University of British Columbia seeks Faculty Research Associate - Canada
The Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology& Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia in Canada seeks applications for a full-time Research Associate in the Therapeutics Section.The successful candidate will lead and conduct a complex systematic review, synthesizing research evidence on the effects of regulatory safety advisories on prescribing, medicine use, and health outcomes. The candidate will also conduct related analyses and contribute tok nowledge translation for multiple projects at the Therapeutics Initiative within the Therapeutics Section of the Department.  The candidate will hold a gradu...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Media coverage of new Cochrane Review of Cochrane Review on omega-3 fatty acids
New evidence published today shows there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death. Below is a round-up for some of the media coverage.Fishy findings: Cochrane review finds omega-3 supplements don't help heartsonScimexOmega 3 supplements do not reduce risk of heart disease, stroke, or death, finds review onthe bmjOmega-3 pills and fish oil ‘useless’ for preventing diseaseonThe Times IT'S OIL A MYTH Omega-3 and fish extracts don ’t help your heart health, researchers claim onThe SunFish oil for a healthy heart'nonsense 'on BBC News‘B...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Scientific expert reaction to Cochrane Review on omega-3 fatty acids
This study provides no evidence to suggest that this dietary advice should change.”Read the press releaseSee the media coverageDeclared interestsProf Tim Chico: “No conflicts.”Dr Ian Johnson: “Ian Johnson has previously held honorary academic appointments in the medical school at the University of East Anglia.”Prof Tom Sanders: “Scientific governor of British Nutrition Foundation, Honorary Director of Nutrition HEART UK.”The Science Media CentreThe Science Media Centre is an independent venture working to promote the voices, stories and views from the scientific community to the ne...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

New Cochrane health evidence challenges belief that omega 3 supplements reduce risk of heart disease, stroke or death
New evidence published today shows there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death.Omega 3 is a type of fat. Small amounts of omega 3 fats are essential for good health, and they can be found in the food that we eat. The main types of omega 3 fatty acids are; alpha ­linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).  ALA is normally found in fats from plant foods, such as nuts and seeds (walnuts and rapeseed are rich sources). EPA and DHA, collectively called long chain omega 3 fats, are naturally found in fatty fish, su...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

About the 2018 Cochrane Colloquium
Find out more about what we have planned for the 2018 Colloquium   in EdinburghCochrane UK is delighted to be hosting the 25th  Cochrane Colloquium, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Scotland, from 16th to 18th September 2018.We have given the Colloquium the title  ‘Cochrane for all – better evidence for better health decisions’.  This is to emphasize that Cochrane welcomes everyone and recognizes that everything Cochrane does is about and for patients and other health consumers.  The Colloquium in 2018 is an event that is co-designed, co-produced ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Nurses as substitutes for doctors in primary care
Delivery of primary healthcare services by nurses instead of doctors probably leads to similar or better patient health and higher patient satisfactionCurrent and anticipated problems such as ageing, increased prevalence of chronic conditions and multi-morbidity, increased emphasis on healthy lifestyle and prevention, and efforts to move care from hospitals to communities encourage countries worldwide to develop new models of primary care delivery. Interest in using nurses to expand the capacity of the primary care workforce to address these problems is increasing. The substitution of trained nurses (such as nurse practiti...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose podcast - JAMA Internal Medicine's Rita Redberg
This week influential Editor-in-Chief ofJAMA Internal Medicine Dr Rita Redberg joins host Ray Moynihan on Cochrane Australia's podcastThe Recommended Dose to share a wide ranging conversation on all things health. A Professor at the University of California San Francisco and high profile contributor to The Washington Post and New York Times, Rita is also a practising cardiologist who loves to see patients. She says that ‘being a doctor is really a privilege’.Together, Ray and Rita canvas many topics including shared decision making between doctors and patients, the tricky territory of medical device a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose podcast - JAMA Internal Medicine's Rita Redberg
This week influential Editor-in-Chief ofJAMA Internal Medicine Dr Rita Redberg joins host Ray Moynihan on Cochrane Australia's podcastThe Recommended Dose to share a wide ranging conversation on all things health. A Professor at the University of California San Francisco and high profile contributor to The Washington Post and New York Times, Rita is also a practising cardiologist who loves to see patients. She says that ‘being a doctor is really a privilege’.Together, Ray and Rita canvas many topics including shared decision making between doctors and patients, the tricky territory of medical device a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Lead author of ‘Interventions for increasing the use of shared decision making by healthcare professionals’ discusses Cochrane Review
