Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • New Campbell review confirms little or no effect of community deworming
    Reposted with permission from Cochrane Infectious Diseases.The results of a Campbell review of deworming programmes, published in this month’s edition of Lancet Global Health, reaffirms the findings of an earlier Cochrane review concerning soil-transmitted intestinal worms that was conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool and the ...
    20 December 2016
  • http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD009921.pub2/abstract
    A new Cochrane Review, summarizing data from 132 trials of automated telephone systems in preventing and managing long-term health conditions, concludes that they probably have the potential to play an important role in the delivery of health care.  However, further research is needed to understand more about their acceptability and costs....
    14 December 2016
  • The Cochrane Review on portion sizes - from publication to informing policy
    The Cochrane Review, 'Portion, package or tableware size for changing selection and consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco published in September 2015 from the Cochrane Public Health Group found significant evidence that people consume more food or non-alcoholic drinks when offered larger sized portions or when they use larger items of tableware...
    9 December 2016
  • Do school-based interventions prevent HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy? This is the question asked by researchers from the University of York, South African Medical Research Council, and Stellenbosch University in a Cochrane review published this week.  Sexually active adolescents in some countries, particularly girls, are at high risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs); while early, unintended pregnancy can have a major impact on the lives of young people.
    Do school-based interventions prevent HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy? This is the question asked by researchers from the University of York, South African Medical Research Council, and Stellenbosch University in a Cochrane Review published this week.Sexually active adolescents in some countries, particularly girls, are at high...
    16 November 2016
  • The impact of Cochrane evidence on tranexamic acid for acute traumatic injury
    For more than 20 years, Cochrane has produced systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy. We are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based healthcare resources. The Cochrane Making a Difference series focuses on stories of how Cochrane evidence has made an impact on real-world health...
    3 November 2016
  • Do nasal decongestants used alone relieve cold symptoms?
    Do nasal decongestants used alone relieve cold symptoms?Colds, although not serious, are common illnesses responsible for many visits to family doctors and days lost from work and school. Cold symptoms may last up to two week and include runny nose, sore throat, and sneezing. There is no cure for colds; treatments only ease the symptoms. Many...
    26 October 2016
  • International Infection Prevention Week 2016
     The International Infection Prevention week is the 3rd full week in October every year - a good time to share some of our relevant Cochrane evidence.BlogsCentral venous catheters: latest evidence for nursing practice on Evidently Cochrane Replacing peripheral venous catheters: have you ditched the routine? on Evidently CochraneGetting evidence...
    18 October 2016
  • Positive effects of educational interventions on improving patient knowledge of sickle cell disease and reducing depression
    Positive effects of educational interventions on improving patient knowledge of sickle cell disease and reducing depressionSickle cell disease is a lifelong, inherited disorder which can cause a number of complications throughout an individual's life. It may cause a huge burden on both the patient and their family, including frequent visits to...
    17 October 2016
  • National government initiatives have the potential to achieve population-wide reduction in salt intake In almost all countries worldwide, most people eat too much salt. This can cause high blood pressure, which can lead to health problems, such as heart disease and stroke. To reduce the amount of salt eaten, governments in many countries have...
    7 October 2016
  • Music therapy strikes a chord: A closer look at Cochrane evidence on music therapy
    Reposted with permission from Cochrane AustraliaA trio of music therapy reviews featured in last year’s Australian top 100 Cochrane Library downloads, with Music therapy for depression coming in at number 7, Music therapy for people with spectrum disorder at number 40 and Music therapy for people with dementia at 76. Recently a new update of Music...
    3 October 2016

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