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  • 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
  • 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"Publication of reviews synthesizing child health evidence (PORSCHE): a survey of authors to identify factors associated with publication in Cochrane and non-Cochrane sources": article in the journal Systematic Reviews ...
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016
  • The Cochrane Editorial Unit is pleased to announce the 10 successful titles from the second Cochrane Review Support Programme (CRSP) funding round.Delayed antibiotics for respiratory infections (Acute Respiratory Infections Group) Bisphosphonates and other bone agents for breast cancer (Breast Cancer Group)Psychological therapies for the treatment...
    Monday, June 27, 2016
  • Featured Review: Fortification of staple foods with zinc for improving zinc status and health outcomes
    New Cochrane evidence indicates that effects of adding zinc to staple foods are unclearLow levels of zinc, or zinc deficiency, is a common problem in children and women living in low- and middle-income countries. Cereal-based foods and legumes are rich in dietary fibre and phytates, which reduce absorption of zinc from the intestine. As people in...
    Friday, June 24, 2016
  • Reminder: nominations are open for the Anne Anderson, Thomas C Chalmers, Chris Silagy, Bill Silverman, and Kenneth Warren awards and prizes. Nominate your favorite Cochrane contributor who is making a difference! Deadline: 29 July.Everyone who submitted an abstract for posters, oral presentations and workshops has been notified. We are very...
    Thursday, June 23, 2016
  • We are delighted to announce that the work of Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane’s new citizen science platform, is going open access.Cochrane Crowd, launched in May 2016, is a global community made up of volunteers who are helping to identify the research needed to support informed decision-making about healthcare treatments.Cochrane Crowd has already...
    Thursday, June 23, 2016
  • Cochrane seeks Online Learning and Support Officer - Flexible Locatio
    Specifications: Full Time Salary: £32,000 - £40,000 Location: Flexible Location Application Closing Date: 29 July 2016Cochrane is a global independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful for informing...
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016
  • Cochrane Steering Group announces appointment of third external member
    Cochrane is delighted to announce the appointment of its third external member of the Cochrane Steering Group (CSG): Dr. Michael Makanga, MBChB, MSc, PhD, FRCP Edin.The CSG has undertaken these appointments within its existing powers to co-opt external members as required, and potentially as the first step in Cochrane’s proposed re-structure of...
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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    Cochrane Connect brings you a monthly dose of news, events, and noteworthy Cochrane Reviews - right to your inbox.Get the latest Cochrane news with our monthly newsletter, Cochrane Connect. It rounds up the month's most important Cochrane Reviews and biggest news stories, so you can stay up to date with the latest Cochrane information.  Each...
    Monday, June 20, 2016

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