Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • Women
    Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of research in health care and policy. They are internationally recognized as a high-quality source of evidence for decision-making. They collate and summarize all the best available research evidence on the effects of healthcare interventions or the accuracy of diagnostic tests into a systematic review....
    14 August 2017
  • Evidence
    Recent injuries in two major sporting events: Wimbledon and the Tour de France. Helen Handoll, Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma and Senior Research Fellow at Teeside Univerity, takes a look at sports injuries and evidence. Dr Handoll research interests focus on getting the evidence to inform the management of people...
    13 July 2017
  • Dementia in the spotlight: evidence and experience
    Dementia is the focus of a blog series running throughout July on Evidently Cochrane . Many of us are caring for a family member with dementia, know someone with dementia, or may be looking ahead to our own futures, perhaps wondering what we could do to avoid or delay developing dementia ourselves. There are also many working in health and social...
    6 July 2017
  • Latest health evidence shows that making changes to diet, physical activity, and behaviour may reduce obesity in children and adolescents
    Two new Cochrane Reviews are the last in a series of related systematic reviews summarizing evidence on the effects of different interventions for treating obesity and overweight in childhood and adolescence. The reviews summarize the results of 114 studies which involved more than 13,000 children and young people. They show that a combination of...
    22 June 2017
  • World No Tobacco Day 2017
    31 May is World No Tobacco Day. It is organized by the World Health Organization to draw attention to the health risks associated with the use of tobacco and what can still be done to reduce tobacco consumption around the world.In support of World No Tobacco Day 2017, the Cochrane Library presents an updated Special Collection which highlights a...
    31 May 2017
  • Growing evidence to support the use of patient decision aids
    Growing evidence to support the use of patient decision aidsDeciding on the best treatment or screening option can be hard. People can use decision aids when there is more than one option and neither is clearly better or when options have benefits and harms that people value differently. Decision aids may be pamphlets, videos, or web-based tools....
    25 May 2017
  • Cochrane's 'logo review' gets an update
    Cochrane’s logo illustrates the summary results from an iconic systematic review: Antenatal corticosteroids for accelerating fetal lung maturation for women at risk of preterm birth.See additional resources at the bottom of this articleEach horizontal line represents the results of one study, while the diamond represents the combined result - our...
    4 May 2017
  • World Asthma Day 2017
    World Asthma Day on 2 May  is an annual event on organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.Cochrane Airways works with authors (typically clinicians and researchers) to produce systematic reviews on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis and other lung diseases...
    2 May 2017
  • Could teaching teachers save lives?
    In this blog, GP Dr Robin Carr discusses the latest Cochrane evidence on whether asthma education for teachers and other school staff could improve the care of children with asthma in schools and reduce asthma deaths. Reposted with permission from Evidently Cochrane blog. “You can’t be serious, kids still die of asthma in your country?” my shocked...
    2 May 2017
  • New evidence finds standardized cigarette packaging may reduce the number of people who smoke.
    New Cochrane Review finds standardized tobacco packaging may lead to a reduction in smoking prevalence and reduces the appeal of tobacco. Please see related resources at the bottom of this page According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco use kills more people worldwide than any other preventable cause of death. Global health experts...
    27 April 2017

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