Can hand hygiene prevent infection in newborn babies?
Key messages: 1. Two percent chlorhexidine gluconate ((CHG) antiseptic detergent) probably reduces the risk of bacterial infections in neonates compared to alcohol hand sanitiser within the first 28 days of life. 2. There was not much difference in the undesirable effects of various hand hygiene interventions on the skin of caregivers. 3. We are not sure which type of hand hygiene is best for preventing infection in newborn babies. Why is hand hygiene important?
How successful are healthy eating programmes in preschools, kindergartens and childcare settings?
Key messages • Healthy eating programmes delivered in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings (e.g. preschools, kindergarten, family day care) may improve child diet quality, likely increase fruit consumption, may have favourable effects on vegetable consumption, and likely have no impact on consumption of less healthy foods and sugar‐sweetened drinks. They may have favourable effects on child weight and may reduce the risk of being overweight or obese.
Find exactly the evidence you need: at-a-glance PICO summaries now available with Cochrane Abstracts
With the new feature of including PICO terms on review pages, you will be able to find the most relevant Cochrane evidence to answer your research or clinical question. One way to construct a well-built question is to use the PICO model. PICO stands for Population, Intervention, Comparison, and Outcomes.
Does giving money to people, in low- and middle-income countries, without conditions attached lead to better health and other life improvements?
Cochrane Clinical Answers related to COVID-19
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Launch of World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day 2021: the role of evidence in an infodemic
World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day will take place again this year on 20 October –
How Cochrane is responding to COVID-19 in 2021
In 2020, Cochrane’s editorial response to COVID-19 pandemic brought together collaborations across our global organization to publish reviews addressing stakeholder needs as they emerged. Large, highly organized review teams worked together to produce evidence addressing priorities in treatment, prevention, and diagnostics. In 2021, Cochrane continues to produce new and updated reviews in response to the pandemic.
New Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews
Cochrane is delighted to announce the publication of the new edition of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions following extensive revision.