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  • 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
  • Newly created senior position will support Cochrane's editorial and product development.
    I am delighted to announce that Karla Soares Weiser has been appointed as Cochrane’s Deputy Editor in Chief. This newly created post will combine leadership roles within the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) and Cochrane Innovations, helping me to ensure that the CEU can deliver on its targets and projects, and supporting Charlotte Pestridge...
    28 August 2015
  • Reframing the debate: 'alternative' vs. 'traditional' medicine
    "The dichotomy, however, between alternative and traditional medicine, or between Eastern and Western medicine, is a false one":  The New York Times' 'Upshot' column considers common assumptions about medical treatment, and how to reframe the debate in the context of evidence.
    28 August 2015
  • News analysis website Vox examines the ongoing debate about whether school deworming programmes are effective, including the recent Cochrane Review presenting the current evidence.
    13 August 2015


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