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For 20 years, Cochrane has produced systematic reviews which are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based health care resources. Cochrane works collaboratively with contributors around the world to produce authoritative, relevant, and reliable evidence.
Cochrane podcasts deliver the latest Cochrane evidence in a short audio format, allowing everyone from healthcare professionals to patients and families to hear the latest Cochrane evidence in under five minutes. Whether you listen in your office, on your daily commute or even in the bath, Cochrane podcasts offer a quick and easy way to keep up with the latest evidence from the Cochrane Library.

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For 20 years, Cochrane has produced systematic reviews which are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based health care resources. Cochrane works collaboratively with contributors around the world to produce authoritative, relevant, and reliable evidence.
Cochrane podcasts deliver the latest Cochrane evidence in a short audio format, allowing everyone from healthcare professionals to patients and families to hear the latest Cochrane evidence in under five minutes. Whether you listen in your office, on your daily commute or even in the bath, Cochrane podcasts offer a quick and easy way to keep up with the latest evidence from the Cochrane Library.

    Video calls for reducing social isolation and loneliness in older people

    Video calls for reducing social isolation and loneliness in older people

    The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has included restrictions on some people’s movement, to try to protect them from the virus. This isolation may have adverse effects on mental health and, in May 2020, we published a rapid review of the effects of using video calls to ease this among older people. We asked the lead reviewer, Chris Noone from the National University of Ireland in Galway to describe the evidence that they found.

    • 3 min
    Enteral lactoferrin supplementation for prevention of sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants

    Enteral lactoferrin supplementation for prevention of sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants

    Sepsis is the most common cause of death for newborn babies worldwide. Mohan Pammi and Gautham Suresh from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, USA updated the Cochrane review of the evidence on the use of lactoferrin, in March 2020, and we asked Mohan to describe the latest findings.

    • 3 min
    Community-based maternal and newborn educational care packages for improving neonatal health and survival in low- and middle-income countries

    Community-based maternal and newborn educational care packages for improving neonatal health and survival in low- and middle-income countries

    Poor health is a common problem for many newborn babies in low-resource settings. One way to help with this might be through the delivery of educational care packages to mothers and communities, and a new Cochrane review from November 2019 looked at the evidence for these. We asked lead author Zohra Lassi from the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide in Australia to take us through the findings of the review.

    • 3 min
    Plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 to treat individuals with COVID-19

    Plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 to treat individuals with COVID-19

    Cochrane is producing a series of reviews to help decision makers respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In May 2020, we published our rapid review of the effects of convalescent plasma and hyperimmune immunoglobulin and we asked its lead author, Sarah Valk from the Center for Clinical Transfusion Research at Sanquin Blood Supply in the Netherlands, to tell us what they found.

    • 3 min
    Does cleaning hands with ash stop or reduce the spread of viral and bacterial infections compared with soap or other materials?

    Does cleaning hands with ash stop or reduce the spread of viral and bacterial infections compared with soap or other materials?

    Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, has spread quickly throughout the world, and Cochrane is producing reviews to help decision makers respond to the pandemic. In April 2020, we published the rapid review of the effects of using ash for cleaning hands when soap and water are not available. In this podcast, Lars Jørgensen (left) from the Nordic Cochrane Centre spoke to his colleague there, Asger Paludan-Müller, about the review.

    • 4 min
    Fluoxetine for overweight or obese adults

    Fluoxetine for overweight or obese adults

    Obesity is a problem worldwide and several Cochrane Reviews examine interventions that might help to prevent or reduce it. These were added to in October 2019 with a new review examining the evidence on the drug fluoxetine. Here’s the lead author, Alejandro Gonzalez Garay from the National Institute of Paediatrics in Mexico City to let us know what they found.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

MikeF59 ,

Great podcast... Poor sound

The quality of the sound is poor making it difficult to listen to.

Palm2Droid2iPhone ,

Dry, oddly chosen topics, often not in English!

Poorly recorded in random languages, topics of little impact, too-simple vocabulary for even intensely professional clinical mgmt issues.

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