A nuts and bolts tutorial on how to read a forest plot, featuring a couple of exercises so that you can test your own understanding.
Introducing Cochrane Crowd, a collaborative volunteer effort to help categorise and summarise healthcare evidence so that – ultimately – we can make better healthcare decisions. Find out how and why you should get involved.
Managing hypertension is complex, involves lifestyle modifications such as physical activity and dietary interventions, as well as drugs. Here, we highlight the evidence from Cochrane about which drug is better as a first-line therapy.
There is lack of evidence on acute bronchiectasis regarding the use of airway clearance techniques. What is the impact of evidence gap? And what does current evidence say about the use of ACTs for stable bronchiectasis? Read more to to find out.
This article highlights the importance of the results of Cochrane’s new systematic review on the efficacy of Methylphenidate for ADHD in children and adolescents.
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.
Currently decisions made on treatment of bronchiectasis are based on guidelines which have a very poor evidence base. Read more to find out!
Angel takes a look at the new guide on allergies from Sense About Science.
Katherine Stagg explores the impact of language bias and how the language of publications can affect our evidence base.
David’s prize winning Prezi looking at the latest Cochrane evidence for stroke treatment.
Check out Emily’s prize winning Prezi looking at the latest Cochrane evidence on thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke.
Angel Wong introduces the Cochrane Textbook of Neurology, an on-line library for Cochrane systematic reviews on neurology and neurosurgery.
Robert Kemp reports on how a Cochrane review group has, with some success, been working to speed up an important stage of the review production process by introducing crowdsourcing methods to the arduous task of citation screening.
Thankfully, this “less is more” idea seems to be a movement gaining serious momentum in the medical world to “wind back the harms of too much medicine”.
In his new book, Dr. Goldacre continues his crusade of exposing quacks and pseudoscience, with an emphasis on how journalists totally mislead the public about what a scientific paper really says. He also chronicles his AllTrials quest by railing against the lack of transparency in clinical trials and publication bias.