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    Tobacco smoking is known to be a risk factor for acute respiratory infections. The World Health Organization has also identified it as a specific risk factor for Covid-19. In addition, we know that second-hand smoke increases the risk of acute respiratory infections In addition, second-hand smoke increases the risk of acute respiratory infections...
    1 April 2020
  • Cochrane International Mobility - Greta Sibrecht
    Cochrane is made up of 11,000 members and over 67,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Getting involved in Cochrane’s work means becoming part of a global...
    30 March 2020
  • Cochrane's work on Rapid Reviews in response to COVID-19
    In the times of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must answer the time-sensitive needs of health decision makers as fast as possible, while simultaneously ensuring that the scientific imperative of methodological rigor is satisfied. We are working hard to speed up the normal process for important Cochrane systematic reviews. In response to this we have:...
    25 March 2020
  • Cochrane helps
    Knowing which health information to trust and which to ignore can be hard. You might get conflicting information from many people who claim to have the answers. While this page is about assessing how reliable health information is in general, it can be useful during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    How can I make informed health choices? 
    ...
    24 March 2020
  • Read all the Cochrane resources and news on COVID-19
    This page highlights content relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the various related activities that Cochrane is undertaking in response. We have been amazed and humbled by the staggering response from our Community across the world who have contributed and engaged with our efforts to date.Below is a work-in-progress and we will be...
    24 March 2020
  • Cochrane Library release updated Special Collection on diagnosing tuberculosis
    Cochrane Library releases updated Special Collection on diagnosing tuberculosis World Tuberculosis Day is marked annual on 24 March as it commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).This Special Collection, curated by Cochrane contributors,...
    24 March 2020
  • What are systematic reviews?
     "What are systematic reviews?"

    If you’re a Cochrane contributor and have ever attempted to explain Cochrane’s work to someone, chances are you’ve tried to answer this question. And if you’re reading this because you’re new to Cochrane and the work we do, you may be wondering about this too.Thanks to a team of creative colleagues from...
    23 March 2020
  • Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better.
    Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better.

    Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health. Many of our contributors are world leaders in their fields - medicine, health policy, research methodology, or consumer advocacy - and our groups are situated...
    23 March 2020
  • Topical benzoyl peroxide for acne
    As a common skin disease, acne vulgaris affects the physical, mental, and social well-being of millions of adolescents and young adults. A wide range of treatments for acne vulgaris are available, and topical topical benzoyl peroxide (BPO) has been recommended as a priority therapy to be used alone or combined with other topical or oral treatments...
    17 March 2020
  • Newly updated evidence published in the Cochrane Library today compares Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and clinically-related Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF) programs with other treatments, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, to see if they help people who suffer from alcohol use disorders achieve sobriety or reduce the amount of alcohol that they...
    11 March 2020
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    Dr John Kelly, Elizabeth R. Spallin Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Addiction Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Massachusetts General hospital (MGH) Recovery Research Institute tells us about this updated Cochrane review.What was the aim of this Cochrane review?
    The aim of the review was to determine the clinical and public...
    11 March 2020
  • Federal ruling closes loophole on access to clinical trial results
    A United States federal judge has ruled that a decision to exempt many clinical trials from a transparency policy is unlawful, and that the results of these studies must now be published.The ruling is part of a strategic lawsuit brought by the Yale Media Freedom and Information Access and NYU Technology Law & Policy Clinics on behalf of...
    9 March 2020
  • Podcast: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for stroke recovery
    Stroke is a major cause of death and disability across the world, with many reviews from the Cochrane Stroke Group providing evidence on the effects of treatments and rehabilitation interventions. In November 2019, the Group published their update of their review of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and we asked lead author, Gillian Mead...
    9 March 2020
  • The Anne Anderson Award that recognizes a female member of Cochrane who has made a significant contribution to the enhancement and visibility of women's participation within Cochrane.
    To celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March), we wanted to highlight the Anne Anderson Award, which recognizes a female member of Cochrane who has made a significant contribution to the enhancement and visibility of women's participation within Cochrane. The Anne Anderson Award is one of severally prizes awarded annually.Who was Anne Anderson...
    6 March 2020
  • This year’s theme is ‘Rapid-Learning Health Systems,’ an approach to improve people’s experiences and health outcomes while keeping costs manageable and health care stakeholders engaged.
    Dear Community Colleagues,
     
    As a result of the continued spread and impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) across the world, we wanted to update you with important news and information regarding Cochrane’s 27th annual Colloquium in Toronto, 4-7th October, 2020.
     
    We know that many members of Cochrane and its stakeholders are...
    5 March 2020
  • Today Cochrane has released a new Special Collection: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Infection control and prevention measures. This Cochrane Library Special Collection pulls together the Cochrane Reviews that are identified as most directly relevant to the prevention of infection. It includes reviews that evaluate the effects of interventions referenced...
    4 March 2020
  • The Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group had published more than 180 reviews relevant to conditions such as anxiety and depression by the end of 2019. In December 2019, they added a review of whether pharmacist support can help people take their anti-depressants and we asked one of the authors, Jennifer Brown from the Centre for Reviews and...
    2 March 2020
  • In this interview with Dr. Lee Hooper we find out more about this new Cochrane review - Omega-3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease

    Tell us about this Cochrane Review
    There is a great deal of public belief in the cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fats.  Intakes of long-chain omega-3 fats...
    2 March 2020
  • Endometriosis Awareness Month
    March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is a painful condition where endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus. It is estimated that up to 10% of women have endometriosis (Ozkan 2008).  Endometriosis can cause infertility and for women with subfertility the prevalence rate ranges from 25% to 40% (Ozkan 2008). Endometriosis...
    2 March 2020
  • New on the Cochrane Library: Best of 2019 Special Collection
    The annual 'Best of the Cochrane Library' Special Collection showcases Cochrane content published in various formats. What were the most accessed Cochrane Reviews of 2019? The most accessed Cochrane posts?  Find out in a Special Collection, now available on the Cochrane Library website.
    27 February 2020

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