Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • Holding of tummy
    What is the effectiveness and safety of treatments commonly available during pandemics for heavy menstrual bleeding? Cochrane authors summarised the available evidence on the effectiveness and safety of treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding which can continue during pandemics.  Pandemics impact upon the ability to deliver specialist assessment...
    4 August 2020
  • Improving access to food in low- and middle-income countries
    The number of people who do not have enough to eat in the world has been increasing since 2015. Most of these people live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), especially in Asia and Africa. Food insecurity is when people do not have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe, nutritious foods to be healthy. That is, they do...
    29 July 2020
  • Living Review on plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 to treat individuals with COVID-19
    Updated Living Review: Plasma from people who have recovered from COVID‐19 to treat individuals with COVID‐19 People who have recovered from COVID-19 develop natural defences to the disease in their blood (antibodies). Antibodies are found in part of the blood called plasma. Plasma from blood donated from recovered patients, which contains COVID-...
    10 July 2020
  • Psychological interventions to foster resilience in healthcare professionals
    The work of healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses, physicians, psychologists, social workers) can be very stressful. They often carry a lot of responsibility and are required to work under pressure. This can adversely affect their physical and mental health. Interventions to protect them against such stresses are known as resilience interventions...
    8 July 2020
  • Psychological therapies for women who experience intimate partner violence
    Interview with Kelsey Hegarty, Professor Family Violence Prevention, The University of Melbourne and The Royal Women's Hospital and lead author of this Cochrane Review.Tell us about this Cochrane review…Domestic violence (physical, emotional, sexual abuse and controlling behaviour by a partner or ex‐partner) is common worldwide and causes long‐...
    2 July 2020
  • New Cochrane review assesses how accurate antibody tests are for detecting COVID-19
    Today Cochrane, a global independent organization that reviews evidence from research to inform health decision-making, publishes a review of studies looking at the accuracy of COVID-19 antibody tests.  The review shows that antibody tests could have a useful role in detecting if someone has had COVID-19, but that timing is important. The tests...
    25 June 2020
  • On a video call
    Cochrane Rapid Review - Video calls for reducing social isolation and loneliness in older people Many countries have introduced restrictions on people’s movement to protect them from COVID-19. Visiting older friends and relatives may not possible. Can calling Grandma with a video call help her feel less lonely and isolated? Can video calls affect...
    5 June 2020
  • Telephone interventions for managing symptoms in adults with cancer. This is particularly important at the moment for people with cancer, who have been advised to stay at home due to COVID-19.
    Telephone interventions for managing symptoms in adults with cancer. This is particularly important at the moment for people with cancer, who have been advised to stay at home due to COVID-19. People with cancer experience a variety of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, fatigue and pain caused by their disease and its treatment. These are often...
    2 June 2020
  • Reduction in saturated fat intake for cardiovascular disease
     Health guidance suggests that reducing the amount of saturated fat we eat, by cutting down on animal fats, is good for our health.In the process of updating this review the authors wanted to know whether following this advice leads to a reduced risk of dying or getting cardiovascular disease (heart disease or stroke). They assessed the effect of...
    28 May 2020
  •  Cochrane Library Special Collection: Diagnosing skin cancer
    This Special Collection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews brings together a large body of research on the accuracy of tests used to diagnose skin cancer. The collection of eleven diagnostic and screening   test accuracy reviews  was led by Dr Jac Dinnes at the University of Birmingham and supported by the Cochrane Skin Group and a team of over 30...
    25 May 2020

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