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  • 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, cash...
    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 has...
    Saturday, May 23, 2015
  • Evidence indicates what minimally invasive tests should not be used to determine dehydration in older people. Water-loss dehydration results from drinking too little fluid. It is common in older people, among whom it is associated with increased risk of many health problems. It is important to identify dehydration early before health and wellbeing...
    Thursday, May 7, 2015
  • This Cochrane Special Collection, developed in collaboration with Evidence Aid, includes Cochrane Reviews of healthcare topics that are important in the aftermath of a major earthquake. The reviews' conclusions are presented, along with signposts to systematic reviews that might be helpful to decision-makers. Topics covered: diarrhoea prevention...
    Sunday, April 26, 2015
  •  Flu shots have small beneficial effect in reducing middle ear infections for infants and children.Middle ear infection or inflammation are broad terms to refer to acute otitis media. It is one of the most common infectious diseases in infants and preschool children, with 86% having an episode by the time they turn one year old. Symptoms of an ear...
    Wednesday, April 22, 2015
  • Medical News Today, an online health news service based in the UK and Taiwan, presents evidence from a new Cochrane Review which indicates that the effectiveness of natural sweetener Xylitol in preventing tooth decay remains unproven.
    Friday, April 17, 2015
  • Press release Embargoed: 00.01 BST: Thursday, 16 April 2015Press contact:  Evelyn Martinez Senior Publicist, WileyT +1 201 748 6358, E sciencenewsroom@wiley.comJo AnthonySenior Media and Communications Officer, Cochrane M +44(0) 7582 726 634 E janthony@cochrane.org or pressoffice@cochrane.orgChildren who are taught about preventing sexual abuse at...
    Thursday, April 16, 2015
  • On 14 April 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a new statement outlining its position on public disclosure of clinical trial results. In an essay published in PLoS Medicine to coincide with the release of the position paper, a WHO author team describes the statement as a “[re-affirmation of] the ethical imperative of clinical...
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015
  • Good implementation key in feeding programmes for young children in low- and middle-income countries.Receiving the proper nutrients is particularly important in the period between birth and three years, when children are experiencing rapid growth. Although it is sometimes difficult to disentangle the effects of deprivations that children living in...
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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