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Evidence-based thinking and why it matters. Views expressed represent the views of the author and not necessarily those of CEBM as a group.

E-cigarettes: misconceptions about their dangers may be preventing people from quitting smoking

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.

“And then Evidence Resonates” poem

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.

Can science help us avoid another Christian Eriksen?

David Nunan, programme Director for the PGCert in Teaching Evidence-Based Health Care, writes with Evidence-Based Healthcare MSc student Aaron Lear, Akron General Orthopedics, Cleveland Clinic.

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.

Student Spotlight: Kyriaki Pieri

Academic Clinical Fellow, Kyriaki Pieri, shares her experience of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research.

The Tipping Point for Digital Health

Evelyn Pyper, DPhil Student in EBHC, makes the case for patient-centric digital health, now accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Most Important, and Overlooked, Questions in EBM Research are Qualitative

Mike Tringale, MSM, MSc, completed the MSc in EBHC and shares his perspective on the importance of qualitative research in health care.

Student Spotlight: discovering evidence-based practice and the MSc

Graduate, Steven Langton shares his experience having completed both the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care, and more recently, the DPhil programme in Evidence-Based Health Care, both at the University of Oxford.

Thinking about meta-synthesis and its proliferation over recent years

A reflection of teaching the postgraduate short course: Introduction to Synthesising Qualitative Research

Cancer and COVID-19: between a rock and a hard place

Such efforts attempt to ease the difficult situation of being stuck between cancer and COVID-19, but one question still lingers around; which one is the rock and which is the hard place.

Student Spotlight: Nicholas Nyaaba

Nicholas Nyaaba shares his experience, having recently completed his dissertation on the MSc in EBHC Medical Statistics.

This Is Oxford: moving the MSc in EBHC Systematic Reviews modules online

Professor Mike Clarke, shares his teaching experience, having moved the EBHC MSc Systematic Reviews modules online this term.

High-dose opioids: five factors that increase the risk of harm

DPhil student Georgia Richards argues why it’s time for doctors to rethink the prescribing of high-dose opioids for people with chronic pain.

Coronavirus and diabetes: the different risks for people with type 1 and type 2

People with type 1 diabetes are approximately 3.5 times as likely to die in hospital with COVID-19, while people with type 2 are approximately twice as likely, but why is this, and what can be done to reduce this risk?

Nicotine therapy for coronavirus: the evidence is weak and contradictory

We are unlikely to know whether nicotine replacement has a role in COVID-19 any time soon. For now, nicotine supplies must be preserved for the people who need them.

Ranin Soliman: evidence resonates with qualitative research

Ranin Soliman, DPhil Student in EBHC, describes her experience of the qualitative research methods module.

What does effective leadership mean to YOU?

Recent world events have highlighted leadership in a variety of ways. For some, it has been an opportunity to excel by applying the right characteristics at the right time and in the right way. Others have been less successful in how their leadership has been perceived.

PGCert Teaching Evidence-Based Health Care Update

PgCert Teaching Evidence-Based Health Care Course Director, Dr David Nunan, reflects on the first year of the course, and maintaining delivery during the pandemic.

PaT Plot tool for randomised trials

This page is about PaT Plot, a software tool for creating graphic depictions of randomised trials.

PGCert in TEBHC: thoughts from a current student

Paediatrician Veerle Langenhorst gathers some thoughts about her current PGCert in TEBHC experience.

PGDip in Health Research: Reflections on 10 years

Denise reflects on the creation of the PGDip in Health Research and its impact over the last ten years.

Advanced Qualitative Research Methods: student experience

Academic Clinical Fellow in Palliative Medicine, Dr Joe Sawyer, reflects on his experience of our Advanced Qualitative Research Methods module.

The rise and rise of realist reviews?

Realist reviews are becoming an increasing popular approach to synthesising evidence about complex interventions. Whilst Geoff welcomes this increase, he raises challenges that such popularity might bring

'Rejection is part of the process'

Rejection is part of the process: Turning your dissertation into an academic paper

Trials published fail to adequately report risk estimates

76% of recent trials published in the top five medical journals fail to adequately report risk assessments, find 6th-Year Medical Students Izzy, Furqaan and Shanil.

PEBM in a resource-limited country

Practising Evidence-Based Medicine in a Resource-limited country: let's start at the very beginning

Why you should take part in a DPhil in EBHC seminar

Jong-Wook Ban and Paul Dijkstra, DPhil EBHC students

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