Featured Reviews and Press Releases
 

Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • Featured Review: Nurses as substitutes for doctors in primary care
    Delivery of primary healthcare services by nurses instead of doctors probably leads to similar or better patient health and higher patient satisfactionCurrent and anticipated problems such as ageing, increased prevalence of chronic conditions and multi-morbidity, increased emphasis on healthy lifestyle and prevention, and efforts to move care from...
    16 Juli 2018
  • Featured Review: Reminiscence Therapy for Dementia
    Looking at the discussion of memories and past experiences using tangible prompts such as photographs or music to evoke memories and stimulate conversation.Listen to the podcast from the lead authorRead the blog post 'Do memories matter? Is reminiscence over-rated as a therapy for people with dementia?' on Evidently CochraneReminiscence Therapy (...
    9 Juli 2018
  • Featured Review: Saline irrigation for allergic rhinitis
    A team of review authors from the UK and Thailand worked with the Cochrane ENT Group to evaluate the benefits of nasal saline irrigation in people with allergic rhinitis.Allergic rhinitis is inflammation (swelling and/or irritation) of the inside of the nose caused by allergies and is common in both children and adults. Common causes include grass...
    4 Juli 2018
  • My OCD story: evidence-based medicine to the rescue!
    Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point. This blog post was originally published on Evidently Cochrane.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent,...
    3 Juli 2018
  • Health effects of sit-stand desks and interventions aimed to reduce sitting at work are still unproven
    Health effects of sit-stand desks and interventions aimed to reduce sitting at work are still unproven.Millions of people worldwide sit at a desk all day, and over recent years this has led to increased levels of physical inactivity in the work place. Health experts have warned that long periods of sitting can increase the risk of heart disease...
    21 Juni 2018
  • Featured Review: Nicotine replacement therapy versus control for smoking cessation
    High-quality evidence that all forms of nicotine replacement therapy can help increase chances of successfully stopping smoking.Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) aims to reduce withdrawal symptoms associated with stopping smoking by replacing the nicotine from cigarettes. NRT is available as skin patches that deliver nicotine slowly, and chewing...
    4 Juni 2018
  • Antioxidant supplementation does not appear to reduce muscle soreness after exercise
    Taking antioxidant supplements to reduce muscles soreness after exercise could have almost no effect, according to a new  Cochrane ReviewListen to the podcast from the lead authorPeople engaging in intense exercise often take antioxidant supplements, such as vitamin C and/or E or antioxidant-enriched foods, before and after exercise in the...
    4 Juni 2018
  • World No Tobacco Day
    31 May is World No Tobacco Day. It is organized by the World Health Organization to highlight the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. This year, the theme is on 'Tobacco and heart disease.'In support of World No Tobacco Day, the Cochrane Library presents a Special...
    30 May 2018
  • 10.1002/14651858.CD009069.pub3
    New evidence published in the Cochrane Library shows that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women, particularly in those who are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26. It also summarizes findings on harms that have been assessed in randomized controlled trials.Read this press release in French,...
    29 May 2018
  • Cochrane evidence on nutritional labeling on menus and new FDA labeling rules
    Earlier this month, the  United States Food and Drug Administration implemented a new set of rules requiring restaurants, supermarkets, and convenience stores with 20 or more locations to go public with the calorie counts for standard menu items. These food establishments must now post the calories on overhead display boards, printed menus, and...
    24 May 2018

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