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In this blog, Jamie Hartmann-Boyce from the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group and Martin Dockrell from the Office of Health Improvement and Disparities share 7 things you need to know about e-cigarettes and quitting smoking, with evidence from the Cochrane Living Review of E-cigarettes and Smoking Cessation
Research Finds Negative Impact of VP/VLBW on Adult Health-related Quality of Life Outcomes
General Health experiences Policy & health systems
In this blog post, Dr Corneliu Bolbocean, Senior Researcher in Health Economics, highlights findings from two recent papers examining adulthood quality of life outcomes for those born very pre-term or low birthweight, as well as work showing the better measure of physical or cognitive aspects of health to use.
Antibiotic Guardians: two-way learning through science festivals
Department General Infections & acute care
World Antibiotic Awareness Week is upon us! This global campaign, taking place between 18-24 November 2022, aims to improve the awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), as well as promote practices to ensure the responsible use of antibiotics.
Five ways the pandemic has affected routine medical care
COVID-19 General Research methods & EBM
Director of the Evidence-Based Health Care DPhil programme, Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, shares five ways that the pandemic has affected routine medical care - also published in The Conversation.
Meat Your Persona: a travelling exhibition
General Global perspective Policy & health systems Public engagement & involvement Staff stories
Lucy Yates, Public Engagement Coordinator for the multi-disciplinary Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) research programme talks us through the development, delivery, and what was learnt from creating a national touring installation to support the public to engage with the environmental and health impacts of meat eating.
E-cigarettes: misconceptions about their dangers may be preventing people from quitting smoking
General Health behaviours Policy & health systems
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.
Virtual Presence: loneliness and technology
Digital health & innovation General Health Services Research
Dr Gemma Hughes, Health Services Researcher at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, blogs about Virtual Presence, an international research collaboration.
Why remote consultation with a doctor is difficult – and how it can be improved
General Policy & health systems
Before the pandemic, billboards in London, England, advertised a doctor-in-your-pocket service. Targeted at busy commuters, it consisted of a smartphone app and a promise of a video link-up to a real doctor within 45 minutes. What’s not to like?
International Nurses' Day 2021
Department General Staff stories
We asked some of our researchers nurses what they have learnt over what's been a particularly hard and out of the ordinary 12 months? What made them want to be nurses?
PARADIGM is done, but its mission is just beginning
General Global perspective Health Services Research Staff stories
Now the project has wrapped up, Teresa Finlay gives a brief overview of the outputs and the department member's roles in the Patients Active in Research and Dialogues for an Improved generation of Medicines (PARADIGM) project.
Why try oat milk?
General Green blog
Opening the door to a by-gone age of healthcare
General Public engagement & involvement
Dan Richards-Doran reflects on the Oxford Open Doors event, and what it means to be involved.
Remembering medicine’s female pioneers on International Women’s Day
CEBM Administrative Assistant Alice Rollinson writes about medicine's influential women through the ages.