog of our special series on Evidently Cochrane: “Oh, really?” 12 things to help you question health advice.
Sarah Chapman looks at new Cochrane evidence on personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect healthcare workers from infections such as COVID-19 (coronavirus)