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  • 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
  • Featured Review: Drugs for the acute treatment of migraine in children and adolescents
    Cochrane Review provides guidance on what drugs can help kids with migrainesMigraine is a painful and debilitating disorder that is common in children (under 12 years of age) and adolescents (12 to 17 years of age). Common symptoms reported during a migraine attack are headache, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Many treatments...
    25 April 2016
  • 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 Cochrane Review, 'Portion, package or tableware size for changing selection and consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco'...
    23 April 2016
  • Portal to help with  better decision making concerning patient care and healthcare systems sustainability.Dissemination of Initiatives to Analyse Appropriateness in Healthcare, or DianaHealth (www.dianasalud.com) was developed to easily identify recommendations which improve clinical appropriateness. The portal was created by the Clinical...
    21 April 2016
  • Giving healthcare consumers a platform to be heard
    Cochrane Consumer Network (CCNET) supports the learning of evidence-based healthcare principles, including how to use Cochrane’s systematic reviews, and encourages consumers throughout the world to work collaboratively with healthcare providers and researchers in over 50 areas of disease-based health care to ensure that evidence is accessible to...
    20 April 2016
  • Guest post by Kevin Pottie, Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, CanadaA new Cochrane Library Special Collection, developed in conjunction with Evidence Aid, brings together Cochrane Reviews addressing health conditions relevant to refugees and asylum seekers.Migrant health crises...
    18 April 2016
  • Cochrane evidence plays key role in evidence-based medicine for better health
    A Round Table on "Evidence-based medicine for better health of the nation" was held on March 23, 2016, at the National Centre of Culture Kazan. It was co-organized by the Committee on Social Policy of the State Duma of the Republic of Tatarstan, the civil society movement Tatarstan New Century, and Cochrane Russia based at the Department of the...
    15 April 2016
  • New resource designed to make Cochrane Review results more accessible to parents, clinicians, and other users
    The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Review Group has begun developing infographics to make results of key Cochrane Reviews more accessible and usable. To see the first three infographics in the series, please visit the ‘What’s new’ page on the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth website.As this is a new model of delivering review findings, the...
    14 April 2016
  • Cochrane is delighted to announce the appointment of the first two external members of the Cochrane Steering Group (CSG): Marguerite Koster and Catherine Marshall. The CSG has undertaken these appointments within its existing powers to co-opt external members as required, and potentially as the first step in Cochrane’s proposed re-structure of the...
    4 April 2016
  • Cochrane Canada comes home to McMaster University
    We are delighted to announce today that Cochrane Canada has returned to McMaster University in Hamilton.Cochrane Canada’s return to McMaster University will be led by a new Director, Holger Schünemann. He says this is an exciting announcement: “The relocation of the Canadian centre is important to McMaster. I would like to thank Jeremy Grimshaw,...
    1 April 2016

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