Psychosocial support for informal caregivers of people living with cancer
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 Northern Ireland and colleagues looked at the evidence on the effects of psychosocial interventions for these people. We asked her to tell us about their findings in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - July 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Constraint-induced movement therapy in the treatment of the upper limb in children with unilateral cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy is the most common form of childhood disability, and there are several Cochrane Reviews of therapies that might help the children and their families. These include a review on constraint-induced movement therapy, which was updated in April 2019. We asked lead author Brian Hoare from Monash Children ’s Hospital in Australia to tell us about this treatment, and the evidence on its effects. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - July 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Home use of devices for cleaning between the teeth (in addition to toothbrushing) to prevent and control gum diseases and tooth decay
Many people use toothbrushes to remove the plaque that builds up on the surface of teeth, but what about getting to the plaque between the teeth? Should we be using dental floss or interdental brushes to help? The relevant Cochrane Review was published in April 2019 and we asked the lead author, Helen Worthington from Cochrane Oral Health at the University of Manchester in England to let us know the answer. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - June 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Antioxidants for male subfertility
As well as strategies that are focused mainly on the woman, interventions to help couples to become pregnant include some to directly help men who are subfertile and those targeting men where the couple has unexplained subfertility. One of the Cochrane Reviews with this focus on men looks at giving them oral supplementation with antioxidants, and new evidence was added to this in March 2019. We asked Rebecca Mackenzie ‐Proctor from the Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand to bring us to up-to-date. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - June 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

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 their new Cochrane Review looking into how this might be done. Luke tells us what they found in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - June 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Vaccines for preventing rotavirus diarrhoea: vaccines in use
Rotavirus infection is a common cause of diarrhea 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 problem and the latest findings. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Immunosuppressive treatment for people with proliferative lupus nephritis
Systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE, is an autoimmune disease that can affect any part of the body. About half the people with it develop lupus nephritis. In the June 2018 update of their Cochrane Review, David Tunnicliffe from the Centre for Kidney Research in the Children ’s Hospital at Westmead and the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health in Australia and colleagues brought together the studies that have tested a range of treatments. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Interventions for improving outcomes in pregnancies that follow stillbirth
The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group has produced several hundred reviews on the effects of interventions for women who are pregnant, giving birth or with a newborn baby. They also assess the evidence on how to help after pregnancy loss, and one of their new reviews from December 2018 looks at care during pregnancies following a stillbirth. Lead author, Aleena Wojcieszek from the Mater Research Institute in the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, tells us what they found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Nasal saline for allergic rhinitis
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 found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

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 2019. Lead author, Barbara Nussbaumer, from the Danube University Krems in Austria, summarises the findings in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - April 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Which talking therapies work for people who use drugs and also have alcohol problems?
The Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group studies interventions to help people who have problems with alcohol or who use illicit drugs. In December 2018, these came together in an updated review on psychosocial interventions for people who use drugs and also have alcohol problems. Jan Klimas, from the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use in Vancouver, Canada tells us about the latest evidence in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults
Many adults in high-income countries will have had a ‘scale and polish’ when they go to the dentist, and some will be offered this routinely. But, is it worthwhile? The latest evidence is in the third update of the Cochrane Review, published in December 2018 and lead author, Thomas Lamont from the University of Dundee in Scotland tells us more. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Sedation of children undergoing dental treatment
Fear associated with going to the dentist is common and, among children especially it can make it difficult to deliver the treatment they need. Therefore, among their many reviews of the effects of dental treatments, the Cochrane Oral Health Group maintains a review of the effects of sedation on children undergoing such treatment. The review ’s third update was published in December 2018 and lead author, Paul Ashley, from the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London England tells us where things now stand in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - February 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Colloids or crystalloids for fluid replacement in critically people
The care of critically ill patients is highly complex, requiring treatments for their underlying conditions and for the consequences of those conditions, such as the loss of bodily fluids. A wide range of these treatments are assessed in Cochrane Reviews and one of these was updated in August 2018, looking at the effects of giving patients extra fluids. Lead author, Sharon Lewis from the Royal Lancaster Infirmary in the UK, tells us about the latest findings in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - February 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Colloids or crystalloids for fluid replacement in critically ill people
The care of critically ill patients is highly complex, requiring treatments for their underlying conditions and for the consequences of those conditions, such as the loss of bodily fluids. A wide range of these treatments are assessed in Cochrane Reviews and one of these was updated in August 2018, looking at the effects of giving patients extra fluids. Lead author, Sharon Lewis from the Royal Lancaster Infirmary in the UK, tells us about the latest findings in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - February 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Laparoscopy versus laparotomy for the management of presumed early stage endometrial cancer
Recent decades have seen greater and greater use of laparoscopy, or keyhole surgery, when people need an operation on their abdomen. There are now dozens of Cochrane Reviews of this, for a wide variety of conditions and, in October 2018, the one for laparoscopy versus laparotomy, or open surgery, for women with early stage endometrial cancer was updated. The review is led by Khadra Galaal from the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro in the UK and she tells us the latest findings in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - February 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Improving the implementation of health-promoting policies and practices in workplaces
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 asked him to tell us what they found for their new Cochrane Review, published in November 2018. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - February 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

