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  • Tianjing Li and Julian Higgins recognized for their important contributions.
    Tianjing Li and Julian Higgins recognized for their important contributions. The Society for Research Synthesis Methodology supports and promotes the development and use of innovative and robust methods of research synthesis. At their 2016 Annual Meeting, held in Florence, Italy from 11-13 July, the Society recognized the important contributions...
    27 July 2016
  • Suite of Cochrane Reviews on chronic rhinosinusitis
    Authors working with the Cochrane ENT Group recently published six reviews which look at the evidence around different treatment options for chronic rhinosinusitis.Chronic rhinosinusitis is a common condition that is defined as inflammation of the nose and paranasal sinuses (a group of air-filled spaces behind the nose, eyes, and cheeks). Patients...
    26 July 2016
  • A round-up of selected recent media coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence
    A round-up of selected recent media coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence - updated throughout the month"When and how to update systematic reviews: consensus and checklist": BMJ paper from a team of Cochrane-affiliated contributors outlines issues relevant to making decisions about updating reviews, and provides a  framework...
    21 July 2016
  • Cochrane evidence provides insight for pregnant women
    A recent article in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin on the BMJ states that other than folic acid and vitamin D, there is limited evidence of the benefits of the often expensive prenatal multivitamins. This story has been picked up by many media outlets including BBC News, CBC News, and The Japan Times.  The conclusions are in line with what...
    13 July 2016
  • Cochrane evidence indicates that only 10% of people with tension-type headaches experience benefit from taking oral paracetamolTension-type headache affects about one person in five worldwide. People with frequent, or acute episodic, tension-type headache have between two and 14 headaches every month. Tension-type headache stops people...
    4 July 2016
  • Cochrane evidence helping to change treatment policies and decisions
    For more than 20 years, Cochrane has produced systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy. We are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based healthcare resources.The fourth video in the Cochrane Making a Difference series focuses on the Cochrane Review 'Systemic safety of bevacizumab...
    1 July 2016
  • 2015 Impact Factor released for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    The 2015 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has been released by Thomson ISI and effective July 2016 the impact factor for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is 6.103. This is an increase on the 2014 impact factor, which was 6.035.Some highlights of the 2015 impact factor include:The CDSR is ranked 12th of the 152 journals in the...
    30 June 2016
  • A round-up of selected recent media coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence
    A round-up of selected recent media coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence - updated throughout the month"Publication of reviews synthesizing child health evidence (PORSCHE): a survey of authors to identify factors associated with publication in Cochrane and non-Cochrane sources": article in the journal Systematic Reviews ...
    29 June 2016
  • 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

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