Interventions for bronchiectasis: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviewsReview gives starting point in reducing uncertainly in treating chronic wet coughs.Bronchiectasis is a long-term respiratory disease characterized by abnormal dilatation of the bronchi; it is commonly associated with a troublesome cough with mucous or chronic wet cough in...
31 juillet 2015
Press Release: Strictly Embargoed Until 00.01 Hours (BST), Wednesday, July 22, 2015[19.01 Hours US Eastern Time, July 21 / 09.01 Hours Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), July 22]Media contacts:
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30 juillet 2015
The Economist reports on the problem of unpublished clinical trial data, and efforts to make all trials available.
28 juillet 2015
Press release issued by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Embargoed to 00.05 BST [UK time] on Thursday 23 July 2015Deworming children may not improve school attendance and the evidence that informs international policy needs to be re-appraised following a major re-analysis by researchers at the London School of Hygiene...
22 juillet 2015
Are medical day hospitals for those 60+ more effective than other forms of care?Day hospitals are one way of delivering health care to older people. They are outpatient facilities which patients, 60 years and older, attend for a full or near-full day, and receive multidisciplinary health care 'under one roof.' They serve several functions...
21 juillet 2015
Cochrane Review shows new medication used to treat women with advanced ovarian cancer delays need for further treatment in some womenOvarian cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women world-wide. Treatment of ovarian cancer consists of a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Conventional chemotherapy drugs act on dividing cells by...
20 juillet 2015
Is there a drug to improve tiredness, weakness, and lack of energy in advanced diseases?
In healthy individuals, fatigue is a protective response to physical or mental stress, often relieved by rest. By contrast, in palliative care patients' fatigue can be severely debilitating and is often not counteracted with rest, thereby impacting daily...
13 juillet 2015
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M+44(0) 7582 726 634+44(0) 7582 726 634E firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.comA new Cochrane systematic review published today of surgery for stress urinary incontinence makes an important contribution to an ongoing debate and will help women to make more...
30 juin 2015
Which treatments are effective for rosacea?Rosacea is a common chronic skin condition affecting the face, characterized by flushing, redness, pimples, and dilated blood vessels. Inflammation of the eyes and thickening of the skin, especially of the nose, can occur in some people. Although the cause of rosacea remains unclear, a wide variety of...
15 juin 2015
Evidence shows that gels, creams, and sprays are effective in providing pain relief and identifies which one works best.Acute musculoskeletal pain describes conditions like a sprained ankle or a muscle pull. These usually get better over two or three weeks without treatment, but can be very painful while they last. Topical non-steroidal anti-...
15 juin 2015
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10 juin 2015
Can pharmacological and mental health interventions reduce drug use and criminal activity among drug-using offenders?Offenders with co-occurring mental health or drug-use problems demonstrate significant subsequent health problems and make rehabilitation particularly challenging. The link between drug use, health, social and criminological...
2 juin 2015
Australia’s The Age newspaper cites multiple Cochrane Reviews in an analysis of complementary medicine and available evidence.
1 juin 2015
Encouraging evidence indicates that programmes can improve quality of life, severity of asthma, and lung function.Asthma is a chronic airway disease affecting about 300 million people worldwide. People with asthma have many symptoms, such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. The aim of a chronic disease management programme for asthma...
31 May 2015
31 May is World No Tobacco Day - read the latest Cochrane evidence indicating that incentive programmes may help smokers to quit for six months or more Financial and material incentives are widely used to encourage smokers to try to quit, and to reward them if they succeed. Examples of incentives include lottery tickets or prize draws, cash...
24 May 2015
Released in response to the agenda item on 'WHO guidelines: development and governance', of the WHO Executive Board meeting, 27-28 May 2015Cochrane is an international organization that produces high-quality, relevant, accessible systematic reviews and other synthesized research evidence, and promotes evidence-based decision-making. Cochrane has...
23 May 2015
Evidence indicates what minimally invasive tests should not be used to determine dehydration in older people.
Water-loss dehydration results from drinking too little fluid. It is common in older people, among whom it is associated with increased risk of many health problems. It is important to identify dehydration early before health and...
7 May 2015
Flu shots have small beneficial effect in reducing middle ear infections for infants and children.Middle ear infection or inflammation are broad terms to refer to acute otitis media. It is one of the most common infectious diseases in infants and preschool children, with 86% having an episode by the time they turn one year old. Symptoms of an ear...
22 avril 2015
Medical News Today, an online health news service based in the UK and Taiwan, presents evidence from a new Cochrane Review which indicates that the effectiveness of natural sweetener Xylitol in preventing tooth decay remains unproven.
17 avril 2015
Children who are taught about preventing sexual abuse at school are more likely than others to tell an adult if they had, or were actually experiencing sexual abuse. This is according to the results of a new Cochrane Review published in the Cochrane Library 16 April 2015. However, the review's authors say that more research is needed to establish...
16 avril 2015