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  • The Authors' storyThe Cochrane authors of ‘Health system and community level interventions for improving antenatal care coverage and health outcomes’ share the background of the review, the evidence they found, and their recommendations.Background to the reviewPregnant women in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) suffer disproportionately...
    Tuesday, December 1, 2015
  • Authors of new Cochrane Review remain uncertain about effect of widely used medicine on ADHD symptoms, despite large amount of research. Some evidence of increased sleeplessness and loss of appetite leads researchers to encourage more caution in use of methylphenidate.The Cochrane Library has published one of the most comprehensive assessments to...
    Wednesday, November 25, 2015
  • In low- and middle-income countries, many women have poor diets and are deficient in nutrients and micronutrients which are required for good health. Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals that are needed by the body in very small quantities but are important for normal functioning, growth, and development. During pregnancy, with the need to...
    Friday, November 20, 2015
  • Timeline: the deworming debateReaders wishing to submit feedback on the conduct or findings of this Cochrane Review are welcome to do so via our feedback system: this is available by following the 'Submit Comments' link in the Article Tools menu, which appears to the right of the published article on the Cochrane Library site.17 November: the...
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015
  • “Big Data” has become a commonly used catchphrase in recent years, as reliance on computer technology has spread across financial, retail, communications, record management, and other sectors. The term refers to the collection, management, and storage of vast amounts of data – defined by Wikipedia as ‘data sets so large or complex that traditional...
    Monday, November 16, 2015
  • telemonitoring
    Implementation of structured telephone support and non-invasive home telemonitoring should be considered an evidence-based strategy to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with heart failureIn the context of limited health funding and a rapidly expanding population of older people, it is increasingly difficult for healthcare systems...
    Monday, November 16, 2015
  • A new Cochrane Review published today shows that when doctors and patients are encouraged to discuss the need for prescribing antibiotics for acute respiratory infections jointly, fewer are prescribed. This may be useful in the fight against antibiotic resistance.Shared decision making between clinicians and patients is an important part of...
    Thursday, November 12, 2015
  • Insufficient evidence for use of Omega-3 supplements in treating depression
    New Cochrane research concludes that there is insufficient evidence for the use of Omega-3 fatty acid supplements in treating major depressive disorder.Omega-3 fatty acids are widely thought to be essential for good health and are naturally found in fatty fish such as tuna; other seafood; and some nuts and seeds.Omega-3 fatty acids have been...
    Thursday, November 5, 2015
  • Featured Review: Chemotherapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer in the elderly populationSurvival, harm, and quality of life included in comparison of chemotherapy Worldwide, lung cancer is the commonest cause of cancer-related death among individuals of both sexes. For patients with advanced disease, chemotherapy regimens based on the...
    Monday, November 2, 2015
  • 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...
    Friday, October 30, 2015

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