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  • Authors of new Cochrane Review remain uncertain about effect of widely used medicine on ADHD symptoms, despite large amount of research. Some evidence of increased sleeplessness and loss of appetite leads researchers to encourage more caution in use of methylphenidate. The Cochrane Library has published one of the most comprehensive assessments to...
    25 November 2015
  • In low- and middle-income countries, many women have poor diets and are deficient in nutrients and micronutrients which are required for good health. Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals that are needed by the body in very small quantities but are important for normal functioning, growth, and development. During pregnancy, with the need to...
    20 November 2015
  • Timeline: the deworming debateReaders wishing to submit feedback on the conduct or findings of this Cochrane Review are welcome to do so via our feedback system: this is available by following the 'Submit Comments' link in the Article Tools menu, which appears to the right of the published article on the Cochrane Library site.
    17 November:...
    17 November 2015
  • “Big Data” has become a commonly used catchphrase in recent years, as reliance on computer technology has spread across financial, retail, communications, record management, and other sectors. The term refers to the collection, management, and storage of vast amounts of data – defined by Wikipedia as ‘data sets so large or complex that traditional...
    16 November 2015
  • telemonitoring
    Implementation of structured telephone support and non-invasive home telemonitoring should be considered an evidence-based strategy to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with heart failureIn the context of limited health funding and a rapidly expanding population of older people, it is increasingly difficult for healthcare systems...
    16 November 2015
  • A new Cochrane Review published today shows that when doctors and patients are encouraged to discuss the need for prescribing antibiotics for acute respiratory infections jointly, fewer are prescribed. This may be useful in the fight against antibiotic resistance.Shared decision making between clinicians and patients is an important part of...
    12 November 2015
  • Insufficient evidence for use of Omega-3 supplements in treating depression
    New Cochrane research concludes that there is insufficient evidence for the use of Omega-3 fatty acid supplements in treating major depressive disorder.Omega-3 fatty acids are widely thought to be essential for good health and are naturally found in fatty fish such as tuna; other seafood; and some nuts and seeds.Omega-3 fatty acids have been...
    5 November 2015
  • Featured Review: Chemotherapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer in the elderly populationSurvival, harm, and quality of life included in comparison of chemotherapy Worldwide, lung cancer is the commonest cause of cancer-related death among individuals of both sexes. For patients with advanced disease, chemotherapy regimens based on the...
    2 November 2015
  • Featured Review: Interventions to improve water quality for preventing diarrhoeaInterventions at point-of-use important interim measures to improve drinking water quality Contaminated water is a major cause of diarrhoea worldwide, especially among young children in low- and middle-income countries. In these settings, water often has to be...
    30 Oktober 2015
  • Alongside its benefits, one of the unwelcome outcomes of exercise can be sore muscles. Ways to prevent or treat muscle soreness can form an important part of training regimens for athletes, whether they are professional or amateur. One recent therapy that is growing in use is whole-body cryotherapy (WBC). This involves single or repeated exposures...
    27 Oktober 2015
  • Cochrane Review assesses interventions manipulating and comparing different sizes or shapes of portions, packages, or units of food, alcohol, and tobacco.
    Media release from the University of Cambridge and CochraneLarger-sized portions, packages and tableware lead to higher consumption of food and drink, Cochrane review findsRelated resources and media coverage - see the latest developments
    A new review has produced the most conclusive evidence to date that people consume more food or non-...
    23 Oktober 2015
  • Thanks to all who came to Vienna and helped make the 2015 Cochrane Colloquium our biggest ever! And to the organizers for their hard work in arranging and presenting an excellent event.Cochrane Colloquia are our annual flagship events, bringing together Cochrane contributors and stakeholders from around the world. This year we focused on “...
    19 Oktober 2015
  • Cochrane annual report includes progress report on Strategy to 2020 work in 2014 and plans for 2015.
    Cochrane's 2014 Annual Review and Financial Statements are now available. The 2014 Review features updates from the Steering Group Co-Chairs, the CEO, and the Editor in Chief, as well as achievements from 2014 and plans for 2015. Get the latest updates on Strategy to 2020, our financial standing, and our geographical reach. Read more about the...
    28 September 2015
  • Cochrane announces support for campaign organized by The Lancet to reduce waste across the whole of biomedical research.
    Cochrane has signed on to support the Lancet REWARD (REduce research Waste And Reward Diligence) Campaign.  The REWARD Campaign aims to "improve the value of the entire biomedical research system through systematic and continuous monitoring of the performance of funders, regulators, academic institutions, journals, and researchers; and to examine...
    28 September 2015
  • Training healthcare providers in neonatal resuscitation improves neonatal outcomes
    Training healthcare providers in neonatal resuscitation improves neonatal outcomes One in ten newborn requires some resuscitative efforts at birth when signs of breathing or a heartbeat are not detected. In 2000, approximately four million newborn infants died in the first four weeks of life worldwide, with almost half of these deaths occurring on...
    26 September 2015
  • Cochrane issues a statement distinguishing between opinions expressed by individual contributors and organizational policy statements.
    Cochrane has a long tradition of vigorous, open scientific debate that we cherish, and we want to play a constructive role in the current debate on the evidence relating to the benefits and harms of psychiatric drugs, resulting in better health decision-making and patient care. However, Cochrane’s ability to take part in the debate is damaged if...
    19 September 2015
  • Treating the trigger: assessing the evidence for sublingual immunotherapy for asthma
    Rebecca NormansellDeputy Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Airways
    St George’s, University of London, London, UK1. What is sublingual immunotherapy and how might it help people with asthma?
    For about half of the 300 million people worldwide with asthma...
    29 August 2015
  • Newly created senior position will support Cochrane's editorial and product development.
    I am delighted to announce that Karla Soares Weiser has been appointed as Cochrane’s Deputy Editor in Chief. This newly created post will combine leadership roles within the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) and Cochrane Innovations, helping me to ensure that the CEU can deliver on its targets and projects, and supporting Charlotte Pestridge...
    28 August 2015
  • Reframing the debate: 'alternative' vs. 'traditional' medicine
    "The dichotomy, however, between alternative and traditional medicine, or between Eastern and Western medicine, is a false one":  The New York Times' 'Upshot' column considers common assumptions about medical treatment, and how to reframe the debate in the context of evidence.
    28 August 2015
  • News analysis website Vox examines the ongoing debate about whether school deworming programmes are effective, including the recent Cochrane Review presenting the current evidence.
    13 August 2015

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