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  • 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...
    Friday, July 31, 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)...
    Thursday, July 30, 2015
  • The Priority Reviews list identifies more than 300 Cochrane Reviews that best meet the needs of healthcare and health policy decision makers.
    The Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) announced publication of the Priority Reviews List in January 2015. This list, a key milestone for Target 1.1 Prioritisation as part of Cochrane’s Strategy to 2020, identifies more than 300 Cochrane Reviews, either new titles or reviews requiring updates, that best meet the needs of healthcare and health policy...
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015
  • The Economist reports on the 'flawed' evidence base for new medicines
    The Economist reports on the problem of unpublished clinical trial data, and efforts to make all trials available.
    Tuesday, July 28, 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 &...
    Wednesday, July 22, 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...
    Tuesday, July 21, 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...
    Monday, July 20, 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...
    Monday, July 13, 2015
  • Embargoed: 00.01 BST, Wednesday 1 July 2015Press contact: Jo AnthonyM+44(0) 7582 726 634+44(0) 7582 726 634E janthony@cochrane.org or pressoffice@cochrane.orgA new Cochrane systematic review published today of surgery for stress urinary incontinence makes an important contribution to an ongoing debate and will help women to make more informed...
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015
  • Which treatments are effective for rosacea?Rosacea is a common chronic skin condition affecting the face, characterized by flushing, redness, pimples, and dilated blood vessels. Inflammation of the eyes and thickening of the skin, especially of the nose, can occur in some people. Although the cause of rosacea remains unclear, a wide variety of...
    Monday, June 15, 2015

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