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  • This is a protocol for a new Cochrane Review (intervention). The objectives are as follows. To determine the effects of oral vitamin B12 supplementation on growth, development, and cognition in children under 12 years of age. Read it here on the Cochrane Library. 
    November 18 2022
  • This is a protocol for a new Cochrane Review (intervention). The objectives are as follows. To assess the benefits and harms of the two most common enteral feeding tubes and associated antireflux procedures. We aim to compare: (1) gastrostomy plus fundoplication and (2) gastrostomy plus insertion of a GJ tube, versus gastrostomy alone for...
    November 18 2022
  • What are the benefits and risks of medication for people with borderline personality disorder?Key messagesThis review is an update of a previous review on the same topic published in 2010. Although this review includes an additional 18 studies, the conclusions remain the same: there are probably no benefits and risks of medications for borderline...
    November 18 2022
  • Splinting for dislocated and shallow hips in babiesWhat are dislocated or shallow hips?Dislocated or shallow hips occur when the ball and socket at the end of the thighbone do not fit together. The medical term is ‘developmental dysplasia of the hip' (DDH). Shallow hips occur in 10 out of 1000 newborn babies, though dislocated hips are rarer,...
    October 10 2022
  • What is the aim of this review?The aim of this review was to explore the experiences of survivors of sexual abuse and violence who received interventions to support them and improve their health and well-being, as well as experiences of their family members and the professionals who delivered such interventions. To do this, we analysed 37 studies...
    October 6 2022
  • What proportion of preschool aged children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder retain their diagnosis one or more years later?Key messagesNine out of 10 preschool aged children diagnosed with autism in a research setting may continue to meet diagnostic criteria one or more years later.Due to lack of robust evidence, this finding may not be...
    August 26 2022
  • This updated review assessed the effects of listening to music on sleep in adults with insomnia and assessed the influence of specific variables that may moderate the effect. The review authors included 13 randomised controlled trials (RCTs), eight of which were new to this update, with 1007 participants. The studies compared the effects of...
    August 26 2022
  • What is borderline personality disorder?Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a complex and severe mental disorder that affects about 2% of the general population. Many people diagnosed with BPD have unstable relationships and distressing and rapid changes in emotions, leading to frequent crises. These crises are critical periods, as they may...
    August 23 2022
  • A New Chapter for CochraneCochrane has embarked on an important change programme to transform the way we produce high-quality, independent and timely evidence. The new model is designed to ensure Cochrane remains viable, sustainable, and focused on the greatest global health and care challenges now and into the future.As part of the...
    July 19 2022
  • This review assessed the effectiveness of training aimed at improving reporting of child abuse and neglect by professionals and investigated possible components of effective training interventions.The review authors included 11 studies with 1484 participants. Only 3 of the 11 studies were conducted in the past 10 years and all took place in high-...
    July 6 2022

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