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  • You can make a difference as a citizen scientistCochrane Crowd, Cochrane’s new citizen science platform, 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 reached 900,000 individual classifications of reports of randomized...
    12 October 2016
  • Cochrane Russia helps to prepare new systematic reviewers
    Successful two-day workshop increases awareness of evidence-based medicine and Cochrane The Kazan Federal University, the home of Cochrane Russia, hosted a two-day workshop on the first step of conducting a systematic review; from registering the title to drafting the protocol. The workshop was intended for health professionals, researchers,...
    11 October 2016
  • National government initiatives have the potential to achieve population-wide reduction in salt intake In almost all countries worldwide, most people eat too much salt. This can cause high blood pressure, which can lead to health problems, such as heart disease and stroke. To reduce the amount of salt eaten, governments in many countries have...
    7 October 2016
  • So far this year, 90% of the 2016 WHO guidelines contain Cochrane Evidence
    So far this year, 90% of the 2016 WHO guidelines contain Cochrane EvidenceCochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better. During the past 20 years, Cochrane has helped to transform the way health decisions are made. Cochrane contributors - 37,000 from more than 130 countries - work together to produce credible, accessible health...
    6 October 2016
  • Understanding evidence: Cochrane UK’s new series
    We all need to be able to make sense of evidence, whether we’re making decisions about treatments, or weighing up the latest health story to hit the headlines. Cochrane UK, in partnership with Students 4 Best Evidence, are putting the spotlight on common errors and misunderstandings with our new campaign, Understanding Evidence.This series brings...
    5 October 2016
  • Cochrane Global Ageing makes a statement at the WHO
    The  World Health Organization (WHO), at the United Nations International Day of Older Persons (September 30), organised an event to support this year’s theme ‘Take a stand against ageism’. Cochrane Global Ageing, represented by Sue Marcus and Tracey Howe, participated in the event and made the following statement:‘We’re delighted to be here on...
    4 October 2016
  • Music therapy strikes a chord: A closer look at Cochrane evidence on music therapy
    Reposted with permission from Cochrane AustraliaA trio of music therapy reviews featured in last year’s Australian top 100 Cochrane Library downloads, with Music therapy for depression coming in at number 7, Music therapy for people with spectrum disorder at number 40 and Music therapy for people with dementia at 76. Recently a new update of Music...
    3 October 2016
  • New Cochrane Field launches
    Sue Marcus joined Cochrane in 2010 as Managing Editor of Cochrane’s Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, after being a Researcher at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing in the UK. She has a passion for demography and health. Now, in conjunction with being a Cochrane Managing Editor, she is embracing an exciting new opportunity as Co-...
    28 September 2016
  •  Reposted with permission from Cochrane AustraliaFor many women with breast cancer, the use of post-operative radiotherapy will allow them to undergo less extensive surgery. In mid-July, Brisbane-based Radiation Oncologist Brigid Hickey and colleagues from Australia and New Zealand published two review updates that consider critical questions...
    26 September 2016
  • Cochrane announces support of new donor
    Cochrane is delighted to announce that we have received a grant of USD $1.15 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support the development of Cochrane's next generation evidence system, with a specific focus on maternal and child health. This system is a major component of Cochrane's wider technology development...
    22 September 2016

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