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  • 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
  • A new Cochrane Review published today shows that when doctors and patients are encouraged to discuss the need for prescribing antibiotics for acute respiratory infections jointly, fewer are prescribed. This may be useful in the fight against antibiotic resistance.Shared decision making between clinicians and patients is an important part of...
    Thursday, November 12, 2015
  • Insufficient evidence for use of Omega-3 supplements in treating depression
    New Cochrane research concludes that there is insufficient evidence for the use of Omega-3 fatty acid supplements in treating major depressive disorder.Omega-3 fatty acids are widely thought to be essential for good health and are naturally found in fatty fish such as tuna; other seafood; and some nuts and seeds.Omega-3 fatty acids have been...
    Thursday, November 5, 2015
  • Featured Review: Chemotherapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer in the elderly populationSurvival, harm, and quality of life included in comparison of chemotherapy Worldwide, lung cancer is the commonest cause of cancer-related death among individuals of both sexes. For patients with advanced disease, chemotherapy regimens based on the...
    Monday, November 2, 2015
  • Featured Review: Interventions to improve water quality for preventing diarrhoeaInterventions at point-of-use important interim measures to improve drinking water quality Contaminated water is a major cause of diarrhoea worldwide, especially among young children in low- and middle-income countries. In these settings, water often has to be...
    Friday, October 30, 2015
  • Alongside its benefits, one of the unwelcome outcomes of exercise can be sore muscles. Ways to prevent or treat muscle soreness can form an important part of training regimens for athletes, whether they are professional or amateur. One recent therapy that is growing in use is whole-body cryotherapy (WBC). This involves single or repeated exposures...
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015
  • Cochrane Review assesses interventions manipulating and comparing different sizes or shapes of portions, packages, or units of food, alcohol, and tobacco.
    Media release from the University of Cambridge and CochraneLarger-sized portions, packages and tableware lead to higher consumption of food and drink, Cochrane review findsRelated resources and media coverage - see the latest developmentsA new review has produced the most conclusive evidence to date that people consume more food or non-alcoholic...
    Friday, October 23, 2015
  • Thanks to all who came to Vienna and helped make the 2015 Cochrane Colloquium our biggest ever! And to the organizers for their hard work in arranging and presenting an excellent event.Cochrane Colloquia are our annual flagship events, bringing together Cochrane contributors and stakeholders from around the world. This year we focused on “...
    Monday, October 19, 2015
  • Cochrane annual report includes progress report on Strategy to 2020 work in 2014 and plans for 2015.
    Cochrane's 2014 Annual Review and Financial Statements are now available. The 2014 Review features updates from the Steering Group Co-Chairs, the CEO, and the Editor in Chief, as well as achievements from 2014 and plans for 2015. Get the latest updates on Strategy to 2020, our financial standing, and our geographical reach. Read more about the...
    Monday, September 28, 2015
  • Cochrane announces support for campaign organized by The Lancet to reduce waste across the whole of biomedical research.
    Cochrane has signed on to support the Lancet REWARD (REduce research Waste And Reward Diligence) Campaign.  The REWARD Campaign aims to "improve the value of the entire biomedical research system through systematic and continuous monitoring of the performance of funders, regulators, academic institutions, journals, and researchers; and to examine...
    Monday, September 28, 2015

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