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  • Publication of Cochrane Review: ‘Exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome’
    Today, Cochrane publishes an amended version of the Review, 'Exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome.’ In the last nine months, this Cochrane Review has been modified by the review’s authors and evaluated by independent peer reviewers and editors. It now places more emphasis on the limited applicability of the evidence to definitions of...
    2 October 2019
  • Launch of Biblioteca Cochrane and Cochrane Madrid
    Cochrane is delighted to support the official launch of the Spanish Cochrane Library known as ‘Biblioteca Cochrane’ in Madrid.
    ‘Biblioteca Cochrane’ is the Spanish portal of the Cochrane Library, an online platform providing high-quality, independently produced evidence to inform healthcare decision-making and to end-users whose preferred...
    1 October 2019
  • Spotlighting the latest Cochrane evidence on quitting smoking.
    Stoptober began in 2012 as an event  to encouraging people to quit smoking for good. Since then it has become an annual 28-day mass quitting attempt, offering resources and support for anyone trying to become smoke-free. It's an excellent to put the spotlight on the latest Cochrane evidence on quitting smoking.In May 2019, the Cochrane Library...
    1 October 2019
  • World Menopause Month
    To raise awareness of health and menopause, the World Health Organisation and the International Menopause Society have designated October as World Menopause Month and 18 October 2019 as World Menopause Day. To celebrate World Menopause Month and Day, we at Cochrane have collated a selection of reviews investigating various treatments for...
    1 October 2019
  • Read the top five accessed Cochrane Breast Cancer's Reviews
    Breast Cancer Awareness Month happens every October and is a month which organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about the disease. Cochrane Breast Cancer's objective is to provide the best source of accurate and up-to-date information, especially about the prevention, early detection, treatments, follow-up...
    1 October 2019
  • New Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions
    Cochrane is delighted to announce the publication of the new edition of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions following  extensive revision. Designed for authors and editors of Cochrane Reviews, but equally useful for anyone conducting systematic reviews, it describes the methods and best practices in planning, conducting...
    30 September 2019
  • #betterposter templates for Cochrane Colloquium attendees
    Cochrane’s Colloquium is our annual flagship event, which brings together Cochrane contributors and stakeholders from around the world to discuss Cochrane research, systematic review methods, important global health questions, and promoting evidence-informed health care. This year our 26th annual event will be hosted in Santiago, Chile on 22-25...
    30 September 2019
  • Interventions for unexplained infertility
    Couples are classified as having unexplained infertility when they have tried to conceive for at least one year and no abnormality in semen analysis, ovulation, or tubal patency has been identified. Treatment options for unexplained infertility include expectant management, ovarian stimulation (OS), intrauterine insemination (IUI), OS-IUI, and in...
    27 September 2019
  • Cochrane is delighted to share this Request for Proposal for a new project to develop and support the monitoring and evaluation work of Cochrane’s Knowle
    Cochrane is delighted to share this Request for Proposal for a new project to develop and support the monitoring and evaluation work of Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation (KT) activities.Knowledge Translation in Cochrane is defined as “the process of supporting the use of health evidence from our high quality, trusted Cochrane Reviews by those who...
    27 September 2019
  • How safe is it to add regular formoterol to inhaled corticosteroid for adults or children with asthma ?
    Asthma is a disease of the lungs, symptoms include wheezing, breathlessness, and chest tightness.Two main features of asthma are underlying inflammation and bronchoconstriction (tightening of the muscles around small tubes in the lungs). The inflammation can be treated with daily steroid inhalers. The bronchoconstriction can be treated with a...
    26 September 2019
  • There is still time to register
    The deadline for standard registration for the 2019 Cochrane Colloquium is quickly approaching: it is this Thursday September 26th!Cochrane’s annual flagship event brings together hundreds of clinicians, health professionals, policy makers, researchers, patients, consumers and others to discuss and learn about the wide usage of Cochrane evidence...
    23 September 2019
  • Cochrane Library Special Collection: Diagnosing dementia
    In clinical practice “Doctor, do I have dementia?” is an increasingly common question, but one that is often difficult to answer.  Accurate diagnosis is the first step in managing someone with cognitive concerns. Early diagnosis of a cognitive syndrome, if present, can allow people to make sense of their symptoms, and can help people plan their...
    19 September 2019
  • Pre-Colloquium Events
    The two days prior to the official 2019 Cochrane Colloquium Scientific Program will see some exciting pre-Colloquium events!Starting off Colloquium festivities on Sunday, October 20, is the Student Satellite Event. Hosted and sponsored by the University of Valparaíso, this Satellite event will feature a wide range of international speakers,...
    18 September 2019
  • Lead author, Vijaya Musini
    One of the earliest Cochrane Reviews on high blood pressure was first published in 1998, investigating treatments for the elderly. It was substantively updated for a second time in June 2019 and we asked the lead author, Vijaya Musini, from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada to tell us about the evidence.High blood pressure or...
    18 September 2019
  • Podcast: Effects of starting antiretroviral therapy within one week of diagnosis on people living with HIV
    Among the dozens of Cochrane Reviews of various treatments for people with HIV or AIDS, are some that look more at how the treatments should be used, rather than the treatments themselves. One of these examines the timing of the start of treatment, and it was published in June 2019. Lead author, Alberto Mateo from the Liverpool School of Tropical...
    13 September 2019
  • Angela Aldin, Research Associate, Cochrane Haematological Malignancies, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany
    Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is one of the most common haematological malignancies in young adults and, with cure rates of 90%, has become curable for the majority of individuals. Positron emission tomography (PET) is an imaging tool used to monitor a tumour’s metabolic activity, stage and progression. Interim PET during chemotherapy has been posited as...
    11 September 2019
  • Colloquium Scientific Program at a glance
    Cochrane Chile is thrilled to present highlights of this year’s Scientific Program! Cochrane’s annual flagship event brings together hundreds of clinicians, health professionals, policy makers, researchers, patients, consumers and others to discuss and learn about the wide usage of Cochrane evidence in health decision-making at all levels. This...
    11 September 2019
  • The Global Evidence Summit 2021 will be held in October at O2 Universum, the brand new Multifunctional Cultural and Congress Centre in beautiful historic Prague
      Cochrane, JBI, Campbell Collaboration and Guidelines International Network are excited to announce the host of the Global Evidence Summit (GES) 2021 is the Czech National Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation (CEBHCKT). The Cochrane geographic Centre is a leading national umbrella institution for evidence-based...
    11 September 2019
  • Treating school children with drugs to kill soil - transmitted worms
    In 2015 Cochrane published a review on this topic, which has now been updated to include six new trials, additional data from included trials, and addresses comments and criticisms.

    Global Advocacy organisations claim routine deworming of all school children at regular intervals with deworming drugs in areas where helminth infection is...
    11 September 2019
  • Cochrane Back and Neck Reviews abracts receive high praise in recent study
    A recent study comparing low back pain systematic review abstracts to their full text was published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. Looking at 66 systematic reviews researchers found that 80% of abstracts presented spin and inconsistencies when compared to their full text. Nine of the systematic reviews investigated...
    10 September 2019

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