Featured review: Adding indoor residual spraying in communities using insecticide ‐treated nets for the prevention of malaria
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 18, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

What's the accuracy of crowdsourcing the screening of search results? Help Cochrane find out!
Cochrane Crowd is a citizen science platform  where a global community of volunteers help to classify the research needed to support informed decision-making about healthcare. Cochrane Crowd volunteers review descriptions of research studies to identify and classify clinical trials. A new task has just gone live on Cochrane Crowd. It is a citation screening task that we are doing in partnership withThe Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute (THIS Institute).It forms a part of a methodological study that aims to assess the accuracy of crowdsourcing the screening of search results. Unlike some of t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 14, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Chief Executive Officer
Location: UK based role with occasional global travelSalary: £110-120,000 per annumContract type: PermanentDate closing: 06/02/2022Cochrane is a global independent community of more than 100,000 people who search for and summarize the best evidence from health and care research to help our beneficiaries make informed choices about health and care.  Our members and supporters come from more than 220 countries worldwide including researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, and people passionate about improving health and care outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Chief Executive£110, 120,000 per annumUK...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 13, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Research Integrity: making sure medical trials reported in the scientific literature are real
Senior Research Integrity Editor, Lisa Bero, discusses this subject in a recent Nature article.Never has it been more important to foster trust in scientific evidence than in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Cochrane is committed to independence, transparency, and integrity in healthcare research.The Research Integrity Team works to support and strengthen this commitment through research, policy development and implementation, advocacy and community outreach.Recently, Senior Research Integrity Editor, Lisa Bero, has written a World View in Nature on the topic of working together to tackle the issue of problematic studies ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 13, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane UK seeks a Transition Support Project Manager
Specifications:   Part Time, 1 day per weekLocation: UK based (remote)Application Closing Date:25 January 2022Cochrane UK is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated Transition Support Project Manager to lead and manage a support service for UK-based Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) and those who work with them during a period of transition to a new review production model.  You will join a small and friendly team at Cochrane UK and will work closely with the UK-based CRGs, Cochrane ’s Editorial and Methods Department (EMD) and Cochrane Support Service to develop and operate processes to minimize disruption duri...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 10, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Project Manager
Specifications: Full TimeSalary:   £42,000 per annumLocation: UK based (remote)Application Closing Date: 23 January 2022Cochrane is a global independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by identifying, appraising and synthesizing individual research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed.A Project Manager role has become available to support the E...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 10, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Support Officer
Location: Flexible location (remote working) – contract type dependent on location.Specifications: 1 Mar to 1 September 2022. Fixed-term employment contract if successful applicant based in UK, Germany or Denmark. Consultancy contract in other locations.Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week.Salary: £30,000 per annum.Application Closing Date: Sunday 23 January 2022 (Midnight GMT).This role is an exciting opportunity to use your communication and problem-solving skills to make a difference in the field of healthcare research and publishing.  Cochrane recently implemented Editorial Manager as the editorial and...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 6, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Featured review: Do heated tobacco products help people to quit smoking and are they safe?
New review from Cochrane Tobacco and Addiction GroupKey messagesHeated tobacco probably exposes people to fewer toxins than cigarettes, but possibly more than not using any tobacco. Falls in cigarette sales appeared to speed up following the launch of heated tobacco in Japan, but the authors are uncertain whether this is caused by people switching from cigarettes to heated tobacco.The authors need more independently funded research into whether heated tobacco helps people stop smoking, whether it results in unwanted effects, and the impact of rising heated tobacco use on smoking rates.  What are heated tobacco product...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 6, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Is it safe to use lower blood counts as a trigger for blood transfusion?
