Featured Reviews and Press Releases
 

Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • Allergic rhinitis, or hayfever, is a common condition affecting both adults and children
    Allergic rhinitis, or hayfever, is a common condition affecting both adults and children. One suggestion for treating it is to rinse the inside of the nose with salt water and the Cochrane Review of the effects of this was published in June 2018. We asked Carl Philpott from the Norwich Medical School in the UK to tell us what he and his co-authors...
    9 May 2019
  • Cochrane does not make clinical recommendations, instead it provides unbiased and high-quality health evidence so that health decisions, policies, and clinical guidelines can be informed by the best available evidence. ‘Cochrane Evidence in Everyday Life’ series collects stories about individuals, families, and carers making health decisions based...
    6 May 2019
  • Podcast: Light therapy for prevention of winter depression
    Many people experience the "winter blues", but some suffer from something more serious, seasonal affective disorder, which has a major impact on their quality of life. Light therapy is one of the interventions that is used to try to prevent it and a team of researchers from Austria and the USA published the update of their Cochrane Review in March...
    29 April 2019
  • New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library provides high quality evidence that people who use a combination of nicotine replacement therapies (a patch plus a short acting form, such as gum or lozenge) are more likely to successfully quit smoking than people who use a single form of the medicine.
    New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library provides high quality evidence that people who use a combination of nicotine replacement therapies (a patch plus a short acting form, such as gum or lozenge) are more likely to successfully quit smoking than people who use a single form of the medicine.Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a...
    18 April 2019
  • Patients may accept the use of nurses to deliver services that are usually delivered by doctor.
    What factors influence implementation of doctor-nurse substitution strategies in primary care?Nurses as substitutes for doctors in primary care: evidence from 66 qualitative studiesPatients may accept the use of nurses to deliver services that are usually delivered by doctorImplementation prompts have been developed to help programme managers who...
    15 April 2019
  • Featured Review: Home use of devices for cleaning between the teeth
    This review asked the question, “How effective are home-use interdental cleaning devices, used in conjunction with toothbrushing, compared with toothbrushing only or another device, for preventing and controlling gum diseases, tooth decay and plaque?”Tooth decay and periodontal diseases (gum diseases called gingivitis and periodontitis) affect the...
    11 April 2019
  • The Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group studies interventions to help people who have problems with alcohol or who use illicit drugs. In December 2018, these came together in an updated review on psychosocial interventions for people who use drugs and also have alcohol problems. Jan Klimas, from the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use in...
    1 April 2019
  • The care of critically ill patients is highly complex, requiring treatments for their underlying conditions and for the consequences of those conditions, such as the loss of bodily fluids. A wide range of these treatments are assessed in Cochrane Reviews and one of these was updated in August 2018, looking at the effects of giving patients extra...
    22 March 2019
  • Cochrane in Everyday Life - Compression stockings for preventing deep vein thrombosis in airline passengers
    Cochrane does not make clinical recommendations, instead it provides unbiased and high-quality health evidence so that health decisions, policies, and clinical guidelines can be informed by the best available evidence. ‘Cochrane Evidence in Everyday Life’ series collects stories about individuals, families, and carers making health decisions based...
    21 March 2019
  • Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults
    Many adults in high-income countries will have had a ‘scale and polish’ when they go to the dentist, and some will be offered this routinely. But, is it worthwhile? The latest evidence is in the third update of the Cochrane Review, published in December 2018 and lead author, Thomas Lamont from the University of Dundee in Scotland tells us more."A...
    18 March 2019

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