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The Wall Street Journal reports on Cochrane Review of treatments for age-related macular degeneration
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 13:50
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 - 09:08
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 - 15:09
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.

Steroid asthma inhalers restrict children's growth according to a new Cochrane Review
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 16:01
Asthma drugs suppress growth, new Cochrane Reviews find

The Times of Malta reports on results from two recent Cochrane Reviews examining the effects of inhaled corticosteroids on children being treated for asthma.

Steroid asthma inhalers restrict children's growth according to a new Cochrane review
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 16:00
Benefits of steroid inhalers outweigh risks scientific review finds asthma drugs
Asthma inhaler use in children slows growth - Cochrane evidence in the Guardian
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 07:40
Asthma inhaler use in children slows growth - Cochrane evidence in the Guardian

The Guardian (UK) reports on new Cochrane evidence focusing on children's use of asthma inhalers and potential effects on growth.

Portuguese media reports on launch of Portuguese Cochrane Branch
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 09:25
Portuguese media reports on launch of Portuguese Cochrane Branch

Portuguese daily newspaper iOnline reports on the opening of the Portuguese Cochrane Branch and anticipated benefits for the country's National Health System (in Portuguese - English translation also available).

Advanced breast cancer: benefits of trastuzumab outweigh the risk of harm
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 14:26
Cochrane Library concludes more women benefit from trastuzumab than are harmed

Web-based 'ecancer news' reports on the new Cochrane Review finding that breast cancer drug trastuzumab is associated with prolonged survival, but also increases the risk of developing heart problems. The review, published in The Cochrane Library, concludes that more women benefit from use of trastuzumab than are harmed.

Cochrane comes to Malaysia
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 15:28
Evidence-based healthcare is a first in Malaysia

The Star Online, one of Malaysia's largest English-language news outlets, reports on the official launch of the Malaysian Cochrane Network and free access to Cochrane evidence available across Malaysia during June 2014.

Cochrane CEO Mark Wilson talks to Japanese TV network NHK
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 08:13

Cochrane CEO Mark Wilson talks to Japanese TV channel NHK World about the importance of improving access to medical data and the launch of the Japan Cochrane Branch.


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