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 4, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Video:'The importance of creditable information and the infodemic' on The Eco Well
The World Health Organization defines an infodemic as “overabundance of information – some accurate and some not – that occurs during an epidemic. It can lead to confusion and ultimately mistrust in governments and public health response”. This has been a particular challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic.Cochrane US Senior Officer, Tiffany Duque joined The Eco Well on a webinar to talk about the importance of credible information and the infodemic. She also covered what Cochrane does and how people can get involved. Join CochraneWhat is Cochrane?What are systematic reviews?Unders...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

End of year message 2021 from Cochrane Co-chairs, Editor in Chief and Interim CEO
Dear colleagues,ContextSo much happens in a year. Last year, Cochrane responded quickly to the pandemic with rapid, living reviews – sharing the best evidence on key interventions and diagnostic tests  to support the world in tackling this unprecedented challenge. We made all of ourCoronavirus (COVID-19) resources freely available, open access – which they remain today, including our COVID-19 Study Register which now has references to well over 100,000 studies. Our work has never been more important or relevant.We find ourselves still living with the pandemic in 2021. The rollout of vaccines has been a gre...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Talking about Cochrane Convenes on Becker ’s Healthcare Podcast
Dru Riddle is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Texas Christian University, Co-chair of the   Cochrane US Network Executive, was a  moderator and panel member of the recentCochrane Convenes.  Drawing on experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the inaugural Cochrane Convenes brought together leaders across the world to explore and then recommend the changes needed in evidence synthesis to prepare for and respond to future global health emergencies. He recently spoke to Becker’s Healthcare Podcast which features interviews and conversations with the latest in thoug...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Real-time reviews of research findings will help policymakers address global crises such as COVID-19
Real-time reviews of research findings could help policymakers address global crises such as COVID-19, saysthis   articlepublished   inNature. Living evidence was first developed by Cochrane and an important recommendation for future health emergencies that came out of the recent Cochrane Convenes meetings. According to scientists writing in the peer-reviewed journal  Nature, policy missteps will continue to overshadow the global response to COVID-19 because policymakers are overwhelmed with rapidly shifting research evidence. Faced with new challenges such as the Omicron variant, decisio...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Oxford Academic Health Science Network seeks Evaluator (Oxford, UK)
JobTitle:  Evaluator – Clinical Innovation Adoption ProgrammeOrganisation:  Oxford Academic Health Science NetworkSalary:  £47,126 to £53kWorkload: 0.8 to 1 WTETerm: Permanent (or secondment)The Clinical Innovation Adoption Programme   works with all the Network’s stakeholders and partners to deliver improved health and increased economic growth across the region. Success in this role will be defined by successful delivery of evaluations of projects from the Clinical Innovation Adoption Programme, working with the NHS, the life sciences industries, academics and ot...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Business Analyst - Deadline extended
Location: Flexible location (remote working) in the UK.Specifications: Permanent contract.Hours: Full-time week (flexible working considered) – 37.5 hours.Salary: £40,000 per annum.Application Closing Date: Monday 31 January (Midnight GMT).This role is an exciting opportunity to use your problem-solving skills to make a difference in the field of health care research.  As the Cochrane Library Business Analyst, you will gather, investigate, validate, and document business requirements using workshops, user research, user cases, and task and workflow analysis. You will ensure requirements are sufficiently de...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Business Analyst
Location: Flexible location (remote working) in the UK.Specifications: Permanent contract.Hours: Full-time week (flexible working considered) – 37.5 hours.Salary: £40,000 per annum.Application Closing Date: Tuesday 4 January (Midnight GMT).This role is an exciting opportunity to use your problem-solving skills to make a difference in the field of health care research.  As the Cochrane Library Business Analyst, you will gather, investigate, validate, and document business requirements using workshops, user research, user cases, and task and workflow analysis. You will ensure requirements are sufficiently de...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane International Mobility - Lea Styrmisd óttir
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 - December 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Covidence seeks Community Manager - remote, Asia-Pacific region
Full-time, Part-time or   flexible arrangementRemote  work with at least a 4 hour workday crossover with the AEST timezoneAUD$60,000 - $80,000 full time base salary (or paid pro rata for parttime)Launched in 2014,Covidence is a world leading SAAS platform that enables health and science research teams to rapidly synthesise and uncover actionable insights from the mountains of existing research in the world. Their mission is to dramatically improve lives by changing the way the world creates and uses knowledge.  They are seeking to grow their global user engagement and support team with a Community ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Review Group seeks Managing Editor (maternity cover)
