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  • Cochrane South Africa seeks Director - Cape Town
    Permanent position, Cape Town Closing Date: 29 July 2016 The South African Medical Research Council (MRC) strives to improve the nation’s health and quality of life through promoting and conducting relevant and responsive health research. Cochrane South Africa (CSA) is an intramural unit at the MRC.  Its mission is to prepare and maintain Cochrane...
    Thursday, July 21, 2016
  • A round-up of selected recent media coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence
    A round-up of selected recent media coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence - updated throughout the month"When and how to update systematic reviews: consensus and checklist": BMJ paper from a team of Cochrane-affiliated contributors outlines issues relevant to making decisions about updating reviews, and provides a  framework...
    Thursday, July 21, 2016
  • The Cochrane Library iPad edition presents the latest Cochrane evidence in a convenient mobile format. Monthly issues feature Cochrane Reviews selected by the Editor in Chief and abridged to optimize the iPad reading experience.Use the Cochrane Library iPad app to easily access abstracts, read selected reviews, and view full-page Summary of...
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016
  • Cochrane Colloquia are our annual flagship events, bringing together Cochrane contributors from around the world to discuss, develop and promote Cochrane, and help shape its future.The 2016 Cochrane Colloquium will be held in Seoul, South Korea from the 23-27 October. For full information regarding the Colloquium, please visit the website.Key...
    Monday, July 18, 2016
  • Cochrane Neuromuscular seeks part-time Assistant Managing Editor - London, UK
    Contract: Until 31 March 2017Hours: Part Time 22.5 hours per weekLocation:  National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), London, UKSalary: £26,290 to £34,154 Closing: 1 August 2016Cochrane Neuromuscular is seeking a part-time (22.5 hours) Assistant Managing Editor. The post is fixed term to 31 March 2017, but may be extended if funding...
    Wednesday, July 13, 2016
  • Cochrane evidence provides insight for pregnant women
    A recent article in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin on the BMJ states that other than folic acid and vitamin D, there is limited evidence of the benefits of the often expensive prenatal multivitamins. This story has been picked up by many media outlets including BBC News, CBC News, and The Japan Times.  The conclusions are in line with what...
    Wednesday, July 13, 2016
  • Cochrane Podcasts
    Cochrane podcasts deliver the latest Cochrane evidence in an easy to access audio format, allowing you to stay up to date on newly published reviews wherever you are.Each Cochrane podcast offers a short summary of a recent Cochrane review from the authors themselves. They have been recorded in 33 languages and are brief, allowing everyone from...
    Saturday, July 9, 2016
  • Cochrane evidence indicates that only 10% of people with tension-type headaches experience benefit from taking oral paracetamolTension-type headache affects about one person in five worldwide. People with frequent, or acute episodic, tension-type headache have between two and 14 headaches every month. Tension-type headache stops people...
    Monday, July 4, 2016
  • Cochrane evidence helping to change treatment policies and decisions
    For more than 20 years, Cochrane has produced systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy. We are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based healthcare resources.The fourth video in the Cochrane Making a Difference series focuses on the Cochrane Review 'Systemic safety of bevacizumab...
    Friday, July 1, 2016
  • 2015 Impact Factor released for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    The 2015 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has been released by Thomson ISI and effective July 2016 the impact factor for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is 6.103. This is an increase on the 2014 impact factor, which was 6.035.Some highlights of the 2015 impact factor include:The CDSR is ranked 12th of the 152 journals in the...
    Thursday, June 30, 2016

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