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.
Treatments to prevent travel sickness: a quick look
In this short blog, Dr Robert Walton looks at the Cochrane evidence on treatments to prevent travel sickness (motion sickness).
Probiotics to prevent colds and flu: what’s the evidence?
GP Robert Walton looks at Cochrane evidence on probiotics, an increasingly popular and natural way of avoiding upper respiratory infections such as colds, flu and infections of the throat, nose and sinuses.
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.
Central venous catheter (CVC) management: evidence round-up
Cochrane evidence on central venous catheter (CVC) management in a blog for nurses.
Preventing dementia: what’s the evidence?
In a blog for non-medical people, James Garrard, Specialist Registrar in Geriatric Medicine, looks at the evidence of drug and non-drug approaches to try and prevent dementia.
Avoiding malaria on holiday: the evidence
In this blog for people taking tropical holidays Robert Walton, a general practitioner, brings you up to date with the latest research on malaria prevention.
Reducing saturated fat intake: is it worth the effort?
Robert Walton, a Cochrane UK Senior Fellow in General Practice, blogs about the evidence on reducing saturated fat in our diets to help prevent cardiovascular disease. Few questions have caused so much controversy in science and medicine and debate over the breakfast table as the prevention of cardiovascular disease. A recent Cochrane ReviewCochrane Reviews are […]
MMR vaccines: do they work and are they safe?
Siobhan McCormack looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on MMR vaccination and at guidance on vaccination during the COVID19 pandemic.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers: new Cochrane evidence
Sarah Chapman looks at new Cochrane evidence on personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect healthcare workers from infections such as COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Preventing suicide and self-harm in young people
Researchers from Cochrane Common Mental Disorders blog about the need for youth input in work to prevent suicide and self-harm young people.
Outdoor air pollution: determining individual-level actions to reduce exposure
Hariklia Nguyen and Sadia Janjua blog about the need for evidence behind advice on things individuals might do to reduce exposure to air pollution