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Researchers urge caution in prescribing commonly used drug to treat ADHD

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 02:12
Authors of new Cochrane Review remain uncertain about effect of widely used medicine on ADHD symptoms, despite large amount of research. Some evidence of increased sleeplessness and loss of appetite leads researchers to encourage more caution in use of methylphenidate.

The Cochrane Library has published one of the most comprehensive assessments to date on the benefits and harms of a widely prescribed drug used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Multiple-micronutrient supplementation for women during pregnancy

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 19:07

In low- and middle-income countries, many women have poor diets and are deficient in nutrients and micronutrients which are required for good health. Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals that are needed by the body in very small quantities but are important for normal functioning, growth, and development. During pregnancy, with the need to provide nutrition for the fetus, these women often become more deficient. This deficiency can impact on their health and that of their babies.

The deworming debate

Tue, 17/11/2015 - 22:23
Timeline: the deworming debate

Readers wishing to submit feedback on the conduct or findings of this Cochrane Review are welcome to do so via our feedback system: this is available by following the 'Submit Comments' link in the Article Tools menu, which appears to the right of the published article on the Cochrane Library site.

Featured Review: Structured telephone support or non-invasive telemonitoring in the management of people with heart failure

Mon, 16/11/2015 - 21:03

Implementation of structured telephone support and non-invasive home telemonitoring should be considered an evidence-based strategy to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with heart failure

Big data and health

Mon, 16/11/2015 - 21:03

“Big Data” has become a commonly used catchphrase in recent years, as reliance on computer technology has spread across financial, retail, communications, record management, and other sectors. The term refers to the collection, management, and storage of vast amounts of data – defined by Wikipedia as ‘data sets so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate.’

Doctors and patients making decisions together could reduce the number of antibiotics prescribed for acute respiratory infections

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 02:35

A new Cochrane Review published today shows that when doctors and patients are encouraged to discuss the need for prescribing antibiotics for acute respiratory infections jointly, fewer are prescribed. This may be useful in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

Cochrane seeks Senior Metadata Specialist - Flexible location

Tue, 10/11/2015 - 12:27

Specifications:  12-month fixed-term contract (with possibility of extension)

Salary: dependent on skills and experience

Location: flexible

Application closing date: 4 December 2015

Insufficient evidence for use of Omega-3 supplements in treating depression

Thu, 05/11/2015 - 01:45

New Cochrane research concludes that there is insufficient evidence for the use of Omega-3 fatty acid supplements in treating major depressive disorder.

Omega-3 fatty acids are widely thought to be essential for good health and are naturally found in fatty fish such as tuna; other seafood; and some nuts and seeds.

Featured Review: Chemotherapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer in the elderly population

Mon, 02/11/2015 - 18:33

Featured Review: Chemotherapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer in the elderly population

Survival, harm, and quality of life included in comparison of chemotherapy

Interventions to improve water quality for preventing diarrhoea

Fri, 30/10/2015 - 20:15

Featured Review: Interventions to improve water quality for preventing diarrhoea

Interventions at point-of-use important interim measures to improve drinking water quality

Cochrane Stroke Group seeks Trials Search Co-ordinator / Information Specialist - Edinburgh, UK

Wed, 28/10/2015 - 21:25

Applications are invited for the post of Trials Search Co-ordinator / Information Specialist, to work as part of the Cochrane Stroke Group team based in Edinburgh, UK, which facilitates the development, publication, and maintenance of stroke-related Cochrane systematic reviews.