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  • 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
  • Evidence shows that gels, creams, and sprays are effective in providing pain relief and identifies which one works best.Acute musculoskeletal pain describes conditions like a sprained ankle or a muscle pull. These usually get better over two or three weeks without treatment, but can be very painful while they last. Topical non-steroidal anti-...
    Monday, June 15, 2015
  • Press ReleaseEmbargoed: 00.01 BST: Thursday, 11 June 2015Press contact:Evelyn Martinez Senior Publicist, Wiley T +1 201 748 6358+1 201 748 6358, E sciencenewsroom@wiley.comJo AnthonySenior Media and Communications Officer, Cochrane M +44(0) 7582 726 634+44(0) 7582 726 634 E janthony@cochrane.org or pressoffice@cochrane.orgIs “eating for two”...
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015
  • Can pharmacological and mental health interventions reduce drug use and criminal activity among drug-using offenders?Offenders with co-occurring mental health or drug-use problems demonstrate significant subsequent health problems and make rehabilitation particularly challenging. The link between drug use, health, social and criminological...
    Tuesday, June 2, 2015
  • Australia’s The Age newspaper cites multiple Cochrane Reviews in an analysis of complementary medicine and available evidence.
    Monday, June 1, 2015
  • Encouraging evidence indicates that programmes can improve quality of life, severity of asthma, and lung function.Asthma is a chronic airway disease affecting about 300 million people worldwide. People with asthma have many symptoms, such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. The aim of a chronic disease management programme for asthma...
    Sunday, May 31, 2015
  •  31 May is World No Tobacco Day - read the latest Cochrane evidence indicating that incentive programmes may help smokers to quit for six months or more Financial and material incentives are widely used to encourage smokers to try to quit, and to reward them if they succeed. Examples of incentives include lottery tickets or prize draws,...
    Sunday, May 24, 2015
  • Released in response to the agenda item on 'WHO guidelines: development and governance', of the WHO Executive Board meeting, 27-28 May 2015Cochrane is an international organization that produces high-quality, relevant, accessible systematic reviews and other synthesized research evidence, and promotes evidence-based decision-making.  Cochrane...
    Saturday, May 23, 2015

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