Cochrane is carrying out some research into the teaching and learning of evidence-based practice in a range of settings, and in particular whether there are barriers to the effective learning about EBP among medical students, junior clinicians, or others. Your answers to this set of questions will help us understand possible future development for use Cochrane in teaching and learning.
Patients, carers and members of the public offer a unique perspective in health and social care research, adding to the expertise of the research team. Improving healthcare services will only be possible by involving the people accessing those services.
Migraines are a burden to those who suffer from them; they can reduce one’s quality of life, decrease one’s ability to function, and even impair one’s performance. The goal of this Cochrane Review was to see if SSRIs and SNRIs were effective in the prevention of migraines.
This week the media picked up on health risks associated with consumption of fizzy drinks – the Scots among us may use the term ‘fizzy juice’; I call it ‘pop’. Perhaps an example of my own personal bias, I thoroughly expected these articles to be riddled with inaccuracies; maybe they would even go so far […]
Sense About Science brings free media workshops focussing on ‘Standing Up for Science’ to early-careers researchers in the UK – Heidi reviews the workshop.
Join S4BE at the International Student EBM Congress on Kish Island in December 2015!
Sense About Science brings free workshops focussing on peer review to early-careers researchers in the UK – Heidi reviews this year’s Glasgow workshop.
If you’ve read a newspaper or seen the news over the couple of weeks there’s a good chance you’ll have seen a few pretty terrifying headlines related to Alzheimer’s disease… So can you really catch Alzheimer’s disease from blood transfusions, dental visits or surgery? In short: no. Here’s how we know: 1. This was a very […]
The ‘Health in the Media’ feature is back! Iodine deficiency has been linked to poor thyroid function and weight gain, but did the Daily Mail dish out helpful advice on where to find dietary iodine?
“This treatment lowers your high risk of heart attack considerably”. Wait, what is “risk”? This post explains you a definition of risk that is useful to understand in health-related questions.
Kendall Jenner is among numerous celebs to attribute their svelte physiques to so-called detox tea – but can tea really help you detox and lose weight?
Currently decisions made on treatment of bronchiectasis are based on guidelines which have a very poor evidence base. Read more to find out!
Advances in technology now allow huge amounts of data to be handled simultaneously. Katherine takes a look at how this can be used in healthcare and how it can be exploited.
Heidi reviews ‘Systematic Reviews in Health Care: A Practical Guide’ written by Paul Glasziou, Les Irwig, Chris Bain and Graham Colditz
How can you tell if a variable is nominal, ordinal, or numerical? Why does it even matter? Determining the appropriate variable type used in a study is essential to determining the correct statistical method to use when obtaining your results. It is important not to take the variables out of context because more often than not, the same variable that can be ordinal can also be numerical, depending on how the data was recorded and analyzed. This post will give you a specific example that may help you better grasp this concept.