Cochrane is delighted to announce that we have received a grant of USD $1.15 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support the development of Cochrane's next generation evidence system, with a specific focus on maternal and child health. This system is a major component of Cochrane's wider technology development...
22 September 2016
Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) accounts for about one-fifth of all cases of tuberculosis and is a major health burden in India - one that had previously had uncertainty surrounding diagnosis and management. In August India released INDEX-TB guidelines for diagnosis and management of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB). This extensively peer-...
21 September 2016
Supervised regular use of fluoride mouthwash by children and adolescents is associated with a large reduction in tooth decay in permanent teethPodcast on this Review available
Tooth decay is a health problem worldwide, affecting the vast majority of adults and children. Repair and replacement of decayed teeth is costly in terms of time and...
15 September 2016
An updated Cochrane Review provides an independent, rigorous assessment of the best available evidence to date about electronic cigarettes for quitting smoking.Scroll to the bottom of this article for a round-up of media coverageThe conclusions of this updated Review are unchanged since the last review was published two years ago: electronic...
14 September 2016
Best Research Paper at MOSAIC 2016 conference awarded to paper which contributed to more randomized control trials being made available to Cochrane authors
The paper ‘Improving Access to Reports of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) in Embase: Innovative Methods Enhance the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)’ was...
13 September 2016
Cochrane evidence supports the use of kangaroo care in stabilized low birthweight infants as an alternative to conventional neonatal careConventional neonatal care of low birthweight infants (< 2500 g) is expensive and requires both highly skilled personnel and logistical support. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) has been proposed as an alternative...
9 September 2016
A new Cochrane Review published in the Cochrane Library has found evidence from randomized trials that taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks.Scroll to the bottom of this article for a round-up of media coverageAsthma is a common chronic disease, affecting about 300...
6 September 2016
For more than 20 years, Cochrane has produced systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy. We are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based healthcare resources.The Cochrane Review 'Xylitol-containing products for preventing dental caries in children and adults', published in March 2015...
31 August 2016
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...
30 August 2016
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A Cochrane Library Special Collection, developed in conjunction with Evidence Aid, brings together Cochrane Reviews addressing health conditions relevant to refugees and asylum seekers.This Special Collection presents systematic reviews on health conditions relevant for...
29 August 2016