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  • Bringing you Cochrane health evidence in 13 different languages
    Bringing you Cochrane evidence in 13 different languages Making Cochrane evidence accessible to non-English speakers is a priority for us. More than 2,500 translations of Cochrane Review summaries have been published in the first half of 2016 alone. Translation activities are led by local Cochrane groups and their translator communities, the...
    Friday, September 16, 2016
  • Featured Review: Fluoride mouthrinses for preventing tooth decay in children and adolescents
    Supervised regular use of fluoride mouthwash by children and adolescents is associated with a large reduction in tooth decay in permanent teethPodcast on this Review availableTooth decay is a health problem worldwide, affecting the vast majority of adults and children. Repair and replacement of decayed teeth is costly in terms of time and money,...
    Thursday, September 15, 2016
  • Conclusions about effects of electronic cigarettes remain unchanged
    An updated Cochrane Review provides an independent, rigorous assessment of the best available evidence to date about electronic cigarettes for quitting smoking.Scroll to the bottom of this article for a round-up of media coverageThe conclusions of this updated Review are unchanged since the last review was published two years ago: electronic...
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016
  • Interested in communicating health evidence?
    Interested in communicating health evidence? Cochrane is calling for volunteers to support Wikipedia editing.Wikipedia's health content was made up of more than 155,000 articles at the end of 2013, and was viewed more than 4.88 billion times in the same year. Wikipedia is thus a major source of health information for people across the world. The...
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016
  • Medical Library Association recognizes work of Cochrane contributors
    Best Research Paper at MOSAIC 2016 conference awarded to paper which contributed to more randomized control trials being made available to Cochrane authorsThe paper ‘Improving Access to Reports of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) in Embase: Innovative Methods Enhance the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)’ was presented at...
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016
  • Featured Review: Kangaroo mother care to reduce morbidity and mortality in low birthweight infants
    Cochrane evidence supports the use of kangaroo care in stabilized low birthweight infants as an alternative to conventional neonatal careConventional neonatal care of low birthweight infants (< 2500 g) is expensive and requires both highly skilled personnel and logistical support. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) has been proposed as an alternative...
    Friday, September 9, 2016
  • Cochrane seeks Online Learning and Support Officer
    Specifications: Full Time Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 Location: London (flexible) Application Closing Date: 8 October 2016, 23:59 BSTCochrane 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...
    Friday, September 9, 2016
  • Cochrane Priority Reviews List: September 2016 Update
    Cochrane-wide prioritization remains an important project and has been included in the Strategy to 2020 Targets for 2016. Almost 120 priority reviews or updates have been published since the project began. The September 2016 revision of the Cochrane Priority Reviews List includes new titles from the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections, Airways,...
    Thursday, September 8, 2016
  • High quality evidence suggests Vitamin D can reduce asthma attacks
    A new Cochrane Review published in the Cochrane Library has found evidence from randomized trials that taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks.Scroll to the bottom of this article for a round-up of media coverageAsthma is a common chronic disease, affecting about 300...
    Tuesday, September 6, 2016
  • 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...
    Monday, September 5, 2016

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