High quality evidence shows that vertebroplasty does not provide more clinically important benefits than placebo but may cause people harm.Osteoporosis is characterised by thin, fragile bones and may result in minimal trauma fractures of the spine bones (vertebrae). They can cause severe pain and disability. Vertebroplasty involves injecting...
April 5 2018
What were the most popular Cochrane Reviews of 2017? Find out in a Special Collection, now available on the Cochrane Library, which showcases some of the best work from Cochrane contributors worldwide. All of the included reviews are freely available via the Cochrane Library website.
February 5 2018
Three Cochrane Reviews have been newly updated to incorporate the latest available evidence on vaccines for the prevention of influenza. These reviews, which focus on the prevention of influenza in healthy adults, healthy children, and in the elderly, form a long-running series by the same author team, and are available in full on the Cochrane...
February 2 2018
While we’re almost at the end of January already, it is still well worth reflecting on Cochrane’s achievements in 2017 and what lies ahead for the organization. 2018 promises to be another exciting year of transformation and change as we increase still further our capacity to produce and disseminate high-quality evidence to impact health decision...
January 31 2018
Cochrane Canada Symposium 2018Cochrane Canada will resume its annual symposia series on June 6 and 7, 2018, in Calgary, Alberta. Located in southwestern Alberta - approximately 80 km from the foothills of the Canadian Rockies - Calgary is Canada's third largest municipality. Home to more than 1.2 million people, the city boasts an...
January 16 2018
Professor Dame Sally Davies, England's Chief Medical Officer, recently warned that the world could face a "post-antibiotic apocolypse." She urged that, unless action is taken to halt the practices that have allowed antibiotic resistance to spread and ways are found to develop new types of antibiotics, we could return to the days when simple...
November 13 2017
The World Health Organization's latest breastfeeding guideline, Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services, has been published. This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on protection, promotion, and support of optimal breastfeeding in facilities providing...
November 8 2017
Specifications: Maximum of 0.2 FTESalary: Competitive Location: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 13 November 2017ContextCochrane is creating eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) responsible for the efficient and timely production of high-quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that...
November 2 2017
Become a Cochrane citizen scientist!This platform will enable anyone to get involved with Cochrane and help identify the evidence we need to make informed healthcare decisions.The platform builds on the hugely successful Embase project where a community of over 2,000 people helped identify well over 20,000 reports of randomized trials for...
November 1 2017
Breast Cancer Awareness Month happens every October and is a month which organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about the disease. Cochrane Breast Cancer's objective is to provide the best source of accurate and up-to-date information, especially about the prevention, early detection,...
October 3 2017