Main area: Editorial; Evidence Based Medicine; ResearchGrade: NHS AfC: Band 7Contract: Fixed term: 9 months (The length of the contract is dependent on the start date; this is a maternity cover position, with the post-holder returning in October 2022)Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Part-time hours considered)Job ref: 321-CORP-MAED-B7Site: Home-basedSalary: £40,057 - £45,839 Dependent on experienceClosing date: 14/12/2021 23:59Interview date: 06/01/2022We would like to invite applications for a Managing Editor (maternity cover) with theCochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Review Group (PaPaS CRG...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Launch of Evidence Essentials 5: Consumer involvement in Cochrane
New online learning is now freely available about Consumer involvement in Cochrane as part of its Evidence Essentials modules.Cochrane is delighted to announce the launch of a new moduleConsumer involvement in Cochrane as part of its  Cochrane Evidence Essentials free, online learning.Written from the perspective of a healthcare consumer and co-created with patients and carers, this learning is for anyone interested in finding out about getting involved in Cochrane, as a patient, a carer, or member of the public (what Cochrane calls consumers).Topics included in the module include a'Welcome to Cochrane'section, a desc...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane makes statement to special session of the World Healthy Assembly
A World Health Assemblyspecial session to discuss the development of a potential new global health treaty to support pandemic preparedness is taking place this week (29 November – 1 December).The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) and is attended by representatives of all Member States.Our statement, which reiterates the reflections from the recent Cochrane Convenes meetings about the COVID-19 evidence response, is below:Cochrane is a global advocate for evidence-informed health and health care. Our mission is to produce relevant and timely synthesized evidence.Bu...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 30, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Support Officer
Location: Flexible location (remote working) – contract type dependent on location.Specifications: 1 Jan to 31 July 2022. Fixed-term contract if successful applicant based in UK, Germany or Denmark. Consultancy contract in other locations.Hours: Part time 22.5 hours per week.Salary: £30,000 per annum (pro-rated to part time).Application Closing Date: Monday 13 December (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.  The Cochrane Support team is the first point of contact for the internationa...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 29, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane International Mobility - Raphaela Mayerhofer
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 - November 24, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Director of Development
Specifications: Full Time (Permanent)Salary: £85,000 per annumLocation: FlexibleApplication Closing Date:   19 December 2021Cochrane is a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesizing research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed. Our work is recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information. An understanding o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 23, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

The Centre for Epidemic Intervention Research seeks researchers - Oslo, Norway
The Centre for Epidemic Intervention Research at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, located in Oslo, Norway,   is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:2 full-time researcher positions in effect studies1 full-time Researcher/(bio-)statisticianThe overall mission for the newly established centre is to produce more and better evidence on the effects of public health and social interventions, and non-pharmacological infection control measures, specifically. This also includes adverse consequences. The centre will collaborate with researchers, institutions, organisations, and stakeholders both na...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Using patient questionnaires for improving clinical management and outcomes
In this interview with lead author Christopher Gibbons, we find out more about the recently published review,   Routine provision of information on patient-reported outcome measures to healthcare providers and patients in clinical practice.Tell us about this reviewThe aim of this Cochrane Review was to find out whether healthcare workers who receive information from questionnaires completed by their patients give better health care and whether their patients have better health. We collected and analysed all relevant studies.What did you find out?Patient questionnaire responses fed back to health workers and patients m...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 17, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Evidence Synthesis Ireland seeks Systematic Reviewer - Galway, Ireland
Salary:  €46,442 - €56,369Start Date:  4th Jan 2022Application closing date: 25 November 2021More information/apply:  https://www.universityvacancies.com/national-university-ireland-galway/systematic-reviewer-post-doctoral-researcherresearch-fellowApplications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a four year (1.0 FTE) fixed term contract position as Post-Doctoral Researcher/Research Fellow with Evidence Synthesis Ireland (ESI).Evidence Synthesis Ireland is an all-Ireland initiative funded by the Health Research Board (HRB) and the Health and Social Care, Research and Development (HSC ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Vaccines for preventing rotavirus diarrhoea: an updated Cochrane review
The latest update of the Cochrane review ‘Vaccines for preventing rotavirus diarrhoea: vaccines in use’ has found that rotavirus vaccines pre-qualified by the World Health Organization (WHO) (Rotarix, RotaTeq, Rotasiil, and Rotavac), prevent episodes of rotavirus diarrhoea in children and no increased risk of serious adverse events was found.Rotavirus infection is a common cause of diarrhoea in infants and in young children, and can cause mild illness, hospitalization, and death. Since 2009, the WHO has recommended that a rotavirus vaccine be included in all national infant and child immunization programmes. To...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Measures implemented in the school setting to contain the COVID-19 pandemic: a rapid review
