Cochrane Library

Mobile phone services help smokers quit

Support for quitting smoking via text and video messages can help smokers kick the habit according to a new Cochrane systematic review. The authors of the review found that people were more likely to stay away from cigarettes ...

Nov 13, 2012
popularity 4.5 / 5 (2) | comments 0

Antibacterial agent boosts toothpaste effectiveness

Regular use of fluoride toothpaste containing triclosan, an antibacterial agent, and a copolymer, which helps prevent the triclosan from being washed away by saliva, reduces plaque, gingivitis, and bleeding ...

Jan 10, 2014
popularity 4.5 / 5 (2) | comments 0 | with audio podcast

Asthma drugs suppress growth

Corticosteroid drugs that are given by inhalers to children with asthma may suppress their growth, evidence suggests. Two new systematic reviews published in The Cochrane Library focus on the effects of inhaled corticosteroid drugs ...

Jul 16, 2014
popularity 4 / 5 (2) | comments 0

Cancer: Exercise reduces tiredness

Aerobic exercise can help relieve the fatigue often associated with cancer and cancer treatment, according to Cochrane researchers. Their updated systematic review strengthens findings from an earlier version on cancer-related ...

Nov 13, 2012
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0