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  • 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...
    Monday, May 25, 2015
  • Cochrane issues statement on WHO guidelines development and governanceCochrane is an international organization that produces high-quality, relevant, accessible systematic reviews and other synthesized research evidence, and promotes evidence-based decision-making.  Cochrane has been an NGO in official relations with the World Health...
    Saturday, May 23, 2015
  • Evidence indicates what minimally invasive tests should not be used to determine dehydration in older people. Water-loss dehydration results from drinking too little fluid. It is common in older people, among whom it is associated with increased risk of many health problems. It is important to identify dehydration early before health and wellbeing...
    Thursday, May 7, 2015
  • This Cochrane Special Collection, developed in collaboration with Evidence Aid, includes Cochrane Reviews of healthcare topics that are important in the aftermath of a major earthquake. The reviews' conclusions are presented, along with signposts to systematic reviews that might be helpful to decision-makers. Topics covered: diarrhoea...
    Sunday, April 26, 2015
  •  Flu shots have small beneficial effect in reducing middle ear infections for infants and children.Middle ear infection or inflammation are broad terms to refer to acute otitis media. It is one of the most common infectious diseases in infants and preschool children, with 86% having an episode by the time they turn one year old. Symptoms of...
    Wednesday, April 22, 2015
  • Come to Vienna and share your work and talent! Abstract and workshop submission for the 2015 Cochrane Colloquium in Vienna, Austria has closed as of 1 April, and submissions have set an all-time record - 708 abstract and 164 workshop submissions! Contributors will receive notification of submission acceptance on or after 13 May.Cochrane Colloquia...
    Friday, April 17, 2015
  • Medical News Today, an online health news service based in the UK and Taiwan, presents evidence from a new Cochrane Review which indicates that the effectiveness of natural sweetener Xylitol in preventing tooth decay remains unproven.
    Friday, April 17, 2015
  • Press release Embargoed: 00.01 BST: Thursday, 16 April 2015Press contact:  Evelyn Martinez Senior Publicist, Wiley T +1 201 748 6358, E sciencenewsroom@wiley.comJo AnthonySenior Media and Communications Officer, Cochrane M +44(0) 7582 726 634 E janthony@cochrane.org or pressoffice@cochrane.orgChildren who are taught about preventing...
    Thursday, April 16, 2015
  • On 14 April 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a new statement outlining its position on public disclosure of clinical trial results. In an essay published in PLoS Medicine to coincide with the release of the position paper, a WHO author team describes the statement as a “[re-affirmation of] the ethical imperative of clinical...
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015
  • Good implementation key in feeding programmes for young children in low- and middle-income countries.Receiving the proper nutrients is particularly important in the period between birth and three years, when children are experiencing rapid growth. Although it is sometimes difficult to disentangle the effects of deprivations that children living in...
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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