We answer some questions you may have if you’re trying to quit smoking - based on the latest trustworthy evidence from Cochrane.
Glasses with blue light-filtering lenses are widely marketed and routinely prescribed by eye care professionals. It has been claimed these lenses can help with reducing eye strain, improving sleep, and protecting eye health. But do they live up to the hype, and are they worth the cost? In this blog, Associate Professor Laura Downie and Dr Sumeer Singh look at the latest evidence from their recent Cochrane Review.
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.
Sarah Chapman from Cochrane UK shares new evidence on what can be done to reduce falls in older people at home by making safety adaptations to the environment and, importantly, who is likely to benefit most from these.
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.
In this short blog, Dr Robert Walton looks at the Cochrane evidence on treatments to prevent travel sickness (motion sickness).
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
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.
In a blog for people who run for exercise, Dr Rebecca Gould, Cochrane UK Fellow and Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar, looks at the evidence on the role of running shoes for preventing lower limb running injuries
A look at the evidence on using low-sodium salt substitutes instead of regular salt. Can salt substitutes reduce blood pressure and prevent heart attacks, and are there any risks?
In this blog for people with chronic kidney disease having maintenance dialysis, Dr Rebecca Gould, Cochrane UK Fellow and Sports and Exercise Medicine Registrar, looks at recent evidence on exercise in adults having dialysis.
Sarah Chapman revisits Cochrane evidence on the impact of displaying calories on menus on our choices and reflects on possible harms.