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China Daily reports on US flu vaccine, cites Cochrane Tamiflu evidence
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 13:38
China Daily reports on US flu vaccine, cites Cochrane Tamiflu evidence

China Daily news service, reporting on the US Centers for Disease Control advisory that the flu vaccine circulated for the 2014-15 season may not be a good match for strains currently circulating in the United States, cites Cochrane evidence questioning the effectiveness of antiviral medications as a flu treatment.

Canadian columnist discusses midwifery in Canada, cites Cochrane Review
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 11:46
Canadian columnist discusses midwifery in Canada, cites Cochrane Review

An opinion column syndicated in multiple Canadian newspapers considers the state of midwifery in Canada and cites a Cochrane Review which "confirms the safety and efficacy of midwife led care".

Newsweek investigates the ongoing debate over increasing public access to clinical trial data
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 02:49
Newsweek investigates the ongoing debate over increasing public access to clinic

In its 13 November cover story, "Bad Medicine", Newsweek conducts an in-depth investigation into the ongoing debate around publication of clinical trial results, increasing public access to research data, and Cochrane's work in making comprehensive health evidence accessible.

Guardian cites new Cochrane antibiotics evidence
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 02:48
Guardian cites new Cochrane antibiotics evidence

The Guardian (UK) discusses new Cochrane evidence which indicates that quick blood tests administered by GPs may be effective in limiting unnecessary prescription of antibiotics.

New York Times discusses Cochrane Review of epidurals for women in labour
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 06:10
New York Times discusses Cochrane Review of epidurals for women in labour

The New York Times' 'Well' blog discusses the recent Cochrane Review of epidurals for women in labour, which found no clinically significant differences between early and late administration.

Spectator Blogs discusses flu vaccination programs, cites Cochrane evidence
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 06:37
Spectator Blogs cites Cochrane evidence

The UK's 'Spectator Surgery' blog discusses flu vaccination programmes and cites Cochrane evidence analysing the effectiveness of vaccines for children and people over 65.

MedIndia discusses new paediatric HIV guidelines, cites Cochrane evidence
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 11:53
MedIndia discusses new paediatric HIV guidelines, cites Cochrane evidence

MedIndia, an online health news provider, cites Cochrane evidence in a discussion of recently updated World Health Organization guidelines for management of paediatric HIV.

The Wall Street Journal reports on Cochrane Review of treatments for age-related macular degeneration
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 12:50
WSJ reports on Cochrane Review of Avastin and Lucentis

The Wall Street Journal's "Pharmalot" column discusses the findings and economic considerations of a new Cochrane Review comparing the effectiveness of Avastin® and Lucentis® in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration.

Vox Media recommends Cochrane Reviews over Dr Google
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 08:08
Vox Media recommends Cochrane Reviews over Dr Google

Vox Media's "Burden of Proof" column discusses how to deal with the "deluge of medical information" and recommends Cochrane Reviews as "one of the best sources for unbiased medical information in existence".

Lack of evidence for treating symptoms of sleep disturbance
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 14:09
There is little evidence to support sleep and wake drugs for shift workers accor

Many shift workers use over-the-counter and prescription drugs to stay awake or fall asleep at the appropriate times – but, as the Pharmaceutical Journal reports, a new Cochrane Review indicates that the evidence behind those practices is weak.


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