A Q&A with the lead author, France L égaréLead author, France L égaré, recently published theCochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care review‘Interventions for increasing the use of shared decision making by healthcare professionals’in the Cochrane Library. Shared decision making is a promising approach for preference-sensitive decisions for example initiating hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms or choosing to undergo surgery for knee osteoarthritis. It helps patients and families identify the best options, clarify their values and preferences, and have...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks eight NIHR Network Support Fellows - various locations
Specifications:   Two years fixed-term contractSalary:  Competitive  Location:  FlexibleWe are looking for eightNetwork Support Fellows to work with Cochrane ’s global Networks.  The key role of the Network Support Fellow is to support the Networks in prioritization, gap analysis, quality and editorial processes, with a particular focus on ensuring that the Networks are positioned to provide maximum support for the NHS. Each Network Support Fellow wil l work closely with Cochrane Review Groups, the Network Senior Editor and Associate Editor and will have an individual work plan that includes ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks eight NIHR Network Support Fellows - various locations
Specifications:   Two years fixed-term contractSalary:  Competitive  Location:  FlexibleWe are looking for eightNetwork Support Fellows to work with Cochrane ’s global Networks.  The key role of the Network Support Fellow is to support the Networks in prioritization, gap analysis, quality and editorial processes, with a particular focus on ensuring that the Networks are positioned to provide maximum support for the NHS. Each Network Support Fellow wil l work closely with Cochrane Review Groups, the Network Senior Editor and Associate Editor and will have an individual work plan that includes ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Saline irrigation for allergic rhinitis
A team of review authors from the UK and Thailand worked with theCochrane ENT Group to evaluate the benefits ofnasal saline irrigation in people with allergic rhinitis.Allergic rhinitis is inflammation (swelling and/or irritation) of the inside of the nose caused by allergies and is common in both children and adults. Common causes include grass or tree pollen, mould, dust mites or animal dander (tiny flakes of skin). People with allergic rhinitis experience symptoms (nasal obstruction, runny nose, nasal itching and sneezing) that may affect their quality of life.Nasal saline irrigation (also known as nasal douche, wash or...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Announcing the winners of the Rosamund Snow Prize
We are delighted to announce the winners of theRosamund Snow Prize. This prize will enable two people aged under 30 with experience as health service users to join other healthcare consumers*, researchers and health professionals at Cochrane ’s global conference (the Cochrane Colloquium), which takes place on 16th - 18th September 2018  in Edinburgh.The Rosamund Snow PrizeRosamund Snow (1971-2017) will be remembered by many for her work to champion patients ’ involvement in healthcare. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in her teens, Rosamund was later asked to help a consultant at her outpatient clinic invest...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

2017 Journal Impact Factor for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews rises to 6.754
The 2017 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has been released by Clarivate Analytics, and we are delighted to announce that Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is now6.754.This is a significant  increase on the 2016 Journal Impact Factor, which was 6.264.The CDSR Journal Impact Factor is calculated by taking the total number of citations in a given year to all Cochrane Reviews published in the past two years, and dividing that number by the total number of Reviews published in the past 2 years. It is a useful metric for measuring the strength of a journal by how often its publications ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

2017 Journal Impact Factor for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews rises to 6.754
The 2017 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has been released by Clarivate Analytics, and we are delighted to announce that Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is now6.754.This is a significant  increase on the 2016 Journal Impact Factor, which was 6.264.The CDSR Journal Impact Factor is calculated by taking the total number of citations in a given year to all Cochrane Reviews published in the past two years, and dividing that number by the total number of Reviews published in the past 2 years. It is a useful metric for measuring the strength of a journal by how often it its publicatio...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane takes its mission of promoting evidence-informed health decision-making to the UK Parliament
This week Cochrane was given the opportunity to speak as part of the UK ’s first ever Evidence Week at the Houses of Parliament in London, UK.The initiative, led bySense About Science, bought together MPs, peers, parliamentarians and others interested in science and health to talk about why health evidence is important and matters to global decision-makers.   It aimed to highlight the role of the House of Commons Library and share insights into the work of Parliament in seeking and scrutinizing the value of evidence for making better healthcare decisions. Cochrane joined Sense about Science, the House of Co...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

My OCD story: evidence-based medicine to the rescue!
Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point. This blog post was originally published onEvidently Cochrane.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent, usually when I was particularly stressed. But it was when I was caring full time for my mother, who had multiple conditions including dementia, that I had an unusually distressing episode of contamination-related OCD. When I took to the internet I was amazed to discover that the ob...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

My OCD story: evidence-based medicine to the rescue!
Karen Morley blogs about her experience of seeking help for her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how finding and using Cochrane evidence was a turning point. This blog post was originally published onEvidently Cochrane.Without knowing what it was, I had experienced episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was an adolescent, usually when I was particularly stressed. But it was when I was caring full time for my mother, who had multiple conditions including dementia, that I had an unusually distressing episode of contamination-related OCD. When I took to the internet I was amazed to discover that the ob...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose with Ray Moynihan – series 2 podcast kicks off this week with one of the most influential scientists on the planet
Series two ofThe Recommended Dose kicks off this week with polymath and poet, Dr John Ioannidis. Recognised by The Atlantic as one the most influential scientists alive today, he ’s a global authority on genetics, medical research and the nature of scientific inquiry itself – among many other things.A professor at Stanford University, John has authored close to 1,000 academic papers and served on the editorial boards of 30 of the world's top journals. He is best known for seriously challenging the status quo. His trailblazing 2005 paper  Why Most Published Research Findings Are False has been viewed o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Workplace interventions for reducing time spent sitting at work
Health effects of sit-stand desks and interventions aimed to reduce sitting at work are still unproven.Millions of people worldwide sit at a desk all day, and over recent years this has led to increased levels of physical inactivity in the work place. Health experts have warned that long periods of sitting can increase the risk of heart disease and obesity. There are a number of different approaches to reduce the amount of time we spend sitting down while at work. One option that is increasing in popularity is the sit-stand desk. These are desks that are designed to allow you to work at your desk sitting down or standing u...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Announcing the appointment of Marguerite Koster as Governing Board Co-Chair
Cochrane ’s Governing Board is delighted to announce it has appointed Marguerite Koster as its new Co-Chair, taking over from Cindy Farquhar, who finishes her term in September 2018.Marguerite is a Senior Manager at Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest not-for-profit health plans in the U.S., serving 12.2 million members. She oversees the efforts of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group ’s Evidence-Based Medicine Services Unit within Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California Region, which provides medical care to 4.5 million members.She joined Cochrane ’s Governing Board in 2016 as one of ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Collaborating with WHO for evidence-informed nutrition guidelines
The World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD) develops evidence-informed guidance on effective actions to address all forms of malnutrition; establishes standards and harmonizes methodologies; and increases public awareness about the WHO policy recommendations.   WHO is Cochrane's largest external partner and we have been collaborating with   them to prioritize and produce systematic reviews that contribute to their nutrition-related guidelines. WHO has recently released a document that outlines their continuous quality improvements. This document includes infor...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

World Continence Week
2018 is held between 18-24 June and is a global initiative run by theWorld Federation of Incontinence Patients (WFIP), with the approval of theInternational 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 bladder weakness, pelvic pain and other conditions that impact on the lives of patients and carers.Cochrane Incontinence works with authors to prepare, maintain and disseminate systematic reviews of the effectiveness of interventions for incontinence, including prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. The...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Senior Office Administrator - London, UK
Specifications:  Full TimeSalary: Up to £35,000Location: London, UKApplication Closing Date: 29/06/2018About Cochrane Cochrane 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.The roleThis role is a va...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Epilepsy seeks PhD Student - Europe
