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  • Online event Virtually Cochrane
    Registration now open for ‘Virtually Cochrane’, an online event hosted by Cochrane UK and Cochrane Ireland: 20-22 April 2021.

    Registration is now open for ‘Virtually Cochrane’, an online event for all those involved with, or interested in, planning, doing, sharing and using health and healthcare evidence.

    Everyone is welcome...
    4 February 2021
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    3 February 2021
  • Showing Cochrane pride with branded tshirt
    Embrace your geek chic and love for evidence-based healthcare with Cochrane merch! Over the years, branded items have been printed out to celebrate Colloquia and special events and milestones. Many take pride in wearing and using something branded with the global organization they are a part of or use - and it was time for a refresh!  The Cochrane...
    3 February 2021
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    1 February 2021
  • Global map with pulse line overtop
    By September 2020, there were more than 3000 COVID-19 trials registered and the number keeps growing. Systematic reviews compile all the relevant evidence about a topic to help inform decisions. However, where new research is being completed quickly, like COVID-19, a way of regularly updating systematic reviews with new studies is needed, so that...
    27 January 2021
  • Person on laptop learning about methods
    The US Agency for Healthcare Research Quality has prioritized a crucial need to disseminate health research findings. As such, a grant was awarded to Dr. Tianjing Li to convene a conference on “Innovative Methods Research to Increase the Utility of Systematic Reviews.”  Dr. Li has met this challenge by bringing together some of the world’s top...
    22 January 2021
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    22 January 2021
  • Person blowing their nose
    Healthcare workers supporting people with ear, nose and throat (ENT) issues needed to know how COVID-19 may impact on their care and how to protect themselves from infection when providing this. Cochrane ENT wanted to use their team’s skills to curate and deliver targeted evidence to support healthcare professionals and patients.

    22 January 2021
  • behavioural activation
    How well does behavioural activation therapy work for depression in adults?  And what about the effects of this treatment on depression for adults with long‐term physical conditions? Two Cochrane systematic reviews look at the available evidence. Depression is a common mental health problem. It can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of...
    22 January 2021
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    In mid-December 2020, Cochrane passed the milestone of 100,000 members and supporters! We are so proud of our collaborative, diverse, global community, made up of people from 225 countries. Hear from some of our contributors by exploring #MyCochraneStory. Our 100,000th supporter to engage with Cochrane was Priscila Verduzco, pictured below....
    21 January 2021
  • Today Cochrane announces the official launch of a new network of institutions committed to promote evidence-based health care practice and policy decision making in China.

    Made up of some of the country’s leading organizations in the research and practice of evidence-based medicine field, the Cochrane China Network will work with...
    21 January 2021
  • People climbing on books
    The past year has shown how important high quality evidence is. Here at Cochrane, we create short simple summaries of our reviews called Plain Language Summaries. These summaries are meant to be accessible by people around the world, so they can use them to make health care decisions. We would like your opinion on how to make these summaries...
    21 January 2021
  • COVID-19 is especially dangerous for at risk populations, such as pregnant women. It is critical to determine how COVID-19 affects pregnant women and their babies. A regular systematic review methodology is not sufficient to synthesise the overwhelming amount of evidence produced daily worldwide. Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility needed to carry...
    20 January 2021
  • Working on Cochrane Methods translation
    Cochrane is delighted to launch Spanish and Japanese translations of MECIR (Methodological Expectations for Cochrane Intervention Reviews) from Cochrane Iberoamerica and Cochrane Japan, respectively. These are the first translations of Cochrane’s methods guidance since the launch of version 6 of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of...
    19 January 2021
  • International Flags
    The World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board is meeting virtually this week (18-26 January). The Executive Board, which is made up of 34 elected members from WHO Member States, is responsible for implementing the decisions and policies of the World Health Assembly (WHO’s decision-making body) and to advise and facilitate WHO’s work. Our...
    19 January 2021
  • Vape beside food
    Stopping smoking brings enormous health benefits, but can be very challenging. In this talk, Cochrane author and editor Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce talks through Cochrane evidence on the best and most common ways to quit smoking. This talk is based off an article in The Conversation co-authored by Jamie and Dr Nicola Lindson, Cochrane author and...
    18 January 2021
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    In March 2020, in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cochrane Ireland, Evidence Synthesis Ireland and the HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB-TMRN), worked with partners to set up the Emergency Evidence Response Service at NUI Galway. As part of this initiative, they created iHealthFacts, an online resource where members of the...
    18 January 2021
  • Pharmacological interventions for self‐harm in adults Cochrane authors have reviewed the international literature regarding pharmacological (drug) and natural product (dietary supplementation) treatment trials in the field. A total of seven trials that met inclusion criteria were identified. There is little evidence of beneficial effects of either...
    14 January 2021
  • Rehab outside
    Many experts published their opinions about the impact of COVID-19 on rehabilitation early on, but none were based on real-world experience. Cochrane Rehabilitation wanted to share information rapidly as it emerged so rehabilitation services and patients around the world would know how the pandemic might affect them. Since March 2020, Cochrane...
    14 January 2021
  • Hourglass on laptop
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, people relied on research evidence to help make decisions that affected the health of millions. Cochrane had the skills and experience to draw together the research evidence. We needed to work more quickly than our usual systematic review process, which sometimes takes many months to search widely and assess research...
    13 January 2021


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