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  • Compression bandages or stockings versus no compression for treating venous leg ulcers
    26 July 2021
  • The Cochrane Library
    The Cochrane Library App presents the latest up-to-date evidence from the Cochrane Library in a convenient, easy to navigate format which provides you with relevant, accessible research, when you need it, from the world’s leading experts in evidence-informed health care. All content in the app is free and new issues will download regularly....
    26 July 2021
  • Expectations for RoB 2 revisited in light of comparison study
    The existing expectations for RoB 2 that were set out in November 2020 have been revisited and kept in place after results of a Cochrane-funded study were released. The study was initiated to underpin methods policy and implementation plans with data about the usability of RoB 2 compared with the study-based Cochrane risk of bias tool for RCTs,...
    23 July 2021
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    Recently Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement published 'Diagnostic test accuracy of telehealth assessment for dementia and mild cognitive impairment.' We spoke with Dr Jenny McCleery, one of the authors of this Cochrane review, a Consultant Psychiatrist at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, and the Joint Coordinating Editor, of Cochrane...
    22 July 2021
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    The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued four new recommendations which are supported by evidence from Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth reviews. Cochrane has been a non-governmental organization in official relations with WHO since 2011, and a major aspect of this partnership is supporting WHO’s global health guidelines with relevant...
    21 July 2021
  • Featured review: Non‐pharmacological interventions for preventing delirium in hospitalised non‐ICU patients
    20 July 2021
  • Communicating to the public about vaccines and using digital strategies to promote vaccine uptake: information for planners and implementers
    Based on evidence from systematic reviews, Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) has prepared three information leaflets for health systems planners and implementers involved in developing vaccine communication strategies. The leaflets are underpinned by systematic reviews from Cochrane and other sources and include this...
    20 July 2021
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    Have your say on the Cochrane Convenes programme by filling in a short questionnaire Cochrane Convenes is an online event hosted by Cochrane and co-organized with the World Health Organization and the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision making (COVID-END) in October 2021. 

    Drawing on experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the...
    19 July 2021
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    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health has led developments in systematic reviews in tropical medicine and international health. In the 1990s, staff contributed to setting up Cochrane, and established the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now recognised as one of Cochrane’s premier...
    16 July 2021
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    COVID-19 - resources and news Let's get social - see Cochrane social media platforms and learn how you can earn Membership points  Cochrane Crowd - citizen scientist platform Cochrane Early Career Professional group - upcoming events Help - FAQs and ticketed support Cochrane International Mobility Programme - virtual and in-person placements with...
    15 July 2021
  • Old people’s home for 4 year olds
    The ABC’s recent documentary series Old people’s home for 4 year olds surprised many by becoming a runaway ratings success. It attracted more viewers than Masterchef and took out an international Emmy Award to boot. It’s the first time the lives of lonely older Australians struggling with isolation, health and mental health issues have been the...
    12 July 2021
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    The launch of Cochrane Cameroon was officially celebrated on 30 June from its base at the Hôpital Central de Yaoundé. At the launch Cochrane Cameroon highlighted its commitment to promoting evidence-based healthcare policy and practice; translation of research to policy and practice; advocating for evidence to promote access and equity to...
    12 July 2021
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    Preparing for and responding to global health emergencies: what have we learnt from COVID-19? In this interview, Dr Karla Soares-Weiser introduces Cochrane Convenes, a virtual event that Cochrane is organizing from 5-8 October 2021. Cochrane Convenes will bring together key thought leaders from around the world to discuss the COVID-19 evidence...
    12 July 2021
  • Science in the Break logo
    Science in the Break is a communication platform to make research more accessible to everyone and give more visibility to young researchers, which will potentially enhance their network and future collaborations. They focuses on health sciences and rehabilitation, touching on methods like musculoskeletal imaging, movement analysis, brain imaging,...
    7 July 2021
  • Featured review: How well does botulinum toxin (type A; often called ‘Botox’) treat wrinkles on the face?
    6 July 2021
  • Cochrane's Early Career Professionals Cochrane Group
    The Early Career Professionals group aims to provide its members with opportunities to enhance their knowledge, skills, and expertise by providing a platform for international networking with early career professionals or other members in the Cochrane community. Though there is no one single definition of an ‘Early Career Professional/Researcher...
    1 July 2021
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    The 2020 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has just been released by Clarivate Analytics, and we are delighted to announce that Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is now 9.266. This is an increase on the 2019Journal Impact Factor, which was 7.890. The CDSR Journal Impact Factor is calculated by taking the total number...
    30 June 2021
  • Two hosts of the podcast, side profiles
    'Let's talk e-cigarettes'' is a podcast talking about the latest research on e-cigarettes and how new research changes what we know about them. It's hosted by Cochrane Tobacco Addiction researchers Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Dr Nicola Lindson based at the University of Oxford, through funding from Cancer Research UK. You can listen to the podcast...
    30 June 2021
  • Featured review: Low-dose misoprostol given by mouth for induction of labour
    First author of this new Cochrane Review, 'Low‐dose oral misoprostol for induction of labour', Robert Kerr explains, “Our review found that Misoprostol given orally outperforms the ‘gold-standard’ drug which is much more expensive, and used in preference in many countries. This review has the potential to impact millions of women and babies who...
    28 June 2021
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    We chatted with Jen Ma of Gentle Facts about how art can help in communicating science and health evidence, the challenges involved, and her work to address these. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and background?
    My name is Jennifer Ma (I go by Jen). I am a researcher by training and did my PhD in the Stem Cell Bioengineering lab at the...
    24 June 2021

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