The latest Cochrane Podcasts

Cochrane podcasts deliver the latest Cochrane evidence in an easy to access audio format, allowing you to stay up to date on newly published reviews wherever you are.

Each Cochrane podcast offers a short summary of a recent Cochrane review from the authors themselves. They have been recorded in more than 30 languages and are brief, allowing everyone from healthcare professionals to patients and families to hear the latest Cochrane evidence in under five minutes. Browse the podcasts or use the search box to look for something specific.

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Issue 1 to 3, January to March 2017
Early administration of inhaled corticosteroids for preventing chronic lung disease in very low birth weight preterm neonates
Emollients and moisturisers for eczema
Improving how antibiotics are prescribed by physicians working in hospital settings
Managing symptoms in motor neuron disease
Support for breastfeeding mothers
Yoga treatment for chronic non-specific low back pain
Issue 10 to 12, October to December 2016
Aspirin for women undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART)
Automated telephone communication systems for preventing disease and managing long-term conditions
Do tobacco cessation interventions provided during substance abuse treatment or recovery help tobacco users to quit?
Interventions for patients and caregivers to improve knowledge of sickle cell disease and recognition of its related complications
Is it safe to use lower blood counts as a trigger for blood transfusion in order to give fewer blood transfusions?
Nutritional supplementation for older people after hip fracture
Oral hygiene care for critically ill patients to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia
Topical antibiotics (applied to the skin) for preventing surgical site infection in wounds that are stitched or held together another way
Issue 7 to 9, July to September 2016
Can music interventions benefit cancer patients?
Early additional food and fluids for healthy breastfed full-term infants
Effect of molecular-targeted therapy on the progress and survival of people in the late stages of stomach cancer
Fluoride mouthrinses for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents
Fraction size in radiation therapy for breast conservation in early breast cancer
Interventions for preventing abuse in the elderly
Partial breast irradiation for early breast cancer
Psychosocial interventions for cocaine and amphetamines abusers
Skin antisepsis for reducing central venous catheter-related infections
The accuracy of two imaging tests in detecting vesicoureteral reflux
Xylitol sugar supplement for preventing middle ear infection in children up to 12 years of age
International Clinical Trials Day 2016
Analysis bias
Aspirin and stroke trials
Clinical trials for the NHS
C​linical Trials Units
Exercise trials
GP trials
Issue 4 to 6, April to June 2016
Antibiotics for otitis media with effusion ('glue ear') in children
Betahistine for symptoms of vertigo
Can nicotine receptor partial agonists, including cytisine and varenicline, help people to stop smoking?
Different doses and durations of oral steroids for asthma attacks
Different types of implants for reconstructive breast surgery after mastectomy
Haemodiafiltration, haemofiltration and haemodialysis for end-stage kidney disease
Interventions for treating severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (hyperemesis gravidarum)
Iron supplementation taken daily for improving health in menstruating women
Opioid maintenance medicines for the treatment of dependence on opioid pain medicines
Treatments for chronic rhinosinusitis
Issue 1 to 3, January to March 2016
Antifungal agents for preventing fungal infections in critically ill adults and children with a normal number of neutrophils in the blood
Care delivery and self management strategies for adults with epilepsy
Does legislation to ban smoking reduce exposure to secondhand smoke and smoking behaviour?
Effectiveness and safety of devices designed to close femoral artery puncture sites
Enhanced recovery protocols in people undergoing major surgeries of food pipe (oesophagus), stomach, liver and pancreas
Exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome
Improving outcomes for people with multiple chronic conditions
Interventions for sexual dysfunction following treatments for cancer
Interventions to optimise prescribing for older people in care homes

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