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  • Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease characterized by joint pain, tenderness, and limitation of movement. At present, no cure is available, so only treatment focused on symptoms or on preventing further development of the disease are possible. Aquatic exercise is physical exercises taking place while the participant is immersed in water, typically...
    26 March 2016
  • Featured Review: Vaccines for preventing herpes zoster in older adults
    Vaccine helps prevent shingles in older adults for at least three years The varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox and can remain dormant inside nerve cells. After many years, it can reactivate and travel through the nerve to the skin, causing itching, numbness, tingling or local pain, and then blisters along the nerve path. These blisters are...
    21 March 2016
  • An updated Cochrane Review, published today in the Cochrane Library, says that the benefits of a variety of interventions intended to reduce sitting at work are very uncertain.Millions of people worldwide sit at a desk all day, and over recent years this has led to increased levels of physical inactivity in the work place. Health experts have...
    17 March 2016
  • Cochrane Musculoskeletal establishes a Satellite Group in Denmark
    The University of Southern Denmark, working in close collaboration with the Musculoskeletal Statistics Unit, The Parker Institute, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, has established a new Cochrane Musculoskeletal satellite which will gather, evaluate, and distribute reviews on the effects of intervention and preventions strategies for people...
    15 March 2016
  • Cochrane and the GRADE Working Group sign a Memorandum of Understanding
    Cochrane and the GRADE Working Group (GRADE) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their existing partnership.This MoU helps both Cochrane and GRADE to meet their strategic plans and work towards the production of high-quality evidence and its use in policy and practice.A number of joint activities have already been...
    12 March 2016
  • Topical treatments for psoriasis of the scalp
     Topical treatments for psoriasis of the scalpWhat are the most effective and safest treatments?                                                                                                           People with chronic plaque psoriasis often have itching with reddish, scaly lesions that are visible and are often embarrassing. Creams, gels, and...
    4 March 2016
  • Thomson Reuters cites multiple Cochrane contributors among the 'best and brightest scientific minds' of 2015.
    A number of Cochrane contributors have been named to Thomson Reuters' recently published "World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015" list. The list comprises 3,000 highly cited researchers, considered to be among the 'most influential scientific minds of our time'. Most of the listed Cochrane contributors appear in the section entitled '...
    2 March 2016
  • Following the loss of funding in support of their work, Frans and Anja Helmerhorst have decided to retire from their roles as the Coordinating and Managing Editors of the Fertility Regulation Group. We thank them for their contribution to Cochrane over many years and wish them both well in their retirement.We are therefore looking for a new home...
    2 March 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. This video is the story of how a team of Cochrane researchers in Canada are helping to change practice in the treatment of a...
    2 March 2016
  • Cochrane and the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), a research and development centre within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia, are delighted to announce their official partnership aimed at improving the knowledge base for making decisions in health care and global health policy.The two international not-for...
    1 March 2016

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