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  • Stipend applications closing  7 May 2018
    Stipend applications closing Monday 7 May 2018A number of stipends and bursaries are available to help consumers and other attendees based in developing countries to attend Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018.The stipends (funding you can apply for, if eligible) are to help cover registration, travel, accommodation, and other expenses associated...
    24 April 2018
  • Featured Review: First-line drugs for hypertension
    Thiazides best first choice for hypertensionHigh blood pressure or hypertension can increase the risk of heart attacks and stroke. One of the most important decisions in treating people with elevated blood pressure is what drug class to use first. This decision has important consequences in terms of health outcomes and cost.The Cochrane...
    23 April 2018
  • Cochrane Marches for Science
    The March for Science is a celebration of passion for science and the many ways science serves our global communities.Cochrane officially supports and is in partnership with the March for Science. The March is organized in Washington, DC, with satellite marches in cities around the world, to champion the science that upholds the common good.For...
    20 April 2018
  • Feature Review: Vertebroplasty for treating spinal fractures due to osteoporosis
    High quality evidence shows that vertebroplasty does not provide more clinically important benefits than placebo but may cause people harm.
    Osteoporosis is characterised by thin, fragile bones and may result in minimal trauma fractures of the spine bones (vertebrae). They can cause severe pain and disability. Vertebroplasty involves injecting...
    18 April 2018
  • Become a Cochrane citizen scientist!
    Become a Cochrane citizen scientist!crowd.cochrane.orgThis platform will enable anyone to get involved with Cochrane and help identify the evidence we need to make informed healthcare decisions.The platform builds on the hugely successful Embase project where a community of over 2,000 people helped identify well over 20,000 reports of randomized...
    16 April 2018
  • Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch of Cochrane Mexico
    Cochrane and the Cochrane Iberoamerican Network are delighted to announce the launch of a new Centre in Mexico.The Mexican Cochrane Centre consists of five Associated Centres located at Culiacán (Sinaloa's Pediatric Hospital), Guadalajara (University of Guadalajara), Mexico City (Mexico's Children Hospital Federico Gómez and Clínica Médica Sur...
    11 April 2018
  • Cochrane Eyes and Vision celebrates 21 years of high quality evidence
    Cochrane Eyes and Vision is an international network of individuals working to prepare, maintain, and promote access to systematic reviews of interventions to treat or prevent eye diseases or visual impairment. They also do systematic reviews of the accuracy of diagnostic tests for common ocular diseases or conditions.Cochrane Eyes and Vision...
    5 April 2018
  • “In the end, this will improve health around the world,” said Maria Emilia Aragon de Leon, a consultant with the Division of Policy and Governance for Health and Well-being, who attended bothfull-day workshops on systematic reviews and qualitative evidence synthesis. She clarified: “Even though we are not necessarily producing evidence in our...
    3 April 2018
  • A round-up for Cochrane Evidence, experiences,  and blog posts
    Throughout March the Cochrane UK team will be looking at the theme of 'life after stroke.' This will include Cochrane evidence, ongoing research and the perspectives of stroke survivors, researchers and health professionals on life after stroke from the acute phase to rehabilitation and long-term effects and adjustments.See below for a round-up of...
    29 März 2018
  •  Cochrane Library Special Collection: Yoga for improving health and well-being
    Listen to L Susan Wieland of the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field talk to Dr. Mark Porter on Inside Health about Cochrane evidence on Yoga (start at 23 minutes). Yoga originated thousands of years ago in India as an integrated physical, mental, and spiritual practice based on ancient Vedic philosophy, and is connected to Ayurveda, the system...
    22 März 2018
  • Stipends now open for Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018
    Stipend applications open until Friday 27 April 2018A number of stipends and bursaries are available to help consumers and other attendees based in developing countries to attend Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018.The stipends (funding you can apply for, if eligible) are to help cover registration, travel, accommodation, and other expenses...
    21 März 2018
  • Cochrane Nursing Field establishes new publication agreement with British Journal of Community Nursing and extends its agreement with the American Journal of Nursing
    Cochrane Nursing  Care establishes new publication agreement with British Journal of Community Nursing and extends its agreement with the American Journal of NursingThe Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) established a brand new publication agreement with the British Journal of Community Nursing. The journal will feature a ‘Cochrane Corner’ column...
    20 März 2018
  • An international network for public involvement and engagement in health and social care research
    Cochrane has recently helped to launch the International Network for Public Involvement and Engagement in Health and Social Care Research (#globalPPInetwork).Patient and public involvement (PPI) can be defined as research being carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them. Some countries and...
    16 März 2018
  • Launch of Cochrane Indonesia to boost production and use of trusted health evidence in Indonesia
    In a significant step for national health research and training, Cochrane Indonesia was launched today at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta.Cochrane’s global CEO Mark Wilson travelled from London to join Cochrane Indonesia’s Director Dr Detty Nurdiati at a formal ceremony to inaugurate the high-profile, independent research organisation’s...
    5 März 2018
  • New Cochrane Review evidence suggests that nutritional labelling on menus in restaurants and cafes may reduce our calorie intake
    New evidence published in the Cochrane Library shows that adding calorie labels to menus and next to food in restaurants, coffee shops, and cafeterias could reduce the calories that people consume, although the quality of evidence is low.Eating too many calories contributes to people becoming overweight and increases the risks of heart disease,...
    27 Februar 2018
  • Cochrane US closes
    The US Cochrane Center, based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, has closed. Director Professor Kay Dickersin, and Associate Directors Tianjing Li and Roberta Scherer have stepped down from their positions, but will continue to work with Cochrane in other capacities. Cochrane’s Governing Board Co-Chairs Martin...
    19 Februar 2018
  • Cochrane Evidence used in new WHO guideline on intrapartum care
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new recommendations to establish global care standards for healthy pregnant women and reduce unnecessary medical interventions.Worldwide, an estimated 140 million births take place every year. Most of these occur without complications for women and their babies. Yet, over the past 20 years,...
    15 Februar 2018
  • New learning opportunities in evidence-based health care for medical students in Sweden
    Cochrane Sweden is delighted to announce the official launch of a new online learning course specifically designed to support medical students training in evidence-based health care at Lund University. Cochrane Interactive Learning (CIL) consists of a self-directed e-learning package which takes students through the processes involved in...
    12 Februar 2018
  • Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018
    The deadline for submitting workshops, presentations, and posters has been kept open till midnight on Monday 5 March (UTC). There’s still time to submit your abstract, to be a part of the 25th Cochrane Colloquium.
    The 2018 Colloquium will be held in Edinburgh at the International Conference Centre in Scotland from 16-18 September 2018. It...
    9 Februar 2018
  • New National License Agreement Provides Brazil with Unlimited Access to the Cochrane Library
    John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE:JW-A) (NYSE:JW-B), today announced a new license agreement with the country of Brazil that provides unlimited access to the Cochrane Library. From academics to clinicians to patients, the two-year agreement provides one-click access to 7,000 published systematic reviews in healthcare interventions to more than 207...
    7 Februar 2018

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