Cochrane seeks Systematic Reviewer
Specifications: Part time or Fulltime considered (Fixed term/ Secondment/ Consultancy role)Salary: circa £45,000 per annum full time equivalentLocation: FlexibleApplicationClosingDate:   29 May 2021Assist with the provision and delivery of commissioned systematic reviews and review tasks for Cochrane Response, Cochrane ’s evidence consultancy unit.Cochrane Response provides a broad range of literature review and evidence synthesis services to international policy makers and guideline developers to support evidence informed healthcare decision making. We work closely with Cochrane networks to increase Cochr...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane signs letter asking medicines regulators in Europe to address unpublished clinical trials
Cochrane, together with a range of other civil society organisations, has written to a group of medicines agencies in Europe asking that they take action to ensure trial transparency.Despite an EU legislation requiring that results from clinical trials be published on the EU Clinical Trials Register within 12 months of a study ending,this information has not been shared for almost 30% of applicable trials.The letter calls on the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA), a body of national regulators in Europe, to take action to address this serious issue and gives recommendations on how to improve the situation. This includes rel...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Cochrane Neonatal seeks Managing Editor - Flexible location
Specifications: Full Time, 40hr/weekLocation: Flexible  location - ideally US-based but open to international candidates.Application Closing Date: TBD The Cochrane Neonatal Managing Editor (ME) ensures the efficient and effective operation of the editorial base and manages the editorial process for systematic reviews. This involves supporting and providing specialized editorial and technical support to review authors, editors, and associate editors. The ME works in conjunction with the coordinating editor to strategize the direction and priorities of Cochrane Neonatal and acts as a liaison with int...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane shows support for WHO-ICMRA statement on transparency and data integrity
The World Health Organization (WHO) and International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) have issued ajoint statement calling on the pharmaceutical industry to increase transparency and access to clinical data for all new medicines and vaccines.Dr Karla Soares-Weiser, Editor in Chief of The Cochrane Library and Acting CEO of Cochrane, said:“Cochrane is an advocate for greater clinical trial transparency and supports the statement issued by WHO and ICMRA calling on the pharmaceutical industry to provide wider access to research data for new medicines. COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: The impact of medications with anticholinergic effects on future problems with memory and thinking
In thisrecently published Cochrane review, the author team explored whether taking a certain type of medication could make older people more likely to develop dementia.  Discussing the review, Terry Quinn, senior author, said: " Almost every week we see a newspaper headline describing something new that allegedly causes or protects against dementia. These features attract attention as we all want to protect our brain health, but there is often little science behind the headlines.There has been a lot of recent interest around whether certain prescribed medications can cause dementia. A class of medication frequent...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

New prognostic review: Predicting relapse or recurrence of depression
In this author interview, lead authors Nick Meader and Andrew Moriarity tell us about thisrecently published Cochrane review, how they worked with a patient advisory group, and how they rose to the challenge of this being their first prognostic review, and the first of this type for Cochrane Common Mental Disorders.Nick Meader: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and, during the pandemic, depression symptoms have increased in many countries.We have effective treatments for depression (like antidepressants and cognitive behavioural therapy). So, a substan...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Cochrane speaks with the Science Basement Podcast
The Basement Science is a podcast hosted by science students who share their excitement about science and science communication.  They have conversations with scientists and other guests with the aim of making complicated ideas understandable to non-scientists, while showing why science matters.They are speaking to members of Cochrane over three episodes:Episode 1 - Cochrane Reviews in times of COVID-19 with Dr John LavisAvailable onSpotify,iTunes, andSoundCloudTom às Garnier& Lea Urpa interview Dr. John Lavis. John is a member of the Cochrane editorial board, member of the Cochrane knowledge...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 3, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Combination fixed-dose beta agonist and steroid inhaler as required for adults or children with mild asthma
New Cochrane Review on the efficacy and safety of inhalers for those with mild asthma published on World Asthma Day.World Asthma Day on 5 May is an annual event on organized by the  Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.Cochrane Airways works with authors (typically clinicians and researchers) to produce systematic reviews on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis and other lung diseases, and asthma. We asked Dr Timothy Hinks, one of the Cochrane Review authors, about the findings of this recent review.For those with mild asthma, ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 29, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Paying for performance to improve the delivery of healthcare services in low- and middle-income countries
