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 2019
Featured 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
The World Health Organization published Guidelines for malaria vector control, drawing on seven Cochrane reviews specially prepared for them by the...March 5 2019
When someone mentions the workplace and health, our first thoughts might be about safety and avoiding accidents, but workplaces also provide an opportunity for interventions to improve the general health of employees. Luke Wolfenden of the University of Newcastle in Callaghan, Australia and colleagues have looked into this and we...February 21 2019
February 20 2019
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of adding iodine to foods, beverages, condiments, or seasonings, other than salt, on iodine nutrition status and health‐related outcomes in all populations.
Many people around the world do not consume enough iodine. This is a problem because iodine is important for normal...February 19 2019
Buruli ulcer is a neglected tropical disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans. It predominantly affects children below age 15 in sub‐Saharan Africa and people of any age in Australia. The infection manifests as a skin nodule, oedematous lesion, plaque, or ulcer. Transmission of Buruli ulcer is not entirely understood,...December 17 2018
Podcast: A review of activities to help healthcare professionals share decisions about care with their patients
It is widely recognised that more emphasis needs to be given to the role of the patient in making decisions about their health care. But what are the best ways to make this happen? Some of the answers are in the July 2018 update of a Cochrane Review on shared decision making and we asked the lead author, France Légaré from...December 4 2018