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  • Alongside its benefits, one of the unwelcome outcomes of exercise can be sore muscles. Ways to prevent or treat muscle soreness can form an important part of training regimens for athletes, whether they are professional or amateur. One recent therapy that is growing in use is whole-body cryotherapy (WBC). This involves single or repeated exposures...
    27 October 2015
  • Cochrane Review assesses interventions manipulating and comparing different sizes or shapes of portions, packages, or units of food, alcohol, and tobacco.
    Media release from the University of Cambridge and CochraneLarger-sized portions, packages and tableware lead to higher consumption of food and drink, Cochrane review findsRelated resources and media coverage - see the latest developments
    A new review has produced the most conclusive evidence to date that people consume more food or non-...
    23 October 2015
  • Thanks to all who came to Vienna and helped make the 2015 Cochrane Colloquium our biggest ever! And to the organizers for their hard work in arranging and presenting an excellent event.Cochrane Colloquia are our annual flagship events, bringing together Cochrane contributors and stakeholders from around the world. This year we focused on “...
    19 October 2015
  • Cochrane annual report includes progress report on Strategy to 2020 work in 2014 and plans for 2015.
    Cochrane's 2014 Annual Review and Financial Statements are now available. The 2014 Review features updates from the Steering Group Co-Chairs, the CEO, and the Editor in Chief, as well as achievements from 2014 and plans for 2015. Get the latest updates on Strategy to 2020, our financial standing, and our geographical reach. Read more about the...
    28 September 2015
  • Cochrane announces support for campaign organized by The Lancet to reduce waste across the whole of biomedical research.
    Cochrane has signed on to support the Lancet REWARD (REduce research Waste And Reward Diligence) Campaign.  The REWARD Campaign aims to "improve the value of the entire biomedical research system through systematic and continuous monitoring of the performance of funders, regulators, academic institutions, journals, and researchers; and to examine...
    28 September 2015
  • Training healthcare providers in neonatal resuscitation improves neonatal outcomes
    Training healthcare providers in neonatal resuscitation improves neonatal outcomes One in ten newborn requires some resuscitative efforts at birth when signs of breathing or a heartbeat are not detected. In 2000, approximately four million newborn infants died in the first four weeks of life worldwide, with almost half of these deaths occurring on...
    26 September 2015
  • Cochrane issues a statement distinguishing between opinions expressed by individual contributors and organizational policy statements.
    Cochrane has a long tradition of vigorous, open scientific debate that we cherish, and we want to play a constructive role in the current debate on the evidence relating to the benefits and harms of psychiatric drugs, resulting in better health decision-making and patient care. However, Cochrane’s ability to take part in the debate is damaged if...
    19 September 2015
  • Treating the trigger: assessing the evidence for sublingual immunotherapy for asthma
    Rebecca NormansellDeputy Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Airways
    St George’s, University of London, London, UK1. What is sublingual immunotherapy and how might it help people with asthma?
    For about half of the 300 million people worldwide with asthma...
    29 August 2015
  • Newly created senior position will support Cochrane's editorial and product development.
    I am delighted to announce that Karla Soares Weiser has been appointed as Cochrane’s Deputy Editor in Chief. This newly created post will combine leadership roles within the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) and Cochrane Innovations, helping me to ensure that the CEU can deliver on its targets and projects, and supporting Charlotte Pestridge...
    28 August 2015
  • Reframing the debate: 'alternative' vs. 'traditional' medicine
    "The dichotomy, however, between alternative and traditional medicine, or between Eastern and Western medicine, is a false one":  The New York Times' 'Upshot' column considers common assumptions about medical treatment, and how to reframe the debate in the context of evidence.
    28 August 2015
  • News analysis website Vox examines the ongoing debate about whether school deworming programmes are effective, including the recent Cochrane Review presenting the current evidence.
    13 August 2015
  • The Cochrane Library publishes three Special Collections and two supporting editorials focusing on indigenous health issues
    The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, a United Nations event commemorated worldwide, is celebrated on 9 August each year. The theme for 2015 is “Post 2015 agenda: Ensuring Indigenous peoples’ health and wellbeing”.Since 2002, Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health...
    7 August 2015
  • Bronchiectasis
    Interventions for bronchiectasis: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviewsReview gives starting point in reducing uncertainly in treating chronic wet coughs.Bronchiectasis is a long-term respiratory disease characterized by abnormal dilatation of the bronchi; it is commonly associated with a troublesome cough with mucous or chronic wet cough in...
    31 July 2015
  • New Cochrane evidence indicates that eradicating Helicobacter pylori may help to reduce the risk of gastric cancer.
    Press Release: Strictly Embargoed Until 00.01 Hours (BST), Wednesday, July 22, 2015[19.01 Hours US Eastern Time, July 21 / 09.01 Hours Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), July 22]Media contacts:
    Wiley: Evelyn Martinez (US): +1 201 748 6358+1 201 748 6358
    sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
    Cochrane LibraryCochrane Press Office: Jo...
    30 July 2015
  • The Economist reports on the 'flawed' evidence base for new medicines
    The Economist reports on the problem of unpublished clinical trial data, and efforts to make all trials available.
    28 July 2015
  • Educational benefits of deworming children questioned by re-analysis of flagship study
        Press release issued by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
    Embargoed to 00.05 BST [UK time] on Thursday 23 July 2015Deworming children may not improve school attendance and the evidence that informs international policy needs to be re-appraised following a major re-analysis by researchers at the London School of Hygiene...
    22 July 2015
  • New Cochrane Review finds that attendance at day hospitals offer benefits compared to providing no treatment.
    Are medical day hospitals for those 60+ more effective than other forms of care?Day hospitals are one way of delivering health care to older people. They are outpatient facilities which patients, 60 years and older, attend for a full or near-full day, and receive multidisciplinary health care 'under one roof.' They serve several functions...
    21 July 2015
  • Cochrane Review shows new medication used to treat women with advanced ovarian cancer delays need for further treatment in some women.
    Cochrane Review shows new medication used to treat women with advanced ovarian cancer delays need for further treatment in some womenOvarian cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women world-wide. Treatment of ovarian cancer consists of a combination of surgery and chemotherapy.  Conventional chemotherapy drugs act on dividing cells by...
    20 July 2015
  • New Cochrane Review evaluates the efficacy of pharmacological treatments for fatigue in palliative care
    Is there a drug to improve tiredness, weakness, and lack of energy in advanced diseases?
    In healthy individuals, fatigue is a protective response to physical or mental stress, often relieved by rest. By contrast, in palliative care patients' fatigue can be severely debilitating and is often not counteracted with rest, thereby impacting daily...
    13 July 2015
  • Embargoed: 00.01 BST, Wednesday 1 July 2015Press contact: Jo Anthony
    M+44(0) 7582 726 634+44(0) 7582 726 634E janthony@cochrane.org or pressoffice@cochrane.orgA new Cochrane systematic review published today of surgery for stress urinary incontinence makes an important contribution to an ongoing debate and will help women to make more...
    30 June 2015

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