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.
Tag Archives: antibiotics
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
In 2017, Professor Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officer, warned that the world could face a “post-antibiotic apocalypse.” She...
To mark the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, here is a blog for non-medical readers by Lynda Ware,...
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
A blog for non-medical readers on the evidence behind remedies for the common cold.
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'.
‘Superbugs’ have hit the headlines again. As the 193 countries of the United Nations pass round the pen and...
In this guest blog, Ear, Nose and Throat doctor and researcher Carl Philpott explains the latest evidence on treatments for chronic sinusitis.