C-reactive protein for diagnosing infection in newborn infants
Doctors looking after newborn babies need to be able to detect infections early and accurately if they are to prevent the baby from becoming seriously ill. One of the tests suggested for doing this is to measure their c-reactive protein and this was assessed in a new Cochrane Review in January 2019. We asked the lead author, Jennifer Brown from the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York in the UK, to tell us why this review is so important and what it found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

C-reaction protein for diagnosing infection in newborn infants
Doctors looking after newborn babies need to be able to detect infections early and accurately if they are to prevent the baby from becoming seriously ill. One of the tests suggested for doing this is to measure their c-reactive protein and this was assessed in a new Cochrane Review in January 2019. We asked the lead author, Jennifer Brown from the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York in the UK, to tell us why this review is so important and what it found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Interventions for treating wrist fractures (broken wrists) in children
Wrist fractures are the most common bone injury in children, causing much pain, distress and life impact for them and their families. In a comprehensive Cochrane Review from December 2018, Joanne Elliott, Managing Editor of the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group based at the University of Manchester in the UK and colleagues, also based in the UK, look at a variety of interventions that are used for these fractures and she outlines the findings in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - February 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Cannabis products for adults with chronic neuropathic pain
 The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group is producing a series of reviews on drugs for the treatment of people with neuropathic pain. One of these, published in March 2018, examines the effects of cannabis-based medicines and we asked one of the authors, Martin Mücke from the Unive rsity Hospital of Bonn in Germany, to outline the findings in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - February 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Cerebrolysin for acute ischaemic stroke
When someone has an acute ischemic stroke, urgent effective, simple and reliable treatments will reduce their risks of disability or dying from their brain tissue damage. The treatments used vary around the world, and a drug called cerebrolysin is widely used in post-Soviet countries, Eastern Europe, Central and Southeast Asia. In April 2017, the latest update of this review was published by researchers from Kazan Federal University in Russia and Chinara Razzakova, a PhD student from the university interviewed one of the authors, Liliya Eugenevna, for this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - January 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Intramuscular and intravenous opioid pain relieving drugs in labour
The use of pain-relieving drugs during labour is common throughout the world, and an updated Cochrane Review from June 2018 looks at the use of a class of drugs called opioids. Lead author, Lesley Smith from Oxford Brookes University in the UK tells us what they found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - January 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Lamotrigine versus carbamazepine monotherapy (single medication treatment) for epilepsy
Up to 70 million people worldwide have epilepsy and there are many Cochrane Reviews of ways to treat it. These include reviews that work with the original researchers to gather data on everyone who was in their studies, to perform individual participant data meta-analyses. In June 2018, Sarah Nevitt and colleagues from the University of Liverpool in the UK updated one of these reviews, comparing two commonly used drugs, lamotrigine and carbamazepine. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - December 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Electromechanical-assisted training for improving arm function and disability after stroke
A common consequence for people who have a stroke is a reduction in their arm function. Various approaches are available to try to help and, in September 2018, the Cochrane Review for one of these, electromechanical and robot ‐assisted arm training, was updated by a team of researchers from Germany. We asked lead author, Jan Mehrholz from Dresden Medical School, to tell us about the latest findings in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - November 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Omega-3 fatty acid addition during pregnancy
Omega-3 fats are the subject of more than two dozen Cochrane Reviews for conditions including cardiovascular health, dementia and gastrointestinal problems. In November 2018, the review on the effects on preterm birth when these are taken by pregnant women was updated. The review was led by Associate Professor Philippa Middleton and Professor Maria Makrides, from the Healthy Mothers Babies and Children theme at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. Professor Makrides tells us about the latest evidence. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - November 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

