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  • behavioural activation
    How well does behavioural activation therapy work for depression in adults?  And what about the effects of this treatment on depression for adults with long‐term physical conditions? Two new Cochrane systematic reviews look at the available evidence. Depression is a common mental health problem. It can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and...
    9 September 2020
  • Cochrane Heart Author in Residence: Mehul Srivastava From September 2019 to January 2020, Cochrane Heart hosted Dr Mehul Srivastava, an honorary research fellow with University College London and Emergency Medicine trainee in Melbourne Australia, as an Author in Residence at the Cochrane Heart office in Central London.

    During her...
    8 September 2020
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month
    September is  Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month and is an excellent time to focus on the latest Cochrane evidence. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a very common condition affecting 8% to 13% of women. Being overweight worsens all clinical features of PCOS. These clinical features include reproductive issues such as reduced frequency of...
    8 September 2020
  • Women at home and holding pregnant belly
    WHO recommendations on drug treatment for non-severe hypertension in pregnancy Cochrane has been a non-governmental organization in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2011. WHO develops global health guidelines, which are of a high methodological quality and are developed through a transparent, evidence-based...
    2 September 2020
  • Cochrane International Mobility - Marina Macchi
    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...
    2 September 2020
  • #Chatathon
    Dementia Research Chatathon - 7 September, 9:00 (GMT+1) For 12 hours the host Adam Smith (@BetterResearch) will be chatting with 55 guests from all fields of dementia research, using video chat – live streamed using Zoom and YouTube. They will discus their research, the latest hot topics in their field, and how they are working to beat the disease...
    2 September 2020
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome  COVID-19 oxygen ventilator
    Approaches to guiding oxygen therapy in adult intensive care patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a very severe breathing problem with a high mortality rate (chance of dying). It has many potential causes, including viral infections such as COVID-19, and there are no specific treatments...
    1 September 2020
  • Many people experience pain that lasts more than three months that is neither cancer‐related nor a headache. The search for a diagnosis and pain relief is often long and can be discouraging.  In this interview, lead author of the recently updated Cochrane Review Psychological therapies for the management of chronic pain (excluding headache) in...
    1 September 2020
  • COVID test
    How accurate are rapid tests, performed during a health-care visit (point-of-care), for diagnosing COVID-19?
    Why is this question important? People with suspected COVID-19 need to know quickly whether they are infected, so that they can self-isolate, receive treatment, and inform close contacts. Currently, COVID-19 infection is confirmed by...
    26 August 2020
  • Sweden Flags
    Being awarded full, independent Centre status acknowledges Cochrane Sweden’s outstanding achievements in promoting evidence-based decision-making in health care by producing and disseminating the best available information on health care for clinicians and patients in Sweden and beyond. Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers,...
    25 August 2020
  • Recruiting for ‘Cochrane UK Consumer Champions’
    The Cochrane UK team are inviting applications from people who would like to be ‘Cochrane UK Consumer Champions’.  Deadline: 30 August 2020 The role will largely involve: Raising awareness of Cochrane’s work within the community Advocating for wider use of Cochrane’s work within consumer groups/organizations Promoting consumer involvement within...
    24 August 2020
  • Study shows Cochrane’s centralised search and screening processes are highly sensitive
    The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) is compiled from a number of sources, including PubMed and Embase. Since 2017, Cochrane and our development partner Metaxis have increased the number of sources feeding into CENTRAL and improved the efficiency of our processes through the use of APIs, machine learning and crowdsourcing...
    20 August 2020
  • Cochrane Priority Reviews List: Reviews open to new authors
    The Cochrane Priority Reviews List is a ‘living’ record of Cochrane’s ongoing efforts to identify reviews that are of greatest importance to our stakeholders and are likely to impact significantly on health outcomes worldwide. The list is updated in real time as reviews are published and new titles added. All of the titles on the list below are...
    17 August 2020
  • e found evidence that there was no difference between the common pain medications in the amount of pain relief achieved.
    Sprains, strains, and bruises are common injuries, and people with these injuries often require pain relief, given as a tablet or capsule that is swallowed (oral). Many types of oral painkillers are available to treat such injuries. The authors wanted to know whether there were any differences in people’s pain, swelling, function, or unwanted side...
    13 August 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.  Watch the video below to see how Strategy to 2020 was developed and change it...
    12 August 2020
  • Cochrane is in the final year of its seven-year strategic plan, Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 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 of achieving our mission. Watch the first in a new video series looking back over the last seven years and...
    12 August 2020
  • Cochrane review informs guidelines on managing histoplasmosis in people living with HIV
     In a new systematic review, an author team from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group explored the evidence regarding managing histoplasmosis in people with HIV. Their review informed the PAHO/WHO guideline development process. The review authors worked with the guideline development group to formulate key questions, including which antifungal...
    11 August 2020
  • Interventions for acute severe asthma attacks in children: an overview of Cochrane Reviews Asthma is a common childhood illness that is caused by narrowing of the small air passages in the lungs. This narrowing is due to swelling and inflammation and to muscles around the air passages becoming tighter. An acute asthma attack results in shortness...
    7 August 2020
  • Holding of tummy
    What is the effectiveness and safety of treatments commonly available during pandemics for heavy menstrual bleeding? Cochrane authors summarised the available evidence on the effectiveness and safety of treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding which can continue during pandemics.  

    Pandemics impact upon the ability to deliver specialist...
    4 August 2020
  • Improving access to food in low- and middle-income countries
    Community‐level interventions for improving access to food in low‐ and middle‐income countries The number of people who do not have enough to eat in the world has been increasing since 2015. Most of these people live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), especially in Asia and Africa. Food insecurity is when people do not have physical,...
    29 July 2020

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