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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.

    Pharmacies might be able to support people with their depression medicines

    Pharmacies might be able to support people with their depression medicines

    The Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group had published more than 180 reviews relevant to conditions such as anxiety and depression by the end of 2019. In December 2019, they added a review of whether pharmacist support can help people take their anti-depressants and we asked one of the authors, Jennifer Brown from the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York in the UK, to tell us about the latest findings.

    • 3 min
    Regular treatment with formoterol and inhaled steroids for chronic asthma: serious adverse events

    Regular treatment with formoterol and inhaled steroids for chronic asthma: serious adverse events

    Most Cochrane Reviews seek to cover both the benefits and harms of interventions, but the complexity of the research on the adverse effects of some treatments means that a few reviews are dedicated to just the potential harms. One of these, on one of the drugs used for treating asthma was updated in September 2019, and lead author, Sadia Janjua from the Population Health Research Institute at the University of London in the UK, tells us about the latest findings in this podcast.

    • 4 min
    Flexibility exercise training for adults with fibromyalgia

    Flexibility exercise training for adults with fibromyalgia

    People with fibromyalgia have persistent, widespread body pain and there are more than 30 Cochrane Reviews of interventions that might help them. In September 2019, a new review was added to the Cochrane Library, studying the effects of flexibility exercise training. We asked its lead author, Soo Kim from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, to tell us about the findings.

    • 4 min
    Can people stop smoking by cutting down the amount they smoke first?

    Can people stop smoking by cutting down the amount they smoke first?

    There are more than 50 Cochrane Reviews of the effects of interventions to help people quit smoking; one of which investigates whether reducing smoking before quitting might be an alternative to stopping suddenly. It was updated in September 2019 and we asked lead author, Nicola Lindson, from the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group based in the University of Oxford in the UK to tell us about their latest findings.

    • 3 min
    A review of which advocacy interventions work to help abused women, and under what circumstances, and which women are likely to benefit

    A review of which advocacy interventions work to help abused women, and under what circumstances, and which women are likely to benefit

    Almost all Cochrane Reviews use a systematic methodology in which the rules for including a study are clearly defined in advance, the researchers try to find and include all such studies and seek an estimate of the size of the effect of an intervention or the accuracy of a diagnostic test. However, some researchers wish to look more at why and how interventions or actions work, and a realist approach might be more appropriate for their review. One of the first such Cochrane reviews was published in June 2019, assessing advocacy interventions for abused women, and we asked lead author, Carol Rivas from University College London in the UK, to tell us more.

    • 6 min
    Lifestyle changes for treating psoriasis

    Lifestyle changes for treating psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a common skin problem and there are several Cochrane Reviews of various ways to treat it. These were added to in July 2019 with the publication of a new review on the potential benefits of lifestyle changes. We asked Professor Ching-Chi Chi from the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taoyuan Taiwan to tell us what they found.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

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Great podcast... Poor sound

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

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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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