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  • Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016
    9 – 15 May 2016 is Dying Matters Awareness Week which is hosted by the Dying Matters Coalition. This campaign aims to provide the opportunity to talk about dying, death, bereavement, and making plans for the end of life. This year’s theme is 'The Big Conversation'.The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Review Group  produces reviews on...
    9 May 2016
  • Cochrane Review provides guidance on if daily iron supplementation shows benefits for women
    Cochrane Review provides guidance on whether daily iron supplementation shows benefits for womenIron deficiency is a shortage of iron stored in the body and anaemia is caused by low levels of haemoglobin - healthy red blood cells - in the blood. Iron deficiency and anaemia are common problems globally, especially in low-income countries and with...
    4 May 2016
  • Beirut - the new home of Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative
    28 April sees the launch of a new secretariat at the American University of Beirut for the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI), an international consortium established to enhance the capacity for research synthesis worldwide.Research synthesis helps people make better decisions about public policies and public service delivery questions...
    28 April 2016
  • The Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group is seeking to hire three research-related positions at the Group's editorial base at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). For more information, please read the complete job descriptions available on LSTM's website:Clinical Research Fellow (closing date 11 May)Clinical Research Associate (closing...
    27 April 2016
  • New Cochrane evidence indicates beneficial effects on symptoms and quality of life
    A new Cochrane Review published in the Cochrane Library suggests that yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, but effects on lung function and medication use are uncertain. Asthma is a common chronic disease affecting about 300 million people worldwide. The many typical symptoms of asthma include...
    27 April 2016
  • Featured Review: Drugs for the acute treatment of migraine in children and adolescents
    Cochrane Review provides guidance on what drugs can help kids with migrainesMigraine is a painful and debilitating disorder that is common in children (under 12 years of age) and adolescents (12 to 17 years of age). Common symptoms reported during a migraine attack are headache, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Many treatments...
    25 April 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.The Cochrane Review, 'Portion, package or tableware size for changing selection and consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco'...
    23 April 2016
  • Portal to help with  better decision making concerning patient care and healthcare systems sustainability.Dissemination of Initiatives to Analyse Appropriateness in Healthcare, or DianaHealth (www.dianasalud.com) was developed to easily identify recommendations which improve clinical appropriateness. The portal was created by the Clinical...
    21 April 2016
  • Giving healthcare consumers a platform to be heard
    Cochrane Consumer Network (CCNET) supports the learning of evidence-based healthcare principles, including how to use Cochrane’s systematic reviews, and encourages consumers throughout the world to work collaboratively with healthcare providers and researchers in over 50 areas of disease-based health care to ensure that evidence is accessible to...
    20 April 2016
  • Guest post by Kevin Pottie, Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, CanadaA new Cochrane Library Special Collection, developed in conjunction with Evidence Aid, brings together Cochrane Reviews addressing health conditions relevant to refugees and asylum seekers.Migrant health crises...
    18 April 2016

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