Clinicians can do their jobs better when they have quick, open access to scientifically rigorous research.
South Africa has become the first country on the continent to purchase a national licence to the Cochrane library -- giving everyone access to evidence-based information about health care.
Two new Cochrane reviews reveal that some interventions to tackle overweight and obesity in children do work, but only in the short term.
Vitamin D seems to play a protective role when the lungs are inflamed and infected.
Asthmatics given vitamin D had fewer severe attacks that needed treatment with oral medication.
Children who undertook school-based sexual abuse prevention programs were more likely to know where to turn if they were harmed.
A Cochrane review found school-based child sexual abuse prevention programs were moderately effective in arming children with knowledge and skills that may decrease the likelihood that they will be harmed.