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  • 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...
    28 September 2015
  • Training healthcare providers in neonatal resuscitation improves neonatal outcomes
    Training healthcare providers in neonatal resuscitation improves neonatal outcomes One in ten newborn requires some resuscitative efforts at birth when signs of breathing or a heartbeat are not detected. In 2000, approximately four million newborn infants died in the first four weeks of life worldwide, with almost half of these deaths occurring on...
    26 September 2015
  • Cochrane issues a statement distinguishing between opinions expressed by individual contributors and organizational policy statements.
    Cochrane has a long tradition of vigorous, open scientific debate that we cherish, and we want to play a constructive role in the current debate on the evidence relating to the benefits and harms of psychiatric drugs, resulting in better health decision-making and patient care. However, Cochrane’s ability to take part in the debate is damaged if...
    19 September 2015
  • Treating the trigger: assessing the evidence for sublingual immunotherapy for asthmaRebecca NormansellDeputy Coordinating Editor, Cochrane AirwaysSt George’s, University of London, London, UK1. What is sublingual immunotherapy and how might it help people with asthma?For about half of the 300 million people worldwide with asthma, allergies may be...
    29 August 2015
  • Newly created senior position will support Cochrane's editorial and product development.
    I am delighted to announce that Karla Soares Weiser has been appointed as Cochrane’s Deputy Editor in Chief. This newly created post will combine leadership roles within the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) and Cochrane Innovations, helping me to ensure that the CEU can deliver on its targets and projects, and supporting Charlotte Pestridge...
    28 August 2015
  • Reframing the debate: 'alternative' vs. 'traditional' medicine
    "The dichotomy, however, between alternative and traditional medicine, or between Eastern and Western medicine, is a false one":  The New York Times' 'Upshot' column considers common assumptions about medical treatment, and how to reframe the debate in the context of evidence.
    28 August 2015
  • News analysis website Vox examines the ongoing debate about whether school deworming programmes are effective, including the recent Cochrane Review presenting the current evidence.
    13 August 2015
  • The Cochrane Library publishes three Special Collections and two supporting editorials focusing on indigenous health issues
    The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, a United Nations event commemorated worldwide, is celebrated on 9 August each year. The theme for 2015 is “Post 2015 agenda: Ensuring Indigenous peoples’ health and wellbeing”.Since 2002, Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health...
    7 August 2015
  • Bronchiectasis
    Interventions for bronchiectasis: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviewsReview gives starting point in reducing uncertainly in treating chronic wet coughs.Bronchiectasis is a long-term respiratory disease characterized by abnormal dilatation of the bronchi; it is commonly associated with a troublesome cough with mucous or chronic wet cough in...
    31 July 2015
  • New Cochrane evidence indicates that eradicating Helicobacter pylori may help to reduce the risk of gastric cancer.
    Press Release: Strictly Embargoed Until 00.01 Hours (BST), Wednesday, July 22, 2015[19.01 Hours US Eastern Time, July 21 / 09.01 Hours Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), July 22]Media contacts: Wiley: Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358+1 201 748 6358sciencenewsroom@wiley.com Cochrane LibraryCochrane Press Office: Jo Anthony (UK): +44 (0)...
    30 July 2015

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