News and events

  • Preoperative statin therapy reduces the odds of postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) and shortens the patient's stay on the ICU and in the hospital.Cardiac surgery can effectively treat patients with heart disease but is associated with adverse events at the same time. Despite the increasing proportion of patients undergoing cardiac surgery with...
    Monday, September 14, 2015
  • Treating the trigger: assessing the evidence for sublingual immunotherapy for asthmaRebecca NormansellDeputy Coordinating Editor, Cochrane AirwaysSt George’s, University of London, London, UK1. What is sublingual immunotherapy and how might it help people with asthma?For about half of the 300 million people worldwide with asthma, allergies may be...
    Saturday, August 29, 2015
  • Timeline: the deworming debate23 July: Simultaneous publication of re-analysis of a school-based deworming programme in western Kenya in the International Journal of Epidemiology and an updated Cochrane Review incorporating this re-analysis. A press release from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) presents the key messages...
    Friday, August 28, 2015
  • Newly created senior position will support Cochrane's editorial and product development.
    I am delighted to announce that Karla Soares Weiser has been appointed as Cochrane’s Deputy Editor in Chief. This newly created post will combine leadership roles within the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) and Cochrane Innovations, helping me to ensure that the CEU can deliver on its targets and projects, and supporting Charlotte Pestridge...
    Friday, August 28, 2015
  • Reframing the debate: 'alternative' vs. 'traditional' medicine
    "The dichotomy, however, between alternative and traditional medicine, or between Eastern and Western medicine, is a false one":  The New York Times' 'Upshot' column considers common assumptions about medical treatment, and how to reframe the debate in the context of evidence.
    Friday, August 28, 2015
  • News analysis website Vox examines the ongoing debate about whether school deworming programmes are effective, including the recent Cochrane Review presenting the current evidence.
    Thursday, August 13, 2015
  • The Cochrane Library publishes three Special Collections and two supporting editorials focusing on indigenous health issues
    The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, a United Nations event commemorated worldwide, is celebrated on 9 August each year. The theme for 2015 is “Post 2015 agenda: Ensuring Indigenous peoples’ health and wellbeing”.Since 2002, Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health...
    Friday, August 7, 2015
  • 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
  • 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