Featured Reviews and Press Releases
 

Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • What are the effects of fluoxetine treatment in overweight or obese adults?
    Fluoxetine is a medicine used for the treatment of depression, which reduces appetite as a side effect. Therefore, it is suspected that fluoxetine could be used as a treatment for overweight or obese people. In this group of people administration of fluoxetine means an off-label treatment which means it is not licensed for treating obesity.The...
    21 October 2019
  • Podcast: Screening for malignant melanoma (a type of skin cancer)
    Malignant melanoma, which can be fatal, is increasingly common and there is debate about whether it should join the list of cancers that are screened for. A new Cochrane Review from June 2019 looks at the current evidence and we asked one of the authors, Minna Johansson from Cochrane Sweden, to tell us what they found.In thinking about screening...
    21 October 2019
  • Featured Review
    Delayed cord clamping improves health of babies born too early: updated Cochrane ReviewThis updated Cochrane systematic review  finds that delayed, rather than early, cord clamping may reduce the risk of death before discharge for babies born preterm.The authors set out to determine if delayed cord clamping or umbilical cord milking improves the...
    11 October 2019
  • We asked the lead author, Sophie Goudet, to tell us about the need for it
    Cochrane Reviews cover a wide range of issues relating to good nutrition for children and adults and the collection were added to in June 2019 by a reviews dedicated to issues faced by young children living in urban slums in low- and middle-income countries. We asked the lead author, Sophie Goudet from the Centre for Global Health and Human...
    10 October 2019
  • Can people stop smoking by cutting down the amount they smoke first?
    This Cochrane Review looks at whether cutting down before quitting helps people to stop smoking, and the best ways that people can cut down to help them stop completely, the study included 51 studies of over 22,000 people who smoked tobacco.Nicola Lindson, lead author of this Cochrane review explains, “The standard way people are told to quit...
    3 October 2019
  • Interventions for unexplained infertility
    Couples are classified as having unexplained infertility when they have tried to conceive for at least one year and no abnormality in semen analysis, ovulation, or tubal patency has been identified. Treatment options for unexplained infertility include expectant management, ovarian stimulation (OS), intrauterine insemination (IUI), OS-IUI, and in...
    27 September 2019
  • Lead author, Vijaya Musini
    One of the earliest Cochrane Reviews on high blood pressure was first published in 1998, investigating treatments for the elderly. It was substantively updated for a second time in June 2019 and we asked the lead author, Vijaya Musini, from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada to tell us about the evidence.High blood pressure or...
    18 September 2019
  • Podcast: Effects of starting antiretroviral therapy within one week of diagnosis on people living with HIV
    Among the dozens of Cochrane Reviews of various treatments for people with HIV or AIDS, are some that look more at how the treatments should be used, rather than the treatments themselves. One of these examines the timing of the start of treatment, and it was published in June 2019. Lead author, Alberto Mateo from the Liverpool School of Tropical...
    13 September 2019
  • Treating school children with drugs to kill soil - transmitted worms
    In 2015 Cochrane published a review on this topic, which has now been updated to include six new trials, additional data from included trials, and addresses comments and criticisms.Global Advocacy organisations claim routine deworming of all school children at regular intervals with deworming drugs in areas where helminth infection is common has...
    11 September 2019
  • https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD012573.pub3/full
    In this article, lead author Dr Gareth Hollands from the Behaviour and Health Research Unit, University of Cambridge, summarizes some of the key messages from 'Altering the availability or proximity of food, alcohol, and tobacco products to change their selection and consumption'  published by Cochrane Public Health.Would you be less likely to buy...
    27 August 2019

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