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  • Cochrane statement on Framework of engagement with non-State actors (WHA Agenda item 11.3) Thank you for the opportunity to deliver this statement on behalf of The Cochrane Collaboration. An important part of Cochrane’s work with WHO involves support for guideline development. In 2015, 75% of the WHO guidelines issued cited a Cochrane...
    May 25 2016
  • International Clinical Trials' Day is celebrated around the world each year on or close to 20 May, commemorating the day in 1747 on which James Lind began the first known controlled trial, comparing different treatments for scurvy then in common use among sailors in the British Royal Navy. (Watch a video explaining the trial to...
    May 23 2016
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    May 21 2016
  • New Cochrane evidence provides no definitive recommendation on the best way to treat severe nausea and vomiting in early pregnancyNausea and vomiting in early pregnancy are very common, affecting approximately 80% of pregnancies. Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), a severe form affecting only about 1.0% of pregnancies worldwide, generally...
    May 21 2016
  • Latest Cochrane research has found that psychological therapies, more commonly known as ‘talking treatments’, may help people who self-harm.Self-harm is intentional self-poisoning or self-injury. Many people who are admitted to hospital because of this are at an increased risk of self-harming again and of suicide.  It is a major...
    May 19 2016
  • NHS Choices is the UK's biggest health website. In their ‘Behind the Headlines’ section, they examine science that makes the news. They recently featured evidence from a new Cochrane Review that suggests that yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, although effects on lung function and...
    May 16 2016
  • Cochrane Review provides guidance on whether daily iron supplementation shows benefits for womenIron deficiency is a shortage of iron stored in the body and anaemia is caused by low levels of haemoglobin - healthy red blood cells - in the blood. Iron deficiency and anaemia are common problems globally, especially in low-income countries and with...
    May 11 2016
  • 29.04.2016Preventing occupational stress in healthcare workersVitamin D supplementation for women during pregnancyInterventions to optimise prescribing for older people in care homes
    April 29 2016
  • April 28 2016
  • A new Cochrane Review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, but effects on lung function and medication use are uncertain.Asthma is a common chronic disease affecting about 300 million people worldwide. The many typical symptoms of...
    April 27 2016

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