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  • Cochrane Reviews on vision screening and reading aid updated
    The College of Optometrists, UK has funded two Cochrane Review updates in support of the Cochrane Eyes and Vision (CEV) group based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The global review updates were used to answer questions on the topics of Vision screening for correctable visual acuity deficits in school-age children...
    23 May 2018
  • Feature Review: Immersion in water during labour and birth
    Labouring in water may reduce the number of women having an epidural but does not appear to affect mode of birth or serious perineal tears.Water immersion during labour and birth is increasingly popular and is becoming widely accepted across many countries, and particularly in midwifery-led care settings. However, there are concerns around...
    18 May 2018
  • Cochrane at the 2018 Medical Library Association’s (MLA) Meeting
    The annual Medical Library Association (MLA) Meeting is a premier event that draws thousands of medical librarians and other health information professionals from around the globe. The meeting is a 4 and 1/2 day interdisciplinary educational experience, with a 3-day commercial exhibition. In 2018, the meeting will take place in Atlanta, USA from...
    16 May 2018
  • Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch of Cochrane Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Cochrane Bosnia and Herzegovina is delighted to announce that today it has officially become a new Cochrane Geographic Group.Cochrane Bosnia and Herzegovina will be located at the University of Mostar School of Medicine in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country in South-Eastern Europe with a population of 3 791 622...
    14 May 2018
  • Media coverage of new Cochrane Review on HPV vaccine for cervical cancer prevention in girls and women
    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. Below is a round-up for some of the...
    9 May 2018
  • Scientific expert reaction to new Cochrane Review on HPV vaccine for cervical cancer prevention in girls and women
    New evidence published today 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. Below is a Science Media Centre...
    9 May 2018
  • Cochrane-REWARD prize for reducing waste in research
    Deadline for nominations 15 MayAn estimated $170 billion of research funding is wasted each year because its outcomes cannot be used [1]. The waste occurs during 5 stages of research production: question selection, study design, research conduct, publication, and reporting [2,3]. Much of this waste appears to be avoidable or remediable, but there...
    3 May 2018
  • Help Cochrane Crowd reach 2 million classifications
    Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane’s 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 almost 2 million individual classifications of reports of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) eligible for...
    2 May 2018
  • VII Croatian Congress of PRM
    The 7th national congress of Croatian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM), Croatian Medical Association (CSPRM) was been held in Šibenik, Croatia, 19-22 April 2018. Two round tables - about Quality management in PRM and Cochrane Rehabilitation initiative were held.During the meeting a Memorandum of Understanding between Cochrane...
    2 May 2018
  • Cochrane’s Future Publishing and Open Access Arrangements
    Today Cochrane announces important decisions on its future publishing and open access arrangements, part of its commitment of making Cochrane evidence freely and openly accessible to everyone all over the world.Cochrane has agreed improved terms and a two-year extension of its existing publishing agreement with John Wiley & Sons, Limited,...
    30 April 2018
  • New Cochrane-wide peer review policy
    On Monday 16th April Cochrane published the first Cochrane-wide peer review policy.  In addition to standardising current practice across all of Cochrane’s 53 Review Groups, the introduction of the new policy aims to improve transparency in communication and decision making, consistent with core Cochrane principles, and taking the opportunity to...
    26 April 2018
  • Opportunity for some keen tweeters to come to the Cochrane Colloquium 2018
    Announcing a great opportunity for some keen tweeters to come to the Cochrane Colloquium 2018 (with free registration, accommodation and a travel bursary) as part of the #BeyondTheRoom team.We’re really excited about this. Not ‘excited’ as in “we know we need to appear enthusiastic about this and this is an easy word to reach for” kind of excited...
    25 April 2018
  • Featured Review: Uterotonic agents for preventing postpartum haemorrhage
    New evidence on the best drugs to prevent postpartum haemorrhage point away from Oxytocin – the standard drug currently used to prevent this condition. Bleeding after birth is the most common reason why mothers die in childbirth worldwide. Includes data from 88,000 women across 140 trials. The review found that ergometrine plus oxytocin,...
    25 April 2018
  • Stipend applications closing  7 May 2018
    Stipend applications closing Monday 7 May 2018A number of stipends and bursaries are available to help consumers and other attendees based in developing countries to attend Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018.The stipends (funding you can apply for, if eligible) are to help cover registration, travel, accommodation, and other expenses associated...
    24 April 2018
  • Featured Review: First-line drugs for hypertension
    Thiazides best first choice for hypertensionHigh blood pressure or hypertension can increase the risk of heart attacks and stroke. One of the most important decisions in treating people with elevated blood pressure is what drug class to use first. This decision has important consequences in terms of health outcomes and cost.The Cochrane...
    23 April 2018
  • Cochrane Marches for Science
    The March for Science is a celebration of passion for science and the many ways science serves our global communities.Cochrane officially supports and is in partnership with the March for Science. The March is organized in Washington, DC, with satellite marches in cities around the world, to champion the science that upholds the common good.For...
    20 April 2018
  • Feature Review: Vertebroplasty for treating spinal fractures due to osteoporosis
    High quality evidence shows that vertebroplasty does not provide more clinically important benefits than placebo but may cause people harm.
    Osteoporosis is characterised by thin, fragile bones and may result in minimal trauma fractures of the spine bones (vertebrae). They can cause severe pain and disability. Vertebroplasty involves injecting...
    18 April 2018
  • Become a Cochrane citizen scientist!
    Become a Cochrane citizen scientist!crowd.cochrane.orgThis platform will enable anyone to get involved with Cochrane and help identify the evidence we need to make informed healthcare decisions.The platform builds on the hugely successful Embase project where a community of over 2,000 people helped identify well over 20,000 reports of randomized...
    16 April 2018
  • Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch of Cochrane Mexico
    Cochrane and the Cochrane Iberoamerican Network are delighted to announce the launch of a new Centre in Mexico.The Mexican Cochrane Centre consists of five Associated Centres located at Culiacán (Sinaloa's Pediatric Hospital), Guadalajara (University of Guadalajara), Mexico City (Mexico's Children Hospital Federico Gómez and Clínica Médica Sur...
    11 April 2018
  • Cochrane Eyes and Vision celebrates 21 years of high quality evidence
    Cochrane Eyes and Vision is an international network of individuals working to prepare, maintain, and promote access to systematic reviews of interventions to treat or prevent eye diseases or visual impairment. They also do systematic reviews of the accuracy of diagnostic tests for common ocular diseases or conditions.Cochrane Eyes and Vision...
    5 April 2018

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