Featured Reviews and Press Releases
 

Featured Reviews and Press Releases

  • World No Tobacco Day
    31 May is World No Tobacco Day. It is organized by the World Health Organization to highlight the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.In support of World No Tobacco Day, the Cochrane Library presents a Special Collection which highlights a selection of new or...
    30 May 2019
  • Dementia in the spotlight: evidence and experience
    Dementia Awareness Week, 20-27 May 2019, is a week on which organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about dementia. Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement remit includes producing systematic reviews of both global cognitive impairment and focal cognitive impairments occurring in the context of brain...
    21 May 2019
  • Featured Review: Treatments for hand eczema
    The Cochrane Review, 'Interventions for hand eczema', addresses the effects of topical and oral or injected medicines that work throughout the entire body as treatments for hand eczema when compared against placebo (an identical but inactive treatment), no treatment, inactive ingredients that help deliver an active treatment, or another treatment...
    14 May 2019
  • Assessing the effects of interventions on air pollution and health
    Air pollution is one of the top five risk factors for health worldwide. In this interview Jacob Burns lead author of a recent Cochrane Review on this topic tells us about the newly published Cochrane Review which set out to assess the effects of interventions on air pollution and health.Tell us about this Cochrane Review…Over the past several...
    14 May 2019
  • Dying Matters Awareness Week
    13 - 19 May 2019 is Dying Matters Awareness Week. Every year in May, Dying Matters and its coalition members host an Awareness Week, which gives an opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. The theme for 2019 is, "Are we ready?" The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care...
    13 May 2019
  • 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 四月 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 四月 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 四月 2019

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