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  •  This year's Cochrane Canada Symposium is taking place in Hamilton, Ontario. Located on the western tip of Lake Ontario, Hamilton is one of Canada's fastest growing cities. Affectionately known as "Steel Town" the city boasts several popular tourist destinations, including the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum,...
  • Cochrane has partnered with Wikipedia to improve the evidence base of Wikipedia health articlesCochrane has a commitment to producing and sharing high-quality medical evidence to as broad an audience as possible. As a way of achieving this, Cochrane has been working in partnership with Wikipedia since 2014 to improve the evidence base of health...
  • Latest research out today has found that psychological therapies, more commonly known as ‘talking treatments’, may help people who self-harm.Self-harm is intentional self-poisoning or self-injury. Many people who are admitted to hospital because of this are at an increased risk of self-harming again and of suicide.  It is a major problem in...
  • A new Cochrane Review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, but effects on lung function and medication use are uncertain.Asthma is a common chronic disease affecting about 300 million people worldwide. The many typical symptoms of...
  • Guest post by Kevin Pottie, Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, CanadaA new Cochrane Library Special Collection, developed in conjunction with Evidence Aid, brings together Cochrane Reviews addressing health conditions relevant to refugees and asylum seekers.Migrant health...
  • We are delighted to announce today that the Cochrane Canada Centre has returned to McMaster University in Hamilton.The Centre’s return to McMaster University will be led by Director, Holger Schünemann. He says this is an exciting announcement, “The relocation of the Canada centre is important to McMaster. I would like to thank Jeremy Grimshaw, the...
  • An updated Cochrane Review, published today in the Cochrane Library, says that the benefits of a variety of interventions intended to reduce sitting at work are very uncertain.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...
  • Improvements to provide health policymakers and stakeholders with better access to research evidenceHealth Systems Evidence (HSE) has recently improved its ability to support policymakers, stakeholders and researchers who want access the best available research evidence in a timely manner. The site now features a number of enhancements, including...
  • Cochrane Canada was again invited to speak to the dental hygiene students and staff at the Canadian National Institute of Health in Ottawa about Cochrane and its many resources.  When the students were polled at the beginning of the session, most of the thirty-three dental hygiene students had not heard about or used Cochrane Reviews or...
  • For more than 20 years, Cochrane has produced systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy. We are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based healthcare resources.This video is the story of how a team of Cochrane researchers in Canada are helping to change practice in the treatment of a...

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