Featured Reviews and Press Releases
 

Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • Featured Review: Nicotine replacement therapy versus control for smoking cessation
    High-quality evidence that all forms of nicotine replacement therapy can help increase chances of successfully stopping smoking.Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) aims to reduce withdrawal symptoms associated with stopping smoking by replacing the nicotine from cigarettes. NRT is available as skin patches that deliver nicotine slowly, and chewing...
    4 6月 2018
  • Featured Review: Reminiscence Therapy for Dementia
    Looking at the discussion of memories and past experiences using tangible prompts such as photographs or music to evoke memories and stimulate conversation.Listen to the podcast from the lead authorReminiscence Therapy (RT) involves the discussion of memories and past experiences with other people using tangible prompts such as photographs or...
    4 6月 2018
  • Antioxidant supplementation does not appear to reduce muscle soreness after exercise
    Taking antioxidant supplements to reduce muscles soreness after exercise could have almost no effect, according to a new  Cochrane ReviewListen to the podcast from the lead authorPeople engaging in intense exercise often take antioxidant supplements, such as vitamin C and/or E or antioxidant-enriched foods, before and after exercise in the...
    4 6月 2018
  • World No Tobacco Day
    31 May is World No Tobacco Day. It is organized by the World Health Organization to highlight the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. This year, the theme is on 'Tobacco and heart disease.'In support of World No Tobacco Day, the Cochrane Library presents a Special...
    30 May 2018
  • 10.1002/14651858.CD009069.pub3
    New evidence published in the Cochrane Library shows that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women, particularly in those who are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26. It also summarizes findings on harms that have been assessed in randomized controlled trials.Read this press release in French,...
    29 May 2018
  • Cochrane evidence on nutritional labeling on menus and new FDA labeling rules
    Earlier this month, the  United States Food and Drug Administration implemented a new set of rules requiring restaurants, supermarkets, and convenience stores with 20 or more locations to go public with the calorie counts for standard menu items. These food establishments must now post the calories on overhead display boards, printed menus, and...
    24 May 2018
  • Featured Review: Interventions for investigating and identifying the causes of stillbirth
    There is no RCT evidence available to guide how best to investigate the causes of stillbirth – future trials are needed.Identification of the causes of stillbirth is critical to the primary prevention of stillbirth and to the provision of optimal care in subsequent pregnancies. A wide variety of investigations are available, but there is currently...
    23 May 2018
  • Cochrane Reviews on vision screening and reading aid updated
    The College of Optometrists, UK has funded two Cochrane Review updates in support of the Cochrane Eyes and Vision (CEV) group based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The global review updates were used to answer questions on the topics of Vision screening for correctable visual acuity deficits in school-age children...
    23 May 2018
  • Feature Review: Immersion in water during labour and birth
    Labouring in water may reduce the number of women having an epidural but does not appear to affect mode of birth or serious perineal tears.Water immersion during labour and birth is increasingly popular and is becoming widely accepted across many countries, and particularly in midwifery-led care settings. However, there are concerns around...
    18 May 2018
  • Dying Matters Awareness Week
    14 - 20 May 2018 is Dying Matters Awareness Week. Every year in May, Dying Matters and its coalition members host an Awareness Week, which gives an opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. The theme for 2018 is, "What Can You Do... in your community?" The Cochrane Pain,...
    15 May 2018

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