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  • Treating the trigger: assessing the evidence for sublingual immunotherapy for asthmaRebecca NormansellDeputy Coordinating Editor, Cochrane AirwaysSt George’s, University of London, London, UK1. What is sublingual immunotherapy and how might it help people with asthma?For about half of the 300 million people worldwide with asthma, allergies may be...
    Saturday, August 29, 2015
  • Newly created senior position will support Cochrane's editorial and product development.
    I am delighted to announce that Karla Soares Weiser has been appointed as Cochrane’s Deputy Editor in Chief. This newly created post will combine leadership roles within the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) and Cochrane Innovations, helping me to ensure that the CEU can deliver on its targets and projects, and supporting Charlotte Pestridge...
    Friday, August 28, 2015
  • Reframing the debate: 'alternative' vs. 'traditional' medicine
    "The dichotomy, however, between alternative and traditional medicine, or between Eastern and Western medicine, is a false one":  The New York Times' 'Upshot' column considers common assumptions about medical treatment, and how to reframe the debate in the context of evidence.
    Friday, August 28, 2015
  • News analysis website Vox examines the ongoing debate about whether school deworming programmes are effective, including the recent Cochrane Review presenting the current evidence.
    Thursday, August 13, 2015
  • The Cochrane Library publishes three Special Collections and two supporting editorials focusing on indigenous health issues
    The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, a United Nations event commemorated worldwide, is celebrated on 9 August each year. The theme for 2015 is “Post 2015 agenda: Ensuring Indigenous peoples’ health and wellbeing”.Since 2002, Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health...
    Friday, August 7, 2015
  • Bronchiectasis
    Interventions for bronchiectasis: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviewsReview gives starting point in reducing uncertainly in treating chronic wet coughs.Bronchiectasis is a long-term respiratory disease characterized by abnormal dilatation of the bronchi; it is commonly associated with a troublesome cough with mucous or chronic wet cough in...
    Friday, July 31, 2015
  • New Cochrane evidence indicates that eradicating Helicobacter pylori may help to reduce the risk of gastric cancer.
    Press Release: Strictly Embargoed Until 00.01 Hours (BST), Wednesday, July 22, 2015[19.01 Hours US Eastern Time, July 21 / 09.01 Hours Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), July 22]Media contacts: Wiley: Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358+1 201 748 Cochrane LibraryCochrane Press Office: Jo Anthony (UK): +44 (0)...
    Thursday, July 30, 2015
  • The Economist reports on the 'flawed' evidence base for new medicines
    The Economist reports on the problem of unpublished clinical trial data, and efforts to make all trials available.
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015
  • Educational benefits of deworming children questioned by re-analysis of flagship study
        Press release issued by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical MedicineEmbargoed to 00.05 BST [UK time] on Thursday 23 July 2015Deworming children may not improve school attendance and the evidence that informs international policy needs to be re-appraised following a major re-analysis by researchers at the London School of Hygiene &...
    Wednesday, July 22, 2015
  • New Cochrane Review finds that attendance at day hospitals offer benefits compared to providing no treatment.
    Are medical day hospitals for those 60+ more effective than other forms of care?Day hospitals are one way of delivering health care to older people. They are outpatient facilities which patients, 60 years and older, attend for a full or near-full day, and receive multidisciplinary health care 'under one roof.' They serve several functions...
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015


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