An overview of the featured Cochrane Reviews for August 2016.
Featured Review: Interventions to reduce corruption in the health sector
Scarce evidence, but pointers to promising strategies to fight corruption in health care.
Featured Review: Interventions for preventing abuse in the elderly
Lack of good research on which programs or strategies are useful in preventing or reducing elder abuse.
Featured Review: Music interventions for improving psychological and physical outcomes in cancer patients
Are there benefits of offering music interventions as a complementary treatment to people with cancer?
Featured Review: Sun protection to prevent basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the skinin
More research needed on sunscreen and physical barrier methods - review team urge caution in changing behaviour.
Featured Review: Xylitol sugar supplement for preventing middle ear infection in children
Chewing gum, lozenges, or syrup with xylitol can reduce the occurrence of middle ear infection among healthy children from 30% to 22%.
Featured Review: Fluoride mouthrinses for preventing tooth decay in children and adolescents
Supervised regular use of fluoride mouthwash by children and adolescents is associated with a large reduction in tooth decay in permanent teeth.
Cochrane evidence for athletes
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