The latest evidence and resources for allied health professionals and clinical support staff.
Tag: public health
COVID-19 evidence: a Cochrane round-up
Sarah Chapman and Selena Ryan-Vig highlight Cochrane evidence on COVID-19 and other health effects of the pandemic, with links to reviews, blogs and other Cochrane resources.
Food and drink labelling: considering evidence and impacts
Sarah Chapman revisits Cochrane evidence on the impact of displaying calories on menus on our choices and reflects on possible harms.
Travel-related measures for controlling the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus): new Cochrane evidence
Sarah Chapman looks at a new Cochrane rapid review with evidence on the effectiveness of travel-related measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
Quarantine for controlling COVID-19 (coronavirus). New Cochrane evidence
Sarah Chapman blogs new Cochrane evidence on the effectiveness of quarantine for controlling the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Cutting down on sugary drinks: what works best?
A blog on Cochrane evidence on interventions to reduce the consumption of sugary drinks.
Skin cancer: should the UK start screening for it?
Emma Plugge asks whether screening the general population for malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer, is likely to be of benefit.
Boosting vaccination rates with reminders: new Cochrane evidence
Sarah Chapman blogs new Cochrane evidence, published today, on boosting uptake of routine vaccinations through issuing reminders.
Vitamin A supplementation for children: has the WHO got it right?
Sarah Rayfield, Speciality Registrar in Public Health, looks at the latest evidence on vitamin A supplementation in children living in low and middle income countries
Standardised tobacco packaging: will banning branding cut down smoking?
What does Cochrane evidence tell us about health impacts of standardised tobacco packaging (or 'plain' packaging), ahead of its full enforcement in the UK?
A pinch of evidence on how to cut salt intake
In this guest blog, public health doctor David Robert looks at the evidence on what can be done to cut down the salt in our diets.
AHPs and physical activity: a force for change
Physiotherapist Anna Lowe looks at the importance of promoting physical activity and how AHPs can contribute to re-shaping the physical activity culture of the NHS