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16 September 2021
Published this week is the fourth update of the Cochrane review of ‘Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation’, and the second since it switched to a living review format in October 2020. This review brings together the most up to date research findings on the effect and safety of using electronic cigarettes to help people to stop smoking.
13 September 2021
Congratulations to Michael Tringale, who recently completed the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care, and Claire Duddy, who recently completed the MSc in EBHC Systematic Reviews, as they are both awarded this year's EBHC Dissertation Prize for outstanding dissertation.
Congratulations to MSc in EBHC student, Wei Loong Lim, on receiving this year’s Gillian Nicholls Prize.
20 July 2021
The Gillian Nicholls Prize is awarded by the Department for Continuing Education, to MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care student, Wei Loong Lim, for his dissertation "The effectiveness of positive psychology interventions for promoting well-being of adults experiencing depression compared to other active psychological treatments: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials".
20 June 2021
Clinical Prediction Rules is a new accredited short course that will run in May 2022, and will soon be available for students who join the MSc in EBHC Medical Statistics from 2022/23.
16 February 2021
The Oxford Social Prescribing Research Network from the University of Oxford have today launched a new website, bringing together world-class evidence-based research and expertise from the cultural and heritage sector to support people's health and well-being through social prescribing.
14 October 2020
Newly updated Cochrane evidence published today in the Cochrane Library finds that electronic cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the number of people who stop smoking compared to nicotine replacement therapy – such as chewing gum and patches – and compared to no treatment, or electronic cigarettes without nicotine. More information is needed on harms.
17 August 2020
With over 10 million page views globally, the Evidence Service is now recognised as having ‘a lasting research value’ by the Oxford University Bodleian Library and worthy of permanent preservation in their web archive.
When electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) first emerged, they became a popular way for people to quit smoking. But in 2019, a mysterious lung condition emerged that primarily affected young people, particularly those who vaped. This left many questioning the safety of e-cigarettes.
COVID: the reason cases are rising among the double vaccinated – it’s not because vaccines aren’t working
Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK’s chief scientific adviser, has announced that 40% of people admitted to hospital with COVID in the UK have had two doses of a coronavirus vaccine. At first glance, this rings very serious alarm bells, but it shouldn’t. The vaccines are still working very well.
EBHC DPhil rep, Ranin Soliman, writes poem about the concepts of evidence-based medicine/healthcare (EBM/EBHC), and its role in guiding researchers, clinicians, and policy-makers to make informed decisions for patients and the public regarding care delivery and clinical practice.
Student, Dr. Alan Brunton, reflects on his experience of our Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Screening module
Dr. Alan Brunton, a Specialty Registrar in Acute Internal Medicine and student on the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care reflects on his experience of our Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Screening module.
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