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  • Featured Review: Kangaroo mother care to reduce morbidity and mortality in low birthweight infants
    Cochrane evidence supports the use of kangaroo care in stabilized low birthweight infants as an alternative to conventional neonatal careConventional neonatal care of low birthweight infants (< 2500 g) is expensive and requires both highly skilled personnel and logistical support. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) has been proposed as an alternative...
    9 September 2016
  • High quality evidence suggests Vitamin D can reduce asthma attacks
    A new Cochrane Review published in the Cochrane Library has found evidence from randomized trials that taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks.Scroll to the bottom of this article for a round-up of media coverageAsthma is a common chronic disease, affecting about 300...
    6 September 2016
  • The impact of Cochrane evidence on xylitol for preventing caries
    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 'Xylitol-containing products for preventing dental caries in children and adults', published in March 2015...
    31 August 2016
  • Cochrane Feature Reviews for August 2016
    An overview of the featured Cochrane Reviews for  August 2016.Featured Review: Interventions to reduce corruption in the health sectorScarce evidence, but pointers to promising strategies to fight corruption in health care. Featured Review: Interventions for preventing abuse in the elderlyLack of good research on which programs or strategies are...
    30 August 2016
  • Download, share, and print Cochrane’s Migrant Health FlyerA Cochrane Library Special Collection, developed in conjunction with Evidence Aid, brings together Cochrane Reviews addressing health conditions relevant to refugees and asylum seekers.This Special Collection presents systematic reviews on health conditions relevant for migrating...
    29 August 2016
  • Cochrane in the news: August 2016
    A round-up of selected recent media coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence - updated throughout the month.  'Surprisingly Little Evidence for the Usual Wisdom About Teeth' in The New York Times rounds up oral health evidence - with Cochrane Reviews in the spotlight.   'Testing government policies first means we spend public...
    29 August 2016
  • Cochrane 2015 Annual Review now available
    Cochrane's 2015 Annual Review is now available. The 2015 Review features updates from the Steering Group Co-Chairs, the CEO, and the Editor in Chief, as well as achievements from 2015 and plans for 2016. Get the latest updates on Strategy to 2020, our financial standing, and our geographical reach. Read more about how Cochrane Reviews are making a...
    23 August 2016
  • Cochrane Nutrition Field established in South Africa
    Cochrane Nutrition's vision is to make Cochrane the independent, globally recognized go-to place for nutrition systematic reviewsCochrane is delighted to announce the establishment of the Cochrane Nutrition Field (Cochrane Nutrition), under the leadership of Cochrane South Africa (SA), the South African Medical Research Council, and the Centre for...
    22 August 2016
  • Featured Review: Interventions to reduce corruption in the health sector
    Scarce evidence, but pointers to promising strategies to fight corruption in  health careCorruption can occur in any area of the health sector, and happens when people abuse their own position to benefit themselves, their organization, or other people close to them. It can take many forms, including bribes, theft, or giving incorrect or inaccurate...
    18 August 2016
  • Lack of good research on which programs or strategies are useful in preventing or reducing elder abuse
    Lack of good research on which programs or strategies are useful in preventing or reducing elder abuseThe maltreatment of older people, also known as elder abuse, is a global problem, affecting large numbers of people worldwide. It’s a single or repeated act and, although it may be caused by employed carers, the abuse is more commonly committed by...
    16 August 2016

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