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January 2023


Featured review update: Yoga treatment for chronic non-specific low back pain

A Cochrane review author team led by members of Cochrane Complementary Medicine has completed an update of the review of the evidence for yoga as an intervention for people experiencing chronic low back pain. The updated review is available in the Cochrane Library and summarizes the best available evidence from 21 trials.

Read an overview of the review project and findings.


Help us launch the Research Quality and Integrity Working Group by completing a survey 

Cochrane Complementary Medicine is delighted to announce the establishment of the Research Quality and Integrity Working Group (RQIWG). The RQIWG is an evolution of a group of editors who are members of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health and who share an interest in providing more resources for our authors, reviewers, and editors to navigate ethical challenges in research and publishing. In launching this initiative, we are gathering information on academics' experience with predatory journals and conferences. 

Read more about this initiative and and complete the survey.

Announcing recipients of the Cochrane Complementary Medicine bursary scheme 2022

Cochrane Complementary Medicine awards a bursary each year to Cochrane reviews for which substantial progress has already been made and whose completion has been stalled due to a lack of funding. The purpose of this bursary scheme is to ensure that reviews relevant to complementary medicine are completed and published in The Cochrane Library. 

Read the full announcement.

New Cochrane evidence summaries

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New and updated Cochrane reviews relevant to complementary medicine

Jassim GA, Doherty S, Whitford DL, Khashan AS. Psychological interventions for women with non-metastatic breast cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2023, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD008729. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008729.pub3.

Jiang S, Fang J, Li W. Protein restriction for diabetic kidney disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2023, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD014906. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD014906.pub2.

Das RR, Singh M, Naik SS. Vitamin D as an adjunct to antibiotics for the treatment of acute childhood pneumonia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2023, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD011597. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011597.pub3.

Pilkington K, Wieland LS, Teng L, Jin XY, Story D, Liu JP. Coriolus (Trametes) versicolore mushroom to reduce adverse effects from chemotherapy or radiotherapy in people with colorectal cancerCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2022, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD012053. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012053.pub2.
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