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  • Encouraging evidence indicates that programmes can improve quality of life, severity of asthma, and lung function.Asthma is a chronic airway disease affecting about 300 million people worldwide. People with asthma have many symptoms, such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. The aim of a chronic disease management programme for asthma...
    31 May 2015
  •  31 May is World No Tobacco Day - read the latest Cochrane evidence indicating that incentive programmes may help smokers to quit for six months or more Financial and material incentives are widely used to encourage smokers to try to quit, and to reward them if they succeed. Examples of incentives include lottery tickets or prize draws, cash...
    24 May 2015
  • Released in response to the agenda item on 'WHO guidelines: development and governance', of the WHO Executive Board meeting, 27-28 May 2015Cochrane is an international organization that produces high-quality, relevant, accessible systematic reviews and other synthesized research evidence, and promotes evidence-based decision-making.  Cochrane has...
    23 May 2015
  • Evidence indicates what minimally invasive tests should not be used to determine dehydration in older people.
    Water-loss dehydration results from drinking too little fluid. It is common in older people, among whom it is associated with increased risk of many health problems. It is important to identify dehydration early before health and...
    7 May 2015
  •  Flu shots have small beneficial effect in reducing middle ear infections for infants and children.Middle ear infection or inflammation are broad terms to refer to acute otitis media. It is one of the most common infectious diseases in infants and preschool children, with 86% having an episode by the time they turn one year old. Symptoms of an ear...
    22 April 2015
  • Medical News Today, an online health news service based in the UK and Taiwan, presents evidence from a new Cochrane Review which indicates that the effectiveness of natural sweetener Xylitol in preventing tooth decay remains unproven.
    17 April 2015
  • Children who are taught about preventing sexual abuse at school are more likely than others to tell an adult if they had, or were actually experiencing sexual abuse. This is according to the results of a new Cochrane Review published in the Cochrane Library 16 April 2015. However, the review's authors say that more research is needed to establish...
    16 April 2015
  • On 14 April 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a new statement outlining its position on public disclosure of clinical trial results. In an essay published in PLoS Medicine to coincide with the release of the position paper, a WHO author team describes the statement as a “[re-affirmation of] the ethical imperative of clinical...
    14 April 2015
  • Good implementation key in feeding programmes for young children in low- and middle-income countries.
    Receiving the proper nutrients is particularly important in the period between birth and three years, when children are experiencing rapid growth. Although it is sometimes difficult to disentangle the effects of deprivations that children...
    31 March 2015
  • Press release
    Embargoed: 00.01 GMT: Thursday, March 26, 2015Evelyn Martinez
    Senior Publicist, Wiley
    T +1 201 748 6358 E sciencenewsroom@wiley.comJo Anthony
    Senior Media and Communications Officer, Cochrane
    M +44(0) 7582 726 634 E or pressoffice@cochrane.orgNew research out today concludes that there...
    26 March 2015
  • A common consequence of abdominal surgery is that the patient’s digestive system stops working for a few days. This is called ileus and it can be both painful and uncomfortable for the patient.  Ileus can lead to nausea, vomiting, and abdominal discomfort and is associated with complications, reduced patient satisfaction, and increased length of...
    13 March 2015
  • BBC Radio 4's 'Today' news programme discusses new Cochrane evidence on hormone replacement therapy for postmenopausal women and its potential impact on cardiovascular disease and stroke (scroll to 2:07:45 to hear the story).
    13 March 2015
  • Embargoed: 00.01 GMT: Tuesday 10th March 2015Press contact:
    Jo Anthony
    M +44(0) 7582 726 634 E or pressoffice@cochrane.orgEvelyn Martinez
    Senior Publicist, Wiley
    T +1 201 748 6358, E sciencenewsroom@wiley.comNew evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that hormone replacement therapy (HRT)...
    10 March 2015
  • Embargoed: 00.01 GMT: Thursday March 5th, 2015Evelyn Martinez
    Senior Publicist, Wiley
    T +1 201 748 6358 E sciencenewsroom@wiley.comJo Anthony
    Senior Media and Communications Officer, Cochrane
    M +44(0) 7582 726 634 E or pressoffice@cochrane.orgA low-cost antiseptic used to cleanse the cord after birth ...
    5 March 2015
  • Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints, commonly found in knees, hips, and hands. When the joint loses cartilage, the bone grows to try and repair the damage but this bone growth is abnormal and makes things worse. Osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of disability as it is painful and affects physical function and ability to use the...
    3 March 2015
  • New evidence helps health workers in the fight against EbolaEmbargoed: 00.01 GMT: Thursday 26th February 2015
    Press contact: Jo Anthony
    M+44(0) 7582 726 634E or   Watch a short film which accompanies this Cochrane Review and talks about applying the findings in relevant clinical settings....
    24 February 2015
  • Time magazine cites a 2012 Cochrane Review in an article discussing foods which may help to lower blood pressure.
    24 February 2015
  • Campbell
    Cochrane is pleased to announce the signing of a Partnership Agreement (PA) with the Campbell Collaboration, effective February 2015. The PA provides a framework for the two organizations to work more cooperatively and effectively together in a number of areas of common interest.Cochrane has had close ties with the Campbell Collaboration since...
    16 February 2015
  • Dear all,
    It has been a little while since we last updated on the project and now that 2014 has come to an end, it seems a good opportunity to relay some of the key events of the year and our plans for the future.As of the end of December 2014, 746 people have signed up; we've identified more than 4000 RCTs/q-RCTs, and screened 104,000...
    30 January 2015
  • I am delighted to announce the launch of Cochrane’s new website and organizational identity.We are excited to introduce our new name, ‘Cochrane’, and new logo design, which marries a subtle evolution of Cochrane’s old logo and traditional dark blue with the use of a secondary colour purple. Our new design demonstrates clear visual change without...
    30 January 2015


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