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  • A round-up of selected recent coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence - updated throughout the month.   Authors of recent Cochrane Review on automated telephone systems in preventing and managing long-term health condition were interviewed in M.D. Alert.Medical Express reports on new Cochrane Review about automated telephone...
    7 December 2016
  • Join the Cochrane Crowd 48-hour Citation Screening Challenge!
     Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane’s new citizen science platform, is a global community of almost 4,000 volunteers who are helping to classify the research needed to support informed decision-making about healthcare treatments.Cochrane Crowd would like your help to achieve one million classifications by the end of the year. Help Cochrane Crowd get over...
    6 December 2016
  •  2016 winner of the prestigious Aubrey Sheiham Leadership Award for Evidence-Based Healthcare in Africa announced
     Dr Mbah Patrick Okwen has been announced as the 2016 winner of the prestigious Aubrey Sheiham Leadership Award by Cochrane. The award is named after the dental epidemiologist who was inspired and encouraged by Archie Cochrane to question many of the practices in medicine and dentistry.Prof. Sheiham’s commitment was to improving the health of...
    28 November 2016
  • Cochrane in the news: November 2016
    A round-up of selected recent coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence - updated throughout the month.  Cranberry is a popular natural treatment for urinary tract infections but does the evidence on its effectiveness stack up? ABC RN Health Report looks at the latest evidence, including the Cochrane Review on cranberries for...
    21 November 2016
  • Do school-based interventions prevent HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy? This is the question asked by researchers from the University of York, South African Medical Research Council, and Stellenbosch University in a Cochrane review published this week.  Sexually active adolescents in some countries, particularly girls, are at high risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs); while early, unintended pregnancy can have a major impact on the lives of young people.
    Do school-based interventions prevent HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy? This is the question asked by researchers from the University of York, South African Medical Research Council, and Stellenbosch University in a Cochrane Review published this week.Sexually active adolescents in some countries, particularly girls, are at high...
    16 November 2016
  • 2016 Colloquium Wrap-Up
    Cochrane Colloquia are our annual flagship events, bringing together Cochrane contributors from around the world to discuss, develop, and promote Cochrane, and help shape its future.The 2016 Cochrane Colloquium was held in Seoul, South Korea from 23-27 October. For full information regarding the Colloquium, please visit the website. For highlights...
    16 November 2016
  • Low back pain (LBP) is a common condition, widely reported as a major health and socioeconomic problem associated with work absenteeism, disability, and high costs for patients and society. Paracetamol is widely recommended for a variety of acute and chronic pain conditions, but a Cochrane Review published in June 2016 called its effectiveness...
    14 November 2016
  • Jimmy Volmink recognized for his contributions to evidence-based health care

    The South African Medical Research Council (MRC) has called Professor Jimmy Volmink, Director of Cochrane South Africa, the African region's ‘father of evidence-based health care'. Professor Volmink, also the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences...
    11 November 2016
  • Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Cochrane Brazil
    Established in 1996, this month Cochrane Brazil (Centro Cochrane do Brasil) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Over the past two decades, Cochrane Brazil has supported authors from different regions of the country, and produced more than 300 Cochrane Reviews for the Brazilian Ministry of Health. Some of these author teams are now in a position...
    9 November 2016
  • 2016 Cochrane contributor prize and award winners
    Each year at our annual Colloquium, Cochrane presents a number of awards and prizes to contributors to recognize contributions to our work and organization made in various ways.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...
    8 November 2016

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