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  • The Cochrane Review 'Electric fans for reducing adverse health impacts in heatwaves' is being turned to for advice on dealing with recent heatwaves. We talked to lead author, Mike Clarke, to learn if the evidence says that the use of electric fans contribute to or impede heat loss during a heatwave.Why is this Cochrane Review so important? Isn’t...
    July 25 2019
  • Readable, clinically-focused, actionable answers to inform point-of-care decision-making for health professionals.  Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically-focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane Reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform point-of-care decision-making. Each CCA...
    July 8 2019
  • Cochrane’s Editor in Chief supports an open letter recently co-authored by the European Commission (EC), the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA), reminding clinical trial sponsors of their obligation to make their results public.Cochrane has long recognised that clinical trials are key to improvements in...
    July 2 2019
  • The 2018 Journal Citation Report  has just been released by Clarivate Analytics, and we are delighted to announce that Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is now 7.755. This is an increase on the 2017 Journal Impact Factor, which was 6.754. This means that, in 2018, a Cochrane Review was cited on...
    June 21 2019
  • World Continence Week 2019 is held between 17 and 23 June and is a global initiative run by the World Federation of Incontinence Patients (WFIP), with the approval of the International Continence Society (ICS). The vision is to help improve health, wellness and quality of life for those with continence issues, and to further establish awareness of...
    June 18 2019
  • New Cochrane Review assesses evidence on different ways to reduce consumption of sugary drinksConsumption of sugary drinks is considered to be a key driver behind the global obesity epidemic, and is linked with tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease. Many public health bodies including the World Health Organization (WHO) have called upon...
    June 13 2019
  • 'Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better.’ That is the first sentence of our Strategy to 2020 that aims to put Cochrane evidence at the heart of health decision-making all over the world. Here’s a look back at some key highlights of our work in the first quarter of 2019, from January to March. Cochrane began preparations for...
    June 11 2019
  • This Friday (31st May, 2019) will mark my final day as your Editor in Chief. I want to express my gratitude to you all for your forbearance, support, challenge and friendship over these past 10 years. Believe me when I say that having the privilege of serving you all has been the highlight of my working life. Life has never been easy, but I have...
    June 10 2019
  • The Cochrane Rapid Review Methods Group is leading an important piece of methodological research and need your help.Does it make a difference whether abstracts are screened by one or two people to find relevant studies for a systematic review? How many relevant studies will be missed when abstracts are reviewed by only one person? Can the Cochrane...
    May 28 2019
  • International Clinical Trials' Day is celebrated in 2019 on 20 May marking the day in 1747 on which James Lind is believed to have begun the first known controlled trial, comparing different treatments for scurvy which was common among sailors in the British Royal Navy. (Watch a video explaining the trial to see history in the making.)...
    May 23 2019

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