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  • New evidence finds standardized cigarette packaging may reduce the number of people who smoke.
    New Cochrane Review finds standardized tobacco packaging may lead to a reduction in smoking prevalence and reduces the appeal of tobacco. Please see related resources at the bottom of this page According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco use kills more people worldwide than any other preventable cause of death. Global health experts...
    27 April 2017
  • Cochrane contributors from around the world marched for science on 22 April
    The March for Science took place on Saturday, 22 April 2017 - also known as Earth Day, a commemoration of environmental advocacy and science in the public interest established in the United States nearly 50 years ago. The March took place in more than 600 cities around the world, to champion the science that upholds the common good. Cochrane...
    23 April 2017
  • Launch of Cochrane Global Mental Health
    Cochrane is delighted to announce today the development of  Cochrane Global Mental Health: a partnership that brings together the five Cochrane Review Groups that cover mental health conditions and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health and Service Evaluation, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology.Cochrane...
    21 April 2017
  • Cochrane is delighted to announce our official support for the March for Science
    The March for Science is a celebration of passion for science and the many ways science serves our global communities.Cochrane officially supports and is in partnership with the March for Science.This event will be held on Saturday, 22 April 2017 - also known as Earth Day, a commemoration of environmental advocacy and science in the public...
    19 April 2017
  •  "What are systematic reviews?"If you’re a Cochrane contributor and have ever attempted to explain Cochrane’s work to someone, chances are you’ve tried to answer this question. And if you’re reading this because you’re new to Cochrane and the work we do, you may be wondering about this too.Thanks to a team of creative colleagues from Cochrane...
    4 April 2017
  • Featured Review: Psychosocial interventions to support pregnant women to stop smoking
    Reposted with permission from Cochrane Australia.Published recently, the sixth update of the Cochrane Review on Psychosocial interventions for supporting women to stop smoking in pregnancy weighs up the evidence on a critical health and social equity issue. Smoking remains one of the few preventable factors associated with complications in...
    3 April 2017
  • Introducing the Cochrane Thai translation project
    Cochrane evidence is now being translated into 14 languages following the launch of the Thai translation project. Cochrane Thailand will contribute to Cochrane’s Translation Strategy by participating in Thai language, translation, and dissemination activities. The translation team will make Abstracts and Plain Language Summaries and podcasts...
    27 March 2017
  • Cochrane and OHSU announce support of new donor
    Cochrane and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) are delighted to announce the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Cochrane and OHSU's ongoing work to build, pilot, and scale a next generation evidence system to transform the translation of health research into practice. This system is a major component of Cochrane's wider...
    23 March 2017
  • Call for Cochrane Groups to submit proposals to host upcoming Cochrane events
    We are looking for Cochrane Groups to host the 2020 and 2021 Cochrane Colloquia and the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Cochrane Governance Meetings.Cochrane ColloquiaCochrane Colloquia are the flagship scientific meetings of the organization and have been held annually since 1993 in different locations across the world. They bring opportunities for people...
    20 March 2017
  • World Kidney Day
     World Kidney Day, held on March 9, is a global campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. To advance the 2017 theme, “Kidney Disease & Obesity: Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Kidneys”, World Kidney Day aims to promote education about the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease,...
    9 March 2017

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