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Psychological treatments for depression and anxiety effective in dementia and mild cognitive impairment PDF 12/2014 450
Powered toothbrushing more effective than manual for oral health PDF 12/2014 449
Ultrasound ineffective for chronic low-back pain PDF 11/2014 448
Interventions effective in increasing influenza vaccination rates PDF 11/2014 447
Self-management effective for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease PDF 10/2014 446
Electromagnetic field treatment effective for osteoarthritis pain PDF 10/2014 445
Water-based exercise training beneficial in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease PDF 09/2014 444
Vitamin D supplementation may reduce mortality in elderly adults PDF 09/2014 443
Decision aids helpful for treatment or screening decisions PDF 08/2014 442
Fourteen days is ideal treatment duration for Helicobacter pylori eradication PDF 08/2014 441
Triclosan/copolymer toothpastes beneficial for oral health 07/2014 440
Exercise effective for osteoarthritis of hip 06/2014 439
Yoga may be beneficial for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease 07/2014 438
Uncertain effectiveness of physical conditioning to reduce sickness absence for back pain 07/2014 437
Early surgical dressing removal may be beneficial 07/2014 436
Stroke unit care effective 06/2014 435
Nursing interventions effective for smoking cessation 06/2014 434
Endometrial resection/ablation as effective as hysterectomy for heavy menstrual bleeding 06/2014 433
Exercise programmes beneficial for people with dementia 06/2014 432
Physiotherapy effective for Parkinson’s disease 05/2014 431
Combination therapy most effective for psychotic depression 05/2014 430
Interventions effective for endometriosis 03/2014 429
Computerised advice on drug dosage of some benefit 02/2014 428
Venous thrombosis risk of combined pills varies 03/2014 427
Prophylactic antibiotics effective for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 03/2014 426