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  • The Recommended Dose with Ray Moynihan – series 2 podcast kicks off this week with one of the most influential scientists on the planet
    Series two of The Recommended Dose kicks off this week with polymath and poet, Dr John Ioannidis. Recognised by The Atlantic as one the most influential scientists alive today, he’s a global authority on genetics, medical research and the nature of scientific inquiry itself – among many other things.A professor at Stanford University, John has...
    28 June 2018
  • 2017 Journal Impact Factor for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews rises to 6.754
    The 2017 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has been released by Clarivate Analytics, and we are delighted to announce that Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is now 6.754.This is a significant increase on the 2016 Journal Impact Factor, which was 6.264.The CDSR Journal Impact Factor is calculated by taking the total...
    27 June 2018
  • This week Cochrane was given the opportunity to speak as part of the UK’s first ever Evidence Week at the Houses of Parliament in London, UK
    This week Cochrane was given the opportunity to speak as part of the UK’s first ever Evidence Week at the Houses of Parliament in London, UK.The initiative, led by Sense About Science, brought together MPs, peers, parliamentarians and others interested in science and health to talk about why health evidence is important and matters to global...
    27 June 2018
  • Health effects of sit-stand desks and interventions aimed to reduce sitting at work are still unproven
    Health effects of sit-stand desks and interventions aimed to reduce sitting at work are still unproven.Millions of people worldwide sit at a desk all day, and over recent years this has led to increased levels of physical inactivity in the work place. Health experts have warned that long periods of sitting can increase the risk of heart disease...
    21 June 2018
  • Koster
    Cochrane’s Governing Board is delighted to announce it has appointed Marguerite Koster as its new Co-Chair, taking over from Cindy Farquhar, who finishes her term in September 2018.Marguerite is a Senior Manager at Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest not-for-profit health plans in the U.S., serving 12.2 million members. She oversees the efforts...
    21 June 2018
  • Classmate is a trainers’ toolkit that allows you to create exciting, interactive tasks that help your students learn about evidence production.
    Looking for an innovative tool to teach evidence production? Cochrane Classmate might well be the answer!

    Classmate is a trainers’ toolkit that allows you to create exciting, interactive tasks that help your students learn about evidence production. It is easy to use, and its first release is now available free of charge to anyone...
    20 June 2018
  • Collaborating with WHO for evidence-informed nutrition guidelines
    The World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD) develops evidence-informed guidance on effective actions to address all forms of malnutrition; establishes standards and harmonizes methodologies; and increases public awareness about the WHO policy recommendations.  WHO is Cochrane's largest external...
    19 June 2018
  • Campaigning for Evidence: Sara Yaron - a patient's story
    Sara Yaron has been an active consumer’s advocate since 1982, when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. By profession, she’s a private lawyer in Israel, engaged in medical malpractice lawsuits. After her diagnosis, she became involved with national and international organizations, all regarding health care, patient safety, patients rights...
    19 June 2018
  • Register before the 22 June 2018 to get the reduced early bird rate
    Register before the 22 June 2018 to get the reduced early bird rateThe Cochrane Colloquium is an annual event, bringing people together from around the world to discuss research into important global health questions and promote evidence-informed health care. The Colloquium will be held at the International Convention Centre in Edinburgh from 16-...
    15 June 2018
  • Cochrane Training is pleased to announce that Cochrane Review production training materials are now available in Russian.The materials cover essential aspects of a Cochrane Review production based on the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. The training materials, translated into Russian, consist of records of fourteen...
    13 June 2018
  • New Living Evidence for Australian Health Care Report now available
    This news item was orginally posted on Cochrane Australia website.
    A new report published heralds an exciting development for evidence-based health care in Australia, with the promise of near real-time incorporation of research into evidence-based guideline recommendations now a step closer to reality. The Living Evidence for Australian...
    11 June 2018
  • Cochrane is pleased to announce that we have re-launched training.cochrane.org with a new design – making the learning resources you need easier to find and use.All resources are available through new curated collections built around themes or topics. The website highlights the numerous different ways that you can learn with Cochrane - online...
    7 June 2018
  • Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane’s citizen science platform, reached 2 million individual classifications on Tuesday 15th of May at 5.20pm UTC + 1, one day after the platform’s 2nd birthday!Cochrane Crowd is our online citizen science platform that enables anyone with an interest in health to contribute to health evidence. Our volunteers make it easier...
    5 June 2018
  • Featured Review: Nicotine replacement therapy versus control for smoking cessation
    High-quality evidence that all forms of nicotine replacement therapy can help increase chances of successfully stopping smoking.Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) aims to reduce withdrawal symptoms associated with stopping smoking by replacing the nicotine from cigarettes. NRT is available as skin patches that deliver nicotine slowly, and chewing...
    4 June 2018
  • Antioxidant supplementation does not appear to reduce muscle soreness after exercise
    Taking antioxidant supplements to reduce muscles soreness after exercise could have almost no effect, according to a new  Cochrane ReviewListen to the podcast from the lead author
    People engaging in intense exercise often take antioxidant supplements, such as vitamin C and/or E or antioxidant-enriched foods, before and after exercise in the...
    4 June 2018
  • Annual Review cover
    2017 was a year of organizational change and growth for Cochrane.Find out more about Cochrane’s key achievements during 2017, and the strides being made on our major Strategy to 2020 initiatives.“As a global community committed to producing the highest quality healthcare evidence that impacts health decision making around the world, Cochrane...
    1 June 2018
  • 10.1002/14651858.CD009069.pub3
    New evidence published in the Cochrane Library shows that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women, particularly in those who are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26. It also summarizes findings on harms that have been assessed in randomized controlled trials. Read this press release in Farsi,...
    29 May 2018
  • Introducing the #BeyondTheRoom team
    Cochrane UK is delighted to be hosting the 25th Cochrane Colloquium, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Scotland, from 16th to 18th September 2018.For the first time at a Cochrane Colloquium, we will be taking the conversation #BeyondTheRoom. Beyond the Room is a digital conference service, started in 2016 by André Tomlin from the...
    25 May 2018
  • Cochrane evidence on nutritional labeling on menus and new FDA labeling rules
    Earlier this month, the  United States Food and Drug Administration implemented a new set of rules requiring restaurants, supermarkets, and convenience stores with 20 or more locations to go public with the calorie counts for standard menu items. These food establishments must now post the calories on overhead display boards, printed menus, and...
    24 May 2018
  • Featured Review: Interventions for investigating and identifying the causes of stillbirth
    There is no RCT evidence available to guide how best to investigate the causes of stillbirth – future trials are needed.Identification of the causes of stillbirth is critical to the primary prevention of stillbirth and to the provision of optimal care in subsequent pregnancies. A wide variety of investigations are available, but there is currently...
    23 May 2018

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