This review provides insight into the effectiveness of measures implemented in the school setting to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.While there are limitations to this review, the review demonstrates that a range of different measures can be effective at reducing COVID-19 transmission, especially when multiple interventions are implemented together. Importantly, the review demonstrates that schools can stay open (or reopen) safely when prevention measures are implemented effectively. The effectiveness of interventions is influenced by many things, including the levels of community transmission. Given the rapid and widesprea...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Special Collection - Influenza: evidence from Cochrane Reviews
Cochrane Library Special Collections provide a round-up of up-to-date Cochrane evidence on a specific topic.  This Special Collection contains Cochrane Reviews summarizing data on the benefits and harms of several interventions for preventing and treating influenza.The Cochrane Reviews look at   vaccines, antiviral drugs, and physical interventions, such as the use of masks and hand washing.This evidence forphysical interventions may help inform policies and practices relevant to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These comprehensive reviews provide valuable information for patients, doctors, and healthcare deci...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare joins forces with the BMJ to explore new ways to make health systems healthier
New podcast series looks at initiatives to wind back the medical excess that is causing harm to people and the planet. Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare has joined forces withthe BMJ to launch a new podcast series calledThe Recovery -Voices of action towards sustainable healthcareco-hosted by The BMJ ’s Editor in Chief Dr Fiona Godlee and journalist and Bond University health researcher Dr Ray Moynihan.The series will feature compelling and inspirational conversations with healthcare researchers, doctors, and activists from around the world who are actively working to wind back medical excess and forge more sustai...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured review: Decision coaching for people making healthcare decisions
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Spotlight on Cochrane ’s Sustainable Healthcare Field: An interview with Minna Johansson
In conclusion, the need for novel approaches to tackle medical excess is increasingly recognized. We believe that an intensified focus on projects and initiatives that cross the traditional boundaries between the different stakeholders in the evidence chain is required. The reasons for these challenges are diverse and complex, and so are the solutions – a strong collaboration integrating differing and sometimes contradictory perspectives is indicated. This will undoubtedly be challenging, but a more sustainable healthcare will benefit individual patients, as well as our communities.Visit the Cochrane Sustainable Heal...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health seeks Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor (Baltimore, US)
Location: Baltimore, MD, USDeadline:30 Nov, 2021The Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor specializing in evidence synthesis.   The candidate will be based in the Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis. They welcome applications from candidates who are in the early to mid phases their academic career.   Academic rank will be commensurate with experience. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology, medicine, or a related discipline with graduate training in epidemi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured review: What are the benefits and risks of light therapy for treating atopic eczema?
Cochrane Skin is pleased to announce the publication of a new review,Phototherapy for atopic eczema. This review was led by dermatologists from Amsterdam University Medical Centers, and supported by a key stakeholder: the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). The AAD provided funding for this systematic review (32 studies, 1219 people with clinically diagnosed atopic eczema), which enabled publication of the protocol and full review within 13 months of title registration.Key messagesNarrowband (NB) ultraviolet B (UVB), compared to placebo (a sham treatment), may improve eczema severity (including itch) and may not affect ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Featured review: What are the benefits and risks of visible light therapy for treating atopic eczema?
Cochrane Skin is pleased to announce the publication of a new review,Phototherapy for atopic eczema. This review was led by dermatologists from Amsterdam University Medical Centers, and supported by a key stakeholder: the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). The AAD provided funding for this systematic review (32 studies, 1219 people with clinically diagnosed atopic eczema), which enabled publication of the protocol and full review within 13 months of title registration.Key messagesNarrowband (NB) ultraviolet B (UVB), compared to placebo (a sham treatment), may improve eczema severity (including itch) and may not affect ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane Nigeria: 15 years on
Cochrane Nigeria recently launched as a full Cochrane Centre. Here they reflect on their journey and contributions over the past 15 years.  Cochrane takes hold in NigeriaThe story ofCochrane Nigeria dates back to 1998 when Prof. Martin Meremikwu, by chance met Prof. Paul      Garner, the Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group, at the Centenary celebration of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Prof. Garner introduced Prof. Meremikwu to the Cochrane Collaboration and gave him a head start in the conduct of systematic reviews. In 1999, Prof. Meremikwu conducted his first...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured review: Reduced breast density following endocrine therapy as an indicator of breast cancer risk
Monday, November 1, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Featured review: Are there ways to improve stop ‐smoking treatment in primary care to help more people to quit smoking?
Monday, November 1, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Featured review: Do invitations, lay health worker interventions and educational interventions increase the uptake of cervical screening?
