World Health Assembly 2023: Cochrane at the Side Event on Rehabilitation
A resolution on rehabilitation will be adopted at this year's 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva.
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Can certain types of running shoes protect against injuries?
Can certain types of running shoes protect against injuries? A new Cochrane Review investigated whether certain types of running shoes can prevent lower limb injuries in adults. Twelve studies included over 11,000 runners, with five studies having fewer than 100 participants. This limited the authors’ confidence in the evidence. Also, most participants knew what type of running shoe they were receiving.
New partnership between Cochrane Switzerland and the digital platform DOCINSIDE
Since 2017, the Rosenfluh publishing house has been presenting new Cochrane reviews of interest to primary care in the German-language journal Ars Medici. With the DOCINSIDE platform, the publisher now has a new digital information service in which Cochrane Reviews are regularly presented.
Biennial Report 2020/21 online!
Our 'Biennial Report 2020 & 2021' is now available for download as a pdf. We wish you good reading, Your Team Cochrane Switzerland
What is an infodemic and how can we prevent it?
Cochrane has worked with a team of graphic designers and science journalists to create a comic book story: On the 44 virtual cards you learn with Ronald what an infodemic is and what can be done against the spread of misinformation.
Does a gluten-reduced or gluten-free diet help to prevent cardiovascular disease?
Can a gluten-reduced or gluten-free diet prevent cardiovascular diseases? A recently published Cochrane Review by a team at the University Hospital of Freiburg/Germany addresses this question. It comes to the conclusion that no clear effect on cardiovascular health can be deduced from the current state of studies. Here is a summary of the most important results:
Infection control in schools - findings from a recent Cochrane Review
How effective are measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection in schools and thus enable schools to continue operating? A recent Cochrane Rapid Review explores this question. The measures included: 1) reducing opportunities for contact, 2) making contacts safer, 3) surveillance, and 4) combinations of measures.
Rehabilitation - three resources for evidence-based decision-making
Rehabilitation is a topic of the future. Already today, 2.4 billion people worldwide would benefit from rehabilitation to prevent or delay disability or to improve functioning and independence. Demographic change and an increase in chronic diseases will further amplify this need in the future.
Calcium intake is effective in lowering blood pressure according to updated Cochrane Review
High blood pressure is common in the population and is associated with an increased risk of vascular disease. This risk decreases already with a small reduction in blood pressure, even in people with blood pressure in the normal range. An updated Cochrane Review investigated the preventive effect of calcium intake on blood pressure.