Arecently published review from Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) Group looks at  the effects of ‘pay for performance’ strategies on the delivery of healthcare services in low- and middle-income countries.Karin Diaconu, first author of this review, notes, " There is growing interest in paying for performance as a strategy for aligning the work of health providers and healthcare organizations with public health goals. The volume of schemes implementing paying for performance has increased over the last decade and so has the number of studies on the effectiveness of these strat...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 28, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Featured review: Psychosocial interventions for adults who self ‐harm
Friday, April 23, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 23, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Featured review: Poly ADP ‐Ribose Polymerase (PARP) inhibitors for locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer
Friday, April 23, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 23, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Community Support Officer
Location: Flexible location (remote working) – contract type dependent on location.Specifications: Permanent employment if successful applicant based in UK, Germany or Denmark. Rolling annual contract (consultant) in other locations.Hours: Full-time or minimum 25 hours per week (flexible working considered).Salary: £30,000 (pro-rated for part-time).ApplicationClosingDate: Tuesday 11 May (Midnight GMT).This role is an exciting opportunity to use your communication and problem-solving skills to make a difference in the field of health care research.  As Community Support Officer you will be joining Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Author interview: Stopping long-term antidepressants in people with depression or anxiety
Antidepressants are widely used for depression and anxiety. Guidelines recommend that an antidepressant should be continued for at least six months after people start to feel better, and for at least two years if they have had two or more periods of depression. Many people take antidepressants for much longer. Ellen Van Leeuwen and Mark Horowitz, authors of arecently published Cochrane review on approaches for discontinuing antidepressant use, answer some questions about the findings of the review.  Tell us about this Cochrane Review, why did you think it was important to do it?Ellen: The rise in long-term antidepress...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

A message from Cochrane ’s Governing Board
Dear Community Colleagues,  Last week, we informed you of the news thatMark Wilson was stepping down from his role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after eight years of outstanding service.  Today, we want to provide you with an update of the Governing Board's plans during this transition period for organizational leadership.  Our Editor in Chief, Karla Soares-Weiser, will be Cochrane ’s Acting CEO; Toby Lasserson will be stepping up to Acting Editor in Chief; and Chris Champion, Head of People Services, will take on additional management responsibilities for finance, governance, and strategy. These ar...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Featured Review: Probiotics to prevent gestational diabetes mellitus
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane PaPaS seeks full-time Systematic Reviewer - remote
Closing date: 28 April 2021Location: remote (home-working)The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care (Cochrane PaPaS) Review Group is looking for an experienced Systematic Reviewer to undertake high quality, priority Cochrane systematic reviews for publication in the Cochrane Library.The focus of PaPaS is studies of interventions for acute pain, chronic pain, headache and migraine, palliative care for those with life-limiting disease or illness, and supportive care of patients and significant others living with serious illness.The candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team to undertake new priority reviews, o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Job vacancies in evidence synthesis with Cochrane Infectious Diseases group - Liverpool, UK
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine ’s Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health has led developments in systematic reviews in tropical medicine and international health. In the 1990s, staff contributed to setting up Cochrane, and established theCochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now recognised as one of Cochrane ’s premier groups, with over 150 Cochrane reviews and 600 authors, and is well-linked with the World Health Organization.Two job positions are currently being advertised with the Centre (Research Assistant and Clinical Research Associate in evidence synthesis)...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

World Health Day 2021: Building a fairer, healthier world
Wednesday 7 April marksWorld Health Day, a day organised by the World Health Organization (WHO) to highlight a particular global health issue. This year, it aims to spotlight health equity.Health equity is the absence of avoidable and unfair differences in health. The COVID-19 pandemic and its uneven impacts worldwide has brought attention to long-standing inequities in living and working conditions which affect people ’s health outcomes.This World Health Day, WHO is calling on leaders to address these inequities, to monitor them, and to ensure people have access to quality health care.Cochrane is committed to promot...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Exceptional global collaboration delivers the new PRISMA 2020 statement
Cochrane community contributes to update to the  PRISMA statement. PRISMA is an evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses. PRISMA primarily focuses on the reporting of reviews evaluating the effects of interventions, but can also be used as a basis for reporting systematic reviews with objectives o ther than evaluating interventions (e.g. evaluating aetiology, prevalence, diagnosis or prognosis). A dedicated global team of methodologists, search specialists, biostatisticians and systematic reviewers have spent the last few years diligently updating  PRISMA ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Australia vs. COVID-19: Supporting the national COVID-19 Taskforce
