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  • In June 2019, a test used to detect tuberculosis, was updated. The lead author, sets the scene and tells us what the review found.
    Most Cochrane Reviews look at the effects of interventions on health, but a growing number provide evidence on how to diagnose a disease. In June 2019, one of these, on a test used to detect tuberculosis, was updated. The lead author, David Horne from the University of Washington in Seattle in the USA, sets the scene and tells us what the review...
    28 October 2019
  • This title is given in special recognition of David’s distinguished service as Cochrane’s first Editor-in-Chief, 2009-2019.
    At its recent meeting in Santiago, Cochrane’s Governing Board has awarded Dr. David Tovey the title “Emeritus Editor-in-Chief.” This title is given in special recognition of David’s distinguished service as Cochrane’s first Editor-in-Chief of the Cochrane Library, 2009-2019. David stepped down from the role at the end of May 2019 following ten...
    25 October 2019
  • Cochrane advocates for clinical trial transparency at EU Parliament event
    Cochrane recently joined policymakers, civil society organizations and academics at the European Parliament for a roundtable event on clinical trial transparency.Under the European Commission’s Clinical Trial Regulation, which came into force in July 2014, trial sponsors must post summary results within one year of a study ending, or six months...
    25 October 2019
  • The Recommended Dose podcast: Liam Mannix
    National Science Editor, The AgeOur latest series kicks off with Australia’s multi-award-winning health and science reporter, Liam Mannix. He joins Ray to share his insights into the role and impact of evidence, advocacy and investigative reporting in today’s ever-changing media landscape.Listen to Recommended Dose podcasts on SoundCloud, iTunes,...
    25 October 2019
  • Science Vs. Podcast features Cochrane evidence on 'Exercise: Fat Buster or Belly Flop?' episode
    Lots of people hit the gym to shed unwanted pounds, but they don’t always see results on the scale.Obesity expert Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, psychiatrist Dr. Gary Cooney, neuroscientist Prof. Wendy Suzuki, and urologist Dr. Stacey Kenfield tackle the power of exercise and why you should bother. Best quote of the podcast: 'We here at Science Vs we LOVE...
    24 October 2019
  • Cochrane Colloquium
    At the close of its meeting today, Cochrane’s Governing Board extended its grateful thanks to Gabriel Rada, the Local Organizing Team at Cochrane Chile, Cochrane Iberoamerica, and support from Cochrane’s Central Executive Team for their outstanding work in preparing for the 2019 Santiago Colloquium.The Board and Senior Management Team share...
    22 October 2019
  • A message of thanks from Dr. Gabriel Rada and the Local Organizing Committee
    An unprecedented situation of civil unrest across Santiago has led to the cancellation of Cochrane's annual flagship event, this year’s 26th Colloquium. Chair of the Local Organizing Committee and Co-Director of Cochrane Chile, Gabriel Rada, expresses his thanks for everyone’s support this week.Dear friends,At this very instant, as chair of the...
    22 October 2019
  • Please read for imporant information to those in transit or already in Santiago.
    Dear Colloquium delegates,*******Cochrane Santiago Colloquium cancelled - Latest Update: Friday 25 - 15:00
    There is 11pm to 4am curfew this evening in SantiagoUpdate: Thursday 24 - 15:00 - 20:00
    There is a 10pm to 5am curfew this evening in Santiago
    Delegates returning home have reported that many shops and restaurants at the...
    22 October 2019
  • What are the effects of fluoxetine treatment in overweight or obese adults?
    Fluoxetine is a medicine used for the treatment of depression, which reduces appetite as a side effect. Therefore, it is suspected that fluoxetine could be used as a treatment for overweight or obese people. In this group of people administration of fluoxetine means an off-label treatment which means it is not licensed for treating obesity.The...
