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  • Professor Álvaro Atallah receives Medal of the Order of Merit
    Professor Álvaro Atallah, founding Director of Cochrane Brazil, has received the Medal of the Order of Merit from the Public Ministry of the Federal District and Territories (MPDFT). Professor Atallah is head of the Evidence-Based Medicine and Emergency Medicine Unit at the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp). The Order is awarded every two...
    8 June 2017
  • Cochrane Croatia recognized for success in promoting best available health information
    Cochrane is delighted to announce that Cochrane Croatia has been recognized for its outstanding achievements in promoting evidence-based decision-making in health care by being awarded full, independent Centre status. The Centre consists of longstanding, dedicated Cochrane enthusiasts located at the University of Split School of Medicine, where it...
    7 June 2017
  • NIHR’s Adding Value in Research programme, SYRCLE, and COMET recognized
    We are delighted to announce the awarding of the first Cochrane-REWARD prizes for reducing waste in research . This year’s winners were the Adding Value in Research programme of the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Systematic Review Center for animal Experimentation (SYRCLE) in Nijmegen, Netherlands, and the Core Outcome...
    1 June 2017
  • 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

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