Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • Featured Review: Interventions to improve water quality for preventing diarrhoeaInterventions at point-of-use important interim measures to improve drinking water quality Contaminated water is a major cause of diarrhoea worldwide, especially among young children in low- and middle-income countries. In these settings, water often has to be...
    30 October 2015
  • Alongside its benefits, one of the unwelcome outcomes of exercise can be sore muscles. Ways to prevent or treat muscle soreness can form an important part of training regimens for athletes, whether they are professional or amateur. One recent therapy that is growing in use is whole-body cryotherapy (WBC). This involves single or repeated exposures...
    27 October 2015
  • Cochrane Review assesses interventions manipulating and comparing different sizes or shapes of portions, packages, or units of food, alcohol, and tobacco.
    Media release from the University of Cambridge and CochraneLarger-sized portions, packages and tableware lead to higher consumption of food and drink, Cochrane review findsRelated resources and media coverage - see the latest developmentsA new review has produced the most conclusive evidence to date that people consume more food or non-alcoholic...
    23 October 2015
  • Training healthcare providers in neonatal resuscitation improves neonatal outcomes
    Training healthcare providers in neonatal resuscitation improves neonatal outcomes One in ten newborn requires some resuscitative efforts at birth when signs of breathing or a heartbeat are not detected. In 2000, approximately four million newborn infants died in the first four weeks of life worldwide, with almost half of these deaths occurring on...
    26 September 2015
  • Bronchiectasis
    Interventions for bronchiectasis: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviewsReview gives starting point in reducing uncertainly in treating chronic wet coughs.Bronchiectasis is a long-term respiratory disease characterized by abnormal dilatation of the bronchi; it is commonly associated with a troublesome cough with mucous or chronic wet cough in...
    31 July 2015
  • New Cochrane evidence indicates that eradicating Helicobacter pylori may help to reduce the risk of gastric cancer.
    Press Release: Strictly Embargoed Until 00.01 Hours (BST), Wednesday, July 22, 2015[19.01 Hours US Eastern Time, July 21 / 09.01 Hours Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), July 22]Media contacts: Wiley: Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358+1 201 748 6358sciencenewsroom@wiley.com Cochrane LibraryCochrane Press Office: Jo Anthony (UK): +44 (0)...
    30 July 2015
  • Educational benefits of deworming children questioned by re-analysis of flagship study
        Press release issued by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical MedicineEmbargoed to 00.05 BST [UK time] on Thursday 23 July 2015Deworming children may not improve school attendance and the evidence that informs international policy needs to be re-appraised following a major re-analysis by researchers at the London School of Hygiene &...
    22 July 2015
  • New Cochrane Review finds that attendance at day hospitals offer benefits compared to providing no treatment.
    Are medical day hospitals for those 60+ more effective than other forms of care?Day hospitals are one way of delivering health care to older people. They are outpatient facilities which patients, 60 years and older, attend for a full or near-full day, and receive multidisciplinary health care 'under one roof.' They serve several functions...
    21 July 2015
  • Cochrane Review shows new medication used to treat women with advanced ovarian cancer delays need for further treatment in some women.
    Cochrane Review shows new medication used to treat women with advanced ovarian cancer delays need for further treatment in some womenOvarian cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women world-wide. Treatment of ovarian cancer consists of a combination of surgery and chemotherapy.  Conventional chemotherapy drugs act on dividing cells by...
    20 July 2015
  • New Cochrane Review evaluates the efficacy of pharmacological treatments for fatigue in palliative care
    Is there a drug to improve tiredness, weakness, and lack of energy in advanced diseases?In healthy individuals, fatigue is a protective response to physical or mental stress, often relieved by rest. By contrast, in palliative care patients' fatigue can be severely debilitating and is often not counteracted with rest, thereby impacting daily...
    13 July 2015

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