In a significant step for national health research and training, Cochrane Indonesia was launched today at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta.Cochrane’s global CEO Mark Wilson travelled from London to join Cochrane Indonesia’s Director Dr Detty Nurdiati at a formal ceremony to inaugurate the high-profile, independent research organisation’s...
5 March 2018
New evidence published in the Cochrane Library shows that adding calorie labels to menus and next to food in restaurants, coffee shops, and cafeterias could reduce the calories that people consume, although the quality of evidence is low.Eating too many calories contributes to people becoming overweight and increases the risks of heart disease,...
27 February 2018
The US Cochrane Center, based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, has closed. Director Professor Kay Dickersin, and Associate Directors Tianjing Li and Roberta Scherer have stepped down from their positions, but will continue to work with Cochrane in other capacities. Cochrane’s Governing Board Co-Chairs Martin...
19 February 2018
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new recommendations to establish global care standards for healthy pregnant women and reduce unnecessary medical interventions.Worldwide, an estimated 140 million births take place every year. Most of these occur without complications for women and their babies. Yet, over the past 20 years,...
15 February 2018
Cochrane Sweden is delighted to announce the official launch of a new online learning course specifically designed to support medical students training in evidence-based health care at Lund University.Cochrane Interactive Learning (CIL) consists of a self-directed e-learning package which takes students through the processes involved in completing...
12 February 2018
The deadline for submitting workshops, presentations, and posters has been kept open till midnight on Monday 5 March (UTC). There’s still time to submit your abstract, to be a part of the 25th Cochrane Colloquium.
The 2018 Colloquium will be held in Edinburgh at the International Conference Centre in Scotland from 16-18 September 2018. It...
9 February 2018
John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE:JW-A) (NYSE:JW-B), today announced a new license agreement with the country of Brazil that provides unlimited access to the Cochrane Library. From academics to clinicians to patients, the two-year agreement provides one-click access to 7,000 published systematic reviews in healthcare interventions to more than 207...
7 February 2018
What were the most popular Cochrane Reviews of 2017? Find out in a Special Collection, now available on the Cochrane Library, which showcases some of the best work from Cochrane contributors worldwide. All of the included reviews are freely available via the Cochrane Library website. You can also read the Special Collection in Spanish.
5 February 2018
Three Cochrane Reviews have been newly updated to incorporate the latest available evidence on vaccines for the prevention of influenza. These reviews, which focus on the prevention of influenza in healthy adults, healthy children, and in the elderly, form a long-running series by the same author team, and are available in full on the Cochrane...
1 February 2018
While we’re almost at the end of January already, it is still well worth reflecting on Cochrane’s achievements in 2017 and what lies ahead for the organization. 2018 promises to be another exciting year of transformation and change as we increase still further our capacity to produce and disseminate high-quality evidence to impact health decision...
26 January 2018