Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016
    9 – 15 May 2016 is Dying Matters Awareness Week which is hosted by the Dying Matters Coalition. This campaign aims to provide the opportunity to talk about dying, death, bereavement, and making plans for the end of life. This year’s theme is 'The Big Conversation'.The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Review Group  produces reviews on...
    9 May 2016
  • Cochrane Review provides guidance on if daily iron supplementation shows benefits for women
    Cochrane Review provides guidance on whether daily iron supplementation shows benefits for womenIron deficiency is a shortage of iron stored in the body and anaemia is caused by low levels of haemoglobin - healthy red blood cells - in the blood. Iron deficiency and anaemia are common problems globally, especially in low-income countries and with...
    4 May 2016
  • New Cochrane evidence indicates beneficial effects on symptoms and quality of life
    A new Cochrane Review published in the Cochrane Library suggests that yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, but effects on lung function and medication use are uncertain. Asthma is a common chronic disease affecting about 300 million people worldwide. The many typical symptoms of asthma include...
    27 April 2016
  • Featured Review: Drugs for the acute treatment of migraine in children and adolescents
    Cochrane Review provides guidance on what drugs can help kids with migrainesMigraine is a painful and debilitating disorder that is common in children (under 12 years of age) and adolescents (12 to 17 years of age). Common symptoms reported during a migraine attack are headache, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Many treatments...
    25 April 2016
  • 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 Review, 'Portion, package or tableware size for changing selection and consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco'...
    23 April 2016
  • Workplace interventions for reducing sitting at work
    News website Time examines the ongoing debate about whether standing desks in workplaces are effective, focusing on the recent Cochrane Review presenting the current evidence.Related Resources:Full Cochrane Review: Workplace interventions for reducing sitting at workPress Release: Health effects of sit-stand desks and interventions aimed to reduce...
    31 March 2016
  • Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease characterized by joint pain, tenderness, and limitation of movement. At present, no cure is available, so only treatment focused on symptoms or on preventing further development of the disease are possible. Aquatic exercise is physical exercises taking place while the participant is immersed in water, typically...
    26 March 2016
  • Featured Review: Vaccines for preventing herpes zoster in older adults
    Vaccine helps prevent shingles in older adults for at least three years The varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox and can remain dormant inside nerve cells. After many years, it can reactivate and travel through the nerve to the skin, causing itching, numbness, tingling or local pain, and then blisters along the nerve path. These blisters are...
    21 March 2016
  • An updated Cochrane Review, published today in the Cochrane Library, says that the benefits of a variety of interventions intended to reduce sitting at work are very uncertain.Millions of people worldwide sit at a desk all day, and over recent years this has led to increased levels of physical inactivity in the work place. Health experts have...
    17 March 2016
  • Topical treatments for psoriasis of the scalp
     Topical treatments for psoriasis of the scalpWhat are the most effective and safest treatments?                                                                                                           People with chronic plaque psoriasis often have itching with reddish, scaly lesions that are visible and are often embarrassing. Creams, gels, and...
    4 March 2016

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