Featured Reviews and Press Releases
 

Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • High quality evidence suggests Vitamin D can reduce asthma attacks
    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
  • Featured Review: Interventions to reduce corruption in the health sector
    Scarce evidence, but pointers to promising strategies to fight corruption in  health careCorruption can occur in any area of the health sector, and happens when people abuse their own position to benefit themselves, their organization, or other people close to them. It can take many forms, including bribes, theft, or giving incorrect or inaccurate...
    18 August 2016
  • Lack of good research on which programs or strategies are useful in preventing or reducing elder abuse
    Lack of good research on which programs or strategies are useful in preventing or reducing elder abuseThe maltreatment of older people, also known as elder abuse, is a global problem, affecting large numbers of people worldwide. It’s a single or repeated act and, although it may be caused by employed carers, the abuse is more commonly committed by...
    16 August 2016
  • Feature 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?Cancer may result in extensive emotional, physical, and social suffering. Current cancer care increasingly incorporates psychosocial interventions to improve quality of life. Music therapy and music medicine interventions have been used to...
    15 August 2016
  • Featured Review: Sun protection to prevent basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
    One randomized trial has been done to date that compares different ways of using sunscreen and physical barrier methods to protect against common non-melanoma skin cancers. The quality of evidence to date is low, but the review team urge caution in changing behaviour on the basis of the review findings. Keratinocyte cancer is a more common but...
    12 August 2016
  • Feature 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%.Acute otitis media (AOM) is the most common bacterial infection among young children in the United States. AOM creates a thick of sticky fluid behind the eardrum in the middle ear with a rapid onset of ear pain,...
    10 August 2016
  • Cochrane Evidence for Athletes
    We have rounded up Cochrane evidence to help support athletes seeking to win a gold medal …and for everyone that is inspired to get active!Cryotherapy: does it work and is it safe?Injection treatments for Achilles tendinopathyKnee orthoses for patellofemoral pain syndromeRubefacients for musculoskeletal painStretching -does it reduce muscle...
    8 August 2016
  • Suite of Cochrane Reviews on chronic rhinosinusitis
    Authors working with the Cochrane ENT Group recently published six reviews which look at the evidence around different treatment options for chronic rhinosinusitis.Chronic rhinosinusitis is a common condition that is defined as inflammation of the nose and paranasal sinuses (a group of air-filled spaces behind the nose, eyes, and cheeks). Patients...
    26 July 2016
  • A round-up of selected recent media coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence
    A round-up of selected recent media coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence - updated throughout the month   "When and how to update systematic reviews: consensus and checklist": BMJ paper from a team of Cochrane-affiliated contributors outlines issues relevant to making decisions about updating reviews, and provides a ...
    21 July 2016
  • Cochrane evidence provides insight for pregnant women
    A recent article in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin on the BMJ states that other than folic acid and vitamin D, there is limited evidence of the benefits of the often expensive prenatal multivitamins. This story has been picked up by many media outlets including BBC News, CBC News, and The Japan Times.  The conclusions are in line with what...
    13 July 2016

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