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  • This recently updated review sought to assess the beneficial and harmful effects of psychological therapies for people with borderline personality disorder (BPD).It includes 75 randomised controlled trials (RCTs), conducted in any setting, and involving 4507 participants (predominantly female), with a formal diagnosis of BPD. Mean ages ranged from...
    May 5 2020
  • This Cochrane Review (published April 2020) had two objectives:to assess the effectiveness of rinse-free hand washing for reducing absenteeism due to illness in preschool and school children compared to no hand washing, conventional hand washing with soap and water or other hand hygiene strategies; andto determine which rinse-free hand washing...
    April 9 2020
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of the coronavirus as a global public health emergency on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020.To faciliate immediate access to the most relevant systematic reviews, Cochrane has released two new special collections on the coronavirus, which are available on the Cochrane Library:...
    March 16 2020
  • This Cochrane Review (updated February 2020) assessed the effects and safety of home (point-of-use) fortification of foods with multiple micronutrient powders (MNPs) on nutrition, health and developmental outcomes in children under two years of age. It includes 29 randomised controlled trials (33,147 children) in low- and middle-income...
    March 4 2020
  • This new Cochrane Review (published January 2020) sought to:assess effects of caregiver involvement in interventions for improving children's dietary intake and physical activity behaviors, including those intended to prevent overweight and obesity;describe intervention content and behavior change techniques employed, drawing from a behavior...
    January 13 2020
  • This Cochrane Review, published December 2019, compares the immunogenicity and efficacy of an inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) in equivalent immunisation schedules using fractional-dose IPV injected into skin to full-dose IPV injected into muscle.It includes 13 randomised controlled trials with 7292 participants. The results were as...
    December 20 2019
  • This new Cochrane review (published December 2019) sought to: 1) evaluate the effectiveness and safety of parent training programmes for managing colic in infants under four months of age; and 2) identify the educational content and attributes of such published programmes. It includes 7 randomised controlled trials with 1187 participants,...
    December 13 2019
  • This new Cochrane Review (published November 2019) assessed the effects of video feedback on parental sensitivity and attachment security in children aged under five years who are at risk for poor attachment outcomes. It includes 22 randomised controlled trials comparing video feedback to no treatment, inactive alternative intervention, or...
    December 9 2019
  • The authors of this review wanted to know whether or not vaccine schedules that include both inactivated (IPV) and live oral (OPV) poliovirus vaccines are as effective and safe as either OPV or IPV alone. To answer this question, they searched for relevant studies and found 21, which they included in the review; 16 randomised controlled...
    December 5 2019
  • This new review incorporates seven RCTs with 352 children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities. The review examined beginning reading interventions provided in schools to children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities comapred to treatment as usual. The outcomes of interest were reading skills, including phonologic...
    December 2 2019

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