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  • Cochrane is made up of 13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in...
    12 March 2019
  • Symposium on using qualitative evidence to inform decisions in the SDG era – 9-11 October 2019, Brasilia, Brazil
    Are you interested in qualitative research and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Are you working within health, education, social welfare, crime and justice, the environment, agriculture or other related sectors?Researchers, policy makers, research commissioners and other stakeholders from across the world are invited to attend the...
    8 March 2019
  • Relaunch of Cochrane Ireland
    We are delighted to announce the recent relaunch of Cochrane Ireland and its establishment as an Associate Centre. The official launch will take place at the upcoming joint Cochrane UK and Cochrane Ireland Symposium in Oxford in March 2019. Cochrane Ireland will be hosted within the newly-established Evidence Synthesis Ireland (ESI), based at the...
    8 March 2019
  • International Women’s Day: Cochrane Indonesia’s Director reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane
     To celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March),  Cochrane Indonesia’s Director Dr Detty Nurdiati reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane.Despite rising prosperity, over 40 women die in childbirth every day in Indonesia. It’s an intractable national health statistic that represents loss...
    7 March 2019
  • The Anne Anderson Award that recognizes a female member of Cochrane who has made a significant contribution to the enhancement and visibility of women's participation within Cochrane.
    To celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March), we wanted to highlight the Anne Anderson Award, which recognizes a female member of Cochrane who has made a significant contribution to the enhancement and visibility of women's participation within Cochrane. The Anne Anderson Award is one of severally prizes awarded annually.Who was Anne Anderson...
    7 March 2019
  • Cochrane Nutrition puts the spotlight on Cochrane Reviews on salt
    'World Salt Awareness Week' is a global event to bring attention to salt intake and the risks to health it can bring. This year, the awareness week is being observed 4-10 March, 2019.
    Read this news item in MalayCochrane Nutrition Field's aim is to support and enable evidence-informed decision-making for nutrition policy and practice by...
    6 March 2019
  • Fear associated with going to the dentist is common and, among children especially it can make it difficult to deliver the treatment they need. Therefore, among their many reviews of the effects of dental treatments, the Cochrane Oral Health Group maintains a review of the effects of sedation on children undergoing such treatment. The review’s...
    6 March 2019
  • The Thomas C Chalmers 2018 Award Winner
    The Thomas C Chalmers Award is awarded to the principal author of the best oral and the best poster presentation addressing methodological issues related to systematic reviews.Tom Chalmers (1917-1995) was an outspoken advocate of randomised trials, whether at the bedside, at professional meetings, in class or in situations pertaining to his own...
    6 March 2019
  • The World Health Organization published Guidelines for malaria vector control, drawing on seven Cochrane reviews specially prepared for them by the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). With its editorial base at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), CIDG was asked to review all of the evidence that was used in bringing together what...
    5 March 2019
  • Launch of Cochrane Colombia
    Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health, is proud to announce its newest Centre, ‘Cochrane Colombia’.Cochrane Colombia will promote evidence-based decision making in healthcare in Colombia by supporting and training authors of Cochrane Reviews, as well as working with...
    4 March 2019
  • New on the Cochrane Library: Best of 2018 Special Collection
    What were the most popular Cochrane Reviews of 2018? 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 for one month via the Cochrane Library website.
    4 March 2019
  • Podcast: Laparoscopy versus laparotomy for the management of presumed early stage endometrial cancer
    Recent decades have seen greater and greater use of laparoscopy, or keyhole surgery, when people need an operation on their abdomen. There are now dozens of Cochrane Reviews of this, for a wide variety of conditions and, in October 2018, the one for laparoscopy versus laparotomy, or open surgery, for women with early stage endometrial cancer was...
    26 February 2019
  • Cochrane's 30 under 30: Shalini Suresh
    Cochrane is made up of 13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in...
    25 February 2019
  • Nominations are open for the 2019 Cochrane-REWARD prize, which recognizes initiatives that have potential to reduce research waste.An 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,...
    22 February 2019
  • Cochrane's 30 under 30: Carlo Frassetto
    Cochrane is made up of 13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in...
    22 February 2019
  • Elections to the Cochrane Consumer Executive open
    Are you interested in taking a leadership role in the Cochrane consumer community? Cochrane’s Consumer Engagement Officer; Richard Morley, and Consumer Executive member; Nancy Fitton explain what’s involved and how to apply."Cochrane is an amazing movement to change the way that evidence is produced and used. It is a global community of over 63,...
    21 February 2019
  • Workplaces provide an opportunity for interventions to improve the general health of employees
    When someone mentions the workplace and health, our first thoughts might be about safety and avoiding accidents, but workplaces also provide an opportunity for interventions to improve the general health of employees. Luke Wolfenden of the University of Newcastle in Callaghan, Australia and colleagues have looked into this and we asked him to tell...
    21 February 2019
  • Do general health checks reduce illness and death?
    Do general health checks reduce illness and death?The authors of this updated Cochrane Review set out to find if general health checks reduce illness and deaths.

    General health checks involve multiple tests in a person who does not feel ill. The purpose is to find disease early, prevent disease from developing, or provide reassurance....
    20 February 2019
  • Podcast: C-reactive protein for diagnosing infection in newborn infants
    Doctors looking after newborn babies need to be able to detect infections early and accurately if they are to prevent the baby from becoming seriously ill. One of the tests suggested for doing this is to measure their c-reactive protein and this was assessed in a new Cochrane Review in January 2019. We asked the lead author, Jennifer Brown from...
    18 February 2019
  • Special thank you and recognition of 22 years of service to Cochrane: Founder of Cochrane Finland, Marjukka Mäkelä
    After leading Cochrane Finland for 22 years, Cochrane expresses thanks to Marjukka Mäkelä, for her outstanding contributions to Cochrane.Marjukka founded Cochrane Finland in 1996 and during her long service to Cochrane, she has become highly respected in the field of evidence-based medicine. Marjukka was the first Editor in Chief of the Finnish...
    15 February 2019

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