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?
Tag: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group
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 sign a declaration to rid the world of drug-resistant infections, the UK’s chief medical officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies, has remarked, “now the real work begins”. It’s certainly a very real problem, which, if not effectively […]
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