Featured Reviews and Press Releases
 

Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • Workplace interventions for reducing sitting at work
    News website Time examines the ongoing debate about whether standing desks in workplaces are effective, focusing on the recent Cochrane Review presenting the current evidence.Related Resources:Full Cochrane Review: Workplace interventions for reducing sitting at workPress Release: Health effects of sit-stand desks and interventions aimed to reduce...
    31 March 2016
  • Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease characterized by joint pain, tenderness, and limitation of movement. At present, no cure is available, so only treatment focused on symptoms or on preventing further development of the disease are possible. Aquatic exercise is physical exercises taking place while the participant is immersed in water, typically...
    26 March 2016
  • Featured Review: Vaccines for preventing herpes zoster in older adults
    Vaccine helps prevent shingles in older adults for at least three years The varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox and can remain dormant inside nerve cells. After many years, it can reactivate and travel through the nerve to the skin, causing itching, numbness, tingling or local pain, and then blisters along the nerve path. These blisters are...
    21 March 2016
  • An updated Cochrane Review, published today in the Cochrane Library, says that the benefits of a variety of interventions intended to reduce sitting at work are very uncertain.Millions of people worldwide sit at a desk all day, and over recent years this has led to increased levels of physical inactivity in the work place. Health experts have...
    17 March 2016
  • Topical treatments for psoriasis of the scalp
     Topical treatments for psoriasis of the scalpWhat are the most effective and safest treatments?                                                                                                           People with chronic plaque psoriasis often have itching with reddish, scaly lesions that are visible and are often embarrassing. Creams, gels, and...
    4 March 2016
  • Featured Review: Water precautions for prevention of infection in children with ventilation tubes (grommets)
    Does keeping ears dry after getting ventilation tubes help prevent problems such as infections? Ventilation tubes are used to treat hearing loss due to glue ear, or to treat recurrent ear infections. Most surgeons agree that children's ears should be kept dry for a few weeks after the operation, but not all agree on whether ears need to be kept...
    19 February 2016
  • Cochrane Review on vaginal prolapse surgery spotlighted
    A common surgery to treat vaginal prolapse using an artificially grafted mesh has more problems than benefits, a new Cochrane Review has found.  Women who underwent the operation had high rates of needing repeat surgery due to mesh exposure, bladder injury, and urinary incontinence. Listen to lead author Dr Christopher Maher discuss the latest...
    17 February 2016
  • What services are effective to support street-connected children?Millions of children and young people are estimated to be living and working on streets around the world. ‘Street-connected children and young people’ refers to children who work or sleep, or both, on the streets, often without conventional adult care or supervision. Important risks...
    11 February 2016
  • New evidence published in the Cochrane Library highlights benefits and harms of using artificial mesh when compared with tissue repair in the surgical treatment of vaginal prolapse. Slightly better repair with mesh needs to be weighed carefully against increased risk of harms.Listen to a podcast summarizing the review  |  Read an editorial from...
    9 February 2016
  • The most robust evidence yet, now available in the Cochrane Library, suggests that national smoking legislation does reduce the harms of passive smoking, and particularly risks from heart disease.4 February is World Cancer Day. Read more about Cochrane's partnership with UICC to support evidence-based advocacy for cancer control.An updated...
    4 February 2016

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