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  • The Cochrane-Wikipedia partnership in 2016
    Articles relating to medicine are viewed more than 180 million times per month on Wikipedia, yet fewer than 1 per cent of these have passed a formal peer review process.The Cochrane-Wikipedia partnership, formalized in 2014, supports the inclusion of relevant evidence within all Wikipedia medical articles, as well as processes to help ensure that...
    Thursday, May 26, 2016
  • A new study published in the online journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine on 24 May scrutinizes the quality of systematic reviews indexed in MEDLINE. The study found that the quantity of systematic reviews has increased significantly during the decade between 2004 and 2014 – tripling in number during that period – but that the quality...
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016
  • Cochrane statement on Framework of engagement with non-State actors (World Health Assembly (WHA) Agenda item 11.3) Thank you for the opportunity to deliver this statement on behalf of The Cochrane Collaboration. An important part of Cochrane’s work with WHO involves support for guideline development. In 2015, 75% of the WHO guidelines issued cited...
    Monday, May 23, 2016
  • Interventions for treating hyperemesis gravidarum
    New Cochrane evidence provides no definitive recommendation on the best way to treat severe nausea and vomiting in early pregnancyNausea and vomiting in early pregnancy are very common, affecting approximately 80% of pregnancies. Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), a severe form affecting only about 1.0% of pregnancies worldwide, generally includes...
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016
  • Cochrane in the news: yoga and asthma
    NHS Choices is the UK's biggest health website. In their ‘Behind the Headlines’ section, they examine science that makes the news. They recently featured evidence from a new Cochrane Review that suggests that yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, although effects on lung function and medication...
    Monday, May 16, 2016
  • Become a Cochrane citizen scientist!
    Cochrane Crowd has launched!crowd.cochrane.orgThis platform will enable anyone to get involved with Cochrane and help identify the evidence we need to make informed healthcare decisions.The platform builds on the hugely successful Embase project where a community of over 2,000 people helped identify well over 20,000 reports of randomized trials...
    Thursday, May 12, 2016
  • Can psychological therapies help people who self-harm?
    Latest Cochrane research has found that psychological therapies, more commonly known as ‘talking treatments’, may help people who self-harm.Self-harm is intentional self-poisoning or self-injury. Many people who are admitted to hospital because of this are at an increased risk of self-harming again and of suicide.  It is a major problem in many...
    Thursday, May 12, 2016
  • Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016
    9 – 15 May 2016 is Dying Matters Awareness Week which is hosted by the Dying Matters Coalition. This campaign aims to provide the opportunity to talk about dying, death, bereavement, and making plans for the end of life. This year’s theme is 'The Big Conversation'.The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Review Group  produces reviews on...
    Monday, May 9, 2016
  • Cochrane Review provides guidance on if daily iron supplementation shows benefits for women
    Cochrane Review provides guidance on whether daily iron supplementation shows benefits for womenIron deficiency is a shortage of iron stored in the body and anaemia is caused by low levels of haemoglobin - healthy red blood cells - in the blood. Iron deficiency and anaemia are common problems globally, especially in low-income countries and with...
    Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  • World Asthma Day 2016
    World Asthma Day on 3 May  is an annual event on organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.Cochrane Airways works with authors (typically clinicians and researchers) to produce systematic reviews on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis and other lung diseases...
    Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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