In the final Evidently Cochrane blog of the year, Sarah Chapman from Cochrane UK takes a look back at some highlights and changes from 2022.
Are cholesterol-lowering statins as good as we think?
In a blog for people taking statins, or considering taking them, Dr Paula Byrne, Researcher at Evidence Synthesis Ireland, shares what she and her team found when they looked at the evidence on statins and the risk of bad outcomes like stroke and heart attack.
Evidence for Maternity Care: new evidence and resources – September 2022
The latest evidence and resources for midwives and clinical support staff.
Dementia: evidence, experience and resources
On this page you can find our blogs about different aspects of preventing and living with dementia. Many of them include research evidence and also reflections from people affected by dementia themselves or in supportive roles as carers, family members or health professionals. There are also links to helpful resources.
Decision aids: helping people make better healthcare choices
How decision aids can help people make better choices about treatments.
Bell’s palsy: facing up to uncertainty
What would you do if you woke up unable to move half your face? This blog shares Olivia's story, the challenges of Bell's palsy & what we know about treatments
Heavy periods: evidence to help you weigh up treatment options
In this blog for people affected by heavy periods, Dr Stuart Spencer, Specialty Trainee in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at John Radcliffe Hospital, and Dr Martin Hirsch, Consultant Gynaecologist at John Radcliffe Hospital, look at the Cochrane evidence on various treatment options, weigh up the pros and cons, and highlight some questions you may wish to consider and discuss with a healthcare professional.
Treatments for vaginal thrush: a quick look
A short blog about the evidence on treatments for vaginal thrush and what else might matter to you when looking for a treatment for it.
My OCD journey 2: learning and compassion in tough times
In this blog, Karen Morley, who in 2018 wrote for Evidently Cochrane about her experiences of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and how evidence helped her, tells us what has happened since, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on her mental health, the challenges, and things she has found empowering.
Cataract surgery: a quick look
A short blog for people who have cataracts in both eyes and are thinking about surgery.
Screening: earlier detection of disease is not necessarily better
Lynda Ware, Senior Fellow in General Practice at Cochrane UK, explains why detecting diseases earlier by screening is not always beneficial, and may – in some cases – be harmful.
Sleep apnoea: an impatient patient perspective
In this blog for our Evidence for Everyday Health Choices series, David Crowe shares his experience of living with sleep apnoea and exploring treatment options.