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  • Cochrane Library Special Collections provide a round-up of up-to-date Cochrane evidence on a specific topic. This Special Collection provides examples of resource-intense interventions for which there is high or moderate certainty evidence that they confer clinically small or no effects, and for which there is some evidence of harm to patients....
    22 September 2021
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     Extended deadline for submissions: 11 October Nominations are open for the 2021 Cochrane-REWARD prize, which recognizes initiatives that have potential to reduce research waste.  An estimated $170 billion of research funding is wasted each year because its outcomes cannot be used [1]. The waste occurs during 5 stages of research production...
    22 September 2021
  • Join Cochrane Crowd and contribute to health evidence
    Cochrane invites anyone who is interested in healthcare evidence to become a virtual citizen scientist! Anyone can join and no previous experience is necessary. We also have special 12-hour screening challenge happening on 20 October for World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day! See more details on how to join the 12-hour challenge at the bottom of the...
    22 September 2021
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    Join world leaders of evidence synthesis to learn lessons from COVID-19 and shape responses to future health emergencies.  Cochrane Convenes is an online event hosted by Cochrane, co-sponsored by WHO, and co-organised with COVID-END (COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making). Drawing on experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the...
    20 September 2021
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    What do we need to know to improve the lives of older people, their families, and their communities? Through an interactive and engaging discussion, this online event highlighted the importance of knowledge sharing across sectors, disciplines, and regions to work together to foster healthy ageing across the globe. The event also launched the...
    20 September 2021
  • Young man listing to Cochrane podcast via earphones connected to phone
    Cochrane is preparing a series of reviews to help decision makers with their response to COVID-19. Each Cochrane podcast offers a short summary of a recent Cochrane COVID-19 review from the authors themselves. They allow everyone from healthcare professionals to patients and families to hear the latest Cochrane evidence in under five minutes.   ...
    20 September 2021
  • an elderly woman stands in a doorway looking out and is wearing a mask
    A recently published Cochrane review explores what measures can be taken in long-term care facilities to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.
    Can non-medicinal measures prevent or reduce SARS-CoV-2 infections in long term care facilities?

    Key messages Non-medicinal measures (e.g. visiting restrictions or regular testing) may prevent...
    15 September 2021
  • Ivermectin: Cochrane’s most talked about review so far, ever. Why?
    In this author interview with Stephanie Weibel and Maria Popp, we find out more about their Cochrane review, Ivermectin for treating and preventing COVID-19. The review currently has an Altmetric Attention Score of more than 7000, which makes it the most talked-about review in the history of the Cochrane Library.

    Briefly, what is...
    14 September 2021
  • Global community
    Cochrane Convenes will bring together key thought leaders from around the world to discuss the COVID-19 evidence response and develop recommendations to help prepare for and respond to future global health emergencies. In this interview, we talk to John Lavis, a member of the Cochrane Convenes steering group, about what he hopes will come out of...
    13 September 2021
  • Brain
     Would you choose a treatment option that might increase your risk of developing dementia? Anticholinergic drugs (which can relax smooth muscle, increase heart rate, and reduce bodily secretions) are commonly used in clinical practice for the management of many conditions affecting older adults - for example for urinary incontinence and for...
    9 September 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...
    9 September 2021
  • Are laboratory-made, COVID-19-specific monoclonal antibodies an effective treatment for COVID-19?
    'SARS‐CoV‐2‐neutralising monoclonal antibodies for treatment of COVID‐19' from Cochrane Haematology  published today in the Cochrane Library.  Key messages We do not know whether antibodies (the body’s natural defence against disease) made in a laboratory and all the same as one another (monoclonal) and designed to target COVID-19, are an...
    2 September 2021
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month
    September is  Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month and is an excellent time to focus on the latest Cochrane evidence. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition affecting 8% to 13% of women in reproductive age. There are three main PCOS features menstrual cycle problems, such as irregular periods or having no periods (meaning the...
    1 September 2021
  • Interview: Cochrane and NICE collaborate to improve health guidelines
    Cochrane are signing a collaboration licence agreement with NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the UK government’s guideline organization. Cochrane has a long-established relationship with the NHS and the National Institute for Health research (NIHR), and Cochrane Reviews are already used to inform NICE guidelines. The...
    1 September 2021
  • Catherine Marshall re-appointed Co-Chair of the Governing Board
    The Governing Board voted unanimously to re-appoint Catherine Marshall for a second term as Co-Chair from September  2021 until September 2023. Catherine will continue to work alongside fellow Co-Chair, Tracey Howe.
    The Governing Board is responsible for setting Cochrane's strategic direction and overseeing the work of the Chief...
    24 August 2021
  • 24 August 2021
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    Cochrane Library Special Collections provide a round-up of up-to-date Cochrane evidence on a specific topic. This Special Collection has been created to highlight evidence-based interventions to reduce stillbirth and improve care for families after stillbirth and in a subsequent pregnancy, identify women at increased risk of stillbirth, and...
    24 August 2021
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    Cochrane is delighted to launch a Russian translation of MECIR (Methodological Expectations for Cochrane Intervention Reviews) from Cochrane Russia. This is the third translation of Cochrane’s methods guidance since the launch of version 6 of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (see this Cochrane Editorial for more...
    23 August 2021
  • Featured review: What are the benefits and risks of beds, mattresses and overlays for preventing and treating pressure ulcers?
    16 August 2021
  • COVID-19
     Are corticosteroids (anti-inflammatory medicines) given orally or by injection an effective treatment for people with COVID-19? Key messages Corticosteroids (anti-inflammatory medicines) given orally or by injection (systemic) are probably effective treatments for people hospitalised with COVID-19.  The authors don’t know whether they cause...
    16 August 2021


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