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  • Patient looking at tablet where they are being treated via telehealth consult
    Cochrane has released a  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Special Collection: remote care through telehealth Telehealth refers to the provision of personalized health care over a distance. It embraces synchronous and asynchronous interactions including consulting by phone, instant messaging, video, text message, or web-based services. Telehealth consists of...
    6 May 2020
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    Dear Community colleagues, With the deepest disappointment and regret I have to inform you that as a result of the continued spread and impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) across the world, Cochrane’s 27th Colloquium in Toronto, Canada, between 4th-7th October this year has been cancelled. Cochrane’s Governing Board has concluded, with the...
    4 May 2020
  • Hand cleaning with ash for reducing the spread of viral and bacterial infections: a rapid review
    This new review is one of a series of rapid reviews that Cochrane contributors have prepared to inform the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Some infectious diseases are spread by airborne droplets from coughs and sneezes, which can infect people who touch contaminated skin or surfaces. Washing hands with soap and water may prevent these diseases from...
    28 April 2020
  • Barriers and facilitators to healthcare workers’ adherence with infection prevention and control (IPC) guidelines for respiratory infectious diseases: a rapid qualitative evidence synthesis
    Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory infectious disease that has spread quickly throughout the world. Healthcare workers treating patients with COVID-19 are at risk of infection themselves through droplets from coughs, sneezes or other body fluids from infected patients and contaminated surfaces.

    This review is one of a series of...
    21 April 2020
  • Cochrane Review confirms effectiveness of MMR vaccines
    New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today finds MMR, MMRV and MMR+V vaccines are effective and that they are not associated with increased risk of autism.
     
    Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (also known as chickenpox) are infectious diseases caused by viruses. They are most common in children and young adults, and can lead...
    20 April 2020
  • Cochrane calls to support WHO in its response to COVID-19
    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the connectedness and vulnerability of today’s world, and the need for solidarity and open collaboration across borders. Governments, health care professionals and researchers around the world are seeking answers to questions related to the treatment of patients, and how best to protect health care workers as well...
    17 April 2020
  • Special Collection
    Cochrane has released a  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Special Collection: regional anaesthesia to reduce drug use in anaesthesia and avoid aerosol generation Regional anaesthesia is the term given to a variety of techniques where an anaesthetist injects local anaesthetic around peripheral nerves or the spinal cord to create temporary paraesthesia or...
    16 April 2020
  • Cochrane International Mobility - Emma Persad
    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...
    14 April 2020
  • Today, Cochrane announces the launch of its COVID-19 Study Register – a one-stop shop for primary research studies on COVID-19. The aim of the register is to support rapid evidence synthesis by all systematic review producers, including Cochrane's work on Rapid Reviews in response to COVID-19. The register helps systematic reviewers prioritize...
    7 April 2020
  • Cochrane International Mobility - Ana Beatriz Pizarro
    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...
    6 April 2020
  • The COVID-19 Core Outcome Set Project
    Are you personally affected, concerned with, or at risk of getting COVID-19, or are you involved in the care of those who are? Complete this 10-minute survey to tell us which impacts of having COVID-19 you think are important to capture in the research being done on COVID-19. Your answers will help focus the research that is happening, which means...
    1 April 2020
  • Picture of nicotine patch and chewing gum
    Tobacco smoking is known to be a risk factor for acute respiratory infections. The World Health Organization has also identified it as a specific risk factor for Covid-19. In addition, we know that second-hand smoke increases the risk of acute respiratory infections In addition, second-hand smoke increases the risk of acute respiratory infections...
    1 April 2020
  • Cochrane International Mobility - Greta Sibrecht
    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...
    30 March 2020
  • Cochrane's work on Rapid Reviews in response to COVID-19
    In the times of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must answer the time-sensitive needs of health decision makers as fast as possible, while simultaneously ensuring that the scientific imperative of methodological rigor is satisfied. We are working hard to speed up the normal process for important Cochrane systematic reviews. In response to this we have:...
    25 March 2020
  • Cochrane helps
    Knowing which health information to trust and which to ignore can be hard. You might get conflicting information from many people who claim to have the answers. While this page is about assessing how reliable health information is in general, it can be useful during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    How can I make informed health choices? 
    ...
    24 March 2020
  • Read all the Cochrane resources and news on COVID-19
    This page highlights content relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the various related activities that Cochrane is undertaking in response. We have been amazed and humbled by the staggering response from our Community across the world who have contributed and engaged with our efforts to date. Below is a work-in-progress and we will...
    24 March 2020
  • Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better.
    Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better.

    Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health. Many of our contributors are world leaders in their fields - medicine, health policy, research methodology, or consumer advocacy - and our groups are situated...
    23 March 2020
  • Topical benzoyl peroxide for acne
    As a common skin disease, acne vulgaris affects the physical, mental, and social well-being of millions of adolescents and young adults. A wide range of treatments for acne vulgaris are available, and topical topical benzoyl peroxide (BPO) has been recommended as a priority therapy to be used alone or combined with other topical or oral treatments...
    17 March 2020
  • Newly updated evidence published in the Cochrane Library today compares Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and clinically-related Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF) programs with other treatments, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, to see if they help people who suffer from alcohol use disorders achieve sobriety or reduce the amount of alcohol that they...
    11 March 2020
  • AA twelve step alcoholic abuse alchoholics anonymous
    Dr John Kelly, Elizabeth R. Spallin Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Addiction Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Massachusetts General hospital (MGH) Recovery Research Institute tells us about this updated Cochrane review.What was the aim of this Cochrane review?
    The aim of the review was to determine the clinical and public...
    11 March 2020

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