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
Evidence published in the Cochrane Library provides strong evidence that financial incentives helped people to stop smoking and stay...July 17 2019Featured Review: Nutritional interventions for preventing stunting in children living in urban slums
UN‐Habitat estimates that there are at least one billion people living in urban slums, that is, places in cities without adequate access to health care, clean water, and sanitation. One consequence of an inadequate diet is growth stunting, that is, very short stature for age. Stunting...June 20 2019
Cochrane has created eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups responsible for the efficient and timely production of high-quality systematic reviews...June 18 2019Podcast: Improving the implementation of school-based policies and practices to improve student health
Alongside learning about mathematics, history, languages and many other things, schools are a recommended setting for interventions to improve health. However, it can be difficult to implement these interventions and, in November 2017, Luke Wolfenden of the University of Newcastle in Callaghan, Australia and colleagues published...June 12 2019
New Cochrane Review assesses evidence on different ways to reduce consumption of sugary drinks
Consumption of sugary...June 12 2019
Rotavirus infection is a common cause of diarrhoea and a variety of vaccines are used to try to prevent it. The evidence for these is examined in the fourth update of a Cochrane Review, published in March 2019 and we asked Hanna Bergman one of the authors based in the Cochrane Response team in London UK to tell us about the...June 6 2019
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.
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A new WHO guideline on Digital Interventions for Health System Strengthening published on April 17th, 2019. The main objective of this new guideline is to provide evidence-informed recommendations to policy makers on key digital health interventions, to inform country investment plans. The guideline also...April 17 2019Featured Review: Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of doctor‐nurse substitution strategies in primary care
What factors influence implementation of doctor-nurse substitution strategies in primary care?
April 15 2019
- Nurses as substitutes for doctors in primary care: evidence from 66 qualitative studies
- Patients may accept the use of nurses to deliver services that are usually delivered by doctor