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 L égaré from Université Laval in Québec Canada, to tell us why this is important and what they found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - November 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Talking therapy for the management of mental health in low- and middle-income countries affected by mass human tragedy
Evidence Aid, an organisation dedicated to improving the use of evidence in humanitarian crises, highlights information from Cochrane and other systeamic reviews of particular relevance to those involved in humanitarian assistance and, in July 2018, these were added to by a report on psychological therapies for the treatment of mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries. We asked one of the authors, Marianna Purgato from the University of Verona in Italy, to tell us about this new Cochrane Review. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - November 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Bedside examination tests to detect beforehand adults who are likely to be difficult to intubate
Patients who require general anaesthesia or ventilation to help them breathe while in intensive care, need a clear airway. This is usually achieved by inserting a tube to help air reach their lungs and a new Cochrane Review from May 2018 examines the evidence for different tests to help doctors assess how difficult this might be for patients with no immediately obvious problems with their breathing. We asked one of the authors, Jasmin Arrich from the Medical University of Vienna in Austria, to tell us what they found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - November 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

How accurate are diagnostic tools for autism spectrum disorder in preschool children?
There are more than 20 Cochrane Reviews of interventions that might be used in the care of children with autism spectrum disorder. In July 2018, these were added to with an assessment of the accuracy of tests for this condition. Senior author, Katrina Williams from the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne in Australia, tells us what they found in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - November 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Xpert ® MTB/RIF test for diagnosing extrapulmonary tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance
Most Cochrane Reviews look at the effects of interventions on health, but a growing number are providing g evidence on the accuracy of different ways of diagnosing a disease. These were added to in August 2018 by a new review on a test used in the management of tuberculosis. The review ’s first author, Mikashmi Kohli from McGill University in Montreal Canada, sets the scene and tells us what they found in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - October 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Influenza vaccine for preventing acute otitis media (middle ear infection)
Acute otitis media is a common infection in children, with research showing that up to four in every five children in high-income countries will have at least one episode by the age of three. Influenza vaccines have been suggested as a way to prevent this, and an updated Cochrane Review from October 2017 looks at the latest evidence. Here ’s the review’s lead author, Norhayati from the Universiti Sains Malaysia in Kubang Kerian, Malaysia, to tell us more. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - September 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Dressings and topical agents (gels, ointments and creams) for treating venous leg ulcers
Venous leg ulcers are the most common type of lower leg wound, affecting up to three people in every 1000 in some studies. Gill Norman from the University of Manchester in the UK, and colleagues, looked at the trials of dressings and topical agents in a new Cochrane Review in June 2018, and we asked Gill to outline their findings in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - August 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

CFTR correctors, a therapy for cystic fibrosis targeted at specific mutations
Cystic fibrosis is a common inherited condition, particularly affecting people from a northern European background.   It's caused by various mutations of the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator gene, shortened to "CFTR".  A new Cochrane Review from August 2018 examines a class of drug that aims to correct the basic defect for people with CF with a specific mutation, and we asked lead author, Kev in Southern from the University of Liverpool in the UK, to tell us what they found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - August 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Diet, physical activity or both for prevention or delay of type 2 diabetes mellitus and its associated complications in people at increased risk
There are concerns across the world about the rising incidence of type 2 diabetes, increasing the importance of evidence for effective ways to prevent this condition. In a December 2017 update to the Cochrane Review, Bianca Hemmingsen from Herlev University Hospital in Denmark and colleagues have summarized the latest evidence on the effects of diet and physical activity for people with intermediate hyperglycaemia or prediabetes. We asked Bianca to tell us what they found in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - July 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Effectiveness of brief alcohol interventions in primary care populations
The Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group specialises in reviews that assess, among other things, ways to reduce hazardous or harmful drinking of alcohol. One of these reviews looks at the evidence on practitioner-delivered brief interventions and we asked one of the authors, Fiona Beyer from Newcastle University in the UK to tell us about the findings from the update in February 2018. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - July 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

