Low back pain (LBP) is a common condition, widely reported as a major health and socioeconomic problem associated with work absenteeism, disability, and high costs for patients and society. Paracetamol is widely recommended for a variety of acute and chronic pain conditions, but a Cochrane Review published in June 2016 called its effectiveness...
14 November 2016
Jimmy Volmink recognized for his contributions to evidence-based health care
The South African Medical Research Council (MRC) has called Professor Jimmy Volmink, Director of Cochrane South Africa, the African region's ‘father of evidence-based health care'. Professor Volmink, also the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences...
11 November 2016
Established in 1996, this month Cochrane Brazil (Centro Cochrane do Brasil) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Over the past two decades, Cochrane Brazil has supported authors from different regions of the country, and produced more than 300 Cochrane Reviews for the Brazilian Ministry of Health. Some of these author teams are now in a position...
9 November 2016
Each year at our annual Colloquium, Cochrane presents a number of awards and prizes to contributors to recognize contributions to our work and organization made in various ways.The Thomas C Chalmers Award is awarded to the principal author of the best oral and the best poster presentation addressing methodological issues related to systematic...
8 November 2016
Cochrane's Strategy to 2020 aims to put Cochrane evidence at the heart of health decision-making all over the world. It defines how we intend to accomplish this and provides a framework for Cochrane’s future decision-making, helping us respond to the strategic opportunities and challenges that we face in the next decade and beyond. It is the...
7 November 2016
For more than 20 years, Cochrane has produced systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy. We are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based healthcare resources. The Cochrane Making a Difference series focuses on stories of how Cochrane evidence has made an impact on real-world health...
3 November 2016
A round-up of selected recent coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence - updated throughout the month. Andrew Moore, author and editor for the Cochrane Pain, Palliative, and Supportive care group, looks at the safety and effectiveness of Paracetamol in The Conversation.News-Medical.Net featured an interview with Cochrane...
31 octubre 2016
Do nasal decongestants used alone relieve cold symptoms?
Colds, although not serious, are common illnesses responsible for many visits to family doctors and days lost from work and school. Cold symptoms may last up to two week and include runny nose, sore throat, and sneezing. There is no cure for colds; treatments only ease the...
26 octubre 2016
The International Infection Prevention week is the 3rd full week in October every year - a good time to share some of our relevant Cochrane evidence.
Central venous catheters: latest evidence for nursing practice on Evidently Cochrane
Replacing peripheral venous catheters: have you ditched the routine? on Evidently...
18 octubre 2016
Positive effects of educational interventions on improving patient knowledge of sickle cell disease and reducing depressionSickle cell disease is a lifelong, inherited disorder which can cause a number of complications throughout an individual's life. It may cause a huge burden on both the patient and their family, including frequent visits to...
17 octubre 2016
Cochrane’s Steering Group and Senior Management Team invite you to attend the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) on Tuesday 25 October 2016. The meeting will be held at the Grand Hilton Seoul, at the 24th Cochrane Colloquium in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Cochrane is a registered charity in the United Kingdom and must adhere to the legal...
13 octubre 2016
You can make a difference as a citizen scientist
Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane’s new citizen science platform, is a global community made up of volunteers who are helping to identify the research needed to support informed decision-making about healthcare treatments. Cochrane Crowd has reached 900,000 individual classifications of reports of...
12 octubre 2016
Successful two-day workshop increases awareness of evidence-based medicine and Cochrane
The Kazan Federal University, the home of Cochrane Russia, hosted a two-day workshop on the first step of conducting a systematic review; from registering the title to drafting the protocol. The workshop was intended for health professionals, researchers...
11 octubre 2016
National government initiatives have the potential to achieve population-wide reduction in salt intake In almost all countries worldwide, most people eat too much salt. This can cause high blood pressure, which can lead to health problems, such as heart disease and stroke. To reduce the amount of salt eaten, governments in many countries have...
7 octubre 2016
So far this year, 90% of the 2016 WHO guidelines contain Cochrane Evidence
Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better. During the past 20 years, Cochrane has helped to transform the way health decisions are made. Cochrane contributors - 37,000 from more than 130 countries - work together to produce credible, accessible...
6 octubre 2016
We all need to be able to make sense of evidence, whether we’re making decisions about treatments, or weighing up the latest health story to hit the headlines. Cochrane UK, in partnership with Students 4 Best Evidence, are putting the spotlight on common errors and misunderstandings with our new campaign, Understanding Evidence.
5 octubre 2016
The World Health Organization (WHO), at the United Nations International Day of Older Persons (September 30), organised an event to support this year’s theme ‘Take a stand against ageism’. Cochrane Global Ageing, represented by Sue Marcus and Tracey Howe, participated in the event and made the following statement:
‘We’re delighted to...
4 octubre 2016
Reposted with permission from Cochrane AustraliaA trio of music therapy reviews featured in last year’s Australian top 100 Cochrane Library downloads, with Music therapy for depression coming in at number 7, Music therapy for people with spectrum disorder at number 40 and Music therapy for people with dementia at 76. Recently a new update of Music...
3 octubre 2016
Sue Marcus joined Cochrane in 2010 as Managing Editor of Cochrane’s Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, after being a Researcher at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing in the UK. She has a passion for demography and health.
Now, in conjunction with being a Cochrane Managing Editor, she is embracing an exciting new...
28 septiembre 2016
Reposted with permission from Cochrane AustraliaFor many women with breast cancer, the use of post-operative radiotherapy will allow them to undergo less extensive surgery. In mid-July, Brisbane-based Radiation Oncologist Brigid Hickey and colleagues from Australia and New Zealand published two review updates that consider critical questions...
26 septiembre 2016