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  • The impact of Cochrane evidence on how often to change peripheral venous catheters
     The Cochrane Review Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters is an update of a review previously published in April 2013, and first published in 2010 from the Cochrane Vascular Group.The review found significant evidence that routinely changing or replacing peripheral venous catheters is no better...
    21 December 2016
  • New Campbell review confirms little or no effect of community deworming
    Reposted with permission from Cochrane Infectious Diseases.The results of a Campbell review of deworming programmes, published in this month’s edition of Lancet Global Health, reaffirms the findings of an earlier Cochrane review concerning soil-transmitted intestinal worms that was conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool and the ...
    20 December 2016
  • Cochrane and MAGIC announce partnership
    Cochrane and MAGIC are delighted to announce the launch of an official partnership, aimed at supporting and further strengthening the use of health evidence within the context of a digital and trustworthy evidence ecosystem for health care.MAGIC (formally known as the MAking GRADE the Irresistible Choice (MAGIC) organization) is a non-profit...
    19 December 2016
  • 230 collaborators from 49 countries join to announce the official launch of Cochrane Rehabilitation
    Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch of Cochrane Rehabilitation.Cochrane Rehabilitation is a global network of individuals, involved in the production, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-informed clinical practice in rehabilitation.The new Cochrane Field will promote and advocate for using the best evidence within the...
    16 December 2016
  • http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD009921.pub2/abstract
    A new Cochrane Review, summarizing data from 132 trials of automated telephone systems in preventing and managing long-term health conditions, concludes that they probably have the potential to play an important role in the delivery of health care.  However, further research is needed to understand more about their acceptability and costs....
    14 December 2016
  • The Cochrane Review on portion sizes - from publication to informing policy
    The Cochrane Review, 'Portion, package or tableware size for changing selection and consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco published in September 2015 from the Cochrane Public Health Group found significant evidence that people consume more food or non-alcoholic drinks when offered larger sized portions or when they use larger items of tableware...
    9 December 2016
  • 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
  • The Cochrane Community responds to Strategy to 2020
    Cochrane's Strategy to 2020 aims to put Cochrane evidence at the heart of health decision-making all over the world. It defines how we intend to accomplish this and provides a framework for Cochrane’s future decision-making, helping us respond to the strategic opportunities and challenges that we face in the next decade and beyond. It is the...
    7 November 2016
  • The impact of Cochrane evidence on tranexamic acid for acute traumatic injury
    For more than 20 years, Cochrane has produced systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy. We are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based healthcare resources. The Cochrane Making a Difference series focuses on stories of how Cochrane evidence has made an impact on real-world health...
    3 November 2016
  • Cochrane in the news: October 2016
    A round-up of selected recent coverage citing, discussing, and presenting health evidence - updated throughout the month.   Andrew Moore, author and editor for the Cochrane Pain, Palliative, and Supportive care group, looks at the safety and effectiveness of Paracetamol in The Conversation.News-Medical.Net featured an interview with Cochrane...
    31 October 2016
  • Do nasal decongestants used alone relieve cold symptoms?
    Do nasal decongestants used alone relieve cold symptoms?

    Colds, although not serious, are common illnesses responsible for many visits to family doctors and days lost from work and school. Cold symptoms may last up to two week and include runny nose, sore throat, and sneezing. There is no cure for colds; treatments only ease the...
    26 October 2016

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