    21 October 2019
  • Podcast: Screening for malignant melanoma (a type of skin cancer)
    Malignant melanoma, which can be fatal, is increasingly common and there is debate about whether it should join the list of cancers that are screened for. A new Cochrane Review from June 2019 looks at the current evidence and we asked one of the authors, Minna Johansson from Cochrane Sweden, to tell us what they found.In thinking about screening...
    21 October 2019
  • REWARD prize 1st: Prof Shaun Treweek
    We are pleased to announce the winners – one first place and two runners-up – of this year’s Cochrane-REWARD Prize. The Cochrane-REWARD Prize recognizes successful local or pilot initiatives that have potential to reduce research waste globally if scaled up. Cochrane has funded the prize annually since it began in 2017.The prize ceremony took...
    18 October 2019
  • The Cochrane Library
    The Cochrane Library App presents the latest up-to-date evidence from the Cochrane Library in a convenient, easy to navigate format which provides you with relevant, accessible research, when you need it, from the world’s leading experts in evidence-informed health care.All content in the app is free and new issues will download regularly.Download...
    18 October 2019
  • Practical details for the Colloquium
    We are looking forward to seeing you at the Colloquium in a few days! Here is some practical information to make your arrival easier.If you are registered for the Colloquium, you should have received the Colloquium Joining Instructions email last week, and another copy is coming.

    For information about transportation from the airport,...
    16 October 2019
  • Featured Review
    Delayed cord clamping improves health of babies born too early: updated Cochrane Review
    This updated Cochrane systematic review  finds that delayed, rather than early, cord clamping may reduce the risk of death before discharge for babies born preterm.The authors set out to determine if delayed cord clamping or umbilical cord milking improves...
    11 October 2019
  • We asked the lead author, Sophie Goudet, to tell us about the need for it
    Cochrane Reviews cover a wide range of issues relating to good nutrition for children and adults and the collection were added to in June 2019 by a reviews dedicated to issues faced by young children living in urban slums in low- and middle-income countries. We asked the lead author, Sophie Goudet from the Centre for Global Health and Human...
    10 October 2019
  • July to September 2019, was a busy quarter for Cochrane! Here we provide some highlights of the third quarter of the year.
    Cochrane is for anyone interested in using high-quality information to make health decisions. Whether you are a doctor or nurse, patient or carer, researcher or funder, Cochrane evidence provides a powerful tool to enhance your healthcare knowledge and decision making. Our mission is to promote evidence-informed health decision-making by producing...
    9 October 2019
  • Can people stop smoking by cutting down the amount they smoke first?
    This Cochrane Review looks at whether cutting down before quitting helps people to stop smoking, and the best ways that people can cut down to help them stop completely, the study included 51 studies of over 22,000 people who smoked tobacco.Nicola Lindson, lead author of this Cochrane review explains, “The standard way people are told to quit...
    3 October 2019
  • Publication of Cochrane Review: ‘Exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome’
    Today, Cochrane publishes an amended version of the Review, 'Exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome.’ In the last nine months, this Cochrane Review has been modified by the review’s authors and evaluated by independent peer reviewers and editors. It now places more emphasis on the limited applicability of the evidence to definitions of...
    2 October 2019
  • Launch of Biblioteca Cochrane and Cochrane Madrid
    Cochrane is delighted to support the official launch of the Spanish Cochrane Library known as ‘Biblioteca Cochrane’ in Madrid.
    ‘Biblioteca Cochrane’ is the Spanish portal of the Cochrane Libary, an online platform providing high-quality, independently produced evidence to inform healthcare decision-making and to end-users whose preferred...
    1 October 2019
  • Spotlighting the latest Cochrane evidence on quitting smoking.
    Stoptober began in 2012 as an event  to encouraging people to quit smoking for good. Since then it has become an annual 28-day mass quitting attempt, offering resources and support for anyone trying to become smoke-free. It's an excellent to put the spotlight on the latest Cochrane evidence on quitting smoking.In May 2019, the Cochrane Library...
    1 October 2019

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