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  • Examining evidence for routine scale and polish treatment – an updated reviewThe Cochrane Review 'Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults' was carried out by authors working with Cochrane Oral Health to assess the effects of routine scale and polish treatments for healthy adults and to establish whether different time...
    January 16 2019
  • Cochrane Oral Health is looking for feedback on what people think are the most important questions to answer in taking care of the mouth, teeth and gums. Access our feedback form here. What is Cochrane?Cochrane is an international group, who look for the best evidence on healthcare treatments. The evidence is then summarised in one document (...
    January 10 2019
  • Authors from Cochrane Oral Health asked the question, “What evidence is available regarding the different home-based chemically-induced bleaching agents in whitening teeth?” The recently published Cochrane Review is an update on a previous version, published in 2006.There has been an increasing demand for whiter teeth. Home-based whitening...
    December 19 2018
  • Following consultations with all Cochrane Reviews Groups (CRGs) within the network, the ‘Long-Term Conditions and Aging 2’ Network are pleased to announce that they have changed their name to the ‘Musculoskeletal, Oral Skin and Sensory’ (MOSS) Network. This consultation process started with a face-to-face network meeting in September 2019 at...
    December 18 2018
  • This Special Collection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews brings together a large body of research on the accuracy of tests used to diagnose skin cancer.The suite of eleven reviews was led by Dr Jac Dinnes at the University of Birmingham and supported by the Cochrane Skin Group and a team of over 30 researchers and expert advisors, funded...
    December 6 2018
  • In this Evidently Cochrane blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the Cochrane evidence for aspects of routine dental care. Something to smile about? Or are there big gaps…?“Are you afraid to laugh?” Goodall’s Dental Institute, 1912. Wellcome Collection.My grandmother used to tell the tale of when she was a schoolgirl, back in about 1920, and a school event...
    December 6 2018
  • Venous leg ulcers are the most common type of lower leg wound, affecting up to three people in every 1000 in some studies. Gill Norman from the University of Manchester in the UK, and colleagues, looked at the trials of dressings and topical agents in a new Cochrane Review in June 2018, and we asked Gill to outline their findings in this podcast....
    August 24 2018
  • Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care  (PaPaS)  group addresses the gap in knowledge on chronic  pain in childhood and helps push solutions forward.On July 12th at the Wellcome Trust in London, UK,  world-leading experts came together to look at evidence, policy and practice in the area of childhood pain.Clinicians...
    August 1 2018
  • Which treatment can help resolve wax build up?Build up of ear wax is common. It can be uncomfortable for the patient and can cause hearing problems. Ear drops have been studied as a potential tool to soften the wax, preventing the need for further treatment such as syringing. This new review, produced by a team from the UK and US as part of...
    July 25 2018
  • A team of review authors from the UK and Thailand worked with the Cochrane ENT Group to evaluate the benefits of nasal saline irrigation in people with allergic rhinitis.Allergic rhinitis is inflammation (swelling and/or irritation) of the inside of the nose caused by allergies and is common in both children and adults. Common causes include grass...
    July 4 2018

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