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  • The Recommended Dose: Episode 6 with Prathap Tharyan
    Psychiatrist and would-be international DJ Prathap Tharyan joins Ray from his home in India this week to explore a fascinating fraction of his work, life, and philosophy.Prathap’s wide-ranging agenda reflects a decidedly down-to-earth and original take on understanding and improving the human condition. Be it tending to victims of the Boxing Day...
    27 November 2017
  • Many people after having a stroke have difficulty moving, thinking, and sensing. This often results in problems with everyday activities such as writing, walking, and driving. Virtual reality and interactive video gaming therapy involves using computer-based programs designed to simulate real-life objects and events. This may have some advantages...
    23 November 2017
  • New Cochrane evidence synthesis highlights the many factors that influence the care provided by skilled birth attendantsIn low- and middle-income countries, many mothers still die during childbirth. Women are encouraged to give birth in health facilities rather than at home so they can receive care from skilled birth attendants. A skilled birth...
    21 November 2017
  • The Recommended Dose: Episode 5 with Paul Glasziou
    Episode 5: Professor Paul Glasziou
    Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine, Bond University, Robina, Queensland, Australia;
    and part-time General PractitionerPaul Glasziou (aka The Surfing Professor) joins Ray this week to share insights from his stellar career as both a family doctor in Brisbane and a global evidence guru at Oxford and...
    17 November 2017
  • World Antibiotic Awareness Week
    Professor Dame Sally Davies, England's Chief Medical Officer, recently warned that the world could face a "post-antibiotic apocalypse.” She urged that, unless action is taken to halt the practices that have allowed antibiotic resistance to spread and ways are found to develop new types of antibiotics, we could return to the days when simple wounds...
    16 November 2017
  • World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term that covers those long-term lung conditions which are characterized by shortness of breath, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic asthma, and which aren’t fully reversible. World COPD Day is observed each year in November to highlight and raises awareness about the...
    15 November 2017
  • Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh: Sponsorship, advertising, and exhibition opportunities
    The 2018 Cochrane Colloquium will be held in Edinburgh at the International Conference Centre in Scotland from 16-18 September 2018. It will be hosted by Cochrane UK. Cochrane’s annual Colloquia are truly international events, attracting up to 1300 delegates from across the world. It’s a great opportunity for delegates and organizations attending...
    14 November 2017
  • Cochrane Germany Foundation officially established
    On October 26 2017, the independent and non-profit Cochrane Germany Foundation (Cochrane Deutschland Stiftung, CDS) was officially established with an office in Freiburg. The German Federal Ministry of Health will support the foundation with an amount of up to one Million Euro annually to ensure that the activities of Cochrane Germany can continue...
    14 November 2017
  • The Recommended Dose: Episode 4 with Jimmy Volmink
    Professor of Epidemiology, Dean of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University, South Africa & Founding Director of Cochrane South AfricaProfessor Jimmy Volmink joins Ray to trace an extraordinary personal and professional journey that defied the odds. From his childhood with little...
    13 November 2017
  • Cochrane Podcasts
    Cochrane podcasts deliver the latest Cochrane evidence in an easy to access audio format, allowing you to stay up to date on newly published reviews wherever you are.Each Cochrane podcast offers a short summary of a recent Cochrane review from the authors themselves. They have been recorded in 33 languages and are brief, allowing everyone from...
    10 November 2017


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