In this free Lifeology course, learn what an infodemic is and what you can do to slow and prevent the spread of misinformation.
Lifeology’s tagline is ‘The place where science and art converge’. They offer a platform that brings together scientists, artists, and storytellers to help people better understand and engage with science and health...
3 March 2022
We are pleased to share the winners of the 2021 Cochrane-REWARD prize.
The Cochrane-REWARD prize recognizes successful local or pilot initiatives that have potential to reduce research waste globally if scaled up. Cochrane has funded the prize since it began in 2017. For this iteration of the prize, submissions related to tackling research waste...
2 March 2022
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition where endometrial tissue (tissue similar to the lining of the uterus) grows outside of the uterus. It is estimated that 1 in 10 women have endometriosis (Zondervan 2020). Endometriosis frequently presents with the symptom of pain including dysmenorrhoea (painful...
1 March 2022
Covidence is a web-based software platform that streamlines the production of systematic reviews, including Cochrane Reviews. They have recently announced the launch of the Covidence Global Scholarship Program to financially support the next generation of superstar evidence researchers around the world. With a $75,000 funding pool they will be...
28 February 2022
New Cochrane Convenes report recommends urgent action among those who fund, generate and use evidence to ensure the world is better prepared.
Two years in, it is clear that COVID-19 has created an unprecedented focus on health evidence for people working in governments, businesses and non-governmental organizations as well as members of the public...
16 February 2022
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15 February 2022
In this interview, we learn more about a series of reviews on hip fractures published on the Cochrane Library and talk to some of the authors behind this work Prof Xavier Griffin and orthopaedic surgeons Mr William Eardley and Mr Martyn Parker.
Tell us how did these reviews come about?
This work was funded by the National Institute...
14 February 2022
The global Cochrane community are walking and raising money for the annual Anne Anderson Award, which is given to a Cochrane member who has contributed meaningfully to the promotion of women as leaders and contributors to the organization.
Who is Anne Anderson?
Anne Anderson was a contributor to the stream of thinking and effort that...
10 February 2022
Recent removal of Cochrane’s Instagram post and shadowban highlight the realities of Cochrane’s call against misinformation
Cochrane’s health evidence syntheses are recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information. Our reviews are used to support global and national health guidelines and policy. We advocate for...
8 February 2022
Low‐carbohydrate versus balanced‐carbohydrate diets for reducing weight and cardiovascular risk
There is probably little to no difference in the weight lost by people following low-carbohydrate weight-reducing diets (also known as 'low-carb diets') compared to the weight lost by people following balanced-carbohydrate weight-reducing...
28 January 2022
26 January 2022
Senior Research Integrity Editor, Lisa Bero, discusses this subject in a recent Nature article.
Never has it been more important to foster trust in scientific evidence than in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Cochrane is committed to independence, transparency, and integrity in healthcare research. The Research Integrity Team works to support and...
19 January 2022
18 January 2022
This review provides insight into the effectiveness of measures implemented in the school setting to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
While there are limitations to this review, the review demonstrates that a range of different measures can be effective at reducing COVID-19 transmission, especially when multiple interventions are implemented...
17 January 2022
Cochrane Crowd is a citizen science platform where a global community of volunteers help to classify the research needed to support informed decision-making about healthcare. Cochrane Crowd volunteers review descriptions of research studies to identify and classify clinical trials.
A new task has just gone live on Cochrane Crowd. It is a...
14 January 2022
A systematic review attempts to identify, appraise and synthesize all the empirical evidence that meets pre-specified eligibility criteria to answer a specific research question. Researchers conducting systematic reviews use explicit, systematic methods that are selected with a view aimed at minimizing bias, to produce more reliable findings to...
13 January 2022
Cochrane has a commitment to producing and sharing high quality health evidence to as broad an audience as possible. Cochrane partnered in 2014 with Wikipedia, with the joint goal of improving the quality and reliability of human health-related articles that people are accessing online.
Jennifer Dawson, PhD, is a Wikipedia Consultant for Cochrane...
10 January 2022
New review from Cochrane Tobacco and Addiction Group
Heated tobacco probably exposes people to fewer toxins than cigarettes, but possibly more than not using any tobacco. Falls in cigarette sales appeared to speed up following the launch of heated tobacco in Japan, but the authors are uncertain whether this is caused by people...
6 January 2022
4 January 2022
The World Health Organization defines an infodemic as “overabundance of information – some accurate and some not – that occurs during an epidemic. It can lead to confusion and ultimately mistrust in governments and public health response”. This has been a particular challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cochrane US Senior Officer, Tiffany Duque...
21 December 2021