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  • Find out more about what we have planned for the 2018 Colloquium  in Edinburgh
    Find out more about what we have planned for the 2018 Colloquium  in EdinburghCochrane UK is delighted to be hosting the 25th Cochrane Colloquium, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Scotland, from 16th to 18th September 2018.We have given the Colloquium the title ‘Cochrane for all – better evidence for better health decisions’.  ...
    8 August 2018
  • Addressing the gap in knowledge on chronic pain in childhood
    Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care  (PaPaS)  group addresses the gap in knowledge on chronic  pain in childhood and helps push solutions forward.On July 12th at the Wellcome Trust in London, UK,  world-leading experts came together to look at evidence, policy and practice in the area of childhood pain.Clinicians, researchers, funders...
    2 August 2018
  • Work begins to establish a new Cochrane Network across the US
    Cochrane is pleased to announce plans to establish a new, open and collaborative Network within the US.An internal review of Cochrane’s structures carried out in 2016 highlighted that a single Center approach for a country the size of the US has many limitations, and that a Network of multiple groups based across the country is a better model to...
    2 August 2018
  • On the road: farewelling Elaine Beller
    After 20 years of stellar contributions to Cochrane, Elaine Beller is shifting her keen focus from biostatistics to bushwalking, and embracing semi-retirement. Last week we caught up with Elaine on the road from outback Birdsville – a leisurely 27 hour drive from her home on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Though never one to seek the limelight, she...
    1 August 2018
  • Featured Review: Multifactorial and multiple component interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community
    "It is crucial that people have an understanding of what interventions work in what populations so as to make correct clinical and policy practice related decisions.” An international team, supported by  Cochrane Bone, Joint & Muscle Trauma, assessed whether fall-prevention strategies that target two or more risk factors for falls are...
    1 August 2018
  • Leading Institutions Sign On to International Platform Which Aims to Accelerate Medical Research
    Leading institutions, including Cochrane, sign on to international platform which aims to accelerate medical researchThe nonprofit organization Vivli launched a novel data-sharing and analytics platform to help researchers move faster toward new treatments and cures. This innovative platform makes it easy for researchers worldwide to discover,...
    1 August 2018
  • The Recommended Dose podcast
    Episode 11 - Dr Norman SwanA familiar voice to millions, Dr Norman Swan is one of the English-speaking world's best known health reporters. This week he’s on the other side of the microphone. Norman joins host Ray Moynihan to talk frankly about medicine and the media. He shares some of the joys and challenges of his work inside and outside of the...
    27 July 2018
  • Featured Review: music threapy for people with dementia
    Music-based therapeutic intervention probably reduces depressive symptoms and improves overall behavioural problems.This review team from the Netherlands set out to see if they could find evidence that therapy based on music improves the emotional well-being and quality of life of people with dementia. They were also interested in evidence about...
    26 July 2018
  • Featured Review: Assessing the effects of ear drops (or sprays) to remove or aid the removal of ear wax in adults and children
    Which treatment can help resolve wax build up?Build up of ear wax is common. It can be uncomfortable for the patient and can cause hearing problems. Ear drops have been studied as a potential tool to soften the wax, preventing the need for further treatment such as syringing. This new review, produced by a team from the UK and US as part of...
    25 July 2018
  • Lead author ‘Interventions for increasing the use of shared decision making by healthcare professionals’ discusses Cochrane Review
    A Q&A with the lead author, France LégaréLead author, France Légaré, recently published the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care review ‘Interventions for increasing the use of shared decision making by healthcare professionals’ in the Cochrane Library. Shared decision making is a promising approach for preference-sensitive...
    20 July 2018
  • Media coverage of new Cochrane Review of Cochrane Review on omega-3 fatty acids
    New evidence published today shows there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death. Below is a round-up for some of the media coverage. Major Study Finds Omega-3 Pills Won't Help Your Heart on Healthline Millions of us swallow them by the handful, but are fish oil pills just a waste...
    18 July 2018
  • Scientific expert reaction to  Cochrane Review on omega-3 fatty acids
    New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death. Below is a Science Media Centre roundup of third-party expert reaction to this review.

    Prof Tim Chico, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Honorary...
    18 July 2018
  • ew Cochrane health evidence challenges belief that omega 3 supplements reduce risk of heart disease, stroke or death
    New evidence published today shows there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death. Omega 3 is a type of fat. Small amounts of omega 3 fats are essential for good health, and they can be found in the food that we eat. The main types of omega 3 fatty acids are; alpha­linolenic acid (...
    18 July 2018
  • Featured Review: Nurses as substitutes for doctors in primary care
    Delivery of primary healthcare services by nurses instead of doctors probably leads to similar or better patient health and higher patient satisfactionCurrent and anticipated problems such as ageing, increased prevalence of chronic conditions and multi-morbidity, increased emphasis on healthy lifestyle and prevention, and efforts to move care from...
    16 July 2018
  • Editor-in-Chief of JAMA Internal Medicine Dr Rita Redberg joins host Ray Moynihan on Cochrane Australia's podcast
    This week influential Editor-in-Chief of JAMA Internal Medicine Dr Rita Redberg joins host Ray Moynihan on Cochrane Australia's podcast The Recommended Dose to share a wide ranging conversation on all things health. A Professor at the University of California San Francisco and high profile contributor to The Washington Post and New York Times,...
    12 July 2018
  • Would you like to host a future Governance Meeting?
    Governance Meetings are Cochrane’s annual business meetings. We are looking for a Cochrane Groups to host the 2020 and 2021 events.Cochrane Governance Meetings are an opportunity for the Cochrane’s Governing Board, Councils, and Executives to meet and discuss the organization’s Strategy to 2020 and related targets, and how these are being...
    9 July 2018
  • Featured Review: Reminiscence Therapy for Dementia
    Looking at the discussion of memories and past experiences using tangible prompts such as photographs or music to evoke memories and stimulate conversation.Listen to the podcast from the lead authorRead the blog post 'Do memories matter? Is reminiscence over-rated as a therapy for people with dementia?' on Evidently CochraneReminiscence Therapy (...
    9 July 2018
  • Featured Review: Saline irrigation for allergic rhinitis
    A team of review authors from the UK and Thailand worked with the Cochrane ENT Group to evaluate the benefits of nasal saline irrigation in people with allergic rhinitis.Allergic rhinitis is inflammation (swelling and/or irritation) of the inside of the nose caused by allergies and is common in both children and adults. Common causes include grass...
    4 July 2018
  • Snow
    We are delighted to announce the winners of the Rosamund Snow Prize. This prize will enable two people aged under 30 with experience as health service users to join other healthcare consumers*, researchers and health professionals at Cochrane’s global conference (the Cochrane Colloquium), which takes place on 16th - 18th September 2018 in...
    3 July 2018
  • My OCD story: evidence-based medicine to the rescue!
    Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point. This blog post was originally published on Evidently Cochrane.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent,...
    3 July 2018

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