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  1. 22 Apr 2014
    Kangaroo mother care to reduce morbidity and mortality in low birthweight infants Updated
    Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is an effective and safe alternative to conventional neonatal care in low birthweight (LBW) infants mainly in resource-limited countries. Low birthweight (LBW) (less than 2500 g) is associated with an increased risk of neonatal morbidity and mortality, neurodevelopmental disabilities, and cardiovascular disease at adulthood. ...
  2. 14 Apr 2014
    Vitamin D and related vitamin D compounds for preventing fractures resulting from osteoporosis in older people Updated
    Why do older people suffer bone fractures? Hip fractures and several other types of fractures are very common in post-menopausal women and older men due to age-related weakening of their bones (osteoporosis). What is the impact of bone fractures in older people? Fractures due to osteoporosis often occur in the hip, wrist or spine and can lead to ...
  3. 14 Apr 2014
    Shengmai (a traditional Chinese herbal medicine) for heart failure Updated
    Heart failure is a major public health issue worldwide. Despite advances in treatment, many people are affected and hundreds of thousand of people die each year. Shengmai is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine and is a mixture extracted from three herbs: Panax ginseng, Ophiopogon japonicus and Schisandra chinensis. In China it has been used to treat ...
  4. 11 Apr 2014
    Stimulating the brain without surgery in the management of chronic pain Podcast Updated
    Various devices are available that can electrically stimulate the brain without the need for surgery or any invasive treatment in order to manage chronic pain. There are four main treatment types: repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in which the brain is stimulated by a coil applied to the scalp, cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) ...
  5. 10 Apr 2014
    Probiotics for prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants Updated
    Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a serious disease that affects the bowel of premature infants in the first few weeks of life. Although the cause of NEC is not entirely known, milk feeding and bacterial growth play a role. Probiotics (dietary supplements containing potentially beneficial bacteria or yeast) have been used to prevent NEC. Our review ...
  6. 9 Apr 2014
    Tai Chi to prevent cardiovascular disease New
    Background Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are a group of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels that are a worldwide health burden. However, it is thought that CVD risk can be lowered by changing a number of modifiable behaviours including increasing levels of exercise, and relaxation to reduce stress levels, and both of these comprise ...
  7. 2 Apr 2014
    There is not enough high quality evidence to show that dietary magnesium supplementation during pregnancy is beneficial Updated
    Many women, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, have intakes of magnesium below recommended levels. Magnesium supplementation during pregnancy may be able to reduce growth restriction of the fetus and pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure and protein in the urine during pregnancy), and increase birthweight. This review aimed to assess the ...
  8. 30 Mar 2014
    Selenium for preventing cancer Podcast Updated
    Review question We reviewed the evidence suggesting that selenium can help to prevent cancer. This review updates the first Cochrane review on this topic (Dennert 2011). Background Selenium is a naturally occurring element found in crops, animal products and water. Small amounts of selenium are needed for proper human nutrition. Starting in the ...
  9. 26 Mar 2014
    Biofeedback (use of equipment to retrain the muscles around the anus and coordinated pushing) for the treatment of chronic constipation in adults New
    Chronic constipation (inability to achieve satisfactory bowel emptying for a prolonged period with no apparent medical cause) can be an embarrassing and socially restricting problem. There are many possible causes, including an inability to relax the muscles which control bowel movements. ’Biofeedback’, where computer equipment or a rectal balloon is ...
  10. 21 Mar 2014
    Interventions for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy Updated
    Nausea, retching or dry heaving, and vomiting in early pregnancy are very common and can be very distressing for women. Many treatments are available to women with 'morning sickness', including drugs and complementary and alternative therapies. Because of concerns that taking medications may adversely affect the development of the fetus, this review ...

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