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  • Featured Review: Chemotherapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer in the elderly populationSurvival, harm, and quality of life included in comparison of chemotherapy Worldwide, lung cancer is the commonest cause of cancer-related death among individuals of both sexes. For patients with advanced disease, chemotherapy regimens based on the...
    2 November 2015
  • Featured Review: Interventions to improve water quality for preventing diarrhoeaInterventions at point-of-use important interim measures to improve drinking water quality Contaminated water is a major cause of diarrhoea worldwide, especially among young children in low- and middle-income countries. In these settings, water often has to be...
    30 October 2015
  • Alongside its benefits, one of the unwelcome outcomes of exercise can be sore muscles. Ways to prevent or treat muscle soreness can form an important part of training regimens for athletes, whether they are professional or amateur. One recent therapy that is growing in use is whole-body cryotherapy (WBC). This involves single or repeated exposures...
    27 October 2015
  • Cochrane Review assesses interventions manipulating and comparing different sizes or shapes of portions, packages, or units of food, alcohol, and tobacco.
    Media release from the University of Cambridge and CochraneLarger-sized portions, packages and tableware lead to higher consumption of food and drink, Cochrane review findsRelated resources and media coverage - see the latest developmentsA new review has produced the most conclusive evidence to date that people consume more food or non-alcoholic...
    23 October 2015
  • Thanks to all who came to Vienna and helped make the 2015 Cochrane Colloquium our biggest ever! And to the organizers for their hard work in arranging and presenting an excellent event.Cochrane Colloquia are our annual flagship events, bringing together Cochrane contributors and stakeholders from around the world. This year we focused on “...
    19 October 2015
  • Cochrane annual report includes progress report on Strategy to 2020 work in 2014 and plans for 2015.
    Cochrane's 2014 Annual Review and Financial Statements are now available. The 2014 Review features updates from the Steering Group Co-Chairs, the CEO, and the Editor in Chief, as well as achievements from 2014 and plans for 2015. Get the latest updates on Strategy to 2020, our financial standing, and our geographical reach. Read more about the...
    28 September 2015
  • 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

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