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  • New resource designed to make Cochrane Review results more accessible to parents, clinicians, and other users
    The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Review Group has begun developing infographics to make results of key Cochrane Reviews more accessible and usable. To see the first three infographics in the series, please visit the ‘What’s new’ page on the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth website.As this is a new model of delivering review findings, the...
    14 April 2016
  • Cochrane is delighted to announce the appointment of the first two external members of the Cochrane Steering Group (CSG): Marguerite Koster and Catherine Marshall. The CSG has undertaken these appointments within its existing powers to co-opt external members as required, and potentially as the first step in Cochrane’s proposed re-structure of the...
    4 April 2016
  • Cochrane Canada comes home to McMaster University
    We are delighted to announce today that Cochrane Canada has returned to McMaster University in Hamilton.Cochrane Canada’s return to McMaster University will be led by a new Director, Holger Schünemann. He says this is an exciting announcement: “The relocation of the Canadian centre is important to McMaster. I would like to thank Jeremy Grimshaw,...
    1 April 2016
  • Workplace interventions for reducing sitting at work
    News website Time examines the ongoing debate about whether standing desks in workplaces are effective, focusing on the recent Cochrane Review presenting the current evidence.Related Resources:Full Cochrane Review: Workplace interventions for reducing sitting at workPress Release: Health effects of sit-stand desks and interventions aimed to reduce...
    31 March 2016
  • Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease characterized by joint pain, tenderness, and limitation of movement. At present, no cure is available, so only treatment focused on symptoms or on preventing further development of the disease are possible. Aquatic exercise is physical exercises taking place while the participant is immersed in water, typically...
    26 March 2016
  • Featured Review: Vaccines for preventing herpes zoster in older adults
    Vaccine helps prevent shingles in older adults for at least three years The varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox and can remain dormant inside nerve cells. After many years, it can reactivate and travel through the nerve to the skin, causing itching, numbness, tingling or local pain, and then blisters along the nerve path. These blisters are...
    21 March 2016
  • An updated Cochrane Review, published today in the Cochrane Library, says that the benefits of a variety of interventions intended to reduce sitting at work are very uncertain.Millions of people worldwide sit at a desk all day, and over recent years this has led to increased levels of physical inactivity in the work place. Health experts have...
    17 March 2016
  • Cochrane Musculoskeletal establishes a Satellite Group in Denmark
    The University of Southern Denmark, working in close collaboration with the Musculoskeletal Statistics Unit, The Parker Institute, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, has established a new Cochrane Musculoskeletal satellite which will gather, evaluate, and distribute reviews on the effects of intervention and preventions strategies for people...
    15 March 2016
  • Cochrane and the GRADE Working Group sign a Memorandum of Understanding
    Cochrane and the GRADE Working Group (GRADE) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their existing partnership.This MoU helps both Cochrane and GRADE to meet their strategic plans and work towards the production of high-quality evidence and its use in policy and practice.A number of joint activities have already been...
    12 March 2016
  • Topical treatments for psoriasis of the scalp
     Topical treatments for psoriasis of the scalpWhat are the most effective and safest treatments?                                                                                                           People with chronic plaque psoriasis often have itching with reddish, scaly lesions that are visible and are often embarrassing. Creams, gels, and...
    4 March 2016

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