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 10 to 12, October to December 2016
Does breastfeeding reduce vaccination pain in babies aged 1 to 12 months?
Early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infants
Interventions for patients and caregivers to improve knowledge of sickle cell disease and recognition of its related complications
Interventions to improve people's drug-taking behaviour with lipid-lowering drugs
Is it safe to use lower blood counts as a trigger for blood transfusion in order to give fewer blood transfusions?
Lamotrigine versus carbamazepine monotherapy (single drug treatment) for epilepsy
Nutritional supplementation for older people after hip fracture
Oral hygiene care for critically ill patients to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia
Pentasaccharides for the prevention of venous blood clots
Psychological therapies for preventing post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents
Pulmonary rehabilitation for people who have been in hospital with an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
School-based interventions for preventing HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy in adolescents
Should root canal treatment be performed in one dental visit or over several visits?
Topical antibiotics (applied to the skin) for preventing surgical site infection in wounds that are stitched or held together another way
Treatment for epilepsy in pregnant women and the physical health of the child
Using a structured questionnaire (the IQCODE) to detect individuals who may go on to develop dementia
Issue 7 to 9, July to September 2016
Can music interventions benefit cancer patients?
Combined intermittent pneumatic leg compression and medication for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
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
Government regulation, training, or co-ordination of private for-profit health care in low- and middle-income countries
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?
Clonidine, lofexidine, and similar medications for the management of opioid withdrawal
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
Increased versus stable doses of inhaled corticosteroids for exacerbations of chronic asthma in adults and children
Integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) strategy for children younger than five years of age
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