Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • Cochrane Evidence for Athletes
    We have rounded up Cochrane evidence to help support athletes seeking to win a gold medal …and for everyone that is inspired to get active!Cryotherapy: does it work and is it safe?Injection treatments for Achilles tendinopathyKnee orthoses for patellofemoral pain syndromeRubefacients for musculoskeletal painStretching -does it reduce muscle...
    8 August 2016
  • Suite of Cochrane Reviews on chronic rhinosinusitis
    Authors working with the Cochrane ENT Group recently published six reviews which look at the evidence around different treatment options for chronic rhinosinusitis.Chronic rhinosinusitis is a common condition that is defined as inflammation of the nose and paranasal sinuses (a group of air-filled spaces behind the nose, eyes, and cheeks). Patients...
    26 July 2016
  • A round-up of selected recent media coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence
    A round-up of selected recent media coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence - updated throughout the month"When and how to update systematic reviews: consensus and checklist": BMJ paper from a team of Cochrane-affiliated contributors outlines issues relevant to making decisions about updating reviews, and provides a  framework...
    21 July 2016
  • Cochrane evidence provides insight for pregnant women
    A recent article in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin on the BMJ states that other than folic acid and vitamin D, there is limited evidence of the benefits of the often expensive prenatal multivitamins. This story has been picked up by many media outlets including BBC News, CBC News, and The Japan Times.  The conclusions are in line with what...
    13 July 2016
  • Cochrane evidence indicates that only 10% of people with tension-type headaches experience benefit from taking oral paracetamolTension-type headache affects about one person in five worldwide. People with frequent, or acute episodic, tension-type headache have between two and 14 headaches every month. Tension-type headache stops people...
    4 July 2016
  • Cochrane evidence helping to change treatment policies and decisions
    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 fourth video in the Cochrane Making a Difference series focuses on the Cochrane Review 'Systemic safety of bevacizumab...
    1 July 2016
  • Featured Review: Fortification of staple foods with zinc for improving zinc status and health outcomes
    New Cochrane evidence indicates that effects of adding zinc to staple foods are unclearLow levels of zinc, or zinc deficiency, is a common problem in children and women living in low- and middle-income countries. Cereal-based foods and legumes are rich in dietary fibre and phytates, which reduce absorption of zinc from the intestine. As people in...
    24 June 2016
  • Featured Review: Participation in environmental enhancement and conservation activities for health and well-being in adults
    Can taking part in activities that enhance the physical environment improve your physical and mental health?There is growing research and policy interest in the potential for using the natural environment to enhance human health and well-being. It is thought that contact with the natural environment has a positive impact on health and well-being....
    7 June 2016
  • Interventions for treating hyperemesis gravidarum
    New Cochrane evidence provides no definitive recommendation on the best way to treat severe nausea and vomiting in early pregnancyNausea and vomiting in early pregnancy are very common, affecting approximately 80% of pregnancies. Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), a severe form affecting only about 1.0% of pregnancies worldwide, generally includes...
    17 May 2016
  • Can psychological therapies help people who self-harm?
    Latest Cochrane research has found that psychological therapies, more commonly known as ‘talking treatments’, may help people who self-harm.Self-harm is intentional self-poisoning or self-injury. Many people who are admitted to hospital because of this are at an increased risk of self-harming again and of suicide.  It is a major problem in many...
    12 May 2016

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