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  • World No Tobacco Day 2017
    31 May is World No Tobacco Day. It is organized by the World Health Organization to draw attention to the health risks associated with the use of tobacco and what can still be done to reduce tobacco consumption around the world.In support of World No Tobacco Day 2017, the Cochrane Library presents an updated Special Collection which highlights a...
    31 May 2017
  • Cochrane is delighted to announce that Cochrane Austria has been recognized for its outstanding achievements in promoting evidence-based decision-making in health care by being awarded full, independent Centre status. Opened in 2010 as a branch of Cochrane, Cochrane Austria consists of longstanding, dedicated Cochrane enthusiasts located in the...
    30 May 2017
  • Cochrane 2016 Annual Review now available
    2016 was a year of organizational change and growth for Cochrane.Find out more about Cochrane’s key achievements during 2016, and the strides being made on our major Strategy to 2020 initiatives.Watch Governing Board Co-Chairs Lisa Bero and Cindy Farquhar introduce the 2016 Annual ReviewHear from our Community, get the latest financial standing,...
    29 May 2017
  • Join TaskExchange if you’d like to help on a systematic review
    Keen to get experience with systematic reviews, but not sure where to start? Or perhaps you’re already experienced, and want to help out?TaskExchange is an online platform that connects people needing help with their systematic review with people who have the time and skills to help. A variety of tasks are posted on the platform, from literature...
    26 May 2017
  • Growing evidence to support the use of patient decision aids
    Growing evidence to support the use of patient decision aidsDeciding on the best treatment or screening option can be hard. People can use decision aids when there is more than one option and neither is clearly better or when options have benefits and harms that people value differently. Decision aids may be pamphlets, videos, or web-based tools....
    25 May 2017
  • New study finds that health literacy lessons help children make sense of health claims
    A group of researchers, including two Cochrane founding members, has designed and run a trial which evaluates an intervention designed to teach primary school children to assess claims about the effects of health treatments. The trial included 10,000 children in more than 120 primary schools in the central region of Uganda, and used a combination...
    24 May 2017
  • Mosquitoes and malaria: Cochrane is on the case
    Reposted with permission from Cochrane Infectious Diseases 14 Cochrane Reviews used in the World Health Organization Guidelines for the treatment of malaria.Bednets with insecticide in the fabric reduce child deaths by about one-fifth in malaria areas in Africa – that was the key message of the Cochrane Review published in 1998. Since then the ...
    23 May 2017
  • Cochrane welcomes the commitment of funders and international NGOs to implement WHO clinical trial reporting standards
    18 May 2017 | Geneva - Some of the world’s largest funders of medical research and international non-governmental organizations have agreed on new standards that will require all clinical trials they fund or support to be registered and the results disclosed publicly.In a joint statement, the Indian Council of Medical Research, the Norwegian...
    22 May 2017
  • International Clinical Trials Day 2017
    International Clinical Trials' Day is celebrated around the world each year on or close to 20 May, commemorating the day in 1747 on which James Lind began the first known controlled trial, comparing different treatments for scurvy then in common use among sailors in the British Royal Navy. (Watch a video explaining the trial to see history in the...
    19 May 2017
  • Become a Cochrane citizen scientist
    Become a Cochrane citizen scientist!Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane’s new citizen science platform, is a global community of volunteers who are helping to classify the research needed to support informed decision-making about health care.The job of the Cochrane Crowd community is to review descriptions of research studies to identify and classify...
    18 May 2017

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