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  • The Cochrane Library
    The Cochrane Library App presents the latest up-to-date evidence from the Cochrane Library in a convenient, easy to navigate format which provides you with relevant, accessible research, when you need it, from the world’s leading experts in evidence-informed health care. All content in the app is free and new issues will download regularly....
    16 November 2020
  • Join Cochrane Crowd and contribute to health evidence
    Globally many are in isolation or are practicing physically distancing. Cochrane invites anyone who is interested in healthcare evidence to become a virtual citizen scientist! Anyone can join and no previous experience is necessary. We also have special COVID-19 weekly challenges you can join. Cochrane Crowd is a global community of volunteers...
    16 November 2020
  • Cochrane Podcasts
      It’s hard to stay up-to-date with the latest health evidence. Listen to leading experts and Cochrane review authors explain in plain language the evidence and findings of their high-impact reviews. In 5 minutes or less, healthcare professionals to patients and families can understand the latest trusted evidence to help make better informed...
    13 November 2020
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    Following a session in May, a resumed World Health Assembly is taking place virtually this week (9-14 November). The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) and is attended by representatives of all Member States. Our statement pledges support for the Decade of Healthy Ageing and highlights...
    12 November 2020
  • Global virtual teamwork
    ‘A QuESt for speed: rapid qualitative evidence syntheses as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic’ published in BMC Systematic Review In a recently published article, the research team of a Cochrane rapid qualitative evidence synthesis reflects on their experience and discuss the challenges they were faced with at each stage of the review.  The...
    12 November 2020
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    The Association for Healthcare Social Media (AHSM) is a professional society devoted to the use of social media by healthcare professionals. The multispecialty and multidisciplinary AHSM assists health professionals in utilizing social media platforms to serve as disseminators of accurate health information while doing so responsibly. AHSM members...
    12 November 2020
  • Global Aging group
    Professor Tracey Howe, Director of the Cochrane-Campbell Global Ageing Partnership and Co-Chair of the Cochrane Governing Board, has pledged support for the Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030) in a video alongside António Guterres, UN Secretary-General; Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General; Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and...
    10 November 2020
  • A female frontline worker wears PPE including cap, face shield, mask and gown
    What is the best way to support resilience and mental well-being in frontline healthcare professionals during and after a pandemic? What is ‘resilience’? Working as a 'frontline' health or social care professional during a global disease pandemic, like COVID-19, can be very stressful. Over time, the negative effects of stress can lead to mental...
    5 November 2020
  • Young man listing to Cochrane podcast via earphones connected to phone
    Cochrane is preparing a series of reviews to help decision makers with their response to COVID-19. Each Cochrane podcast offers a short summary of a recent Cochrane COVID-19 review from the authors themselves. They allow everyone from healthcare professionals to patients and families to hear the latest Cochrane evidence in under five minutes.  Do...
    4 November 2020
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    An editorial was published on 30 October entitled "Prospective meta‐analyses and Cochrane's role in embracing next‐generation methodologies". Prospective meta-analysis (PMA) challenges the traditional approach to conducting a systematic review, including when and how the search is conducted and the role of trial authors, to minimise biases and...
    3 November 2020
  • Logo of the Spanish Students 4 Best Evidence blog
    Today, a group of Iberoamerican medical and other health professions students have launched Estudiantes por la Mejor Evidencia (ExME), a Spanish-language blog that hopes to be an international hub for promoting, sharing, and disseminating information about evidence-based healthcare. This initiative, which follows in the footsteps of its English-...
    3 November 2020
  • Emory medical students visually explain Cochrane COVID-19 evidence
    When residency education was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Emory University School of Medicine capitalized on student enthusiasm and availability to create COVID-19 education materials. Working closely with Cochrane, they are now summarizing top priority COVID-19 rapid reviews in visual form. The project, known as the “COVID-19 Visual...
    30 October 2020
  • Travel-related control measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic
     Can travel-related control measures contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic? UPDATED 30 Nov with a new visual abstract What are travel-related control measures? To contain the spread of COVID-19, numerous countries have implemented control measures related to international travel. These include: complete closure of borders (i.e. a total ban...
    30 October 2020
  • Clinician wearing PPE with patient in a hospital setting
    Cochrane has released a new Special Collection Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to clinical rehabilitation. This Special Collection is one of a series of collections on COVID-19, and will be regularly updated. Rehabilitation has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an essential health strategy, alongside promotion,...
    29 October 2020
  •  This is the first Cochrane Review using Risk of Bias (RoB 2) as part of the formal pilot that has published in the Cochrane Library. Review question  This review aimed to gather evidence for the use of any physical activity intervention for people with congenital heart disease. The authors of this review aimed to compare interventions including...
    28 October 2020
  • Different People, Men and Women, Head profiles pattern
    Migrants who have been forced to leave their home, such as refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons (IDP), are likely to experience stressors which may lead to mental health problems. The efficacy of interventions for mental health promotion, prevention, and treatment may differ in this population. A recent systematic review from...
    28 October 2020
  • Cochrane CEO Mark Wilson and members of Cochrane Malaysia stand together for a photo
    Cochrane is delighted to announce that the Cochrane Library is now freely available to health decision-makers across Malaysia. Thanks to the successful partnership between Cochrane Malaysia, Wiley, and researchers from the National Institutes of Health within the Malaysian Ministry of Health, the world-renowned Cochrane Library launches across the...
    28 October 2020
  • Headshot of Dr. Peter Tugwell
    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Barer-Flood Prize recognizes an exceptional researcher who has created a seminal body of work that has had a substantial impact on health services and policy research, policy, and/or care delivery. Dr. Peter Tugwell is a Professor at the University of Ottawa in the Faculty of Medicine and the...
    27 October 2020
  • Joining an Instagram Live
    To mark the recent World Evidence-based Healthcare Day, Registered Nurse Penny Blunden (BN, MNursAP) spoke to her 21,000 followers on @Sick.Happens in an Instagram Live about Cochrane work and the importance of good quality evidence. This chat was aimed about parents interested in health evidence – we caught up with her to ask her more. Hi Penny...
    27 October 2020
  • Updated review: How effective is quarantine alone or in combination with other public health measures to control coronavirus (COVID-19)?
    Cochrane has published an update to the Rapid Review assessing the effectiveness of quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic UPDATED 27 Oct with a new visual abstract

    The updated review summarizes evidence available from studies that show how quarantine affects the spread of COVID-19. The studies included in the review consistently...
    27 October 2020

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