The use of video devices in assisting the placement of breathing tube in babies
As you can imagine, placing a breathing tube into a newborn baby is a particularly challenging task, and research has been done into different ways to do this. In May 2018, Mohan Pammi and Krithika Lingappan from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in the USA updated the Cochrane review on comparing videolaryngoscopy to the traditional direct laryngoscopy approach and they describe the latest findings in this podcast, starting with Mohan. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - June 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Aromatase inhibitors for subfertility treatment in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
The Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group has prepared more than 200 reviews and in May 2018, a team from Germany, The Netherlands and New Zealand updated one of these reviews, looking at the use of letrozole for subfertile women with anovulatory polycystic ovary syndrome. Lead author, Sebastian Franik from the University of M ünster in Germany describes the latest findings in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Antioxidants for preventing and reducing muscle soreness after exercise
A variety of approaches have been suggested for reducing muscle soreness after exercise, one of which is to use antioxidant supplements. A new Cochrane Review from December 2017 brought together the evidence from the relevant research and lead author, Mayur Ranchordas from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, tells us what they found in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - June 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Reminiscence therapy for dementia
Coping with the increasing number of people with dementia is likely to be one of the major challenges for health systems globally in coming years and decades. There are several Cochrane Reviews of ways to treat or alleviate this condition and an updated review in March 2018 looks at the evidence for reminiscence therapy. We asked lead author, Bob Woods from Bangor University in Wales, to summarise the findings in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - June 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Mid-urethral sling operations for stress urinary incontinence in women
Urinary incontinence is a distressing condition for which there are a variety of treatment options. June Cody from the Cochrane Incontinence Group and colleagues have investigated the effects of a particular type of surgery and updated their review in July 2017. Here ’s June to tell us what they found. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - June 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Mid-urethral sling operations for stress urinary incontinence in women
 Urinary incontinence is a distressing condition for which there are a variety of treatment options. June Cody from the Cochrane Incontinence Group and colleagues have investigated the effects of a particular type of surgery. They updated the review's findings on the effects of the operations in 20 15, and published an extension in July 2017, to include more on the economic aspects. Here's June to tell us about the evidence on the clinical effects. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - June 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Antioxidants for preventing and reducing muscle soreness after exercise
A variety of approaches have been suggested for reducing muscle soreness after exercise, one of which is to use antioxidant supplements. A new Cochrane Review from December 2017 brought together the evidence from the relevant research and lead author, Mayur Ranchordas from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, tells us what they found in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - June 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Reminiscence therapy for dementia
Coping with the increasing number of people with dementia is likely to be one of the major challenges for health systems globally in coming years and decades. There are several Cochrane Reviews of ways to treat or alleviate this condition and an updated review in March 2018 looks at the evidence for reminiscence therapy. We asked lead author, Bob Woods from Bangor University in Wales, to summarise the findings in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - June 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Selenium for preventing cancer
More than half a dozen Cochrane Reviews have been done in various areas of health, to examine the evidence on the potential benefits of Selenium, a naturally occurring element with both nutritional and toxicological properties. The review looking at its possible role in the prevention of cancer was updated in January 2018 and one of the authors, Maree Brinkman from the Nutrition Biomed Research Institute in Melbourne in Australia. gives us the latest findings in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts

Stimulating the brain without surgery in the management of chronic pain in adults
The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group has been producing Cochrane Reviews for more than 20 years, including dozens covering a wide range of therapies for pain. In April 2018, their review of brain stimulation for chronic pain was updated and lead author Neil E O'Connell from Brunel University London in the UK tells us about the latest evidence in this podcast. (Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library)
Source: Podcasts from The Cochrane Library - May 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cochrane Source Type: podcasts