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  • New Campbell review confirms little or no effect of community deworming
    Reposted with permission from Cochrane Infectious Diseases.The results of a Campbell review of deworming programmes, published in this month’s edition of Lancet Global Health, reaffirms the findings of an earlier Cochrane review concerning soil-transmitted intestinal worms that was conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool and the ...
    20 December 2016
  • Cochrane and MAGIC announce partnership
    Cochrane and MAGIC are delighted to announce the launch of an official partnership, aimed at supporting and further strengthening the use of health evidence within the context of a digital and trustworthy evidence ecosystem for health care.MAGIC (formally known as the MAking GRADE the Irresistible Choice (MAGIC) organization) is a non-profit...
    19 December 2016
  • 230 collaborators from 49 countries join to announce the official launch of Cochrane Rehabilitation
    Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch of Cochrane Rehabilitation.Cochrane Rehabilitation is a global network of individuals, involved in the production, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-informed clinical practice in rehabilitation.The new Cochrane Field will promote and advocate for using the best evidence within the...
    16 December 2016
  • http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD009921.pub2/abstract
    A new Cochrane Review, summarizing data from 132 trials of automated telephone systems in preventing and managing long-term health conditions, concludes that they probably have the potential to play an important role in the delivery of health care.  However, further research is needed to understand more about their acceptability and costs....
    14 December 2016
  • The Cochrane Review on portion sizes - from publication to informing policy
    The Cochrane Review, 'Portion, package or tableware size for changing selection and consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco published in September 2015 from the Cochrane Public Health Group found significant evidence that people consume more food or non-alcoholic drinks when offered larger sized portions or when they use larger items of tableware...
    9 December 2016
  • A round-up of selected recent coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence - updated throughout the month.   Authors of recent Cochrane Review on automated telephone systems in preventing and managing long-term health condition were interviewed in M.D. Alert.Medical Express reports on new Cochrane Review about automated telephone...
    7 December 2016
  • Join the Cochrane Crowd 48-hour Citation Screening Challenge!
     Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane’s new citizen science platform, is a global community of almost 4,000 volunteers who are helping to classify the research needed to support informed decision-making about healthcare treatments.Cochrane Crowd would like your help to achieve one million classifications by the end of the year. Help Cochrane Crowd get over...
    6 December 2016
  •  2016 winner of the prestigious Aubrey Sheiham Leadership Award for Evidence-Based Healthcare in Africa announced
     Dr Mbah Patrick Okwen has been announced as the 2016 winner of the prestigious Aubrey Sheiham Leadership Award by Cochrane. The award is named after the dental epidemiologist who was inspired and encouraged by Archie Cochrane to question many of the practices in medicine and dentistry.Prof. Sheiham’s commitment was to improving the health of...
    28 November 2016
  • Cochrane in the news: November 2016
    A round-up of selected recent coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence - updated throughout the month.  Cranberry is a popular natural treatment for urinary tract infections but does the evidence on its effectiveness stack up? ABC RN Health Report looks at the latest evidence, including the Cochrane Review on cranberries for...
    21 November 2016
  • Do school-based interventions prevent HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy? This is the question asked by researchers from the University of York, South African Medical Research Council, and Stellenbosch University in a Cochrane review published this week.  Sexually active adolescents in some countries, particularly girls, are at high risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs); while early, unintended pregnancy can have a major impact on the lives of young people.
    Do school-based interventions prevent HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy? This is the question asked by researchers from the University of York, South African Medical Research Council, and Stellenbosch University in a Cochrane Review published this week.Sexually active adolescents in some countries, particularly girls, are at high...
    16 November 2016

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