In this PhD, Individual Participant Data will be collected from eligible RCTs of add-on treatment in patients with refractory epilepsy. Statistical issues for the analysis of these trials will be explored and a network meta-analysis undertaken using the most efficient and statistically reliable methods. It is anticipated that the characteristics of trials and their participants will have changed over time due to the changing global nature of epilepsy research, the widening population of available AEDs, and changes in the classification and management of epilepsy. Patients within, and across, trials will also differ in the ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Training Resources in Russian
Cochrane Trainingis pleased to announce that Cochrane Review production training materials are now available in Russian.The materials cover essential aspects of a Cochrane Review production based on the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. The training materials, translated into Russian, consist of records of fourteen Cochrane standard training modules. These modules include subjects and topics required to guide a learner or evidence-user, new to Cochrane, through the steps of a Cochrane intervention Review production; starting from defining a review question to understanding and reporting biases, ana...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Project Manager - London, UK
Specifications:  Full TimeSalary:Competitive Location:London Application Closing Date: 06 July 2018This role is an exciting opportunity to support the Editorial and Methods Department (EMD), Cochrane Library Product Manager and other Central Executive Teams in delivering on high priority projects: by developing an agreed framework for project management and reporting, supporting colleagues to manage their projects efficiently and transparently, and to provide project management services to the highest priority EMD projects, including the implementation of the Cochrane Library roadmap.The Project Manager will lead on t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Australian guideline developers join forces to advance Living Evidence
This news item was orginally posted on Cochrane Australia website.A new report published heralds an exciting development for evidence-based health care in Australia, with the promise of near real-time incorporation of research into evidence-based guideline recommendations now a step closer to reality. TheLiving Evidence for Australian Health Care report details the outcomes of forum hosted byCochrane Australia last month  which brought together leading experts in evidence synthesis and guideline development across several of Australia’s most pressing chronic diseases to explore ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Editor, COI Revision Project - Flexible location
Specifications:  1.0 FTE, Fixed Term (9 months)Salary: CompetitiveLocation: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 29/6/18Cochrane 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.Our work is recognised as the international gold standard for high qu...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Improved learning with Cochrane Training website
Cochrane is pleased to announce that we have re-launchedtraining.cochrane.orgwith a new design – making the learning resources you need easier to find and use.All resources are available through new curatedcollections built around themes or topics. The website highlights the numerous different ways that you can learn with Cochrane - online course, brief individual learning modules, webinars, or searching our database of upcoming workshops and events. You ’ll also be able to find out about latest updates, upcoming learning events, and our newest resources.What to learn about Cochrane and evidence based medicine?...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Kidney and Transplant seeks Systematic Reviewer – Sydney, Australia
Specifications: Full-timeSalary: Base salary $82K, plus superannuationLocation: Sydney, AustraliaApplication closing date: 21 June 2018We are seeking a full-time Systematic Reviewer to contribute toCochrane Kidney and Transplant based at the Centre for Kidney Research, The Children ’s Hospital at Westmead. The Systematic Reviewer will provide technical knowledge and expertise to the research team to support the development of Cochrane systematic reviews that will inform international clinical practice guidelines on all aspects of kidney disease. This includes conducting lite rature searches, appraising literature and...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Campaigning for Evidence: Sara Yaron - a patient's story
Sara Yaronhas been an active consumer ’s advocate since 1982, when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. By profession, she’s a private lawyer in Israel, engaged in medical malpractice lawsuits. After her diagnosis, she became involved with national and international organizations, all regarding health care, patient safety, pa tients rights to get updated medical information based on evidence, and patients rights.She recently was re-appointed to the Cochrane Consumer Network (CCNet) Executive for a further period of three years to 2021. Below is her story on how she got involved as a consumer advocate wit...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Kidney and Transplant seeks Information Specialist – Sydney, Australia
