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  • Breastfeeding: evidence on effective support and enablers for mothers and their babie
    On 28 February the Cochrane Library published a Special Collection of Cochrane Reviews collecting the best evidence currently available supporting effective breastfeeding for mothers and babies. Here Cochrane author Christine East presents the issues and the context surrounding consideration of evidence for breastfeeding.Richard Branson’s business...
    28 February 2017
  • Cochrane is delighted to announce our official support for the March for Science
    The March for Science is a celebration of passion for science and the many ways science serves our global communities.Cochrane is delighted to announce our official support of and partnership with the March for Science.This event will be held on Saturday, 22 April 2017 - also known as Earth Day, a commemoration of environmental advocacy and...
    23 February 2017
  • Become a Cochrane citizen scientist
    Become a Cochrane citizen scientist!Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane’s new citizen science platform, is a global community of volunteers who are helping to classify the research needed to support informed decision-making about health care.The job of the Cochrane Crowd community is to review descriptions of research studies to identify and classify...
    17 February 2017
  • The Scientific Committee  will strengthen the scientific integrity and oversight of methodological practice within Cochrane
    We announce with pleasure the launch of our Scientific Committee which will strengthen the scientific integrity and oversight of methodological practice within Cochrane.This important Committee will support the Editor in Chief and the work of our Methods and Cochrane Review Groups, as well as colleagues working in our Centres and Fields across the...
    16 February 2017
  • Featured Review: Moisturizer for eczema
    Applying moisturizers is an integral part of eczema treatment, but is it effective?Please see more resources at the bottom of this articleEczema is a chronic skin disease characterized by dry skin, intense itching, inflammatory skin lesions, and considerable impact on quality of life. Moisturizers are a cornerstone of eczema treatment, but it is...
    13 February 2017
  • Support for health professionals reduces unnecessary use of antibiotics in hospitals
    An updated Cochrane Review published 9 February has identified effective and safe ways to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics in hospitals. Guidelines and policies that promote better targeting of antibiotics in patients who need them have the greatest impact when they are supported by the most effective ways to change doctors’ behaviour. Please...
    9 February 2017
  • Join TaskExchange if you’d like to help on a systematic review
    Keen to get experience with systematic reviews, but not sure where to start? Or perhaps you’re already experienced, and want to help out?TaskExchange is an online platform that connects people needing help with their systematic review with people who have the time and skills to help. A variety of tasks are posted on the platform, from literature...
    8 February 2017
  • 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...
    6 February 2017
  • Global Evidence Summit 2017: Call for abstracts open
    Your chance to be part of the first ever Global Evidence Summit begins now…Call for abstracts extended to 15 MarchOpportunities to present special sessions, workshops, oral presentations, and poster abstracts open on 5 January 2017. This is your chance to be part of the Global Evidence Summit (GES) and we look forward to receiving abstracts around...
    1 February 2017
  • Cochrane-Wikipedia Initiative
    Cochrane has partnered with Wikipedia to improve the evidence base of Wikipedia health articlesCochrane has a commitment to producing and sharing high-quality medical evidence to as broad an audience as possible. As a way of achieving this, Cochrane has been working in partnership with Wikipedia since 2014 to improve the evidence base of health...
    1 February 2017

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