News and events

  • Bronchiectasis
    Interventions for bronchiectasis: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviewsReview gives starting point in reducing uncertainly in treating chronic wet coughs.Bronchiectasis is a long-term respiratory disease characterized by abnormal dilatation of the bronchi; it is commonly associated with a troublesome cough with mucous or chronic wet cough in...
    Friday, July 31, 2015
  • Come to Vienna and share your work and talent! We've had a record number of early bird registrations and are expecting the 2015 Cochrane Colloquium in Vienna, Austria to be the biggest ever!Cochrane Colloquia are our annual flagship events, bringing together Cochrane contributors and stakeholders from around the world. This year we are focusing on...
    Friday, July 31, 2015
  • New Cochrane evidence indicates that eradicating Helicobacter pylori may help to reduce the risk of gastric cancer.
    Press Release: Strictly Embargoed Until 00.01 Hours (BST), Wednesday, July 22, 2015[19.01 Hours US Eastern Time, July 21 / 09.01 Hours Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), July 22]Media contacts: Wiley: Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358+1 201 748 Cochrane LibraryCochrane Press Office: Jo Anthony (UK): +44 (0)...
    Thursday, July 30, 2015
  • The Priority Reviews list identifies more than 300 Cochrane Reviews that best meet the needs of healthcare and health policy decision makers.
    The Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) announced publication of the Priority Reviews List in January 2015. This list, a key milestone for Target 1.1 Prioritisation as part of Cochrane’s Strategy to 2020, identifies more than 300 Cochrane Reviews, either new titles or reviews requiring updates, that best meet the needs of healthcare and health policy...
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015
  • The Economist reports on the 'flawed' evidence base for new medicines
    The Economist reports on the problem of unpublished clinical trial data, and efforts to make all trials available.
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015
  • Cochrane seeks a Deputy Editor in Chief to support the Editor in Chief and the CEO of Cochrane Innovations.
    Deputy Editor in Chief – Cochrane Library & Cochrane InnovationsSpecifications:  Permanent role, 37.5 hours per weekSalary: Dependent on skills and experienceLocation: Flexible location, preferably LondonApplication closing date (extended):  4 August 2015Cochrane is a global independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient...
    Saturday, July 25, 2015
  • Educational benefits of deworming children questioned by re-analysis of flagship study
        Press release issued by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical MedicineEmbargoed to 00.05 BST [UK time] on Thursday 23 July 2015Deworming children may not improve school attendance and the evidence that informs international policy needs to be re-appraised following a major re-analysis by researchers at the London School of Hygiene &...
    Wednesday, July 22, 2015
  • New Cochrane Review finds that attendance at day hospitals offer benefits compared to providing no treatment.
    Are medical day hospitals for those 60+ more effective than other forms of care?Day hospitals are one way of delivering health care to older people. They are outpatient facilities which patients, 60 years and older, attend for a full or near-full day, and receive multidisciplinary health care 'under one roof.' They serve several functions...
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015
  • Cochrane Review shows new medication used to treat women with advanced ovarian cancer delays need for further treatment in some women.
    Cochrane Review shows new medication used to treat women with advanced ovarian cancer delays need for further treatment in some womenOvarian cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women world-wide. Treatment of ovarian cancer consists of a combination of surgery and chemotherapy.  Conventional chemotherapy drugs act on dividing cells by...
    Monday, July 20, 2015
  • The National Institute for Health Research (UK, NIHR) seeks to recruit a Systematic Review Fellow to be based jointly at the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit and the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM) at the University of Oxford. The fellowship funded by the NIHR Research Methods Programme will provide two years research time to carry out...
    Tuesday, July 14, 2015