Featured Reviews and Press Releases
 

Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • Featured Review: Multifactorial and multiple component interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community
    "It is crucial that people have an understanding of what interventions work in what populations so as to make correct clinical and policy practice related decisions.” An international team, supported by  Cochrane Bone, Joint & Muscle Trauma, assessed whether fall-prevention strategies that target two or more risk factors for falls are...
    1 Agosto 2018
  • Featured Review: music threapy for people with dementia
    Music-based therapeutic intervention probably reduces depressive symptoms and improves overall behavioural problems.This review team from the Netherlands set out to see if they could find evidence that therapy based on music improves the emotional well-being and quality of life of people with dementia. They were also interested in evidence about...
    26 Julho 2018
  • Featured Review: Assessing the effects of ear drops (or sprays) to remove or aid the removal of ear wax in adults and children
    Which treatment can help resolve wax build up?Build up of ear wax is common. It can be uncomfortable for the patient and can cause hearing problems. Ear drops have been studied as a potential tool to soften the wax, preventing the need for further treatment such as syringing. This new review, produced by a team from the UK and US as part of...
    25 Julho 2018
  • Lead author ‘Interventions for increasing the use of shared decision making by healthcare professionals’ discusses Cochrane Review
    A Q&A with the lead author, France LégaréLead author, France Légaré, recently published the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care review ‘Interventions for increasing the use of shared decision making by healthcare professionals’ in the Cochrane Library. Shared decision making is a promising approach for preference-sensitive...
    20 Julho 2018
  • Media coverage of new Cochrane Review of Cochrane Review on omega-3 fatty acids
    New evidence published today shows there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death. Below is a round-up for some of the media coverage. Major Study Finds Omega-3 Pills Won't Help Your Heart on HealthlineMillions of us swallow them by the handful, but are fish oil pills just a waste of...
    18 Julho 2018
  • Scientific expert reaction to  Cochrane Review on omega-3 fatty acids
    New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death. Below is a Science Media Centre roundup of third-party expert reaction to this review.Prof Tim Chico, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Honorary Consultant...
    18 Julho 2018
  • ew Cochrane health evidence challenges belief that omega 3 supplements reduce risk of heart disease, stroke or death
    New evidence published today shows there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death. Omega 3 is a type of fat. Small amounts of omega 3 fats are essential for good health, and they can be found in the food that we eat. The main types of omega 3 fatty acids are; alpha­linolenic acid (ALA...
    18 Julho 2018
  • Featured Review: Nurses as substitutes for doctors in primary care
    Delivery of primary healthcare services by nurses instead of doctors probably leads to similar or better patient health and higher patient satisfactionCurrent and anticipated problems such as ageing, increased prevalence of chronic conditions and multi-morbidity, increased emphasis on healthy lifestyle and prevention, and efforts to move care from...
    16 Julho 2018
  • Featured Review: Reminiscence Therapy for Dementia
    Looking at the discussion of memories and past experiences using tangible prompts such as photographs or music to evoke memories and stimulate conversation.Listen to the podcast from the lead authorRead the blog post 'Do memories matter? Is reminiscence over-rated as a therapy for people with dementia?' on Evidently CochraneReminiscence Therapy (...
    9 Julho 2018
  • Featured Review: Saline irrigation for allergic rhinitis
    A team of review authors from the UK and Thailand worked with the Cochrane ENT Group to evaluate the benefits of nasal saline irrigation in people with allergic rhinitis.Allergic rhinitis is inflammation (swelling and/or irritation) of the inside of the nose caused by allergies and is common in both children and adults. Common causes include grass...
    4 Julho 2018

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