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  • Chronic low back pain is a very common health problem and there are many relevant reviews in the Cochrane Library.  A new review, of nearly 250 studies of the effects of exercise, was added to the Library in September 2021.  Toby Lasserson, Deputy Editor in Chief of the Library spoke with lead author, Jill Hayden from...
    December 3 2021
  • Cochrane wants to welcome people, no matter who they are or where they live. The more varied perspectives we have, the better we can provide evidence to help inform health and healthcare decisions. We have contributors, supporters and members from all over the world, but we know very little about our community and what is important to you....
    November 22 2021
  • What factors influence parents’ views and practices around routine childhood vaccines?This Cochrane Review, recently published by Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care, explores how parents and carers make decisis regarding vaccinating theironchildren. Cochrane EPOC have also produced a short implementation guide related...
    November 1 2021
  • Cochrane has launched the Future Cochrane website which outlines how Cochrane might reimagine the way it produces evidence synthesis in the future. There are different options we could pursue; the Future Cochrane website presents one potential model for our community to consider. The site lays the model out graphically, with...
    October 25 2021
  • In this blog dedicated to World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day, Cochrane Canada Investigator, Robby Nieuwlaat, describes the evolution of guideline development methodology and inclusivity in the guideline panel process.Blog Title: Learning to Develop Evidence-Based Healthcare Practice Guidelines in the INGUIDE ProgramWhen you visit your...
    October 18 2021
  • Director of Cochrane Canada, Holger Schünemann, and colleagues were recently awarded a contract from the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop with the WHO its new Handbook for quality assurance of its norms and standard-setting products, including the new version of the Guideline Development Handbook with updated and new chapters. The...
    October 6 2021
  • Nayaar Islam from The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Canada, describes the latest findings in this podcast interview. Listen to the podcast, view the transcript and the abstract at: https://www.cochrane.org/CD013639/INFECTN_how-accurate-chest-imaging-diagnosing-covid-19Why is this question important?People with suspected COVID-19...
    September 27 2021
  • Dear colleagues, members, supporters, and friends,It is with considerable regret that Cochrane’s Governing Board announces the cancellation of Cochrane Colloquium Toronto which had been rescheduled for 11-14th September, 2022. The Governing Board recently reviewed an options paper exploring a range of proposals for holding the planned...
    September 14 2021
  • September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month and is an excellent time to focus on the latest Cochrane evidence.Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition affecting 8% to 13% of women in reproductive age. There are three main PCOS featuresmenstrual cycle problems, such as irregular periods or having no periods (meaning...
    September 13 2021
  • Cochrane Convenes will bring together key thought leaders from around the world to discuss the COVID-19 evidence response and develop recommendations to help prepare for and respond to future global health emergencies.In this interview, Cochrane Convenes talks to Jeremy Grimshaw, a member of the Cochrane Convenes steering group, about what he...
    September 8 2021

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