Featured Reviews and Press Releases
 

Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • New Cochrane evidence synthesis highlights the many factors that influence the care provided by skilled birth attendantsIn low- and middle-income countries, many mothers still die during childbirth. Women are encouraged to give birth in health facilities rather than at home so they can receive care from skilled birth attendants. A skilled birth...
    21 November 2017
  • Strategies to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections in primary care
    This Cochrane Overview is the first publication produced with the support of Cochrane’s Fast Track service. This service, which is offered by the Cochrane Editorial Unit, supports expedited production of high-quality, high-impact Cochrane Reviews. For more information, please visit the Fast Track information page.Key findings:A new Cochrane...
    8 September 2017
  • Health benefits for lone parents unlikely from welfare-to-work initiatives
    A new Cochrane Review has examined large welfare-to-work studies conducted in North America.Led by Dr Marcia Gibson from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, the review looks at a series of welfare-to-work studies, comparing what happened to lone parents who were in welfare-to-work interventions with lone...
    21 August 2017
  • Evidence
    Recent injuries in two major sporting events: Wimbledon and the Tour de France. Helen Handoll, Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma and Senior Research Fellow at Teeside Univerity, takes a look at sports injuries and evidence. Dr Handoll research interests focus on getting the evidence to inform the management of people...
    13 July 2017
  • Latest health evidence shows that making changes to diet, physical activity, and behaviour may reduce obesity in children and adolescents
    Two new Cochrane Reviews are the last in a series of related systematic reviews summarizing evidence on the effects of different interventions for treating obesity and overweight in childhood and adolescence. The reviews summarize the results of 114 studies which involved more than 13,000 children and young people. They show that a combination of...
    22 June 2017
  • Growing evidence to support the use of patient decision aids
    Growing evidence to support the use of patient decision aidsDeciding on the best treatment or screening option can be hard. People can use decision aids when there is more than one option and neither is clearly better or when options have benefits and harms that people value differently. Decision aids may be pamphlets, videos, or web-based tools....
    25 May 2017
  • Cochrane's 'logo review' gets an update
    Cochrane’s logo illustrates the summary results from an iconic systematic review: Antenatal corticosteroids for accelerating fetal lung maturation for women at risk of preterm birth.See additional resources at the bottom of this articleEach horizontal line represents the results of one study, while the diamond represents the combined result - our...
    4 May 2017
  • Could teaching teachers save lives?
    In this blog, GP Dr Robin Carr discusses the latest Cochrane evidence on whether asthma education for teachers and other school staff could improve the care of children with asthma in schools and reduce asthma deaths. Reposted with permission from Evidently Cochrane blog. “You can’t be serious, kids still die of asthma in your country?” my shocked...
    2 May 2017
  • New evidence finds standardized cigarette packaging may reduce the number of people who smoke.
    New Cochrane Review finds standardized tobacco packaging may lead to a reduction in smoking prevalence and reduces the appeal of tobacco. Please see related resources at the bottom of this page According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco use kills more people worldwide than any other preventable cause of death. Global health experts...
    27 April 2017
  • Featured Review: Psychosocial interventions to support pregnant women to stop smoking
    Reposted with permission from Cochrane Australia.Published recently, the sixth update of the Cochrane Review on Psychosocial interventions for supporting women to stop smoking in pregnancy weighs up the evidence on a critical health and social equity issue. Smoking remains one of the few preventable factors associated with complications in...
    3 April 2017

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