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  • A group of people sit at a table and collaborate over a poster during a workshop
    Cochrane is in the final year of its multi-year strategic plan, Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 has set in motion transformational change in the way Cochrane works at all levels of the organization with the aim of giving us the best chance to achieve our mission. Goal 2 of Strategy to 2020 challenged us to make Cochrane evidence accessible and...
    21 September 2020
  • Featured Review: Using mobile technologies to promote communication and management of care between healthcare professionals
    Many healthcare workers work alone or have little access to colleagues and specialists. This is a common problem for healthcare workers in rural areas or low‐income countries. One possible solution to this problem is to offer healthcare workers advice and support through mobile technologies that allow healthcare workers to get help from colleagues...
    18 September 2020
  • Cochrane Crowd does it again: rapid study identification for a Cochrane Rapid Review
    Producing high quality synthesised evidence rapidly in relation to COVID-19 is clearly critical if researchers, clinicians, the public and policy makers are to make headway in understanding and managing this new coronavirus.

    One key area being addressed by a Cochrane Rapid Review is: Quarantine alone or in combination with other public...
    18 September 2020
  • Cochrane Library Special Collection: Diagnosing dementia
    Updated 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...
    18 September 2020
  • Can mouthwashes or nasal sprays protect healthcare workers and patients from COVID-19 infection
    Three new reviews have published on mouthwashes/nasal sprays to protect healthcare workers and patients from COVID-19 infection. Healthcare workers are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis, with repeated exposure to individuals who are, or may be, infected, and are therefore at risk themselves. These workers may be especially at risk when...
    17 September 2020
  • White Cochrane logo on purple background, below which says #MyCochraneStory
    Cochrane's strength is in its collaborative, global community.  Our 82,000 members and supporters from more than 130 countries work together to produce credible, accessible health information and help inform health decision making. Though we are spread out across the globe, our shared passion for health evidence unites us.  We want to come...
    17 September 2020
  • People walking around with cell phone signal connecting them
    Are digital contact tracing technologies effective during infectious disease outbreaks? 17 Sept - New visual summary added Why is this question important? The global COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of accurate and timely contact tracing. Contact tracing tells people that they may have been near someone with - or showing symptoms of -...
    17 September 2020
  • Readable,  clinically-focused, actionable answers to inform point-of-care decision-making for health professionals.
    Readable, clinically-focused, actionable answers to inform point-of-care decision-making for health professionals.  Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically-focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane Reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform point-of-care decision-making. Each CCA...
    17 September 2020
  • COvid-19
    Cochrane has published an updated special collection of systematic and rapid reviews focused on a range of public health measures to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many countries have adopted combinations of these measures and are faced with the challenge of easing or strengthening each of these measures over the course of the...
    16 September 2020
  • Travel-related control measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic
     Can travel-related control measures contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic? What are travel-related control measures? To contain the spread of COVID-19, numerous countries have implemented control measures related to international travel. These include: complete closure of borders (i.e. a total ban on any border crossings); partial travel...
    16 September 2020
  • Wearing a mask while getting a temperature check
    How effective is screening for COVID-19? Why does screening matter? Screening aims to identify a condition in people who may not be showing any symptoms. Some people may have the COVID-19 virus but appear healthy or have only mild symptoms. It is important to identify infected people so they can stay away from others and seek appropriate care....
    15 September 2020
  • 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...
    15 September 2020
  • Doing a medical check
    Today Cochrane and six global leaders in evidence-based healthcare, led by JBI, are launching a worldwide initiative to create awareness of the need for better evidence to inform healthcare policy, practice and decision making in order to improve health outcomes globally. The inaugural World Evidence-based Healthcare (EBHC) Day will be held on 20...
    14 September 2020
  • Image of a laptop computer, mouse, headphones, clock
    Cochrane Library Editor in Chief Karla Soares-Weiser will present on Friday, September 18, as part of an expert panel hosted by the University of New Mexico addressing the question, "What have we learned about COVID-19 transmission?"  The panel discussion, moderated by WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan, is part of the ECHO COVID-19 GLOBAL...
    14 September 2020
  • Updated review: How effective is quarantine alone or in combination with other public health measures to control coronavirus (COVID-19)?
    Cochrane has published an update to the Rapid Review assessing the effectiveness of quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic

    The updated review summarizes evidence available from studies that show how quarantine affects the spread of COVID-19. The studies included in the review consistently conclude that quarantine can play a role in...
    14 September 2020
  • An audience of healthcare professionals listen to a presenter
    Do education and training programs reduce aggressive behavior toward healthcare workers? What is aggressive behavior? The International Labour Organization uses the term "workplace violence" defined as "any action, incident or behaviour that departures from reasonable conduct in which a person is threatened, harmed, injured in the course of, or as...
    11 September 2020
  • A child holds up an apple and a hamburger with a quizzical expression on her face
    Does a tax on the fat content of foods reduce obesity and help people to eat less fat and less saturated fat? What is obesity? Body mass index (BMI) is usually a useful measure to show whether people are a healthy weight for their height. A BMI of 18 to 25 shows a healthy weight, a BMI over 25 is considered overweight, and a BMI over 30 shows...
    11 September 2020
  • Cochrane is in the final year of its multi-year strategic plan, Strategy to 2020.  Strategy to 2020 has set in motion transformational change in the way Cochrane works at all levels of the organization with the aim of giving us the best chance to achieve our mission. Goal 1 of Strategy to 2020 gets to the heart of Cochrane’s work: To produce high-...
    10 September 2020
  • Cochrane International Mobility - Israel Júnior Borges do Nascimento
    Cochrane is made up of 11,000 members and over 67,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere. Getting involved in Cochrane’s work means becoming part of a global...
    10 September 2020
  • Getting involved in Cochrane’s work means becoming part of a global community. Connect with Cochrane Groups across the world through the Cochrane International Mobility programme! The Cochrane International Mobility programme builds on previous successful student exchanges involving Cochrane Centres around the world. A broader initiative...
    10 September 2020

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