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  • Low back pain (LBP) is a common condition, widely reported as a major health and socioeconomic problem associated with work absenteeism, disability, and high costs for patients and society. Paracetamol is widely recommended for a variety of acute and chronic pain conditions, but a Cochrane Review published in June 2016 called its effectiveness...
    14 November 2016
  • Jimmy Volmink recognized for his contributions to evidence-based health care

    The South African Medical Research Council (MRC) has called Professor Jimmy Volmink, Director of Cochrane South Africa, the African region's ‘father of evidence-based health care'. Professor Volmink, also the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences...
    11 November 2016
  • Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Cochrane Brazil
    Established in 1996, this month Cochrane Brazil (Centro Cochrane do Brasil) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Over the past two decades, Cochrane Brazil has supported authors from different regions of the country, and produced more than 300 Cochrane Reviews for the Brazilian Ministry of Health. Some of these author teams are now in a position...
    9 November 2016
  • 2016 Cochrane contributor prize and award winners
    Each year at our annual Colloquium, Cochrane presents a number of awards and prizes to contributors to recognize contributions to our work and organization made in various ways.The Thomas C Chalmers Award is awarded to the principal author of the best oral and the best poster presentation addressing methodological issues related to systematic...
    8 November 2016
  • The Cochrane Community responds to Strategy to 2020
    Cochrane's Strategy to 2020 aims to put Cochrane evidence at the heart of health decision-making all over the world. It defines how we intend to accomplish this and provides a framework for Cochrane’s future decision-making, helping us respond to the strategic opportunities and challenges that we face in the next decade and beyond. It is the...
    7 November 2016
  • The impact of Cochrane evidence on tranexamic acid for acute traumatic injury
    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 Making a Difference series focuses on stories of how Cochrane evidence has made an impact on real-world health...
    3 November 2016
  • Cochrane in the news: October 2016
    A round-up of selected recent coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence - updated throughout the month.   Andrew Moore, author and editor for the Cochrane Pain, Palliative, and Supportive care group, looks at the safety and effectiveness of Paracetamol in The Conversation.News-Medical.Net featured an interview with Cochrane...
    31 October 2016
  • Do nasal decongestants used alone relieve cold symptoms?
    Do nasal decongestants used alone relieve cold symptoms?

    Colds, although not serious, are common illnesses responsible for many visits to family doctors and days lost from work and school. Cold symptoms may last up to two week and include runny nose, sore throat, and sneezing. There is no cure for colds; treatments only ease the...
    26 October 2016
  • International Infection Prevention Week 2016
     The International Infection Prevention week is the 3rd full week in October every year - a good time to share some of our relevant Cochrane evidence.Blogs

    Central venous catheters: latest evidence for nursing practice on Evidently Cochrane

    Replacing peripheral venous catheters: have you ditched the routine? on Evidently...
    18 October 2016
  • Positive effects of educational interventions on improving patient knowledge of sickle cell disease and reducing depression
    Positive effects of educational interventions on improving patient knowledge of sickle cell disease and reducing depressionSickle cell disease is a lifelong, inherited disorder which can cause a number of complications throughout an individual's life. It may cause a huge burden on both the patient and their family, including frequent visits to...
    17 October 2016


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