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  • Following the loss of funding in support of their work, Frans and Anja Helmerhorst have decided to retire from their roles as the Coordinating and Managing Editors of the Fertility Regulation Group. We thank them for their contribution to Cochrane over many years and wish them both well in their retirement.We are therefore looking for a new home...
    2 March 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. This video is the story of how a team of Cochrane researchers in Canada are helping to change practice in the treatment of a...
    2 March 2016
  • Cochrane and the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), a research and development centre within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia, are delighted to announce their official partnership aimed at improving the knowledge base for making decisions in health care and global health policy.The two international not-for...
    1 March 2016
  • Round up
     This is a round up of news and translation items for the review 'Interventions to improve antibiotic prescribing practices for hospital inpatients'. You can view the full layout or click on the indivudal items below to get to the full text of the item.Round-up of news and translation work 
    21 February 2016
  • Featured Review: Water precautions for prevention of infection in children with ventilation tubes (grommets)
    Does keeping ears dry after getting ventilation tubes help prevent problems such as infections? Ventilation tubes are used to treat hearing loss due to glue ear, or to treat recurrent ear infections. Most surgeons agree that children's ears should be kept dry for a few weeks after the operation, but not all agree on whether ears need to be kept...
    19 February 2016
  • Cochrane Review on vaginal prolapse surgery spotlighted
    A common surgery to treat vaginal prolapse using an artificially grafted mesh has more problems than benefits, a new Cochrane Review has found.  Women who underwent the operation had high rates of needing repeat surgery due to mesh exposure, bladder injury, and urinary incontinence. Listen to lead author Dr Christopher Maher discuss the latest...
    17 February 2016
  • What services are effective to support street-connected children?Millions of children and young people are estimated to be living and working on streets around the world. ‘Street-connected children and young people’ refers to children who work or sleep, or both, on the streets, often without conventional adult care or supervision. Important risks...
    11 February 2016
  • New evidence published in the Cochrane Library highlights benefits and harms of using artificial mesh when compared with tissue repair in the surgical treatment of vaginal prolapse. Slightly better repair with mesh needs to be weighed carefully against increased risk of harms.Listen to a podcast summarizing the review  |  Read an editorial from...
    9 February 2016
  • The most robust evidence yet, now available in the Cochrane Library, suggests that national smoking legislation does reduce the harms of passive smoking, and particularly risks from heart disease.4 February is World Cancer Day. Read more about Cochrane's partnership with UICC to support evidence-based advocacy for cancer control.An updated...
    4 February 2016
  • 4 February is World Cancer Day. Read the latest Cochrane evidence relevant to cancer research and prevention.The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and Cochrane are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop and implement joint activities that support evidence-based advocacy for cancer control....
    4 February 2016

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