In March 2020, Cochrane Australia convened the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce - bringing together leading health researchers, experts and organisations from across the country.Since then, over 240 members have worked around the clock to deliver living clinical guidelines and flowcharts for frontline health workers.   The guidelines are updated and published online every week, they feature 124 guideline recommendations and have reached more than 180,000 users worldwide.To learn more about the work of Cochrane Australia and how the Taskforce is continuing to evolve, click here to read a short case story.T...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane Austria launches joint trial transparency report
Cochrane Austria, together with TranspariMED and Transparency International Austria, has recently publisheda report on clinical trial transparency in Austria, which provides an update on figures released one year ago.The reportuses data from theEU Trials Tracker to summarise the clinical drug trial reporting rates of the 14 largest sponsors in Austria. Under EU rules, clinical trial sponsors must post summary results to the EU Clinical Trials Register within one year of a study ending, or six months for paediatric trials.According to the new report, results have now been published for 37% of due clinical trials, compared t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 30, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

A day with... Statistics Methods Group – 11 May 2021
Register for the  ' A day with... Statistics Methods Group ’ which is taking place on  11 May 2021.This is part of a series of virtual events from  Cochrane Training for anyone interested in systematic review methodology and the work of  Cochrane Methods Groups. Whether you are new to systematic review methodology or an advanced-level learner, these virtual events will be an opportunity for you to meet and learn from colleagues from different Methods Groups, with a variety of online events happening throughout the day.This all-day event will highlight the  Cochrane Statistics Method...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 29, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Celebrating Anne Anderson and Cochrane diversity with new designs: interview with artist Heather Tubwon
Interview with Heather Tubwon, the artist that created thenew limited edition designs in the Cochrane store celebrating Anne Anderson and our diverse community.The global Cochrane community areparticipating in a virtual walk and  raising money for the annual Anne Anderson Award, which is given to a Cochrane member who has contributed meaningfully to the promotion of women as leaders and contributors to the organization. To mark thisoccasion, we have addedlimited editions designs to the Cochrane store,with sales going to the Anne Anderson Award.   We caught up with the artist, Heather Tubwon, to learn mo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Lund University working paper illustrates how to integrate Cochrane Interactive Learning to deliver relevant evidence-based medicine learning objectives
In the Medical Degree Program at Lund University, Sweden, a new Scientific Scholarship theme has been implemented, including evidence-based medicine (EBM), as the application of scientific scholarship in EBM is a core aspect of medical education. Throughout the program, scientific scholarship and EBM are supported by multifaceted learning activities and structured assessment, ensuring that students work continuously and iteratively with these concepts. The theme also makes use of e-learning for written assignments and ofCochrane Interactive Learning modules together with locally developed e-lectures.Lead author, Maria Bj &...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 25, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Addictive Brain's videocast features US Senior Officer
Watch  Cochrane US Senior Officer,Tiffany Duque, as the featured guest on theAddictive Brain videocast. Tiffany spoke to   Dr. Chinmaya  Sadangi for the session called " Interview with a Scientist. "  The Addictive Brain is an online community  aiming at bridging the gap between science and the world in general. Their audience is mostly non-scientists and students, so they communicate in simple language and avoid scientific jargons - making science and health evidence accessible! They chatted about health evidence synthesis, it's importance and use, the " infodemic " we are...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 24, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane International Mobility - Vanessa Young
Cochrane is made up of  11,000 members and over 67,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Getting involved in Cochrane ’s work means becoming part of a global community. TheCochrane International Mobility programme connects successful applicants with a placement in a host Cochrane Group, learning more about the production, use, and knowledge translation of Cochrane reviews. The prgramme offers opportunities fo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Medical student relay delivers a new Cochrane review & plenty of practical knowledge
Mindfulness has been growing in popularity across the globe over the past decade and is increasingly the subject of scientific research into the benefits it may deliver. In 2020, six students from Melbourne ’s Monash University sought to better understand if and how mindfulness practice could help fellow medical students and junior doctors deal with the significant stresses and demands of their studies and chosen profession.Alice Jiang, Gizem Hasimoglu, Jonathan Shachar, Qiao Xin Tee, Darren Trinh and Praba Sekhar signed up for the formidable task of completing a Cochrane systematic review of the latest evidence as p...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Can medicines that block interleukin-6 (a protein involved in immune responses) treat COVID-19?
