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  • The Cochrane Editorial Unit is pleased to announce the 10 successful titles from the second Cochrane Review Support Programme (CRSP) funding round.Delayed antibiotics for respiratory infections (Acute Respiratory Infections Group) Bisphosphonates and other bone agents for breast cancer (Breast Cancer Group)Psychological therapies for the treatment...
    27 June 2016
  • Featured Review: Fortification of staple foods with zinc for improving zinc status and health outcomes
    New Cochrane evidence indicates that effects of adding zinc to staple foods are unclearLow levels of zinc, or zinc deficiency, is a common problem in children and women living in low- and middle-income countries. Cereal-based foods and legumes are rich in dietary fibre and phytates, which reduce absorption of zinc from the intestine. As people in...
    24 June 2016
  • We are delighted to announce that the work of Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane’s new citizen science platform, is going open access.Cochrane Crowd, launched in May 2016, is a global community made up of volunteers who are helping to identify the research needed to support informed decision-making about healthcare treatments.Cochrane Crowd has already...
    23 June 2016
  • Cochrane Steering Group announces appointment of third external member
    Cochrane is delighted to announce the appointment of its third external member of the Cochrane Steering Group (CSG): Dr. Michael Makanga, MBChB, MSc, PhD, FRCP Edin.The CSG has undertaken these appointments within its existing powers to co-opt external members as required, and potentially as the first step in Cochrane’s proposed re-structure of...
    22 June 2016
  • Announcing the Global Evidence Summit 2017
    Cochrane, together with four other leading organizations in the production and dissemination of evidence for decision making in the global health, social, and economic policy and practice sectors - proudly announces the first ‘Global Evidence Summit’ in Cape Town, South Africa.Next year, Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers,...
    10 June 2016
  • Brazil launches first-ever Cochrane Network
    Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch of our first national Cochrane Network.The new Brazilian Cochrane Network consists of the Brazilian Cochrane Centre (located at the Centro de Estudos em Medicina Baseada em Evidências e AvaliaçãoTecnologica em Saúde in São Paulo) and five new Affiliates, located in the cities of Fortaleza and...
    8 June 2016
  • Featured Review: Participation in environmental enhancement and conservation activities for health and well-being in adults
    Can taking part in activities that enhance the physical environment improve your physical and mental health?There is growing research and policy interest in the potential for using the natural environment to enhance human health and well-being. It is thought that contact with the natural environment has a positive impact on health and well-being....
    7 June 2016
  • Cochrane Making a Difference: Midwifery
    The Cochrane Making a Difference series focuses on stories of how Cochrane evidence has made an impact on real-world health decision making and outcomes. This story focuses on the improved outcomes that women and infants experience in pregnancy and delivery when they are cared for by a midwife that they know.A Cochrane Review on continuity of...
    2 June 2016
  • The Cochrane-Wikipedia partnership in 2016
    Articles relating to medicine are viewed more than 180 million times per month on Wikipedia, yet fewer than 1 per cent of these have passed a formal peer review process.The Cochrane-Wikipedia partnership, formalized in 2014, supports the inclusion of relevant evidence within all Wikipedia medical articles, as well as processes to help ensure that...
    26 May 2016
  • A new study published in the online journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine on 24 May scrutinizes the quality of systematic reviews indexed in MEDLINE. The study found that the quantity of systematic reviews has increased significantly during the decade between 2004 and 2014 – tripling in number during that period – but that the quality...
    24 May 2016

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