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?
This blog highlights the Cochrane evidence on treatments that have been investigated for people with mild COVID-19. The blog will be kept up to date with the most recent version of each Cochrane Review, but please note that this is a fast-moving field.
This blog highlights Cochrane evidence on treatments that have been investigated for people in hospital with moderate-to-severe COVID-19. The blog will be kept up to date with the most recent version of each Cochrane Review, but please note that this is a fast-moving field.
This blog for people affected by chronic suppurative otitis media looks at the evidence from seven recent Cochrane Reviews exploring the benefits and harms of various treatment options.
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.
GP Robert Walton looks at Cochrane evidence on antibiotics for children with 'wet cough' and explains what might help you decide what to do when your child has a cough that does not go away quickly.
Members of the Cochrane UK Trainee Advisory Committee share why antibiotic resistance should matter to you
This blog includes a collection of summaries of Cochrane Reviews which supports decision-making in the appropriate use of antibiotics, for a variety of health conditions.
Ahead of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Samantha Gale, Cochrane UK’s Public Health Fellow, gives a brief introduction to antibiotic resistance
In this blog for non-medical readers, Dr Lynda Ware looks at new Cochrane evidence on improving antibiotic prescribing practices by hospital doctors
Martin Burton writes for parents and carers about the latest evidence on treatments for ear discharge in children with grommets.
In this guest blog for the general reader, retired GP Lynda Ware looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on detecting and treating 'strep throat'.