Monday, November 1, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Editorial: It ’s time to increase the global relevance of Cochrane Reviews by applying an ‘equity lens’
Health inequities, defined as avoidable and unfair differences in health, have been worsening within and between countries. This has been brought to the forefront by the COVID-19 pandemic.  A newly published  Cochrane Library Editorial puts forth that it is time to increase the global relevance of Cochrane Reviews by applying an'equity lens'. An equity lens is defined as a focus on health equity to ensure that the most hard-to-reach groups within a population benefit, while avoiding intervention-generated inequalities.To support review authors in applying an equity lens, Cochrane has created a number of...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 27, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane India Network launches in online event
Cochrane is pleased to announce the launch of a new network of institutions from across India that will promote evidence-informed health care and policy in the country.TheCochrane India Network launched in an online event today featuring keynotes from prominent national and international presenters, including the Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research Dr Balram Bhargav; Dr Vinod Paul who is a member of NITI Aayog; WHO Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan and Cochrane ’s Editor in Chief Karla Soares-Weiser. Presentations from each of the affiliate institutions followed, and the event concluded wit...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 25, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Are antibiotics an effective treatment for COVID ‐19 and do they cause unwanted effects?
Friday, October 22, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured review: Mindfulness ‐based interventions for substance use disorders
Thursday, October 21, 2021 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Cochrane Live: Discuss the next chapter of Cochrane live in Sweden
Cochrane Sweden is hosting a freeface-to-face event on the 7th of December to discuss and reflect over the next chapter of Cochrane and the future of review production.The event will take place in Malm ö, Sweden, a 20-minute train ride from Copenhagen Airport. Karla Soares, Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library and Toby Lasserson, Deputy Editor in Chief are invited to present and facilitate the discussions. Having coffee and a Swedish " fika " will hopefully lead  to great conversations!Where: Malm ö Live Clarion Hotel, Malm ö, Sweden. When:  7th of De...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

What factors influence parents ’ and carers’ decisions on routine vaccinations for their children?
This recently published Cochrane Review, published by Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care, explores how parents and carers make decisions regarding vaccinating their children. Cochrane EPOC have also produced ashort implementation guide related to this review.  Key messagesMany factors influence parents ’ vaccination views and practices, including those related to individual perceptions, social relationships, and the wider social and political context in which parents live.When parents make decisions about vaccination for their children, they are often communicating not just what they think abou...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

What is an infodemic and how can we prevent it?: a Lifeology and Cochrane collaboration
In this free Lifeology course, learn what an infodemic is and what you can do to slow and prevent the spread of misinformation.  Lifeology ’s tagline is ‘The place where science and art converge’. They offer a platform that brings together scientists, artists, and storytellers to help people better understand and engage with science and health information and research. One of the main ways they meet their objectives is through beautifully illustrated, science-backed, bite-sized ‘flashcard’ courses about science and health-related topics aimed at the general public and stude...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Visualizing an infodemic and approaches to countering misinformation: Lifeology SciComms Challenge
On 20 October it is  World Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC) Day with the 2021 campaign focusing on the'the role of evidence in an infodemic'.  For the month of October, Cochrane is co-hosting aScience Communication challenge with  Lifeology  to get people to create a visual to explain what an infodemic is or an approach to countering misinformation.  The COVID-19 infodemic is a WHO-declared pandemic that is running parallel with the COVID-19 pandemic. This infodemic,  according to Tiffany Duque at Cochrane US Network, is “too much information, including false or misleading info...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Convenes recordings available: the world must learn from pandemic lessons to avoid future catastrophes
Hundreds of health leaders and experts met on October 14 to recommend the international community urgently mount stronger evidence-based responses to global health emergencies, and recordings from this event are now available below.  Led byCochrane, co-sponsored by theWorld Health Organization (WHO), and co-organized with partners ofCOVID-END (COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making),Cochrane Convenes brought together leaders in health care and evidence synthesis to discuss the global healthcare challenges created by COVID-19.COVID-19 created a once-in-a-generation focus on health evidence for govern...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The world must learn from pandemic lessons to avoid future catastrophes. Millions of lives could be saved through increased use of evidence.
Hundreds of health leaders and experts meet today to recommend the international community urgently mount stronger evidence-based responses to global health emergencies.Led byCochrane, co-sponsored by theWorld Health Organization (WHO), and co-organized with partners ofCOVID-END (COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making),Cochrane Convenesbrings together leaders in health care and evidence synthesis to discuss the global healthcare challenges created by COVID-19.COVID-19 created a once-in-a-generation focus on health evidence for governments, businesses and non-governmental organizations as well as many types of...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news