Specifications: Part-time (0.4 FTE)Salary: Base salary $82K p.a. prorate with superannuationLocation: Sydney, AustraliaApplication closing date: 18 June 2018We are seeking an Information Specialist (part-time) to contribute toCochrane Kidney and Transplant, based at the Centre for Kidney Research, The Children ’s Hospital at Westmead. The Information Specialist has an integral role in the production of Cochrane Kidney and Transplant reviews. You will contribute to the maintenance and development of a Specialised Register of randomised controlled trials (RCT) within the scope of Cochrane Kidney and Trans plant, provid...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Crowd celebrates 2nd birthday with 2 million classifications
Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane ’s citizen science platform, reached2 million individual classifications on Tuesday 15th of May at 5.20pm UTC + 1, one day after the platform ’s 2nd birthday!Cochrane Crowd is our online citizen science platform that enables anyone with an interest in health to contribute to health evidence. Our volunteers make it easier for health researchers to find the latest, high-quality evidence on what treatments work and don ’t work. This means health practitioners can more easily access current evidence to inform the treatments they provide. Just a few minutes each day makes a huge differ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 5, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Special Advisor to the Editor in Chief - London, UK
Specifications: Full TimeSalary: CompetitiveLocation: London, UKApplication Closing Date: 14th June 2018The Special Advisor will support the Editor in Chief by overseeing the management of key projects related to our targets, managing key staff, and by ensuring that there is close co-ordination of projects and work programmes across all the Editorial and Methods Department (EMD) units, and with other groups and individuals where appropriate.The successful candidate will provide operational input and intelligence to the Editor in Chief, ensure that challenges are addressed or escalated appropriately, and that the work of th...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 5, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Nicotine replacement therapy versus control for smoking cessation
High-quality evidence that all forms of nicotine replacement therapy can help increase chances of successfully stopping smoking.Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) aims to reduce withdrawal symptoms associated with stopping smoking by replacing the nicotine from cigarettes. NRT is available as skin patches that deliver nicotine slowly, and chewing gum, nasal and oral sprays, inhalators, and lozenges/tablets, all of which deliver nicotine to the brain more quickly than skin patches, but less rapidly than from smoking cigarettes. NRT aims to temporarily replace much of the nicotine from cigarettes to reduce motivation to smok...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane 2017 Annual Review now available
2017 was a year of organizational change and growth for Cochrane.Find out more about Cochrane ’s key achievements during 2017, and the strides being made on our major Strategy to 2020 initiatives.“As a global community committed to producing the highest quality healthcare evidence that impacts health decision making around the world, Cochrane contributors can be immensely proud of what we achieved in 2017. In this Annual Review we report on substantial increases in the demand for and use o f Cochrane evidence from our online platforms; and the successful completion or launching of major initiatives and transfor...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Holly Millward Source Type: news

Tweeting, blogging, podcasting, and streaming at the 25th Cochrane Colloquium
Cochrane UK is delighted to be hosting the 25th  Cochrane Colloquium, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Scotland, from 16th to 18th September 2018.For the first time at a Cochrane Colloquium, we will be taking the conversation  #BeyondTheRoom. Beyond the Room is a digital conference service, started in 2016 by Andr é Tomlin from the Mental Elf. Its aim is to  increase the reach and impact of health events by live tweeting and podcasting from them, to involve people virtually and facilitate a much more democratic conversation (www.beyondtheroom.net).  Andr é...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane evidence on nutritional labeling on menus and new FDA labeling rules
Earlier this month, the   United States Food and Drug Administration implementeda new set of rules requiring restaurants, supermarkets, and convenience stores with 20 or more locations to go public with the calorie counts for standard menu items. These food establishments must now post the calories on overhead display boards, printed menus, and electronic kiosks.Heath Line recently examined if these rules will make an impact on obesity rates and turned to Cochrane evidence for answers. Read' Calorie Counts Are Now on Menus Nationwide, But Do They Work?'and learn if calorie counts on menus can change the way we eat.Rel...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Editorial Support Officer - CRG Transformation Programme - Flexible location
