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  • Cochrane statement on Framework of engagement with non-State actors (World Health Assembly (WHA) Agenda item 11.3) Thank you for the opportunity to deliver this statement on behalf of The Cochrane Collaboration. An important part of Cochrane’s work with WHO involves support for guideline development. In 2015, 75% of the WHO guidelines issued cited...
    23 May 2016
  • Interventions for treating hyperemesis gravidarum
    New Cochrane evidence provides no definitive recommendation on the best way to treat severe nausea and vomiting in early pregnancyNausea and vomiting in early pregnancy are very common, affecting approximately 80% of pregnancies. Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), a severe form affecting only about 1.0% of pregnancies worldwide, generally includes...
    17 May 2016
  • Cochrane in the news: yoga and asthma
    NHS Choices is the UK's biggest health website. In their ‘Behind the Headlines’ section, they examine science that makes the news. They recently featured evidence from a new Cochrane Review that suggests that yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, although effects on lung function and medication...
    16 May 2016
  • Become a Cochrane citizen scientist!
    Cochrane Crowd has launched!crowd.cochrane.orgThis platform will enable anyone to get involved with Cochrane and help identify the evidence we need to make informed healthcare decisions.The platform builds on the hugely successful Embase project where a community of over 2,000 people helped identify well over 20,000 reports of randomized trials...
    12 May 2016
  • Can psychological therapies help people who self-harm?
    Latest Cochrane research has found that psychological therapies, more commonly known as ‘talking treatments’, may help people who self-harm.Self-harm is intentional self-poisoning or self-injury. Many people who are admitted to hospital because of this are at an increased risk of self-harming again and of suicide.  It is a major problem in many...
    12 May 2016
  • Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016
    9 – 15 May 2016 is Dying Matters Awareness Week which is hosted by the Dying Matters Coalition. This campaign aims to provide the opportunity to talk about dying, death, bereavement, and making plans for the end of life. This year’s theme is 'The Big Conversation'.The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Review Group  produces reviews on...
    9 May 2016
  • Cochrane Review provides guidance on if daily iron supplementation shows benefits for women
    Cochrane Review provides guidance on whether daily iron supplementation shows benefits for womenIron deficiency is a shortage of iron stored in the body and anaemia is caused by low levels of haemoglobin - healthy red blood cells - in the blood. Iron deficiency and anaemia are common problems globally, especially in low-income countries and with...
    4 May 2016
  • Beirut - the new home of Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative
    28 April sees the launch of a new secretariat at the American University of Beirut for the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI), an international consortium established to enhance the capacity for research synthesis worldwide.Research synthesis helps people make better decisions about public policies and public service delivery questions...
    28 April 2016
  • The Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group is seeking to hire three research-related positions at the Group's editorial base at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). For more information, please read the complete job descriptions available on LSTM's website:Clinical Research Fellow (closing date 11 May)Clinical Research Associate (closing...
    27 April 2016
  • New Cochrane evidence indicates beneficial effects on symptoms and quality of life
    A new Cochrane Review published in the Cochrane Library suggests that yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, but effects on lung function and medication use are uncertain. Asthma is a common chronic disease affecting about 300 million people worldwide. The many typical symptoms of asthma include...
    27 April 2016

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