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  • Babies are often separated from their mothers at birth. In standard hospital care, newborn infants can be held wrapped or dressed in their mother’s arms, placed in open cribs or under warmers. In skin-to-skin contact (SSC), the newborn infant is placed naked on the mother's bare chest at birth or soon afterwards. Immediate SSC means within 10...
    December 4 2016
  • Do school-based interventions prevent HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy? This is the question asked by researchers from the University of York, South African Medical Research Council, and Stellenbosch University in a Cochrane review published this week.Sexually active adolescents in some countries, particularly girls, are at high...
    November 24 2016
  • immy Volmink recognized for his contributions to evidence-based health careThe South African Medical Research Council (MRC) has called Professor Jimmy Volmink, Director of Cochrane South Africa, the African region's ‘father of evidence-based health care'. Professor Volmink, also the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at...
    November 21 2016
  • Have you ever tried to explain how a Cochrane Review gets produced? Wondered how all the people, processes, and technologies work together to make the whole thing happen? Then look no further than our infographic illustrating the Cochrane Review Ecosystem from developing the question to final publication, with all the tools and teams that...
    November 16 2016
  • Do nasal decongestants used alone relieve cold symptoms?Colds, although not serious, are common illnesses responsible for many visits to family doctors and days lost from work and school. Cold symptoms may last up to two week and include runny nose, sore throat, and sneezing. There is no cure for colds; treatments only ease the symptoms. Many...
    November 8 2016
  • Successful two-day workshop increases awareness of evidence-based medicine and CochraneThe Kazan Federal University, the home ofCochrane Russia, hosted a two-day workshop on the first step of conducting a systematic review; from registering the title to drafting the protocol. The workshop was intended for health professionals, researchers,...
    October 11 2016
  •  Photo ReportFeedback from participiantsMedia coverage....The school/workshop:«Cochrane systematic reviews: first steps from registering the title to the protocol drafting» – two training daysResearch and Education Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine «Cochrane Russia» of the Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology at the Kazan...
    September 6 2016
  • Cochrane Russia has had great success translating and recording podcasts at Kazan Federal University. The initiative involves students, medical residents, and others interested in Cochrane evidence, and is le by Liliya Eugenevna Ziganshina, Director of Cochrane Russia, and Head of the Department of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology at Kazan...
    August 31 2016
  • Scarce evidence, but pointers to promising strategies to fight corruption in  health careCorruption can occur in any area of the health sector, and happens when people abuse their own position to benefit themselves, their organization, or other people close to them. It can take many forms, including bribes, theft, or giving incorrect or...
    August 24 2016
  • A recent article in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin on the BMJ states that other than folic acid and vitamin D, there is limited evidence of the benefits of the often expensive prenatal multivitamins. This story has been picked up by many media outlets including BBC News, CBC News, and The Japan Times.  The...
    July 26 2016

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