This new intervention review assessed the effects of the provision of folic acid through fortified foods or supplements, alone or plus other nutrients, in lessening the burden of arsenic-related health outcomes and reducing arsenic toxicity in arsenic-exposed populations.ResultsThe review included two randomised controlled trials (RCTs), involving...
October 19 2021
This is a new protocol for a Cochrane Review (intervention). The objective is to assess how digital serious games affect emotion regulation skills in people with autism. Read it here on the Cochrane Library. Photo by Nassim All on Unsplash.
October 14 2021
We have recently learned that the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding to Cochrane Review Groups will cease from April 2023. Our funder, the Northern Ireland Public Health Agency (PHA), is following suit.CDPLP has benefitted from many years of stable funding from first the NIHR and – since 2008 - the PHA. We have been blessed with...
October 12 2021
This new overview of reviews summarised the evidence from systematic reviews regarding the benefits or harms of nutrition-specific interventions for preventing and controlling anaemia in anaemic or non-anaemic, apparently healthy populations throughout the life cycle.The review included 75 systematic reviews. Of these, 33 provided GRADE...
September 29 2021
This new review assessed the immediate and long-term effects of non-pharmacological interventions for stuttering on speech outcomes, communication attitudes, quality of life and potential adverse effects in children aged six years and younger.The review authors included four studies involving 151 participants aged between two and six years. All...
September 21 2021
This is a new protocol for a Cochrane Review (intervention). The primary objective is to examine the immediate and long-term effects of second language (L2) vocabulary interventions targeting L2 learners up to six years of age on vocabulary and social-emotional well-being. The secondary objectives are to examine associations between L2 vocabulary...
September 20 2021
This is a new protocol for a Cochrane Review (intervention). The objectives are as follows: to evaluate the role of child growth monitoring and promotion (GMP) in identifying and addressing faltering growth, improving infant and child feeding practices, and promoting contact and use of health services in children under five years of age living in...
July 28 2021
This is a new protocol for a Cochrane Review (intervention). The objectives are as follows: to assess the effects of interventions provided to support parents experiencing complex trauma or who have experienced childhood maltreatment (or both) on parenting capacity and parental psychological or socio-emotional well-being. Read it here on...
July 15 2021
This new review assessed the efficacy and safety of bisphosphonate therapy in the treatment of low bone mineral density (BMD) or secondary osteoporosis (or both) in children with cerebral palsy (CP), GMFCS (Gross Motor Function Classification System) Levels III to V, who are under 18 years of age.The review authors included two studies involving...
July 6 2021
Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems (DPLP) is looking for a team to assume responsibility for the following review: Oral probiotics for infantile colic. We will require a draft protocol to be submitted by the 30 November 2021 and the review by 31 May 2022. The successful team will be chosen based on the following. Content...
June 30 2021