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  • Cochrane recommends Covidence for new reviews
    Covidence is one of Cochrane’s recommended tools to support you in some of the most labour-intensive stages of your systematic review, saving up to 35% of researcher time. Covidence allows your team to upload search results, screen abstracts and full text, complete data collection, conduct risk of bias assessment, resolve disagreements and export...
    24 August 2017
  • Health benefits for lone parents unlikely from welfare-to-work initiatives
    A new Cochrane Review has examined large welfare-to-work studies conducted in North America.

    Led by Dr Marcia Gibson from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, the review looks at a series of welfare-to-work studies, comparing what happened to lone parents who were in welfare-to-work interventions...
    21 August 2017
  • John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb) is pleased to announce that students, practitioners, researchers, and patients in India will now have access to more than 7,000 published systematic reviews in healthcare interventions through one-click access to the Cochrane Library. Cochrane is a leading resource in evidence-based research across...
    1 August 2017
  • The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week and the full month of August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month for many countries - the perfect time to highlight the Cochrane Library Special Collection, which brings together Cochrane Reviews assessing evidence on interventions to support breastfeeding.Please see more resources at the...
    1 August 2017
  • Taking vitamin supplements will not prevent a common eye disease
    Latest evidence published in the Cochrane Library suggests that taking vitamin supplements, such as vitamin E or beta-carotene, may not prevent the common eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  See additional resources at the bottom of this pageAge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive and sight-threatening disease...
    31 July 2017
  • Cochrane election results and appointments to the Governing Board
    We are delighted to announce the results of the recent elections and appointments to the Governing Board:Co-Chair:Martin Burton has been appointed by the Board as its Co-Chair for a term of two years. Martin served as a member of the Board until this month, and already has substantial leadership experience in Cochrane as Director of Cochrane UK...
    27 July 2017
  • The Cochrane/G-I-N partnership in 2017
    Cochrane and the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) have been formal partners since 2014. We work together collaboratively to ensure that evidence is both useful and used by people making decisions about health, from individuals to clinicians to international health policy-makers from all over the world.The latest collaboration between...
    27 July 2017
  • The statement of principles for consumer involvement in Cochrane
    The purpose of consumer involvement in CochraneCochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, and people interested in health, including healthcare consumers. Cochrane's healthcare consumers are made up from a wide range of people, including patients (or people with personal experience of a healthcare condition), health...
    19 July 2017
  • Evidence
    Recent injuries in two major sporting events: Wimbledon and the Tour de France. Helen Handoll, Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma and Senior Research Fellow at Teeside Univerity, takes a look at sports injuries and evidence. Dr Handoll research interests focus on getting the evidence to inform the management of people...
    13 July 2017
  • Celebrating 20 years of Cochrane in Spain
    This year is the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the first Cochrane Centre in Spain. It was founded in 1997 as the Spanish Cochrane Centre and was located at the Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí in Sabadell. In 2000, the Centre was renamed the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre (IbCC), and has continued its activity at its current headquarters...
    26 June 2017
  • Early bird registration for the Summit closes this Friday, 7 July (23:59 SAST). Don’t miss out on the 11% discount!
    Still time to register!  Participants will enjoy: Plenaries where you can… Understand how evidence can achieve a more equitable world. Hear from speakers such as Sipho Mthathi from Oxfam South Africa and John-Arne Røttingen, from the Research Council of Norway who will be sharing their real-life experiences of how international collaboration...
    26 June 2017
  • National one-click access to evidence-based Cochrane reviews for South Africans
    The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) aims to improve the quality of health care for South Africans.  The SAMRC’s Cochrane Centre recently procured a national Cochrane Library licence that will make evidence-based scientific reviews accessible to healthcare decision makers in South Africa. This collaboration between Wiley and the...
    26 June 2017
  • Latest health evidence shows that making changes to diet, physical activity, and behaviour may reduce obesity in children and adolescents
    Two new Cochrane Reviews are the last in a series of related systematic reviews summarizing evidence on the effects of different interventions for treating obesity and overweight in childhood and adolescence. The reviews summarize the results of 114 studies which involved more than 13,000 children and young people. They show that a combination of...
    22 June 2017
  • Cochrane Japan has been recognized for its outstanding achievements in promoting evidence-based decision-making in health care
    Cochrane Japan has been recognized for its outstanding achievements in promoting evidence-based decision-making in health care by moving from a Cochrane Associate Centre to being awarded full, independent Centre status. The Centre consists of longstanding, dedicated Cochrane enthusiasts located at the National Centre for Child Health and...
    22 June 2017
  • A double Cochrane celebration in Croatia
    A double celebration of Cochrane was organized this year in Croatia where, apart from the annual Croatian Cochrane Symposium, held at the University of Split School of Medicine (UoSSoM) from 9th -10th June, a celebration of Cochrane Croatia’s independent Centre status was held on 8th June to a large crowd of Cochrane supporters, including...
    21 June 2017
  • Associate Professor Julian Elliott from Cochrane Australia  honoured
    As an HIV doctor working in Cambodia in the mid-2000s, Julian Elliott saw first-hand the critical need for accessible and up-to-date health evidence to inform both daily clinical decisions and public health programs. These early experiences shaped his determination to create better ways of understanding research and translating research findings...
    15 June 2017
  • 2016 Impact Factor for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is 6.124
    The 2016 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has just been released by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson ISI), and we are pleased to announce that Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Impact Factor is now 6.124.

    This is a slight increase on the 2015 Impact Factor, which was 6.103.

    The CDSR impact factor is calculated...
    14 June 2017
  • “This generation, our generation of people who benefited, must always be the pioneers who look to younger people and say mediocrity is not accommodated in what we do.”  Trevor Manuel, who served in the South African government as Minister of Finance from 1996 to 2009, during the presidencies of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Kgalema Motlanthe, and...
    14 June 2017
  • Welcome Cochrane Iran
    Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health, is proud to announce its newest Associate Centre, Cochrane Iran.The Cochrane Iran Associate Centre is located in the city of Tehran, within the National Institute for Medical Research Development (NIMAD) of the Islamic Republic...
    9 June 2017
  • Professor Álvaro Atallah receives Medal of the Order of Merit
    Professor Álvaro Atallah, founding Director of Cochrane Brazil, has received the Medal of the Order of Merit from the Public Ministry of the Federal District and Territories (MPDFT). Professor Atallah is head of the Evidence-Based Medicine and Emergency Medicine Unit at the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp). The Order is awarded every two...
    8 June 2017

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