This recently published Cochrane review examines the effects of a class of treatments on people with COVID-19.  Treating COVID-19 with tocilizumab (a medicine that blocks interleukin-6) reduces the numbers of people who die within 28 days of treatment, and probably results in fewer serious unwanted effects than placebo treatment.Studies of other medicines that block interleukin-6 to treat COVID-19 are under way. The authors of this review will update this review when results from them become available.COVID-19COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory disease caused by a type of virus called a coronavirus. If the infection...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Cochrane signs WHO ’s Vaccine Equity Declaration
Cochrane has signed a World Health Organization (WHO) Declaration that calls for a more equitable rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.While several countries currently have vaccination programmes up and running, the global distribution of vaccines has so far been unequal. Many low- and middle-income countries are yet to receive any doses and face uncertainties about access.The WHO Declaration highlights that quick and equitable rollout of vaccines will be key to avoiding future variants, saving lives, and ultimately ending the pandemic. It therefore calls on global, national and local leaders to reject vaccine nationalism and to ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 17, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Statistical Editor
Specifications: Part time 22.5 hours (Fixed term/Secondment/Consultancy role)Salary: between £35,000 to £40,000 per annum full time equivalentLocation: FlexibleApplicationClosingDate:   5 April 2021The Cochrane Methods Support Unit was created in 2019 to support the eight Cochrane Review Group (CRG) Networks in the efficient and timely production of high quality, high priority Cochrane systematic reviews. The MSU provides hands on statistical and methods support to Cochrane systematic reviews methods input on request by CRG Network editorial teams. The unit comprises two part-time Statistical Editors and o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 17, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Featured review: Do psychosocial interventions help parents reduce how often they drink heavily or use drugs?
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 17, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Featured Review: Does cleaning venous leg ulcers help them to heal?
Monday, March 15, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Featured review: Benefits and harms of antibiotics for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease
Monday, March 15, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Featured Review: Medicines to treat people with vascular dementia and other vascular cognitive impairments
Monday, March 15, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Special Collection: Brain tumour diagnosis and management
Cochrane Library Special Collections provide a round-up of up-to-date Cochrane evidence on a specific topic.This Special Collection provides evidence in several key clinical priority areas for brain tumour research.  The reviews in this Collectionprovide evidence towards clinical priority areas for research, and their funding, and therefore, are important for consumers, clinicians, healthcare providers and funders.Topics include:Diagnosing brain tumours quickly, safely, and accuratelyRisk-sharing in decision making for brain tumoursBest treatment when decisions are difficult When asked about the new Special Colle...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Jimmy Volmink recognized for his “exceptional lifelong contribution to medical research and public health "
Professor James " Jimmy " Volmink, the founding Director of the  South African Cochrane Centre, was recognized for his exceptional lifelong contributions to medical research and public health with the Presidential Award from The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC).SAMRCed host its 7th  SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards with a ceremony of a small outdoor gathering of attendees following COVID-19 protocols at the organisation’s Head Office in Cape Town and an online audience. You can watch the awards ceremony and Jimmy's acceptance speech in this video:Jimmy reflects ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Managing Editor
Specifications: Full Time (Fixed Term/Consultancy role)Salary: circa £40,000 per annumLocation: FlexibleApplication Closing Date:   24 March 2021Cochrane has established a centrally-resourced Editorial Service to support the efficient and timely publication of high-quality systematic reviews in the Cochrane Library. The reviews that are published through the Central Editorial Service address some of the research questions considered to be the most important to decision makers.The Central Editorial Service will also be instrumental in running a pilot of approaches to increase editorial efficiency and integrity wi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Visual Abstract: Ivabradine as adjuvant treatment for chronic heart failure
Thursday, March 11, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Paolo Rosati Source Type: news

Does cleaning venous leg ulcers help them to heal?
