The Cochrane Library App

The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library App presents the latest up-to-date evidence from the Cochrane Library in a convenient, easy to navigate format which provides you with relevant, accessible research, when you need it, from the world’s leading experts in evidence-informed health care.

All content in the app is free and new issues will download regularly.

Our monthly issues feature a hand-picked selection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews, specifically chosen by the Editor-in-chief.  Abridged Cochrane Reviews provide the best possible tablet and phone reading experience and they are downloadable for reading offline. The Bookmark feature allows you to create your own special collection of Cochrane Reviews across issues. Additionally, the title page for every review includes a link to the full version of the review available on the Cochrane Library.

Hello, and welcome to the May 2020 issue of the Cochrane Library app.

The Cochrane Reviews in this month's edition cover a wide range of topics including signs and symptoms to diagnose COVID-19, (1→3)-β-D-glucan testing to detect invasive fungal infections in the immunocompromised or critically ill, fortifying flour with iron to reduce anaemia, psychological therapies for women who experience intimate partner violence, interventions available in a pandemic for heavy menstrual bleeding, educating family members to support infant weaning to solids, chest ultrasonography versus chest radiography for diagnosing pneumothorax, and mHealth education interventions in heart failure.

Our main review this month is ‘Community-level interventions for improving access to food in low- and middle-income countries'.

The global prevalence of undernourishment has been increasing since 2015, and is highest in low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMICs). For individuals and societies food insecurity and undernutrition are detrimental to health and socioeconomic development. Physical and economic access to food is crucial to ensure food security, and community‐level interventions in LMICs may help in increasing access to food. Authors from the Cochrane Public Health Group assessed the effects of community‐level interventions for improving access to nutritious food in LMICs, for both the whole community and for disadvantaged or at‐risk individuals or groups within a community.

The abridged version of this review is available in this issue. Visit www.cochranelibrary.com to read the full version.

Our monthly issues produced exclusively for the app feature a hand‐picked selection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews, specifically abridged to provide the best possible mobile reading experience. You can create your own special themed collection of Cochrane Reviews across issues in the app on topics such as occupational health by using the app’s Bookmark feature.

The title page for every review included in this and previous issues includes a link to the full version of the review available on the Cochrane Library at www.cochranelibrary.com.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
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