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  • The team of Cochrane Germany and the Institute for Evidence in Medicine (IfEM), Medical Center – University of Freiburg are a new member of the European satellite of Cochrane’s Public Health review group. Cochrane Public Health Europe (CPHE) was founded in March 2015 to promote evidence-informed public health research and to build a stronger base...
    October 7 2020
  • Access full review herePodcast in Spanish;  EnglishPhoto by Imre Tömösvári on UnsplashWhat are travel‐related control measures?To contain the spread of COVID‐19, numerous countries have implemented control measures related to international travel. These include:· complete closure of borders (i.e. a total ban on any border...
    September 18 2020
  • Universal screening for SARS‐CoV‐2 infection: a rapid reviewRead the full review hereWatch 5 min video summary hereHow effective is screening for COVID-19?  Why does screening matter?  Screening aims to identify a condition in people who may not be showing any symptoms. Some people may have the COVID-19 virus but appear healthy or have...
    September 16 2020
  • Taxation of the fat content of foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other ealth outcomes Access the full review hereThe issue: Overweight and obesity are increasing worldwide and are considered to be a major public health issue of the 21st century. Introducing taxation of the fat content in foods is considered a...
    September 11 2020
  • Access the full review here Photo by ROBIN WORRALL on UnsplashABSTRACTReducing the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‐CoV‐2) is a global priority. Contact tracing identifies people who were recently in contact with an infected individual, in order to isolate them and reduce further...
    August 18 2020
  • Read the full review herePhoto by Annie Spratt on UnsplashCommunity‐level interventions for improving access to food in low‐ and middle‐income countriesCochrane Systematic Review published: 28 July 2020 (republished open access 5 August 2020)Review questionWe looked at the effect of community‐level interventions to improve access to...
    July 29 2020
  • Photo by Ales Krivec on UnsplashRead full reviewDoes adding iron to wheat flour reduce anaemia and increase iron levels in the general population?Why is this question important?Anaemia is a common condition usually caused by low iron levels in the body. Iron is important because it is the main component of haemoglobin, the protein in red blood...
    July 21 2020
  • Photo by Grant on UnsplashRead the full reviewInterventions outside the workplace to reduce sedentary behaviourBackgroundAdults spend most of their time outside of their workplace being sedentary, for example, sitting while watching TV or using a computer, or travelling to and from work in a car. Prolonged sedentary behaviour has been linked with...
    July 21 2020
  • Many countries have introduced restrictions on people’s movement to protect them from COVID-19. Visiting older friends and relatives may not be possible. Can calling Grandma with a video call help her feel less lonely and isolated? Can video calls affect symptoms of depression or quality of life? What does the evidence say?COVID-19 is...
    May 25 2020
  • Read the full review herePhoto by Washington Bruno Rodrigues Cavalcante on UnsplashReducing aflatoxin intake with agricultural and nutritional education to improve growth of infants and children in low‐ and middle‐income countries Review question Does providing agricultural and nutritional education about how to reduce the intake of aflatoxins (...
    April 9 2020

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