PulsE : boletín de evidencias y salud pública

Disponible el número 25 del boletín del PulsE publicado desde el Sax Institute, con los siguientes temas:

Media campaigns for the prevention of illicit drug use in young people
More high quality studies are needed to assess the effectiveness of media campaigns in preventing illicit drug use in young people. Recommendations for improved methodology are included.

The relationships between active transport to work or school and cardiovascular health or body weight: a systematic review
Active transport such as cycling and walking to work or school is a promising way to integrate physical activity into daily life and improve health, particularly cardiovascular health.

Pharmacological interventions for smoking cessation: an overview and network meta-analysis
Pharmacological interventions for smoking cessation currently in use improve the chances of quitting with low risk of harms. Cytisine shows promise as a safe, effective and affordable treatment which warrants further research.

Workplace pedometer interventions for increasing physical activity
There is a need for further high quality randomised trials to assess workplace pedometer interventions. Recommendations are made for improving the evidence.

Face to face interventions for informing or educating parents about early childhood vaccination
Incorporating face to face communication about childhood vaccination into healthcare encounters may be more appropriate than as a stand alone activity.

Acculturation and obesity among migrant populations in high income countries – a systematic review
There appears to be a positive relationship between acculturation and obesity among people migrating from low or middle income countries to high income countries with gender a significant factor.

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