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  • The Recommended Dose: Episode 6 with Prathap Tharyan
    Psychiatrist and would-be international DJ Prathap Tharyan joins Ray from his home in India this week to explore a fascinating fraction of his work, life, and philosophy.Prathap’s wide-ranging agenda reflects a decidedly down-to-earth and original take on understanding and improving the human condition. Be it tending to victims of the Boxing Day...
    27 November 2017
  • Many people after having a stroke have difficulty moving, thinking, and sensing. This often results in problems with everyday activities such as writing, walking, and driving. Virtual reality and interactive video gaming therapy involves using computer-based programs designed to simulate real-life objects and events. This may have some advantages...
    23 November 2017
  • New Cochrane evidence synthesis highlights the many factors that influence the care provided by skilled birth attendantsIn low- and middle-income countries, many mothers still die during childbirth. Women are encouraged to give birth in health facilities rather than at home so they can receive care from skilled birth attendants. A skilled birth...
    21 November 2017
  • The Recommended Dose: Episode 5 with Paul Glasziou
    Episode 5: Professor Paul Glasziou
    Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine, Bond University, Robina, Queensland, Australia;
    and part-time General PractitionerPaul Glasziou (aka The Surfing Professor) joins Ray this week to share insights from his stellar career as both a family doctor in Brisbane and a global evidence guru at Oxford and...
    17 November 2017
  • Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh: Sponsorship, advertising, and exhibition opportunities
    The 2018 Cochrane Colloquium will be held in Edinburgh at the International Conference Centre in Scotland from 16-18 September 2018. It will be hosted by Cochrane UK. Cochrane’s annual Colloquia are truly international events, attracting up to 1300 delegates from across the world. It’s a great opportunity for delegates and organizations attending...
    14 November 2017
  • Cochrane Germany Foundation officially established
    On October 26 2017, the independent and non-profit Cochrane Germany Foundation (Cochrane Deutschland Stiftung, CDS) was officially established with an office in Freiburg. The German Federal Ministry of Health will support the foundation with an amount of up to one Million Euro annually to ensure that the activities of Cochrane Germany can continue...
    14 November 2017
  • The Recommended Dose: Episode 4 with Jimmy Volmink
    EPISODE 4: PROFESSOR JIMMY VOLMINK
    Professor of Epidemiology, Dean of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University, South Africa & Founding Director of Cochrane South AfricaProfessor Jimmy Volmink joins Ray to trace an extraordinary personal and professional journey that defied the odds. From his childhood with little...
    13 November 2017
  • The World Health Organization's latest breastfeeding guideline, Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services, has been published. This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on protection, promotion, and support of optimal breastfeeding in facilities providing...
    7 November 2017
  • Participants from across Russia and beyond gather for the third Cochrane Workshop in Kazan
    Cochrane Austria, Cochrane Russia, and Cochrane Sweden joined forces to deliver a truly International Cochrane event on evidence-based medicine, held in Kazan at the end of October. The successful workshop took place over two days and focused on review production software. It marked the third Cochrane workshop held in Russia to date.The Vice...
    6 November 2017
  • The Recommended Dose: Episode 3 with Lisa Bero
    Lisa Bero, a former Co-Chair of the Cochrane Governing Board, says public will increasingly demand less wining and dining, more independence from health professionals  Global authority on research integrity and industry bias in science Professor Lisa Bero has called for greater recognition of industry influence in science, following last week’s...
    3 November 2017
  • Leading US psychiatrist Dr Allen Frances today warns of the increasing dangers of over-medicalisation and overdiagnosis in Australia and around the world, saying ‘people are way too frightened of disease, and way too little frightened of the treatments for disease.’Described as one of world's most prominent psychiatrists, Dr Allen Frances recently...
    26 October 2017
  • Official launch of Cochrane Argentina
    Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch of Cochrane Argentina, a new Cochrane centre with a vision to increase the use of best evidence to inform healthcare decision making throughout Argentina.Cochrane Argentina consists of three institutions working in collaboration: Instituto de Efectividad Clínica y Sanitaria (IECS, Buenos Aires...
    26 October 2017
  • Cochrane Croatia translates Special Collection on Breastfeeding
    Every year World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in Croatia, and to commemorate this year’s theme ‘Sustaining breastfeeding together’, Cochrane Croatia took on the challenge of translating Cochrane’s Special Collection on Breastfeeding. Volunteers from Cochrane Croatia and their partner organisation, Croatia Association of Lactation Consultants,...
    24 October 2017
  • a Patients Included health research conference
    Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health will be holding the 25th annual Cochrane Colloquium at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Scotland from 16th to 18th September 2018. It will be hosted by Cochrane UK.The theme of the Colloquium will be:‘Cochrane for...
    24 October 2017
  • Podcast 'The Recommended Dose' launches
    The Recommended Dose launches today with one of the world’s most influential doctors, BMJ editor-in-chief Fiona Godlee calling for a move away from drug company-funded science – towards a more independent evaluation of medicines.Multi-award-winning journalist and health researcher Dr Ray Moynihan today launched a compelling new podcast series...
    19 October 2017
  • Cochrane at the forefront of training in conducting systematic reviews
    Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch of its new, online introductory training course on how to conduct a systematic review of interventions.As part of the launch of Cochrane’s new online learning programme, Cochrane Interactive Learning, Cochrane authors and other producers of systematic reviews from across the world will be able...
    13 October 2017
  • More than 1300 people from 75 countries gathered for the first ever Global Evidence Summit
    We hope you enjoyed the Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town.  Your feedback is important, please fill in our short survey on your experiences of the event here: surveymonkey.com/r/GESummitThe Global Evidence Summit was the first time that Cochrane, The Campbell Collaboration, Guidelines International Network, International Society for Evidence-...
    13 October 2017
  • Taking vitamin supplements may slow down the progression of a common eye disease
    Latest evidence published in the Cochrane Library suggests that taking a multivitamin supplement that includes vitamin E, carotenoids (beta-carotene or lutein or zeaxanthin), vitamin C, and zinc may slow down the progression of the common eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD).Listen to the podcasts:Antioxidant vitamin and mineral...
    11 October 2017
  • Health systems in low income countries - four new overviews
    Four new Cochrane EPOC overviews of reviews show reliable evidence on the effects of different ways of organising, financing, and governing health systems in low-income countries and identify important evidence gaps. Links to the new overviews in the Cochrane Library: Delivery arrangements (in Arabic, Russian and Spanish) Financial arrangements (...
    2 October 2017
  • Students contributing to the impact of Cochrane
    Students and teachers play an important role in Cochrane. They are involved in educating the next generation of healthcare professionals about evidence-based medicine,  directly contributing to a global effort of identifying health evidence, to translating Cochrane evidence in 14 different languages. Hanna Martikainen conducts PhD research at...
    25 September 2017

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