There are more than 50 Cochrane Reviews of the effects of interventions to help people quit smoking; one of which investigates whether reducing smoking before quitting might be an alternative to stopping suddenly. It was updated in September 2019 and we asked lead author, Nicola Lindson, from the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group based in the...
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Interview with review author Beverley Lim Høeg, from the Danish Cancer Society Research Center
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More and more people are surviving cancer and receiving follow-up care. The aim of...November 21 2019Podcast: Effects of nutritional interventions to increase nutritional status in children living in urban slums in low- and middle-income countries
Cochrane Reviews cover a wide range of issues relating to good nutrition for children and adults and the collection were added to in June 2019 by a reviews dedicated to issues faced by young children living in urban slums in low- and middle-income countries. We asked the lead author, Sophie Goudet from the Centre for Global...October 10 2019
This Cochrane Review looks at whether cutting down before quitting helps people to stop smoking, and the best ways that people can cut down to...October 3 2019
Stoptober began in 2012 as an event to encouraging people to quit smoking for good. Since then it has become an annual 28-day mass quitting attempt, offering resources and support for anyone trying to become smoke-free. It's an excellent to put the spotlight on the latest Cochrane evidence on quitting smoking.
...September 30 2019Podcast: Effects of starting antiretroviral therapy within one week of diagnosis on people living with HIV
Among the dozens of Cochrane Reviews of various treatments for people with HIV or AIDS, are some that look more at how the treatments should be used, rather than the treatments themselves. One of these examines the timing of the start of treatment, and it was published in June 2019. Lead author, Alberto Mateo from the Liverpool...September 13 2019
In 2015 Cochrane published a review on this topic, which has now been updated to include six new trials, additional data from included trials, and addresses comments and criticisms.
Global Advocacy organisations claim routine deworming of all school children at regular intervals with deworming drugs in areas where helminth infection...September 11 2019
In this article, lead author Dr Gareth Hollands from the Behaviour and Health Research Unit, University of...August 27 2019
The rising incidence of cancer and successes in its treatment mean that an ever increasing number of people are living with cancer. This is leading to the involvement of more and more informal caregivers in their care. In a new Cochrane Review from June 2019, Charlene Treanor from the Centre for Public Health in Queen’s University Belfast in...July 26 2019