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.
Evidence for Everyday Health Choices
A short blog for people who have cataracts in both eyes and are thinking about surgery.
In this blog for people waiting for an operation, Dr Rebecca Gould, Cochrane UK Fellow and Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar, explores some of the lifestyle changes people can make to prior to an operation and Brian Devlin, Cochrane UK Consumer Champion, shares his own experiences of getting ready for an operation.
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.
Cochrane UK's Sarah Chapman revisits her 2014 blog on music therapies to share new Cochrane evidence.
Sarah Chapman revisits Cochrane evidence on the impact of displaying calories on menus on our choices and reflects on possible harms.
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.
Dr Lynda Ware looks at the Cochrane evidence behind 14 possible interventions for treating or preventing the common cold – is there anything that might help and what are the possible risks?
Sarah Chapman looks at the Cochrane evidence on whether exercise affects our susceptibility to acute respiratory infections.
Dr Emily Carter explores the latest Cochrane evidence on vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy, and how it may help reduce risks for women and babies.
In this blog for health practitioners and people wanting to quit smoking, Cochrane authors Annika Theodoulou and Dr Jamie Hartmann Boyce look at the latest Cochrane evidence on what types of behavioural support can best help people quit tobacco smoking.
In this blog for people with normal or high blood pressure (hypertension), Dr Rebecca Gould, Cochrane UK Fellow and Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on walking for lowering blood pressure.