Specifications:  Full Time 12 month Fixed Term ContractSalary: Competitive Location:Flexible Application Closing Date: 22 June 2018This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in Editorial Support to make a difference in the field of health care research.  The Editorial Support Officer will provide support to the Deputy Editor in Chief in achieving the strategic aims of the CRG Transformation Programme and provide editorial and communication support for the implementation of the Fast Track Services.We are looking for a self-motivated and highly organised individual who is able to work effectiv...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Administration Assistant - London, UK
Specifications: Full TimeSalary:  £20,000 - £25,000 DOELocation: London, UKApplication Closing Date:22 June 2018This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in Administration to make a difference in the field of health care research.  This Administration Assistant will provide effective and efficient administrative support the Cochrane Editorial& Methods Department.We 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.   The successful candidate will also hav...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Crowd webinar - Help us curate and deliver health evidence
Cochrane Crowd is an online citizen science platform that enables anyone with an interest in health to contribute to health evidence. Our volunteers make it easier for health researchers to find the latest, high-quality evidence on what treatments work and don ’t work. This means health practitioners can more easily access current evidence to inform the treatments they provide. Just a few minutes each day makes a huge difference.This webinar introduces Cochrane Crowd and how you can get involved.Wednesday 22nd August 1-2pm BSTcrowd.cochrane.orgSupport for Project Transform was provided by Cochrane and the National He...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane Crowd webinar - Help us curate and deliver health evidence
Cochrane Crowd is an online citizen science platform that enables anyone with an interest in health to contribute to health evidence. Our volunteers make it easier for health researchers to find the latest, high-quality evidence on what treatments work and don ’t work. This means health practitioners can more easily access current evidence to inform the treatments they provide. Just a few minutes each day makes a huge difference.This webinar introduces Cochrane Crowd and how you can get involved.Monday 11th June 4-5pm PDTcrowd.cochrane.orgSupport for Project Transform was provided by Cochrane and the National Health ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Interventions for investigating and identifying the causes of stillbirth
There is no RCT evidence available to guide how best to investigate the causes of stillbirth – future trials are needed.Identification of the causes of stillbirth is critical to the primary prevention of stillbirth and to the provision of optimal care in subsequent pregnancies. A wide variety of investigations are available, but there is currently no consensus on the optimal approach. Given their cost and potential to add further emotional burden to parents, there is a need to systematically assess the effect of these interventions on outcomes for parents, including psychosocial outcomes, economic costs, and on rates...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 22, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Immersion in water during labour and birth
Labouring in water may reduce the number of women having an epidural but does not appear to affect mode of birth or serious perineal tears.Water immersion during labour and birth is increasingly popular and is becoming widely accepted across many countries, and particularly in midwifery-led care settings. However, there are concerns around neonatal water inhalation, increased requirement for admission to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), maternal and/or neonatal infection, and obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS).A team of Cochrane authors based in the United Kingdom worked withCochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth to ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Would you like to host a future Governance Meeting?
Governance Meetings are Cochrane ’s annual business meetings. We are looking for a Cochrane Groups to host the 2020 and 2021 events.Cochrane Governance Meetings are an opportunity for the Cochrane ’s Governing Board, Councils, and Executives to meet and discuss the organization’sStrategy to 2020 and related targets, and how these are being developed and implemented. From the 1-5 April 2019, Cochrane Poland will be hosting the event in Krakow.It is important to note that Cochrane Governance Meetings are usually held in Europe, where the location should be within two hours ’ travelling time of an inte...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Holly Millward Source Type: news