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane in 2021: an opportunity to reunite with colleagues
​It is with pleasure that we invite our global community of staff, members and supporters to join us for a virtual meeting on Monday 22 March 2021.Register for this eventThis is a free online event open to everyone in Cochrane that will give our members the opportunity to hear updates and about key organizational priorities for 2021 and beyond. The session will be presented live twice 09:00-11:00 (check in your local time) and 17:00-19:00 GMT (check your local time) via Cochrane ’s virtual events online platform, Hopin. Short presentations from Cochrane’s leadership will be pre-recorded and made availabl...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Editorial - Contested effects and chaotic policies: the 2020 story of (hydroxy) chloroquine for treating COVID-19
During the past 12 months chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have been touted as cures for COVID-19 and introduced into Covid-19 treatment protocols. This has led to increases in demand, leaving some rheumatoid arthritis and lupus patients deprived of effective treatments.A newly publishedCochrane Library Editorial explores the story of the assessment of  chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine efficacy and the lessons learnt. This Editorial publishes alongside the  recently published review published in the Cochrane Library   that concludes that hydroxychloroquine   has no clinical benefit in...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Special Collection - Best of the Cochrane Library: 2020 in review
The annual' Best of the Cochrane Library'Special Collection showcases Cochrane content published in various formats.What were the most accessed Cochrane Reviews of 2020? The most accessed Cochrane Editorials or Podcasts?   Find out in aSpecial Collection, now available on the Cochrane Library website. Read'Best of the Cochrane Library: 2020 in review 'Wednesday, March 10, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Featured Review: Stopping smoking is linked to improved mental health
Evidence published in the Cochrane Library today will reassure people who want to stop smoking that quitting for at least 6 weeks may improve their mental wellbeing, by reducing anxiety, depression, and stress. People ’s social relationships are unlikely to suffer if they stop smoking. Smoking is the world's leading cause of preventable illness and death. One in every two people who smoke will die of a smoking-related disease unless they quit. Some people believe that smoking helps reduce stress and other mental health symptoms, and that quitting smoking might make their mental health problems worse. People who ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Strategies that might help to encourage people to continue to participate in a randomised trial (a type of scientifc study)
Monday, March 8, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

mHealth-delivered education interventions in heart failure, using smartphone, tablet and internet-based programmes and apps
Monday, March 8, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Contracts Officer (maternity cover)
Specifications: Full Time fixed term contractSalary: up to £35,000Location: London with flexibility to work from home up to 3 days a weekApplicationClosingDate: 15 March 2021We are looking for a self-motivated and highly organised individual who is able to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse range of contacts across the world.   This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience as a legal administrator to make a difference in the field of health care research.  The successful candidate will support the Senior Contracts Specialist in delivering an effective contracts management serv...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane International Mobility - Carolina Severiche Mena
Cochrane is made up of  11,000 members and over 67,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Getting involved in Cochrane ’s work means becoming part of a global community. TheCochrane International Mobility programme connects successful applicants with a placement in a host Cochrane Group, learning more about the production, use, and knowledge translation of Cochrane reviews. The prgramme offers opportunities fo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 3, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Special Collection - Chronic suppurative otitis media: effectiveness of non-surgical treatments
Supported byCochrane Ear ,Nose and Throat anew Cochrane Library Special Collection curates the latest Cochrane evidence on non-surgical treatments for chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM).  CSOM is estimated to have a global incidence of 31 million episodes per year, disproportionately affecting people at socio-economic disadvantage.  Many people who are affected by CSOM do not have good access to modern primary healthcare, let alone specialised ear, nose and throat care. Given this evidence need, Cochrane ENT have prioritized the production of systematic reviews on non-surgical treatments for CSOM. This up-to...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 2, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

COVID-19 and its cardiovascular effects: a systematic review of prevalence studies
In this short interview, Prof. John GF Cleland, senior author ofthis recently published Cochrane review, tells us about what this review found regarding the type of heart and blood vessel problems that complicate COVID-19 infections.Tell us about this review.This review first   focuses on cardiovascular problems pre-existing the development of COVID, usually in cases that were severe enough to require hospitalization. We know that older people are more likely to have cardiovascular disease and to be admitted with severe COVID. We are only looking at associations. It is unclear whether cardiovascular disease or age was...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 2, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Cochrane Circulation and Breathing Network seeks Cochrane Systematic Review Fellow - London, UK
Location of position: London, UKHours: Full TimeSalary: (inclusive of London allowance) £36,028 - £43,533 per annumClosing date: 2 April 2021Cochrane's eight  Review Group Networks are responsible for the efficient and timely production of high-quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most important to decision makers.Cochrane Circulation and Breathing Network  is seeking a  Cochrane Systematic Review Fellow (Network Support Fellow) to support the aims and objectives of the Network. Duties and Responsibilities:  Systematic review support for NICE and ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 2, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news