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    In this short interview, Postdoctoral Researcher and lead author Tessa Reardon tells us about this recently published review.  What does this Cochrane review tell us about the role of cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents? Our review shows the key role cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) plays in the...
    3 Dezember 2020
  • Global Evidence Summit (GES 2) – Postponed until 2 – 6 October 2023
    Dear Friends and Colleagues,

    It is with the deepest disappointment that we must confirm that as a result of the continued global spread and impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have taken the decision to cancel the Global Evidence Summit (GES 2), due to be hosted in Prague between 5-8 October 2021.

    The Global Organizing...
    26 November 2020
  • 4 older people, two women and two men, are walking on a trail in the forest
    Special Collection: Physical activity for healthy ageing On 26th November 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched their guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour. This Special Collection curated by the Cochrane Campbell Global Ageing Partnership includes associated relevant topics addressing healthy ageing, aligning with...
    26 November 2020
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    Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The chances of having a stroke increase with age and older people also appear to suffer greater consequences from COVID-19. There may be a link between COVID-19 and new strokes, so healthcare professionals may be caring for people who have both COVID-19 and stroke. Cochrane Stroke heard...
    25 November 2020
  • Person using WeChat on phone at home
    China was the first country to identify COVID-19, but people didn’t know much about the virus in the early stages of the pandemic. To address this need for information, Cochrane China used the mobile telephone social media app WeChat to find out what doctors, nurses and members of the public wanted to know about COVID-19 and to share evidence with...
    24 November 2020
  • Mini worlds
    Cochrane published a rapid review about whether cleaning hands with ash reduces the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in areas where soap is not widely available. It was important to get this evidence out widely, so Cochrane First Aid translated the rapid review findings into six languages. Cochrane First Aid worked with volunteers...
    24 November 2020
  • Why is this question important?
    Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer among people with white skin.

    BCC is not usually life‐threatening but if left untreated, it can cause important disfigurement, especially on the face.

    Surgical removal of the affected area and surrounding skin is usually the...
    23 November 2020
  • Person on public transportation wearing a mask
    An updated Cochrane review published today in the Cochrane Library summarizes randomized trial evidence about face masks, hand washing and physical distancing to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses. The review will inform revised guidance due to be released by the World Health Organisation.  Lisa Bero, Cochrane Public Health and...
    20 November 2020
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    Reducing the transmission of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global priority. Toward this end, public health officials and politicians across the world have been seeking scientific expertise to guide policy. In response, investigators have rushed to share new results on preprint servers, and journals have expedited editorial and peer...
    20 November 2020
  • A researcher wearing gloves and a white coat holds up tubes of blood for testing
    What are routine laboratory tests? Routine laboratory tests are blood tests that assess the health status of a patient. Tests include counts of different types of white blood cells (these help the body fight infection), and detection of markers (proteins) that indicate organ damage, and general inflammation. These tests are widely available and in...
    19 November 2020
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    Cochrane Review: Early skin‐to‐skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infants In 2016, Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth published a systematic review looking at if skin-to-skin contact improved breastfeeding rates and helped babies adjust to the outside world. They looked at the results of 46 studies which included almost 4000 mothers...
    18 November 2020
  • Why is this review important?
    Many children and young people experience problems with anxiety. Children and young people with anxiety disorders are more likely than their peers to have difficulty with friendships, family life, and school, and to develop mental health problems later in life. Therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT...
    16 November 2020
  • African woman types on a laptop computer at home while smiling at the screen
    Cochrane needs your help to find studies related to COVID-19. Anyone can join this task citizen scientist task. To join, simply head over to Cochrane Crowd and once logged in, you will see the task in your task dashboard. The task is supported by an interactive training module that will guide you through the different types of studies we are...
    16 November 2020
  • A group of friends outside walking together
    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
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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
  • 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 Oktober 2020


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