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  • Evidence shows that gels, creams, and sprays are effective in providing pain relief and identifies which one works best.Acute musculoskeletal pain describes conditions like a sprained ankle or a muscle pull. These usually get better over two or three weeks without treatment, but can be very painful while they last. Topical non-steroidal anti-...
    15 June 2015
  • Press Release
    Embargoed: 00.01 BST: Thursday, 11 June 2015Press contact:Evelyn Martinez
    Senior Publicist, Wiley
    T +1 201 748 6358+1 201 748 6358, E sciencenewsroom@wiley.comJo Anthony
    Senior Media and Communications Officer, Cochrane
    M +44(0) 7582 726 634+44(0) 7582 726 634 E janthony@cochrane.org or pressoffice@cochrane...
    10 June 2015
  • Can pharmacological and mental health interventions reduce drug use and criminal activity among drug-using offenders?Offenders with co-occurring mental health or drug-use problems demonstrate significant subsequent health problems and make rehabilitation particularly challenging. The link between drug use, health, social and criminological...
    2 June 2015
  • Australia’s The Age newspaper cites multiple Cochrane Reviews in an analysis of complementary medicine and available evidence.
    1 June 2015
  • Encouraging evidence indicates that programmes can improve quality of life, severity of asthma, and lung function.Asthma is a chronic airway disease affecting about 300 million people worldwide. People with asthma have many symptoms, such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. The aim of a chronic disease management programme for asthma...
    31 May 2015
  •  31 May is World No Tobacco Day - read the latest Cochrane evidence indicating that incentive programmes may help smokers to quit for six months or more Financial and material incentives are widely used to encourage smokers to try to quit, and to reward them if they succeed. Examples of incentives include lottery tickets or prize draws, cash...
    24 May 2015
  • Released in response to the agenda item on 'WHO guidelines: development and governance', of the WHO Executive Board meeting, 27-28 May 2015Cochrane is an international organization that produces high-quality, relevant, accessible systematic reviews and other synthesized research evidence, and promotes evidence-based decision-making.  Cochrane has...
    23 May 2015
  • Evidence indicates what minimally invasive tests should not be used to determine dehydration in older people.
    Water-loss dehydration results from drinking too little fluid. It is common in older people, among whom it is associated with increased risk of many health problems. It is important to identify dehydration early before health and...
    7 May 2015
  •  Flu shots have small beneficial effect in reducing middle ear infections for infants and children.Middle ear infection or inflammation are broad terms to refer to acute otitis media. It is one of the most common infectious diseases in infants and preschool children, with 86% having an episode by the time they turn one year old. Symptoms of an ear...
    22 April 2015
  • Medical News Today, an online health news service based in the UK and Taiwan, presents evidence from a new Cochrane Review which indicates that the effectiveness of natural sweetener Xylitol in preventing tooth decay remains unproven.
    17 April 2015

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