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    Cochrane COVID-19 Study Register gains support from Cochrane Crowd and Elsevier to add Embase.com records as it passes a new significant milestone -  publishing 20,000 primary study references on COVID-19.  The Study Register was launched in April 2020 with the aim of supporting rapid and living evidence synthesis by systematic review producers...
    30 September 2020
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    Cochrane's strength is in its collaborative, global community.  Our 82,000 members and supporters from more than 130 countries work together to produce credible, accessible health information and help inform health decision making. Though we are spread out across the globe, our shared passion for health evidence unites us.  We want to come...
    29 September 2020
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    Cochrane has submitted a statement to the 58th Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Directing Council. PAHO, an international public health agency focused on the Americas, serves as a regional office for the World Health Organization (WHO). The PAHO Directing Council is a key meeting that brings together ministers of health, policymakers,...
    28 September 2020
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    Free online training module introduces the use of knowledge translation in Cochrane  Cochrane defines knowledge translation (KT) as the process of supporting the use of health evidence from our high quality, trusted Cochrane Reviews by those who need it to make health decisions. KT is an integral part of our strategy to make Cochrane evidence...
    28 September 2020
  • Cochrane is made up of 11,000 members and over 67,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere. Getting involved in Cochrane’s work means becoming part of a...
    28 September 2020
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    Inaugural World Evidence Based Healthcare Day to be held on 20 October 2020 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...
    25 September 2020
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    Next week, the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N), an official Cochrane partner, will hold a series of online panels on guideline development and implementation – a ‘pitstop in the COVID-19 marathon’ for the guideline community. The webinars (which will take place via Zoom) will focus on issues related to evidence synthesis and their impact...
    24 September 2020
  • A group of people sit at a table and collaborate over a poster during a workshop
    Cochrane is in the final year of its multi-year strategic plan, Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 has set in motion transformational change in the way Cochrane works at all levels of the organization with the aim of giving us the best chance to achieve our mission. Goal 2 of Strategy to 2020 challenged us to make Cochrane evidence accessible and...
    21 September 2020
  • Featured Review: Using mobile technologies to promote communication and management of care between healthcare professionals
    Many healthcare workers work alone or have little access to colleagues and specialists. This is a common problem for healthcare workers in rural areas or low‐income countries. One possible solution to this problem is to offer healthcare workers advice and support through mobile technologies that allow healthcare workers to get help from colleagues...
    18 September 2020
  • Cochrane Crowd does it again: rapid study identification for a Cochrane Rapid Review
    Producing high quality synthesised evidence rapidly in relation to COVID-19 is clearly critical if researchers, clinicians, the public and policy makers are to make headway in understanding and managing this new coronavirus.

    One key area being addressed by a Cochrane Rapid Review is: Quarantine alone or in combination with other public...
    18 September 2020
  • Cochrane Library Special Collection: Diagnosing dementia
    Updated Cochrane Library Special Collection: Diagnosing Dementia  In clinical practice “Doctor, do I have dementia?” is an increasingly common question, but one that is often difficult to answer.  Accurate diagnosis is the first step in managing someone with cognitive concerns. Early diagnosis of a cognitive syndrome, if present, can allow people...
    18 September 2020
  • Can mouthwashes or nasal sprays protect healthcare workers and patients from COVID-19 infection
    Three new reviews have published on mouthwashes/nasal sprays to protect healthcare workers and patients from COVID-19 infection. Healthcare workers are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis, with repeated exposure to individuals who are, or may be, infected, and are therefore at risk themselves. These workers may be especially at risk when...
    17 September 2020
  • People walking around with cell phone signal connecting them
    Are digital contact tracing technologies effective during infectious disease outbreaks? 17 Sept - New visual summary added Why is this question important? The global COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of accurate and timely contact tracing. Contact tracing tells people that they may have been near someone with - or showing symptoms of -...
    17 September 2020
  • COvid-19
    Cochrane has published an updated special collection of systematic and rapid reviews focused on a range of public health measures to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many countries have adopted combinations of these measures and are faced with the challenge of easing or strengthening each of these measures over the course of the...
    16 September 2020
  • Image of a laptop computer, mouse, headphones, clock
    Cochrane Library Editor in Chief Karla Soares-Weiser will present on Friday, September 18, as part of an expert panel hosted by the University of New Mexico addressing the question, "What have we learned about COVID-19 transmission?"  The panel discussion, moderated by WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan, is part of the ECHO COVID-19 GLOBAL...
    14 September 2020
  • An audience of healthcare professionals listen to a presenter
    Do education and training programs reduce aggressive behavior toward healthcare workers? What is aggressive behavior? The International Labour Organization uses the term "workplace violence" defined as "any action, incident or behaviour that departures from reasonable conduct in which a person is threatened, harmed, injured in the course of, or as...
    11 September 2020
  • A child holds up an apple and a hamburger with a quizzical expression on her face
    Does a tax on the fat content of foods reduce obesity and help people to eat less fat and less saturated fat? What is obesity? Body mass index (BMI) is usually a useful measure to show whether people are a healthy weight for their height. A BMI of 18 to 25 shows a healthy weight, a BMI over 25 is considered overweight, and a BMI over 30 shows...
    11 September 2020
  • Getting involved in Cochrane’s work means becoming part of a global community. Connect with Cochrane Groups across the world through the Cochrane International Mobility programme! The Cochrane International Mobility programme builds on previous successful student exchanges involving Cochrane Centres around the world. A broader initiative...
    10 September 2020
  • Cochrane is in the final year of its multi-year strategic plan, Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 has set in motion transformational change in the way Cochrane works at all levels of the organization with the aim of giving us the best chance to achieve our mission. Goal 1 of Strategy to 2020 gets to the heart of Cochrane’s work: To produce high-...
    10 September 2020
  • Cochrane International Mobility - Israel Júnior Borges do Nascimento
    Cochrane is made up of 11,000 members and over 67,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere. Getting involved in Cochrane’s work means becoming part of a global...
    10 September 2020

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