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  • In August 2015 the Cochrane Editorial Unit announced the first call for applications to the Cochrane Review Support Programme which was open to all Cochrane Review Groups. We received 32 applications from 21 Groups.  To evaluate the applications we convened an international assessment panel comprising seven Cochrane contributors and consumers...
    Monday, January 25, 2016
  • Specifications:  Part-time (2 days/week)Salary: Dependent on experience Location: London preferred, but flexible location considered Application closing date: 12 February 2016 Cochrane is a global independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making the vast amounts of...
    Monday, January 25, 2016
  • Low back pain (LBP) is a common condition, widely reported as a major health and socioeconomic problem associated with work absenteeism, disability, and high costs for patients and society. Exercise is a modestly effective treatment for chronic LBP, and a Nursing Times article reports on a recent Cochrane Review assessing low to moderate quality...
    Thursday, January 21, 2016
  • Should diet and lifestyle interventions be focused only on the parents of overweight children?
    Should diet and lifestyle interventions be focused only on the parents of overweight children?Across the world more children are becoming overweight and obese. These children are more likely to suffer from health problems, both as children and later in life. The home environment is an important factor in childhood obesity, with parents playing a...
    Thursday, January 14, 2016
  • Should kids taking antibiotics also take probiotics?
    Should kids taking antibiotics also take probiotics?Antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) occurs when antibiotics disturb the natural balance of "good" and "bad" bacteria in the intestinal tract, causing harmful bacteria to multiply beyond their normal numbers. The symptoms of AAD include frequent watery bowel movements and crampy abdominal pain....
    Thursday, January 14, 2016
  • Are preventive interventions needed for dialysis patients?  An arteriovenous access consists of a direct surgical connection between an artery and a vein in the arm (fistula) or a plastic conduit connecting an artery and a vein (graft). If these forms of access become dysfunctional, the delivery of dialysis therapy becomes suboptimal....
    Tuesday, January 12, 2016
  • A new Cochrane Review shows that targeting exercises to muscles that support and control the spine offers another strategy to reduce pain and disability caused by lower back pain.Lower back pain is one of the most common health conditions worldwide. It can have substantial health and economic costs as people experience disability and general ill...
    Monday, January 11, 2016
  • Rebecca Selby, a mum of three, shares how a Cochrane Review impacted her family. Cross-posted from the Cochrane Blog.When I went into labour with our middle son at 32 weeks' gestation, I was given steroid injections to give his lungs the best possible chance in the outside world. When George was born he spent almost a month in intensive care and...
    Thursday, January 7, 2016
  • New national licence agreement offers Switzerland unlimited access to the Cochrane Library - the leading resource in evidence-based health careSwiss patients and healthcare practitioners will now have access to more than 6500 published systematic reviews in healthcare interventions through one-click access to the  Cochrane Library. It is a leading...
    Thursday, January 7, 2016
  • Fluoridation of community drinking water to prevent tooth decay is a widespread public health intervention and has been since the mid-twentieth century. An article in the Guardian discusses the ongoing debate over safety and effectiveness of fluoridation, and cites a recent Cochrane Review assessing the available evidence on whether water...
    Monday, January 4, 2016

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