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  • New national licence agreement offers Switzerland unlimited access to the Cochrane Library - the leading resource in evidence-based health careSwiss patients and healthcare practitioners will now have access to more than 6500 published systematic reviews in healthcare interventions through one-click access to the  Cochrane Library. It is a leading...
    Thursday, January 7, 2016
  • Fluoridation of community drinking water to prevent tooth decay is a widespread public health intervention and has been since the mid-twentieth century. An article in the Guardian discusses the ongoing debate over safety and effectiveness of fluoridation, and cites a recent Cochrane Review assessing the available evidence on whether water...
    Monday, January 4, 2016
  • Canada's Global News reports on an editorial published 7 December 2015 in CMAJ, the Canadian Association Medical Journal. The editorial, addressed to Canada's new Minister of Health, Dr Jane Philpott, outlines a series of recommendations in key health policy areas, including restoration of funding for Cochrane Canada, which was discontinued by the...
    Wednesday, December 9, 2015
  • In an analysis published in the 2 December issue of the BMJ, the authors of the Cochrane Review of 'Portion, package or tableware size for changing selection and consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco' consider the policy implications of the review's findings. The Cochrane Review, published in September 2015, found significant evidence that...
    Monday, December 7, 2015
  • The Authors' storyThe Cochrane authors of ‘Health system and community level interventions for improving antenatal care coverage and health outcomes’ share the background of the review, the evidence they found, and their recommendations.Background to the reviewPregnant women in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) suffer disproportionately...
    Tuesday, December 1, 2015
  • Authors of new Cochrane Review remain uncertain about effect of widely used medicine on ADHD symptoms, despite large amount of research. Some evidence of increased sleeplessness and loss of appetite leads researchers to encourage more caution in use of methylphenidate.The Cochrane Library has published one of the most comprehensive assessments to...
    Wednesday, November 25, 2015
  • In low- and middle-income countries, many women have poor diets and are deficient in nutrients and micronutrients which are required for good health. Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals that are needed by the body in very small quantities but are important for normal functioning, growth, and development. During pregnancy, with the need to...
    Friday, November 20, 2015
  • Timeline: the deworming debateReaders wishing to submit feedback on the conduct or findings of this Cochrane Review are welcome to do so via our feedback system: this is available by following the 'Submit Comments' link in the Article Tools menu, which appears to the right of the published article on the Cochrane Library site.17 November: the...
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015
  • “Big Data” has become a commonly used catchphrase in recent years, as reliance on computer technology has spread across financial, retail, communications, record management, and other sectors. The term refers to the collection, management, and storage of vast amounts of data – defined by Wikipedia as ‘data sets so large or complex that traditional...
    Monday, November 16, 2015
  • telemonitoring
    Implementation of structured telephone support and non-invasive home telemonitoring should be considered an evidence-based strategy to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with heart failureIn the context of limited health funding and a rapidly expanding population of older people, it is increasingly difficult for healthcare systems...
    Monday, November 16, 2015

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