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  • Featured Review: Participation in environmental enhancement and conservation activities for health and well-being in adults
    Can taking part in activities that enhance the physical environment improve your physical and mental health?There is growing research and policy interest in the potential for using the natural environment to enhance human health and well-being. It is thought that contact with the natural environment has a positive impact on health and well-being....
    7 June 2016
  • Cochrane Making a Difference: Midwifery
    The Cochrane Making a Difference series focuses on stories of how Cochrane evidence has made an impact on real-world health decision making and outcomes. This story focuses on the improved outcomes that women and infants experience in pregnancy and delivery when they are cared for by a midwife that they know.A Cochrane Review on continuity of...
    2 June 2016
  • The Cochrane-Wikipedia partnership in 2016
    Articles relating to medicine are viewed more than 180 million times per month on Wikipedia, yet fewer than 1 per cent of these have passed a formal peer review process.The Cochrane-Wikipedia partnership, formalized in 2014, supports the inclusion of relevant evidence within all Wikipedia medical articles, as well as processes to help ensure that...
    26 May 2016
  • A new study published in the online journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine on 24 May scrutinizes the quality of systematic reviews indexed in MEDLINE. The study found that the quantity of systematic reviews has increased significantly during the decade between 2004 and 2014 – tripling in number during that period – but that the quality...
    24 May 2016
  • Cochrane statement on Framework of engagement with non-State actors (World Health Assembly (WHA) Agenda item 11.3) Thank you for the opportunity to deliver this statement on behalf of The Cochrane Collaboration. An important part of Cochrane’s work with WHO involves support for guideline development. In 2015, 75% of the WHO guidelines issued cited...
    23 May 2016
  • Interventions for treating hyperemesis gravidarum
    New Cochrane evidence provides no definitive recommendation on the best way to treat severe nausea and vomiting in early pregnancyNausea and vomiting in early pregnancy are very common, affecting approximately 80% of pregnancies. Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), a severe form affecting only about 1.0% of pregnancies worldwide, generally includes...
    17 May 2016
  • Cochrane in the news: yoga and asthma
    NHS Choices is the UK's biggest health website. In their ‘Behind the Headlines’ section, they examine science that makes the news. They recently featured evidence from a new Cochrane Review that suggests that yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, although effects on lung function and medication...
    16 May 2016
  • Can psychological therapies help people who self-harm?
    Latest Cochrane research has found that psychological therapies, more commonly known as ‘talking treatments’, may help people who self-harm.Self-harm is intentional self-poisoning or self-injury. Many people who are admitted to hospital because of this are at an increased risk of self-harming again and of suicide.  It is a major problem in many...
    12 May 2016
  • Cochrane Review provides guidance on if daily iron supplementation shows benefits for women

    Cochrane Review provides guidance on whether daily iron supplementation shows benefits for womenIron deficiency is a shortage of iron stored in the body and anaemia is caused by low levels of haemoglobin - healthy red blood cells - in the blood. Iron deficiency and anaemia are common problems globally, especially in low-income countries and...
    4 May 2016
  • Beirut - the new home of Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative
    28 April sees the launch of a new secretariat at the American University of Beirut for the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI), an international consortium established to enhance the capacity for research synthesis worldwide.Research synthesis helps people make better decisions about public policies and public service delivery questions...
    28 April 2016

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