A blog for people with eczema and those caring for children with eczema, by Cochrane UK's Sarah Chapman, looking at trustworthy evidence on emollients or moisturisers and topical steroids.
Evidence for Everyday Health Choices
Ear drops to remove earwax: a quick look
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.
Physical exercise for people with Parkinson’s: do what you enjoy
Doctors Rebecca Gould and Charlotte Squires look at new Cochrane evidence on how physical exercise can help people with Parkinson’s, and Lis Kirkness, who lives with Parkinson’s, writes about her experience of trying both old and new forms of exercise, and the benefits she has felt.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS): the latest evidence on treatments
In this blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the Cochrane evidence on treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), talks to Consultant Neurophysiologist and Cochrane Review author Jeremy Bland, and reflects on her husband’s experiences.
What health evidence can we trust when we need it most?
In a blog for anyone looking for support in making health decisions, Dr Jenny McSharry, Health Psychologist and lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Galway, explains what systematic reviews are and why they are a particularly trustworthy source of health evidence.
Are cholesterol-lowering statins as good as we think?
In a blog for people taking statins, or considering taking them, Dr Paula Byrne, Researcher at Evidence Synthesis Ireland, shares what she and her team found when they looked at the evidence on statins and the risk of bad outcomes like stroke and heart attack.
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).
Is yoga good for back pain? Here’s the evidence
Jack Leahy writes about his experience of practicing yoga and the latest Cochrane evidence on yoga for people with chronic non-specific low back pain
Making health decisions: things that can help
In a blog for anyone making health decisions, Sarah Chapman looks at some key things that can help you make a choice that feels right for you. Included here are links to good resources.
Treatments for vaginal thrush: a quick look
A short blog about the evidence on treatments for vaginal thrush and what else might matter to you when looking for a treatment for it.
Cataract surgery: both eyes on the same day or on different days?
People who need cataract surgery on both eyes may wonder whether it is better to have them done on the same day or on different days. Sarah Chapman looks at the Cochrane evidence on how the two approaches compare and discusses what else might be important to consider.
Cataract surgery: a quick look
A short blog for people who have cataracts in both eyes and are thinking about surgery.