Featured Reviews and Press Releases
 

Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • Podcast: Antioxidants for male subfertility
    As well as strategies that are focused mainly on the woman, interventions to help couples to become pregnant include some to directly help men who are subfertile and those targeting men where the couple has unexplained subfertility. One of the Cochrane Reviews with this focus on men looks at giving them oral supplementation with antioxidants, and...
    26 June 2019
  • Nutritional interventions for preventing stunting in children (birth to 59 months) living in urban slums in low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMIC)
    UN‐Habitat estimates that there are at least one billion people living in urban slums, that is, places in cities without adequate access to health care, clean water, and sanitation. One consequence of an inadequate diet is growth stunting, that is, very short stature for age. Stunting is associated with greater susceptibility to infection,...
    20 June 2019
  • Podcast: Improving the implementation of school-based policies and practices to improve student health
    Alongside learning about mathematics, history, languages and many other things, schools are a recommended setting for interventions to improve health. However, it can be difficult to implement these interventions and, in November 2017, Luke Wolfenden of the University of Newcastle in Callaghan, Australia and colleagues published their new Cochrane...
    12 June 2019
  • New Cochrane Review assesses evidence on different ways to reduce consumption of sugary drinks
    New Cochrane Review assesses evidence on different ways to reduce consumption of sugary drinksConsumption of sugary drinks is considered to be a key driver behind the global obesity epidemic, and is linked with tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease. Many public health bodies including the World Health Organization (WHO) have called upon...
    12 June 2019
  • Vaccines for preventing rotavirus diarrhoea
    Rotavirus infection is a common cause of diarrhoea and a variety of vaccines are used to try to prevent it. The evidence for these is examined in the fourth update of a Cochrane Review, published in March 2019 and we asked Hanna Bergman one of the authors based in the Cochrane Response team in London UK to tell us about the problem and the latest...
    6 June 2019
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE, is an autoimmune disease that can affect any part of the body. About half the people with it develop lupus nephritis. In the June 2018 update of their Cochrane Review, David Tunnicliffe from the Centre for Kidney Research in the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the University of Sydney’s School of Public...
    31 May 2019
  • Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group assess the evidence on how to help after pregnancy loss, care during pregnancies following a stillbirth
    The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group has produced several hundred reviews on the effects of interventions for women who are pregnant, giving birth or with a newborn baby. They also assess the evidence on how to help after pregnancy loss, and one of their new reviews from December 2018 looks at care during pregnancies following a stillbirth...
    30 May 2019
  • World No Tobacco Day
    31 May is World No Tobacco Day. It is organized by the World Health Organization to highlight the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.In support of World No Tobacco Day, the Cochrane Library presents a Special Collection which highlights a selection of new or...
    30 May 2019
  • Dementia in the spotlight: evidence and experience
    Dementia Awareness Week, 20-27 May 2019, is a week on which organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about dementia. Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement remit includes producing systematic reviews of both global cognitive impairment and focal cognitive impairments occurring in the context of brain...
    21 May 2019
  • Featured Review: Treatments for hand eczema
    The Cochrane Review, 'Interventions for hand eczema', addresses the effects of topical and oral or injected medicines that work throughout the entire body as treatments for hand eczema when compared against placebo (an identical but inactive treatment), no treatment, inactive ingredients that help deliver an active treatment, or another treatment...
    14 May 2019

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